Masters Certificate in Lean six Sigma - Black Belt

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Intended for individuals in all industry sectors, particularly those related to operations, products and services, the program suits the needs of many professionals.

About the course

Drive continuous improvement, performance and productivity

The Lean Six Sigma methodology is synonymous with service and manufacturing excellence. In fact, more than 50% of Fortune 100 companies use Lean Six Sigma to lead improvement projects.

The most comprehensive certification program of its kind, the Masters Certificate in Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt Learning Path provides the tools you need to advance your career. Developed specifically to help Canadian organizations reach world-class operational standards, the program mixes theory and practice and is taught by highly rated instructors with extensive real-world experience.

We also take a reduced-mathematics approach to learning, utilizing software to complete statistical analysis so you can concentrate on data interpretation. Join hundreds of thousands of managers and executives worldwide who are using Lean Six Sigma to improve operating performance and profits. Whether you are in manufacturing or service industries, you can receive introductory right through to advanced training.

The belt designations on this Lean Six Sigma Learning Path are recognized world-wide and the skills you will learn are in high demand within virtually all industries. Our completely integrated program of training, tools, methodology and technology will enable you to rapidly customize and deploy an operational improvement strategy that will deliver the results that your stakeholders and customers demand.


Lean Six Sigma White Belt - Online Module

The Lean Six Sigma White Belt program is designed to give those without prior knowledge of the methodologies a brief overview of Six Sigma and Lean principles, including exactly what it is and why it is being used in businesses around the world to streamline operations and eliminate waste.

Format: Online E-learning Module. This online component of the Learning Path takes approximately one day to complete and can be done anytime in the two weeks before the next module, or by itself at any time if being taken as a standalone option.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

  • LSS language and terminology
  • Culture of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Voice of the customer
  • Value add and non value-add activities
  • 8 wastes in a process intro
  • Process mapping intro

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

LSS Yellow Belts begin to drive continuous improvement with their team or department by applying Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to deliver breakthrough improvements. They do this through a focus on internal efficiencies while at the same time becoming more in tune with the voice of their customers. Along the way, they enable Green Belts and Black Belts to focus on more complex initiatives and projects.

Pre-requisite: LSS White Belt

Lean Principles

  • 8 wastes in a process – advanced
  • Approach to problem solving (Kaizen)
  • Value stream mapping
  • The hidden factory
  • Establishing effective workplaces intro

Six Sigma

  • DMAIC problem solving methodology
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Measures of variation
  • What are defects (DPU, DPO, DPMO)
  • Measuring a process (metrics)
  • 5W2H problem statement creation

Managing Change

  • Change readiness assessment (winning conditions) – intro
  • Planning and executing Kaizen events
  • Communication strategies

Root Cause Analysis

  • Cause and effect diagram
  • Pareto charts

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are individuals who lead projects using DMAIC (Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control) methodology, team leadership skills, change leadership skills, project management skills, quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, and innovative thinking to work with others to improve the organization’s quality, speed, and costs for the benefit of the customer. This moduel of the program is delivered in two sessions, 1 & 2. See below for details on Session 2.

Pre-requisite: LSS Yellow Belt, Optional: Certification and Coaching

Lean Six Sigma Project Management and Change Principles

  • Project management and DMAIC
  • Project teams and roles
  • Project plans, critical path and risk
  • Meetings and communication

Leading Change

  • Quantifying/prioritizing project ideas
  • Applying Lean methods to your value streams future state
  • Building personal leadership capability

Tools to Visualize and Analyze Data

  • Descriptive & inferential statistics – intro
  • Graphical analysis tools – advanced
  • Effective workplaces – advanced
  • Introduction to regression analysis
  • Anova
  • Hypothesis testing – intro
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement System Analysis – intro
  • Capability of process – intro

Sustainable Improvements

  • Intro to Control Plans & Charts (SPC)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Session 1 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Session 2

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a leader of change who not only demonstrates an understanding of the LSS philosophy but is also capable of successfully leading process analysis teams that can enable “breakthrough” improvements. In order to achieve this, participants will master each phase of the Six Sigma DMAIC problem solving methodology as well as all of the advanced quality and analytical tools associated with the Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge. The addition of Lean principles and tools, “woven” into the DMAIC framework, will complete your training as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. This module is held in three separate sessions with the first two over three days each and the third over the final two days of the program


  • Personal leadership skills (influence and conflict resolution)
  • Sustaining results & link to strategic KPIs

Tools to Visualize and Analyze Data – advanced

  • Measurement system analysis – advanced
  • Regression analysis – advanced
  • Hypothesis testing – advanced
  • Parametric vs non parametric data including transformation
  • Capability of process – advanced
  • Design of experiment
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Sustainable Improvements – Advanced

  • Control Plans & Control Charts (SPC) – advanced
  • Optimization of process design, including Theory of Constraints
  • Project completion and hand off to process owner
  • Championing Strategic Improvement
  • Hoshin Kanri strategy for improvement
  • Sustaining Change
  • Program review and exam

Championing Strategic Improvement

  • Hoshin Kanri strategy for improvement
  • Sustaining Change
  • Program review and exam

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Session 1 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Session 2 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Session 3


Travis Ratnam

P. Eng, MBA Travis Ratnam is Director, Quality and Master Black Belt for Brambles Industrial Limited. He is responsible for the global deployment of a Lean and Six Sigma based continuous improvement program across all Brambles business units, and delivering over $50 million in benefits annually. ...

Jeff Woods

Biography Jeff is a highly accomplished Lean and Six Sigma professional with significant experience leading continuous process/product improvement and excellence initiatives. He has trained and coached individuals and senior leaders on Lean Six Sigma methodologies and process improvement projects...

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