Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma

The most successful continuous improvement methodology.

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Join us online to learn more about our Lean Six Sigma training and certification programs. Advisors will be on hand to answer any live questions regarding the program.

Training and Certification at McGill University

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt — Including a Certificate in Building a Lean and Agile Organization (in English)

Training and certification (3 or 4 days)

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (in English)

Training and certification (9.5 days of training, 16 hours of coaching)

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Ceinture Verte Lean Six Sigma — Incluant un certificat en Développement d'une Organisation Lean et Agile (en français)

Formation et certification (3 ou 4 jours)

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare (in English)

Training and certification (3 or 4 days)

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Leader Alex Boussetta speaking with participants with McGill Executive Institute

Taught by Experienced Industry Experts

Industry-Recognized Certification

Certificate Lean Six Sigma with your name here from McGill Executive Institute
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Meet McGill’s first Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: Kate Richardson

Kate Richardson, a senior manager and graduate of the McGill Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, felt that the Black Belt would be a key asset to her role and credits the program with deepening her understanding of data, its significance and how it can be used to solve problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Lean Six Sigma for?

The tools and concepts conveyed in Lean Six Sigma apply to professionals across industries. Training and certification is ideal for managers, directors, project managers, business analysts, process engineers, consultants, manufacturing engineers, warehouse, distribution, and logistics specialists. Many companies in the services, manufacturing and healthcare sectors recognize the competitive advantage of employees with a process improvement set of skills and mindset. These companies include Lean Six Sigma requirements in their senior and management job descriptions and related postings.

How will Lean Six Sigma benefit my organization?

You will be able to leverage Lean Six Sigma’s methodology and tools to drive efficiency improvements, reduce costs, enhance performance, introduce time efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction in your department or organization.

How will Lean Six Sigma enhance my career?

Lean Six Sigma certification—especially Black Belt certification—provides a competitive edge to those aiming for higher levels of management within an organization. Most professional roles, not only those related to continuous improvement, require skills related to Lean Six Sigma.

What is the difference between the Black Belt and the Green Belt?

A certified Greenbelt has learned the essential tools to manage improvement projects of medium complexity. A certified black belt is a change agent who possesses the improvement skills, team facilitation skills, and required change management skills to drive complex transformation within organizations.

Are there any prerequisite requirements to register?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  • At least two years of relevant full-time work experience (no internships)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare

  • At least two years of relevant full-time work experience in healthcare (no internships).

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from McGill University.
    Other Green Belt certifications are welcome and will be assessed for content equivalence.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience (in any field)
What are the certification requirements?

In order to meet the certification requirements for our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt programs, you must attend and participate in all classes, and pass a final exam. For our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program, in addition to attending classes, you must complete one project from definition to implementation, pass interim exams and two final exams (written and practical).

How long does the certification last for?

Once earned, the certification never expires.