The Ohio State University at Marion

Lean Six Sigma starting soon

August 9, 2018 – Marion, OH -- The Alber Enterprise Center at The Ohio State University at Marion is offering the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Certification courses starting September 10. Lean Six Sigma is a disciplined process improvement approach that’s applicable in any workplace or industry.

Some examples of what past participants were able to achieve through completing the Lean Six Sigma certification include:

• Identifying and utilizing the “voice of your customer”;

• An understanding of the importance of Standard Operating Procedures, and how to develop them;

• How to identify, and reduce or remove wasted resources;

• The ability to refine customer requirements and translate those into goals and targets; and,

• How to conduct a root cause analysis to make improvements.

“Typically, the Green Belts are process managers or leaders who manage a couple of projects each year in their function-specific area of the organization, while Yellow Belts may be part of an improvement team that reviews processes to support a project,” stated Master Black Belt Norma Simons, Course Instructor.

One of the unique aspects of this Lean Six Sigma course is that it takes a blended approach: online learning, webinars and just a few in-person, interactive classes. Participants will be able to apply the concepts of Lean Six Sigma to real-life problems which helps to solidify the learning process, according to Simons.

The Yellow Belt will run for five weeks while the Green Belt course runs for 11 weeks. Fees vary and group discounts may apply. Chamber of Commerce members receive a discount. For more information and online registration:

The Ohio State University’s Alber Enterprise Center mission is to enable organizations to build internal strengths and remove obstacles for success through leadership development, continuous improvement and innovative culture. Among the Center’s guiding principles is to serve as a catalyst for change, innovation and progress, positively impacting individuals, organizations, and communities. To learn more about the Alber Enterprise Center, go to or call 740-725-6325.