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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is a Course

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Feb 5 - Mar 19, 2022

$2,495 Enroll

Full course description

Individuals should have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
A background in Process Improvement or related work experience may be used to qualify for the course.


Location Live Online

Full Schedule Every week on Saturday, starting on 2/5/22 and ending on 3/19/22 from (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST:

Saturday : February 5, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : February 12, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : February 19, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : February 26, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : March 5, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : March 12, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST
Saturday : March 19, 2022 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM) EST


Instructor Shane Wentz, Ph.D.
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Shane got his start as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in the US Army in 2009 as the Army rolled out the largest deployment of Lean Six Sigma in the world. He received his lean six sigma black belt and later master black belt certification and immediately began putting it to use by teaching, coaching, and leading enterprise-level projects. In 2011 he was recognized by the Secretary of the Army for the best Enterprise Level Army project while he was the Director of the Army’s Human Resources Command Continuous Improvement program.

Shane then made the plunge to the private sector as the Director of Business Excellence, North America Region, for Siemens Rail automation. He then joined Nike as a lean master, overseeing the lean program for Japan and Korea as well as rolling out lean-to various North America Nike business segments. Shane then moved to Memphis and became the Director of Lean and Quality for Nike’s Memphis Distribution Network. He then joined Radial (formerly eBay Enterprises) as their Global Director of Continuous improvement for their network of 23 distribution centers and call centers across North America and Europe; developing and deploying the Radial Continuous Improvement System, leveraged by leaders across the organization to drive a culture of continuous improvement.

Shane and his wife Susie are owners of A Change in Latitude Consulting (ACIL). They are a certified small business woman-owned (SBWO) and Small Business Disabled Veteran Owned (SBDVO) consulting firm. ACIL leverages continuous improvement to enhance the bottom line of private and public sector organizations and get them closer to their “true north” by building a culture of continuous improvement that smashes silos, increases employee engagement, and optimizes organizational processes.

Shane is passionate about continuous improvement and shows his passion through various posts and articles on LinkedIn, speaking at Operational Excellence conferences, being a guest on the Just in Time Café ( and the Manufacturing Leaders Podcast, and training thousands of people in continuous improvement. Shane is an advocate of people being at the core of continuous improvement and works with leaders of organizations to ensure continuous improvement is leveraged to smash silos and increase employee engagement; resulting in enhanced company performance.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belts act as change agents in the workplace and bring considerable problem solving and project management expertise to an organization. To positively impact a business black belts must be able to leverage the tools and concepts in their lean six sigma “toolbox” to successfully lead projects that deliver meaningful results to the organization.

Throughout this course, students will: review lean six sigma tools and concepts, think about their organization as a collection of processes, which can always be improved; relate lean six sigma concepts to the overall business mission and objective; understand and apply the five-step DMAIC model as a framework to organize process improvement activities; and employ a wide range of process improvement techniques.