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Lean Green Belt Certification Training

Learn how to guide a group through the Lean process via facilitation skills.  Additionally, you will learn the techniques needed to deal with a range of challenges when initiating organizational change while supporting the project team during the project team development stages. Someone who obtains a Green Belt is the core "boots on the ground" Lean practitioner.

Pre-Certification for Green Belt Requirments: 

1. Successful completion of the 4 day Yellow Belt Certification program

2. Discussion with your manager of the post-Green Belt Certification requirements 

By participating in this course you will be provided credit for attending the classroom portion of the class. 

To obtain Green Belt Certification you will be required to facilitate a project team from Charter to Sell either:

1.  During an upcoming Yellow Belt class while being observed by a Lean Black Belt or

2.  Outside of a Yellow Belt class for a Lean project team which will require a certified Lean Black Belt to observe

Post Green Belt Certification ongoing Requirements:

In order to maintain the Green Belt, a person must participate in at least one Lean event on a yearly basis whether it is within your department; for another department or as a facilitator for a PMPI Yellow Belt Certification training.  Green Belts will be asked to assist in the facilitation of Lean events either within your department or somewhere within the university.  Green Belts will be recognized as Lean facilitators within their department and at the university. A Green Belt will operate as a facilitator, kaizen team leader, A3 thinker, 5s Coordinator and communicator of Lean initiatives within the university.  Those who achieve Green Belt status will not only be individual Lean practitioners but serves to build and reinforce Lean culture throughout the university. You will be asked to be an active participant as part of the UNH Lean Network.   

Please ensure that by enrolling in this class that you are able to meet the Green Belt Certification requirements as well as the post-certification requirements.  You may want to review this information with your manager prior to enrolling in the certification program.  We are here to answer any questions so please do not hesitate to contact us directly at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or thomas.lencki@unh.edu  

This class is offered FREE to all USNH Faculty and Staff; however; please note that if you withdraw from the class within 10 days of the class start date or do not show up for the class your department may incur a charge of $400.00 to cover preparation work to create the teams along with preparation work for the program.

Please contact Dagmar Vlahos or Thomas Lencki Jr. in the UNH Project Management and Process Improvement Office with any questions at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or thomas.lencki@unh.edu.

Prerequisite: Lean Yellow Belt Certification



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Lean Yellow Belt Certification Training

This program features a hands-on introduction to the philosophy and methodology of Lean process improvement.  Going beyond the introductory phase, participants apply Lean techniques to an actual work process and by the conclusion of the class teams will have documented the current state process, completed data sheets, built out the future state process, constructed an implementation plan and are selling to the sponsor(s) on day 4.  The 4-day effort prepares the project team to sell the improvements to project sponsor(s) on day 4. 

The class is a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on project work.

You may attend as a group by bringing an actual project to class or individually as ‘Fresh Eyes’ on another project. 

Group Projects:  It is recommended but not required that departments enroll a group of four to seven members who share a common work process.  Participants should consult with Dagmar Vlahos or Thomas Lencki Jr. within the Project Management and Process Improvement Office in advance of the class to discuss the process selected as well as meet with the manager who will sponsor the class project. All project teams will be assigned a trained facilitator to facilitate their project.  

Individual Participation:  Those registering without a work group will join a team from another department as ‘Fresh Eyes’ for the hands-on portion of the program.  Please note we limit the number of 'Fresh Eyes' depending on the number of projects for the class so register early.

You must attend all 4 days to become a certified Lean Yellow Belt and you must be in attendance the entire class time. 

This class is offered FREE to all USNH Faculty and Staff; however; please note that if you withdraw from the class within 10 days of the class start date or do not show up for the class your department may incur a charge of $400.00 to cover preparation work to create the teams along with preparation work for the program.  

Please contact Dagmar Vlahos or Thomas Lencki Jr. in the UNH Project Management and Process Improvement Office with any questions at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or thomas.lencki@unh.edu 

Prerequisite: Introduction to Lean

Class is capped at 4 projects so please ensure that you register early with your project.  It is on a first-come, first serve methodology so we will pick the first 4 projects with entire project teams registered.  There is a cap of 8 fresh eyes per class.  



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Introduction to Lean Training (White Belt)

By starting with the basics you will discover how at the conclusion of training, through the lens of Lean, you can make a difference.  Introduction to Lean class is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of Lean concepts. 

The course brings “Lean” to life – through the use of a team-building exercise; hands-on exercises; video and classroom instruction. It provides a clear understanding of how the concepts can be applied in practice.  Attending Introduction to Lean prepares professionals to participate on teams that are designed to improve, redesign, and create efficient, customer-focused business processes.  It is suitable for staff at all levels who desire to understand the concepts of Lean. 

This class is offered to all University Faculty and Staff within the New Hampshire university system.

Class space is limited so register today. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

This is a hybrid course where a portion of the learning is done online at your own pace prior to attending the instructor lead portion of the training. The instructor lead portion is where you will participate in applying additional learnings, collaborate with your peers across all institutions, and begin your Lean journey!

2 weeks before the scheduled class you will receive an email containing a link and an invite to participate in the online section of the course.  As an attendee, you are required to complete the on-line pre-requisite work prior to attending the class.  Failure to complete the online portion of the course 2 days prior to the class start date will result in removal from the class and participants will require registering for a future class.  

1 week before the scheduled class you will receive a Zoom Link to attend the scheduled class.

If you have any questions or if you have a special request to conduct an individual Introduction to Lean class for your department please contact Dagmar Vlahos at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or Thomas Lencki Jr. at thomas.lencki@unh.edu

We are excited to be part of your Lean journey and we look forward to the upcoming training!

 



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Lean for Leaders
By using Lean, organizations can be more efficient, enhance customer satisfaction, as well as employee engagement and morale. Leaders will learn how Lean empowers employees, builds creativity as well as new and efficient ways of completing tasks and reaching organizational and strategic goals.
 

This course is designed for Leaders at all levels to understand the importance of applying Lean concepts and building a Lean culture within any organization.  Within this course, the learner will understand the foundation, and approach to building a Lean culture within their team as well as what a leader can expect from their team and what the team expects from their leadership. 

This class is offered to all University Faculty and Staff within the New Hampshire university system.

We are excited to be part of your Lean journey and we look forward to the upcoming training!

Class space is limited so register today.

Please contact Dagmar Vlahos or Thomas Lenck Jr. in the UNH Project Management and Process Improvement Office with any questions at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or thomas.lencki@unh.edu.

Prerequisite: None

 



Lean Yellow Belt Facilitation - Certified Green Belts

The purpose of this entry is for Green Belts to sign up to facilitate Yellow Belt Classes.  You must be a certified Green Belt to sign up to facilitate a Yellow Belt project during certification training.

Each Yellow Belt Certification class requires 4 facilitators.  If less than 4 projects come to class then the PMPI will reach out to coordinate which resources are needed.  If not enough facilitators sign up then the PMPI will do an additional recruit for additional facilitators.  

Please note that once you sign up to facilitate a class you will need to contact Dagmar Vlahos at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu  or Thomas Lencki Jr. at thomas.lencki@unh.edu to withdraw from facilitation.  All classes are dependent on facilitators being assigned to projects.  

Thanks for continuing to support a Lean culture across USNH.  If you have any questions at all please contact Dagmar Vlahos or Thomas Lencki Jr.



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