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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a Course

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Jan 18 - Mar 21, 2020

$2,999 Enroll

Full course description

Location USF Tampa

Classroom Assignment NEC 200B

Full Schedule Class will meet the following Saturdays from (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM):

Saturday : January 18, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : January 25, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : February 1, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : February 8, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : February 15, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : February 22, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : February 29, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : March 7, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : March 14, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
Saturday : March 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Building Address:
          Northwest Education Complex - USF Tampa
          4202 E Fowler Ave NEC 200B
          Tampa, FL 33620
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Instructor Ian Briggs, PhD
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Instructor Dr. Briggs

     Dr. Ian Briggs is an entrepreneurial business leader and highly competent educator with over 20 years of successful teaching and management experience with an emphasis on leadership, operations, program and project management, sales and marketing, customer service and delivery, human resources, and employee learning and development. He has extensive global expertise in managing cross-functional teams across a broad range of industries including electronic manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, sports, non-profit, and healthcare. He has worked as a Regional Business Director (Southeast Asia) for Merck, and as a Business Manager for Microsoft with cross-cultural responsibility, directing highly successful global projects within these same organizations. As part of a protean career, for 10 years Dr. Briggs developed and managed his own business training and coaching world-class athletes for competition. More recently he has taken to educating companies and their employees with regard to leadership, effective people management, and improving organizational productivity and profitability through the efficient and sustainable use of human resources. This concept lends itself to the learning and use of Human Resource Management as a successful business methodology.

     Dr. Briggs educational background includes an undergraduate degree in business, an MBA with a focus on international business and human resource management, and a PhD in Management with an emphasis on leadership and organizational change. With this very diverse background he is very keen to share a unique combination of academic and practical experience to prepare adult learners for their future success.

This program focuses on managing quality projects utilizing the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Lean topics include the concepts of the elimination of waste and reduction of cycle time in organizational processes. Six Sigma principles consist of problem solving techniques, data collection and analysis, reduction of process variation, process capability and control, and continual improvement.

The program is designed to help students prepare for the University of South Florida's Green Belt certification and is applicable to project managers, project team participants, business analysts, technical specialists, and others who want to improve business processes utilizing proven quality methodologies.

Learning to build and use quality processes has been shown to increase customer satisfaction and eliminate waste. Students will learn the principles of the DMAIC process to achieve these goals:

  • Define a project
  • Measure the process through data collection and process reviews
  • Analyze the data utilizing statistical tools
  • Improve the process by creating effective solutions
  • Control to ensure the process continues to meet its output objectives

Students are required to select and work on a real problem while applying learned techniques and tools to effectively resolve the problem and meet specified project goals.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the University of South Florida's Green Belt certification. To receive certification, students must successfully complete a project, give a presentation of their final storyboard, meet attendance requirements and pass a series of tests.

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