Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Transactional – Blended

Developed with service industry businesses in mind but applicable across all disciplines, this course enhances candidates’ problem-solving abilities and engages them in Lean Six Sigma’s industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Through finance, government and health care examples, each session teaches the candidate how to apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology within their specific project environment, setting a goal of financial benefit and organizational improvement. Through the DMAIC model, candidates receive a comprehensive framework for project management, which places strategic emphasis on team building and root cause analysis. Additionally, candidates will learn how to use process mapping, perform data collection, and apply basic statistics and graphical analysis.

This blended learning course consists primarily of online education, enhanced by classroom-based and webinar-based discussion and mentoring.

Candidates earn certification by passing an exam and undertaking and documenting an individual process improvement project at the candidate’s place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to personnel, appropriate data and associated departments where the project is to be performed. A final report will be submitted for instructor approval, to outline performance goals and fully describe the steps taken toward improvement. Project outcomes will be documented – such as process improvement and financial impact – through the identification of before-and-after performance metrics.


Prerequisite: None


Course Schedule:

Dates: Classroom: February 8, March 7, April 11
Two hour webinar: January 25, February 22, and March 28
Three hour webinar: May 16, June 13, and July 11
Time: Classroom dates: 8 AM to Noon
Two hour webinar dates: 2 to 4 pm
Three hour webinar dates: 1 to 4 pm
Venue: Ramada Hotel (formerly University Inn)

Instructor Bio: Peter Baumgartner, CSSMBB

As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Mr. Baumgartner is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Mr. Baumgartner has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.