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Not a UA Employee? Register for our academic Lean Six Sigma course and receive course credit.
Additional Lean Six Sigma training opportunities may also be available to you through the Business Enterprise Institute.
Chris McConnell presenting at a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training in March 2017
Cost Free for UA Employees
Frequency Monthly
Distance-enabled Yes - Depends on date

Process Improvement Workshops 

  • Approximately 1.5 hours per workshop
  • Provides advanced or refresher coverage of specific process improvement area

Attendees will develop their skills within various elements of the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology. This set of workshops will feature subject matter experts from around the University of Alaska. 

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Lean Six Sigma White Belt training in Summer 2016
Cost Free for UA Employees
Frequency Quarterly
Distance-enabled Yes - Depends on date

White Belt Training

  • Approximately six hours
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma and tools and processes
  • Hands-on project 

Students will learn selected Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology and be able to apply best practices to processes and projects. The six and half hour session will include a three hour training and three and half hours hands-on application in small groups. Students should bring in an idea for a process they would like to improve using Lean methodology. Students will be able to earn up to 5 PDUs upon completion of training.

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Interim Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Pat Shier presenting Fa'aana Tosi with her Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in March 2017

Cost Free for UA Employees
Frequency Quarterly
Distance-enabled Yes - Depends on date

Green Belt Training

  • Approximately 40 hours of instruction
  • Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of Lean Six Sigma concepts and how to apply them to projects
  • Comprehensive team projects will tackle real business challenges

Students will go through a 5-7 day intensive or semester-long academic course with completion of at least one project through the entirety of the DMAIC process. UAA employees participating in this course shall become go-to facilitators for improvement projects and serve as project mentors. Employees will also be expected to help train teams of White Belts and assist in the training of Green Belts. Supervisors must complete a questionnaire before their employees will be admitted into the course.

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