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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification - Healthcare

Course Description

Black Belt certification is a two step process that combines classroom learning and project work.  Following completion of coursework at UT, the candidate will work with a faculty mentor to complete a project directly related to his/her workplace.

Required coursework:

One Six Sigma course

Blackbelt Certification

 

One additional lean course.  Choose one from:

Lean TOC Enterprise
Lean Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Lean Applied to Business Processes
Lean for Healthcare

 
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project is completed at the candidate’s work site and requires a significant commitment of time. Mastery of concepts and strong ROI to the organization must be demonstrated and achieved. It is critical to the project’s success that the right management individual or team within the candidate’s organization is recruited to support the project. This management individual or team and the faculty mentor will assist with selecting and overseeing the project for long term sustainment. Project review and a site visit by the faculty mentor are an integral part of the development of candidate’s critical thinking and proficient application of appropriate concepts and methods to work place dilemmas.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project has three deliverables:

  1. Project description and justification
  2. Project tools and results
  3. Management report

Available Industries: Healthcare

Duration & Dates

Course duration for the Six Sigma and Lean courses can be found under those course descriptions.

    Course dates for the Six Sigma and Lean courses can be found under those course descriptions. Dates for project work are customized based on the participant’s needs and schedules.

    To express interest in this program, please contact:

    Lea Anne Law or (865) 974-1622. 

    Green Belt and Master Black Belt certification programs are also offered.
     

    Location

    The Six Sigma and Lean courses are typically held at the University of Tennessee, although we are happy to work with clients on custom course options.  The project work is completed on site at the candidate’s workplace.

    Faculty

    Charles Cwiek

    Charles M. Cwiek, a Distinguished Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, Operations and Management Science at The University of Tennessee, specializes in the areas of industrial statistics, quality control methods, ...

    Allen Pannell

    Allen Pannell is a faculty member with the Graduate & Executive Education specializing in process innovation and re-design, leadership, six sigma, strategic planning, and process management. Since 1982, Pannell has led ...

    Ed Miles

    Ed Miles is president of Miles & Associates, a management consulting firm focused on improving business performance. Ed has worked extensively with senior executives in manufacturing and service organizations to ...

    Keith Leitner

    Keith A. Leitner is a lecturer in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. In his role at the Graduate and Executive Education area, Keith has created ...

    Cost

    Tuition: See Six Sigma and Lean course costs are listed under the individual course offerings.  Course tuitions include classroom materials, lodging and most meals.

    Travel: Faculty travel for project mentoring – one trip billed at cost.