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LeanOhio Black Belt Training
Black Belt is an intensive five-week course over six months focused on Lean Six Sigma principles and statistical analysis. The course will teach the attendee specific methods and tools to cut waste, save time, increase customer focus and reduce costs. When candidates have earned their Black Belt, they will be able to co-facilitate Kaizen events, collect and analyze data, design improvement experiments, and measure agency results.
Purpose: Why would I get a Black Belt?
• Black Belt will teach the attendee to collect and analyze data, and make data-driven decisions.
• Tools are focused in a way that attendees should expect to use data collection and analysis as their full-time position.
Function: How can I use Black Belt skills?
• Black Belt tools are focused on and require data to aid in decision-making and problem-solving.
• Black Belts will be asked to facilitate Lean Six Sigma tools in their agency and assist the entire agency in its data collection and analysis plans.
Capability: What can I do in my agency?
• When candidates have earned their Black Belt, they will be asked to complete future projects, be a member of the LeanOhio network, and be a resource for Green Belt candidates.
• Candidates will be expected to use Lean Six Sigma tools to make their agencies more effective and efficient.
Skill Sets: What will I learn in Black Belt training?
• Candidates will work through the DMAIC Process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) and learn other Lean and Six Sigma Tools.
• In-depth understanding and practical use of Minitab statistical software with a focus on hypothesis testing.
• Identify a problem, collect data, analyze data, and use proven Six Sigma strategies to come to a data-driven solution.
Expectations: What is expected of Black Belts?
• Attendees will complete a data-rich Black Belt project that will be assigned by your agency.
• Attendees must have buy-in and support from their agency and leadership.
• Black Belts are expected to mentor future projects, coach Green Belt trainings, and assist in future Lean Six Sigma initiatives.
Commitment: What are the time commitments and outputs of a Black Belt?
• Five weeks of in-class training held over six months. Attendees are expected to attend all training dates.
• Commit to be an advocate for Lean Six Sigma deployment in your agency and throughout state government.
• Complete, document (two-page summary report), and present Black Belt project.