LeanOhio Training

The LeanOhio Office provides overview sessions, White Belt Training, Yellow Belt Certification, and LeanOhio Boot Camp (Camo Belt) Certification. These courses are available to State of Ohio employees working at a State Agency, Board, or Commission. Sessions are led by LeanOhio staff, LeanOhio Network members, and external experts.

Please note: These courses are available only to State of Ohio employees working at a State Agency, Board, or Commission.  We are currently unable to offer these classes to those who work for a public university, a local government, or the private sector.  For programs currently offered to employees of local governments, schools, and public universities, please click here.

White Belt Training

This online training session introduces participants to core Lean Six Sigma concepts. It shifts mindsets from tolerating process problems to addressing those problems and seeking solutions – while pointing the way to improvement opportunities and building interest in furthering people’s Lean learning. 

Intended for: State employees
Length: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: none
Availibility: online through ELM or our YouTube channel
Contact: Scot.Burbacher@das.ohio.gov · 1-614-728-8411

Yellow Belt Training

This introductory course is about using Lean thinking to make daily improvements in the workplace. The training provides tools for attaining and sustaining awareness around Lean Daily Management and is taught by agency LeanOhio belt-trained individuals. 

Intended for: State employees
Length: 1 day
Prerequisites: none
Contact: Hannah.Thomas@das.ohio.gov · 1-614-728-7028

LeanOhio Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector

LeanOhio Boot Camp is an intensive four-day long training that gets people learning and using Lean methods and tools. The entire program is tailored to the public-sector workplace and public-sector processes. This is practical training aimed at generating results. Participants will be able to use their new knowledge and skills immediately – to make government simpler, faster, better, and less costly.

Intended for: State and local government 
Length: 4 days + Project
Prerequisites: none
Project Expectations for state employees attending LeanOhio Boot Camp:  
   Complete one of the following projects:
   • Process improvement project and submission of A3
   • Serving as a fresh perspective during a Kaizen event and submission of A3
Belt earned: Camo (after completing project)

Contact: Julianne.Finnegan@das.ohio.gov · 1-614-466-6022

• More information about LeanOhio Boot Camp for state employees 
• More information about Local Boot Camp for political subdivisions
• More information on how to enroll for training

Green Belt Training
(In-Class or Online)

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is an essential member of every project team. Whether tasked with leading projects or looking to expand your knowledge, the Green Belt training will help you develop skills in process improvement tools, techniques, and applications. The training provides content on Six Sigma, with added focus on data and data analysis in order to promote objective problem-solving and decision-making. Upon completion of this program, participants will be proficient in the basic analytical tools necessary to Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control Lean Six Sigma improvement projects.

Intended for: State government 
Length: 4 additional days in-class (or at your convenience online) + Project
Prerequisites: ​
   • Completion of LeanOhio Boot Camp (4 days + project)

   • Process improvement project and submission of A3 results
Project Expectations for state employees attending Green Belt:  
   • Complete in-class or online Green Belt training program
   • Complete a process improvement project using the DMAIC methodology
   • Demonstrate use of Lean tools and collect and use data as part of the project
   • Present project to LeanOhio Network
Belt earned: Green (after completing project)

Introduction to Managing Change

Change Management (CM) is a structured discipline to address the people side of change. This training is a high-level overview of why and how state employees should integrate CM with continuous improvement methodologies to help sustain the changes we experience in state government.

Intended for: State employees
Length: 3 hours
Prerequisites: none
Contact: Julianne.Finnegan@das.ohio.gov · 1-614-466-6022



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