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.

Upcoming Program Dates

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Register by Thursday, July 15 to attend.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Register by Thursday, August 5 to attend.

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Program Details

Location

Participants may attend the program in-person on Mercer’s Atlanta campus or synchronously online through Zoom. Access link will be provided one week prior to program start.

Cost

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 groups of three or more registering from the same organization and for current Mercer University students, faculty and staff, and alumni.

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-Agnolis 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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To help protect the health of our program participants and visitors, we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of campus facilities along with a number of new operating procedures. Read more about Mercer University’s COVID-19 policies.

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