Lean Six Sigma Leadership Yellow Belt (Online)

Overview

This intensive 5-session course has been developed to give you a solid introduction to the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma.

It provides an ideal leadership introduction to this renowned method for business improvement.

The course will open the door to improving your business processes, smoothing your service delivery and increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of your organisation.

Each session in this interactive course includes opportunities to practice the practical tools of Lean Six Sigma, using our recommended team collaboration environment.
You will also learn how to leverage those tools to support your own projects with geographically dispersed teams.

Presented from in a ‘jargon-busting’ and practical standpoint by experienced practitioners, you will have a better understanding of:

  • Whether Lean Six Sigma is right for you and your organisation
  • What is involved in becoming a Lean Six Sigma practitioner 
  • What is involved in introducing Lean Six Sigma into an organisation?

Further information about this course can be found on The Process Improvement Blog.

Our Tutor Dr Rob Collins in a screen-shot from a recent online course presenting one of the "Voice of the Customer" tools of Lean Six Sigma.

About Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is a process and set of ‘tools’ to enable business improvement, with the aim of making organisations more effective and efficient.

Lean Six Sigma has provided huge benefits to manufacturing organisations in terms of improved quality, shorter delivery times and reduced cost. More recently it has been adopted with huge success in banks, health organisations, financial services and government departments.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered live, from our broadcast studio in Oxford, with opportunities to ask questions during the sessions, as well as via the online collaboration environment.

The course is delivered midday (UK time) over 5 x 90 minute sessions across 2 weeks.

The course sessions take place on: 2, 4, 6, 10, and 12 November 2020.

A world clock, and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D

No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.

Programme details

  • The end result: What will people know at the end of the day?
  • Why should you be interested? (Benefits) 
  • What is ‘Lean’? What is ‘Six Sigma’? And how do they work together? 
  • LSS as a human, practical, team-working method
  • Key ideas of LSS
  • Improvement projects – practice, management and governance 
  • Introduction to the core – tools of LSS
  • LSS training and certification
  • Deploying LSS into an organisation
  • Reminder of key benefits
  • References
  • Further resources

Who is this Course for?

You will benefit from this course if: 

  • You have an interest in improving the effectiveness and efficiency in your organisation
  • You want to reduce delivery times and increase the quality of services and products
  • You are a leader in an organisation considering implementing a business improvement activity
  • You are considering becoming a practitioner in Lean Six Sigma and want to fast-track your route into this exciting area.

This course is aimed at leaders and future practitioners who may have little or no experience of business improvement methodologies, such as:

  • Managers and leaders of organisations who may be considering introducing Lean Six Sigma practices, and want a good overview before committing further resources
  • Future practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. This may be from a variety of backgrounds, but are likely to currently be project managers, business analysts, staff involved in service redesign in the NHS, and functional managers within organisations
  • Business consultants who want to extend their work into the area of Lean Six Sigma
  • Senior staff who are new to organisations employing Lean Six Sigma and need to ‘get up to speed’ quickly and efficiently

No knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or other business process improvement methodologies is required or assumed.

Certification

Participants who attend the full course will receive an electronic confirmation of attendance. 

This confirmation will show your name, the course title and the dates of the course you attended.

A record of this information will be retained by the University of Oxford, should further confirmation of your attendance on this course be required (for example, by your employer, or prospective employer).

Fees

Description Costs
Standard course fee £395.00

Payment

All courses are VAT exempt.

Register immediately online 

Click the “book now” button on this webpage. Payment by credit or debit card is required.

Tutor

Dr Rob Collins

Speaker

Dr Rob Collins

Visiting Fellow

Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Dr Rob Collins is a visiting fellow of Kellogg College Oxford and regularly teaches courses at the University – both through Continuing Professional Development and through the Computing Laboratory.

As well as his academic teaching work Dr Collins regularly provides consultancy to industry in the area of Business Process Excellence and Systems Engineering.  He gained his Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Lockheed Martin – the world's largest Systems Engineering company and a world-leader in advanced technology.

As well as his undergraduate degree in Physics and Computing, Dr Collins holds a PhD completed within a Psychology Department. Dr Collins’ PhD focussed on training, psychology and processes for introducing complex technology into learning environments. Dr Collins’ completed an MBA in 2012 at Henley Business School. He thus has a strategic business view as well as deep understanding and practical experience of hands-on process improvement in technology and service.

Application

If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying, please click Contact Us at the top of this page.

Level and demands

The intended audience for this course includes: 

  • Managers and leaders of organisations who may be considering the introduction of Lean Six Sigma practices and what a good overview before committing further resources
  • Future practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. These people will come from a variety of backgrounds but are likely to currently be project managers, business analysts, staff involved in service re-design in the NHS and functional managers within organisations
  • Business consultants who want to extend their work into the area of Lean Six Sigma
  • Senior staff who are new to organisations employing Lean Six Sigma and who need to ‘get up to speed’ quickly and efficiently

IT requirements

This course is delivered online using MS Teams.

To participate you must be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
It is advised to use headphones with working speakers and microphone.