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Six Sigma Black Belt Week 1 Training

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Name: Six Sigma Black Belt Week 1 Training
Date: February 4, 2019 - February 7, 2019
Event Description:

This course will be taught by local Lean Six Sigma Consultant, Brion Hurley, from Business Performance Improvement.

Six Sigma Black Belt Training is offered as two separate options.

The first is for individuals who are Green Belt certified. It is our Six Sigma Black Belt after Green Belt program. The Six Sigma Black Belt after Green Belt requires that the individual be Green Belt certified.

The other option is our Six Sigma four week Black Belt, which includes two weeks of Green Belt training and two weeks of Black Belt training. was the first organization to offer a four week Black Belt option. The four week Black Belt program is offered as a way for individuals with no prior experience to pursue a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

The only prerequisite for the four week Black Belt program is a basic understanding of Microsoft office products, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. offers an internationally-recognized Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification program. As part of our four-week Black Belt option, our Green Belt program may be taken alone or as the first step to earning your Black Belt. In fact, was the first organization to offer a program that allowed students with no prior experience to complete the Green Belt and Black Belt programs consecutively to earn an internationally-recognized Black Belt certification.

An added benefit of this option is the ability for individuals from the same company to complete the training together even if they are working toward different belt levels. This format promotes synergy and encourages groups to work together, while also providing the flexibility to mix and match locations. In addition, we offer traditional classroom programs and onsite options, including Champion programs, designed for executives beginning the Six Sigma implementation process.

Course Dates: Feb 4-8th (week 1) and Feb 25-28th (week 2).
Both weeks are required for Black Belt training certificate, and are foundational to achieving a Black Belt certification.

Course Topics:

Week 1: Six Sigma Black Belt (after Green Belt)

  • Green Belt Review
  • Review Exercise
  • Central Limit Theory
  • Project Presentations
  • Advanced MSA
  • Advanced Capability
  • Multiple Regression
  • Nested ANOVA
  • DOE Planning
  • Randomized Block Designs
  • Full Factorials
  • Review

Week 2: Six Sigma Black Belt (after Green Belt)

  • Week 2 Review
  • Review Full Factorials
  • Fractional Factorials
  • Exercise
  • General Factorials
  • Sample Size
  • Project Reviews
  • Optimization Designs
  • Multiple Responses
  • Change Managment
  • SPC Review for Control
  • Control Methods
  • Final Review
  • Wrap-up

Six Sigma Black Belt – Additional Benefits to Classroom Training

  • Coffee Service
  • Light Lunch served at most public locations
  • Professionally Laser printed Color student notebooks
  • Fun and exciting exercises
  • Relaxed learning atmosphere
  • Dress is Business Casual
  • Generic Project examples
  • Generic Project Charter examples
  • Certification review of Black Belt project
  • Black Belt Certificate after project acceptance
  • On-Site Consulting at a discounted rate

CEU and PDU credits will be provided to students after successfully completing the training and required exam or a live project for certification. In addition, attendees must attend all training and participate in all classroom exercises.  If a student misses more than one day of training, make up work must be completed before the final exam may be taken and a training certificate, CEU’s or PDU’s will be issued at this time or after the successful completion of all the training and a live project. Project should be submitted to Six within 6 months of the last day of training for certification. Projects should illustrate an understanding of the tools and concepts of the appropriate training level (i.e. Black Belt). Individuals interested in receiving PDU’s or CEU’s only my take a comprehensive online exam in lieu of a submitting a project with the instructor’s approval. The instructor will determine, if testing or completion of a project is the appropriate means of assessing the student’s understanding of the subject matter. Students wanting to receive Six Sigma certification will be required to complete and submit a project for Master Black Belt review.

  • 60 PDU’s will be awarded for successful completion of the two week Black Belt training and final exam or live project.
  • 6 CEU’s will be awarded for successful completion of the two week Black Belt training and final exam or live project.
Contact Brion if you have any questions!
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Residence Inn Portland - Lloyd Center
1710 NE Multnomah Street
Portland  Oregon  97232


Contact Information:
Brion Hurley
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