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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Our intensive five-day Green Belt course immerses participants in the practices and tools required to confidently lead business improvement projects. Through hands-on workshops, and completion of marked assessments, participants will leave with the knowledge and tools required to immediately begin driving greater efficiency and stronger business results in their organisations.

About this course

Building on existing knowledge of participants from either our Lean Six Sigma Foundations course or elsewhere, our intensive five-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course expands on the framework and tools for improvement, at the centre of Lean Six Sigma.

Framed around a hands-on hypothetical business improvement project, participants explore and develop their capability and knowledge of the tools, practices, and software-based solutions, used by Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Improvement Project Facilitators throughout each stage of the DMAIC process. Through continuous reflection and application, as well as intermittent and final assessments, participants will leave with the confidence to begin driving greater efficiency and stronger business results within their organisations.

Our Green Belt course is Stage One in the pathway to certification as a Black Belt facilitator. Should you wish to progress to Black Belt certification, successful completion of both of both the Green Belt qualification and certification is required.

Course structure

Introductory concepts

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
    • What is Lean Six Sigma and Green Belt?
    • Why develop cultures of improvement?
    • What is Six Sigma?
    • What is Lean?

  • Introductory concepts – categories of improvement, complexity level of projects, and Improvement vs implementation projects
  • Framework for improvement in Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Pdsa ‘learning’ cycles
  • Introduction and assessment of quality tools
  • Dmaic and basic tool matrix

Facilitation and change management skills

  • Rationale for the role of green belt improvement facilitators and project managers
  • Importance of teamwork and chemistry
  • Stages and success factors of team development
  • Tools for enabling better teamwork
  • Problems faced by teams
  • Towards a ‘facilitation model’
  • From unilateral control to mutual learning
  • Personality and managing team dynamics
  • Facilitator and project manager roles
  • Communication skills for team facilitation
  • Ladder of inference
  • Conversation meter
  • 5 areas of communication skills
  • Corkscrew analysis for team feedback
  • Assessing the dynamics of people in the process
  • Change management in the context of the improvement journey
  • Critical conversations tools for team facilitation and working with ideas – brainstorming, affinity diagrams and multi-voting

 Define phase

  • Commissioning an improvement project
  • Leadership and governance
  • Improvement plans: hints, example and template
  • Modelling your project
  • Measuring financial benefits
  • Pdsa – learning cycles
  • Project management tools
    • Critical to quality (ctq)
    • Linkage of process (lop) diagram

Measure phase

  • Statistical thinking principle
  • Data collection
  • Descriptive statistics – principles and tools
  • Stability vs capability
  • Measuring ‘stability’ – run charts and control charts
  • Measuring ‘capability’ – histograms, process sigma, and Six Sigma calculation
  • Measure cycle hints

Analyse phase

  • Statistical thinking principle
  • Process analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Lean thinking And waste analysis
  • Value stream mapping
  • Verifying root causes
  • Cause And effect diagram
  • ‘The five whys’
  • Pareto chart
  • Scatter plot diagrams
  • Quality companion And minitab in the analyse phase

Improve phase

  • ‘Develop solutions’ phase
    • Change packages
    • Logical solution development from root cause analysis
  • Lean solutions for rapid improvement
    • Solution development tools – six hats thinking, change concepts And ‘do-ability matrix’ for evaluating ideas
  • ‘Pilot’ or ‘test’ phase
    • Tools for piloting solutions – rasci chart And force field analysis
  • ‘Implementation’ phase
    • Rolling out the solution(s)
    • Implementation checklists And tools for implementation

 Control Phase

  • Controlling the process to a new design
  • Reaction or control plan


Learning outcomes

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt short course will guide you through the following topics:

  • Review of improvement methodologies, including dmaic, udti, Lean Six Sigma and design for Six Sigma
  • Fundamental concepts and principles of improvement, including systems thinking and variation
  • Using dmaic and udti model for improvement
  • Improvement planning and analytical tools
  • Statistical process control knowledge and skills
  • Facilitation skills and interventions
  • Communication skills
  • Leading a team to use specific analytical tools
  • Project commissioning
  • The roles of management in business improvement
  • The role of an improvement Project Management Office
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members.

Lean Six Sigma program structure

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all participants. Lean Six Sigma Foundations is the first step in a progressive program of Six Sigma training, and each program must be completed before progressing onto the next as follows:

Workbooks and equipment

You will be provided with the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt workbook, notepad and pen upon your arrival. Laptops are optional for this short course.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is fully catered with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided. If you have any dietary requirements, please email


Discount codes are available for the following:

  • 10% discount for UTS staff, students and alumni
  • 15% discount for 3 or more enrolments from the same company.

If you are eligible for any of the discounts above, you will need to obtain a discount code BEFORE you sign up to this course.

Please email with your UTS staff, student or alumni number or provide details of your group enrolment. Once verified, you will be supplied with a voucher code to apply to your cart.

Please note that discounts cannot be combined. A limit of one discount applies per person per course session.

COVID-19 information

UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. This is a constantly changing situation which we are closely monitoring. As part of this response, this session may be subject to rescheduling.

Bookings are still being accepted. We will communicate to contact all registered participants in the lead up to the course to confirm whether the session will go ahead based on the latest NSW Health advice.

If not, revised dates for the session will be advised as soon as practicable. Should you be unable to attend the revised date, you may transfer your enrolment or request a full refund. 

If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to email William Mitchell:


Who is this course for?

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is useful for those with an existing level of competency in Lean Six Sigma or related business improvement methodologies, including:

  • Project Managers leading improvement projects and programs
  • Employees who will act as a facilitator or coach for improvement activities
  • Individuals interested in developing a career in Business Improvement and Process Excellence
  • Companies undertaking an organisational improvement program.




16 November




5 days

Meet the Expert

Alan Skinner

Alan Skinner
Director, Lean Six Sigma Excellence Institute

A Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Alan has over twenty years of experience in all facets of organisational improvement in both private and public sector organisations.

Alan has extensive experience as a conference speaker on business improvement and Six Sigma methodologies.

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Daniel Ionita

Daniel Ionita
Director, Lean Six Sigma Excellence Institute

As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Daniel has led, mentored and facilitated key improvement projects in various industries including Banking & Finance, IT & Telecommunications, Food Manufacturing, Health, Education

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Book a session

Mon 16 Nov 2020 -
Fri 20 Nov 2020
Expert: Alan Skinner, Daniel Ionita
  • UTS Campus - CB08.8.003
  • On-campus
  • 5 sessions, 40 hours total

Catering is provided for this course. If you have any dietary requirements, please email

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