Course Description

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This online class will cover a set of proven and highly respected methodologies and tools focused on tackling waste and variability in processes, also known as Lean Six Sigma.

Rising costs, missed delivery deadlines, recurring quality issues and customer complaints are all typical challenges that any organization can face.

Through 10, half days of interactive online instruction, you will have the chance to become a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and an indispensable champion for continuous improvement in your organization. Your perception of your work processes, products/services, and clients will be transformed. Using powerful tools and methodologies, you will identify waste in a process, develop strategies to get to the root cause of problems, and learn to lead multidisciplinary teams.  By the end of the class, you will be able to create and implement lean six sigma solutions that will drastically improve the way you deliver value to your customers.

As a learner of the class you will:

  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Learn strategies to lead teams in tackling inefficiencies
  • Understand how to create a plan to implement lasting solutions
  • Master the DMAIC cycle (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control)
  • Apply critical tools on real life case studies

To successfully complete this course, learners must:

  • Attend all 10 days of class (35 hours)
  • Achieve a passing grade (≥70%) in an online, 3 hours, open book certification exam to be completed in class (Students will have 3 attempts to achieve the required passing grade)

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification by the University of Windsor Continuing Education. 

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University of Windsor Continuing Education is an accredited training provider by the “The Council for Six Sigma Certification”, the largest Six Sigma Accreditation body in the world. Our accredited Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification program meets the rigorous requirements and standards in terms of the number of course completion hours, the breadth of coverage of the Lean Six Sigma body of knowledge and the testing/certification criteria.


One-on-One Coaching Option (Additional $200 plus tax)

While working on a real project during this class is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. Students will be allowed to develop and work on their projects during the training (completed DMAIC cycle). The coaching sessions are created to allow an in-depth review of the progress of the project leader through the DMAIC phases. The coach will provide insights and guidance to help the students successfully complete a real-life Green Belt Project.

Coaching sessions are 60 minutes. They will be held in April and May on Saturdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm. After the purchase of your Coaching Sessions you will receive an email from the instructor to arrange your coaching times.  Limited spots are available.  

Coaching Session 1: Review of Define Phase
Coaching Session 2: Review of Measure Phase
Coaching Session 3: Review of Analyze/Improve/Control Phases and Project Closure

Note: If the student decides to take on a project, they should target to complete it within 30 days from the start of the training and plan to invest 40-60 hours of their time leading the project outside of class.

Course Outline


1. Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Defining Six Sigma
  • Sigma levels
  • What is Lean?
  • Lean Basics

2. Defining the Problem

  • Basic Six Sigma Metrics
  • Kaizen vs Kaikaku
  • Quality: COQ vs COPQ
  • The DMAIC cycle
  • Defining the problem (5W2H)
  • Kano model
  • Stakeholder Analysis

3. Measure

  • Type of measure and data
  • Operational definition
  • Target and specification
  • Sampling guidelines
  • Measurement systems analysis
  • DPMO and DPMU calculation
  • Process mapping guidelines
  • Swimlane process maps
  • FMEA: purpose, steps
  • The Project Charter

4. Analyze

  • Data and process doors to RCA
  • Graphs
  • Micro Problem Statements
  • Sub-process mapping
  • Types of process analysis
  • 8 wastes
  • Concept of Y=f{x}
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Lean Concepts & Pull system
  • Lean Kanban
  • Lean Little’s law
  • SMED
  • OEE

5. Improve and Control

  • Payoff matrix
  • Solution selection matrix
  • Solution Pilot
  • Action plan tracking basics

6. Team Dynamics and Lean Six Sigma Management

  • Top 5 reasons for project failure
  • Your role as a green belt
  • Six Sigma and Lean Management Systems
  • Six Sigma Leadership Concepts
  • Strategic Deployment- Hoshin Kanri
  • Value Stream mapping


This class is offered online through Brightspace and Microsoft Teams. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Learning Management System Requirements

All course details can be accessed through Brightspace. A link will be provided through email to Brightspace and Microsoft Teams and you will have access the first day of class.

Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Brightspace and Microsoft Teams. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Review the full Brightspace system requirements.


Minimum admission requirements include successful completion of secondary school diploma and English language proficiency. Verification may be requested.
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Section Title
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Section Schedule
Apr 24, 2023 to May 15, 2023
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Course Fee(s)
Details non-credit $1,350.00
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Register early to secure your spot in the class and ensure virtual class access for your first day

Drop Request Deadline for a full refund is April 15, 2023. Please review the Registration and Refund Policies

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