Yellow Belt Certificate Program

Learn to improve productivity and processes through this foundational Lean Six Sigma training. This course will cover key tools and concepts such as the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology, data collection and measurement techniques, how to display visual data, lean analysis tools (including fishbone diagram, 5 Why’s, 5 S’s, Gemba Walk, and Poka-Yoke), brainstorming and option selection criteria, process improvement results assessment, documentation, and introduction to Six Sigma leadership and cultural approaches. This introductory course is designed for employees at any organizational level. All program participants will receive a Mercer University certificate of completion.

Begins August 24, 2024


Register by Friday, August 9, 2024.

Program Details


The program will be in-person on Mercer’s Atlanta campus. All sessions are 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Program participants will receive a Mercer University certificate of completion.


Program cost is $500 per person. Registration fee covers program materials, eight hours of instruction, breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the program, free parking on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, and a Mercer certificate of completion. Special pricing is available for current Mercer University faculty and staff, alumni, and for three or more individuals registering from the same organization.

Course Outline

Mercer's Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt program will equip participants with the skills to effectively contribute to process improvement projects. Learn more about the specific course topics covered in the program.

Meet the Instructors

Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli

Dr. Quispe-Agnoli is an Associate Professor of Economics at Mercer's School of Business. Her research fields are international economics, open macroeconomics, and economic development. Her current research interests include economic impact of immigration, small business financing, unemployment and underemployment, and the impact of financial architecture on community and economic development.

Dr. Eric Kushins

Dr. Kushins is an Assistant Professor of Management at Berry College and was an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in Mercer's School of Business from 2015-2018. In addition to teaching undergraduate and MBA courses in Human Resource Management, Team Dynamics, Operations Management and Social Entrepreneurship, he has trained hundreds of individuals in Lean Six Sigma over the past five years. He has served as a Green and Black Belt instructor for organizations in a variety of sectors, including health care, energy, IT, retail, and higher education. The Lean Six Sigma programs he has developed have provided teams and organizations with immediate performance improvement and greater employee engagement.

Key Takeaways

Foundational Knowledge

Gain an understanding of the DMAIC methodology and the financial, cultural, and leadership impact Lean Six Sigma can have on an organization

Analytical Thinking Skills

Cultivate the ability to recognize what types of relevant data should be used to measure different processes

Data Collection

Learn how to collect qualitative and quantitative data and display the data using a variety of visual tools for analysis, team, and senior leadership presentations

Actionable Tools

Master over a dozen tools to analyze collected data and determine opportunities to create “experiments” to test for process improvements

Evaluation Techniques

Develop processes to assess an experiment’s success and develop methods for controlling the updated process