Lean Yellow Belt Certification 

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 Jean Spear within the Project Management 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.

This certification class is a joint venture of UNH and The State of NH.  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 in the UNH Project Management Office with any questions at dagmar.vlahos@unh.edu or 862-4962.

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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