Crimson Lean Six Sigma

 

It’s not too late to start your Six Sigma course.

Open enrollment is available through November 1, 2017, so Register Today!

Workshop Overview

 

The University of Alabama's Crimson Lean Six Sigma course offerings are designed for individuals and their organizations seeking to improve their overall operational and financial performance by minimizing waste and improving customer satisfaction. 

Each of the belt training courses (see detailed descriptions below) is delivered in a blended  learning format which enables you to master the material with a minimum amount of travel and in-person class time.  During the course term, you will propose and receive instructor approval of a real work application project to be worked through to completion.  Additionally, you will interact with instructors and other students in your class through Blackboard Collaborate study halls and private coaching sessions. Your learning experience will culminate with a highly interactive, dynamic, face-to-face session at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus. This session includes an experiential simulation event and practice test. The final exam will be administered online at the end of the course term.

Other stand-alone, open-entry online course offerings which are designed for foundational learning and knowledge extension include our Lean Methods Accelerator course and our Kaizen Leader course. Both courses are licensed offerings from our software partner, MoreSteam.com.   

A full description of all course offerings are detailed below.

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Who Should Attend

Individuals:

  • Who desire to learn and develop skills aimed at achieving bottom line results through process improvement

  • Whose organizations want to vastly improve their financial positions by designing and monitoring everyday business activities in ways that minimize waste while increasing customer satisfaction

  • Needing training to provide quantitative and qualitative analytical skills in project management, group dynamics, team building, and change management skills

What you'll Learn

  • Solid general knowledge of the theory, composition and implementation of a Lean Six Sigma initiative through individual project work

  • Proficiency in all of the basic analytical tools necessary to D-M-A-I-C Lean Six Sigma improvement projects with the exception of the design and analysis of experiments

  • Team leadership and project management skills

  • Skills necessary to lead a complex process improvement project that produces bottom-line results, return on investment (ROI)

Workshop Outline

All Crimson Lean Six Sigma belt courses are delivered in a blended format, with an instructor introduction component, online material access, study hall sessions, private coaching sessions, practice exam and online final exam. Click on the course titles for more detailed information.

Title Overview
Black Belt
  • In-class 5-day simulation

  • Each participant must propose and receive instructor approval of a real work application project to be worked through to completion during the course term

Transactional Green Belt
  • Designed for service sector application, i.e. higher education

  • In-class 3-day simulation

  • Each participant must propose and receive instructor approval of a real work application project to be worked through to completion during the course term

Standard Green Belt
  • Designed for manufacturing application

  • In-class 3-day simulation

  • Each participant must propose and receive instructor approval of a real work application project to be worked through to completion during the course term

In addition to our belt offerings, we offer stand-alone, open-entry online courses designed for foundational learning and knowledge extension. Click on the course titles for more detailed information.

Title Overview
Kaizen Leader This course is offered exclusively online and develops skills needed to effectively plan and lead a Kaizen Event, i.e., a series of process improvement activities intended to extend over a period of 3-5 days. The course provides a flexible framework for planning, executing and reporting Kaizen activities. Course content includes essential lean tools and techniques to identify and eliminate process waste including: value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, and 5-S, among others.
Lean Methods Accelerator This course is offered exclusively online and provides a comprehensive overview of Lean Enterprise tools and methods which may be used to supplement a Six Sigma curriculum. Lean topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, pull system, and 5-S, among others. Upon course completion, participants will be proficient in the fundamental tools and language of Lean and will have learned the skills to effectively guide and support process improvement activities.

Unique workshop offerings

  • Blended learning environment with online curriculum from MoreSteam.com

  • 3.5 hours of private coaching ($350 value)

  • Additional coaching sessions available ($100/hour)

  • Face-to-face simulation event designed to solidify learning

  • Practice exam

  • Online final/certification exam  ($250-300 value)

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Workshop Leads


Dianna L. Rockett

Dianna L. Rockett


Dianna L. Rockett, MBA, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is a business management consultant with Point B, a firm specializing in process improvement initiatives using Six Sigma methodology. She is a consultant and senior management leader with over 30 years of experience working in industry, whose expertise in understanding and managing the dynamics of change has saved companies millions of dollars. Rockett is skilled at applying Six Sigma and Total Quality Management principles to corporate process improvement initiatives and meeting facilitation, interventions, project management, team participation, strategic planning, training development, and delivery. Rockett holds an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a Cum Laude graduate of UAB in Business Management and a member of both the Golden Key National Honor Society and the Beta Gamma Sigma National Business Honor Society.

Michael R. Sullivan

Michael R. Sullivan


Michael R. Sullivan, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Certified Lean Master, with Point B, is a results driven senior leader with diversified experience in management, operations and training, across multiple industries including financial services, insurance, health, retail and telecommunications. Mike has proven ability to influence decisions and improve processes both as a business leader and as a Six-Sigma/Lean professional. He has extensive experience in problem identification and prioritization, process streamlining, elimination of defects, and solving problems with root cause analysis and training/mentoring and capability transfer. Mike thrives working with and leading teams/departments/organizations/executives in identifying the most critical issues and developing appropriate solutions for significant business impact

 

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