Lean Six Sigma

The most successful continuous improvement methodology, aiming at higher organizational performance.


 Training and Certification Programs  

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Training and Certification at McGill University

Six Sigma has become the most successful continuous improvement and project management methodology for quality improvements. Focusing on customers’ needs, this approach utilizes data-driven tools, team-based decision-making, and a rigorous methodology to solve problems and ensure that the solutions are sustained over time.

We are proud to offer Lean Six Sigma training and certification programs to professionals from various industries and backgrounds.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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

A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a trained improvement agent who demonstrates change management skills, project management skills, team leadership, and understands team dynamics. Certified Black Belts implement breakthrough improvements.

Learn to apply Six Sigma Black Belt principles in real-time, as you work through a project from definition to implementation. This training and certification program is an excellent next step for individuals who have completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification.

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

Training and certification (3 or 4 days)

Choose from a 3-day training to obtain a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, or a 4-day training to obtain a Certificate in Building a Lean and Agile Organization.

This course is offered Online (in English or French) as well as in-person in Montreal and Toronto (in English).

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

Formation et certification (3 ou 4 jours)

Cette formation est offerte en ligne en français.

Choisissez d'une formation de 3 jours pour une certification Lean Six Sigma Ceinture Verte ou une formation de 4 jours pour une certification Lean Six Sigma Ceinture Verte et un certificat en Construction d'une Organisation Lean et Agile de l'Université McGill.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare

Training and certification (3 or 4 days)

This Lean Six Sigma training and certification program is tailored to professionals in the Healthcare field. Knowledge of the Lean Six Sigma methodology has become a prominent skill for professionals in Development, Manufacturing and Service companies, and is a rising trend in Healthcare.

Choose from a 3-day training to obtain a Healthcare Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, or a 4-day training to obtain a Healthcare Lean Six Sigma and Building a Lean and Agile Organization certification.

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Taught by Experienced Industry Experts

Our Lean Six Sigma programs are led by experienced instructors, with extensive experience in helping a wide variety of organizations improve internal processes, implement project management practices, turnaround initiatives and continuous improvement deployments.

Alex Boussetta, lead instructor for our Lean Six Sigma programs, has trained, coached and certified over 1400 Green Belts and Lean experts, as well as 280 Black Belts and 21 Master Black Belts.


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Industry-Recognized Certification

High certification standards are applied to ensure the highest level of knowledge, recognition, and credibility.

After completing the training and certification requirements for any of our Lean Six Sigma programs, you will receive a certificate, awarded by McGill University and the Council for Six Sigma Certification — an important distinction and impressive addition to your CV, LinkedIn profile and more.



Accredited Training Providers

The Council for Six Sigma Certification is a professional accrediting body within the Six Sigma industry. The accredited training providers are rigorously reviewed to ensure that they meet an extensive checklist of compliance.


Kate Richardson

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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).
Once earned, the certification never expires.

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