Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Program details
  • Dates and time*: 6 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays: Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 16 and 23
  • Location: Online, instructor-led live sessions
  • Number of sessions: Eight sessions over eight weeks
  • Instructional fee: $995
  • Format: Zoom videoconference

In this course, you will learn the basics of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma and how they work together to eliminate waste in any process. This class is a pre-cursor to a Lean Six-Sigma Green or Black Belt program. You can take this course to evaluate your next steps in the Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing waste-elimination process for your business.

What you will learn

Students who complete the certificate program will be able to:

  1. Understand Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques
  2. Understand Six Sigma concepts and tools
  3. Understand root- cause problem solving
  4. Relate how these tools can be used together to solve problems and eliminate waste
  5. Develop a personal or organizational training program for Six Sigma Green or Black Belt

Meetings and format

The course consists of Zoom videoconference meetings with live instruction. To attend via Zoom, students will need a computer with webcam, microphone and high-speed internet.

Each Zoom session allows for live interactions with the instructor and other students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Assignments and other materials will be available online through a web-based learning management system.

Who should attend

Anyone considering a Green or Black belt certification. Managers looking to implement a Six Sigma program or kick off Lean Manufacturing training.

Working professionals, business owners, supervisors, engineers, managers, or those involved in the areas of developing businesses, product, process, or services.

Working professionals who are in emerging roles as front-line leaders (including technical or business professionals who are relatively new to leading organizations) or experienced leaders who need to sharpen their skills relative to team leadership and addressing new challenges. See Requirements for eligibility.


The instructional fee is $995, including a nonrefundable administrative fee of $75. See Registrationfor details.


Will Kitchen

Will Kitchen is a solution strategist working in Southwest Washington with several professional clients. He is a lifetime member of Mensa and a senior member of the American Society for Quality, holding a Certified Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence certificate. He teaches Lean and Six Sigma as a Master Black Belt trainer for several organizations and has achieved world- class results. Kitchen has a chemical engineering degree from Clarkson University, New York.