Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs

Lean six Sigma Certification PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is focused on implementing Lean Six Sigma principles as a means of achieving operational excellence.

NEOMED currently offers Yellow Belt and Green Belt certification programs for its faculty, staff, students and clinical partners. Attendees are encouraged to attend a training class as part of a project team with colleagues from their department or across departments that work closely together. Individual participants are also welcome. Successful completion of NEOMED’s Yellow Belt program is a prerequisite for the Green Belt program.

At the start of the program, participants identify an improvement idea that directly impacts their work area. The Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools are then applied using the project team’s selected improvement idea.


Lean Six Sigma is a proven problem-solving methodology used within businesses worldwide. The methodology provides a structured process to guide practitioners from defining the root cause of a problem through implementing a solution and sustaining the change.

Utilizing established material from the Council for Six Sigma Certification, the NEOMED sponsored learning program will include the following components:

  • Reading assignments related to Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools, project selection, and change management
  • Assessment(s) via a web-based application to gauge participant’s mastery of subject matter
  • Daily web meeting guided by Lean Six Sigma certified practitioners that will expand upon key components of the assigned reading
  • Completion of a simple project that demonstrates use of Lean Six Sigma tools


September 2022
Wednesday (in-person) – 4.5 hours per session
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5

October 2022
Tuesday and Thursday (in-person) – 2.5 hours per session
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Nov. 3


September – December
Tuesdays (in-person) – 2.5 hours per session
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sept. 13, Oct. 4, 25, Nov. 15, Dec. 6


Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a globally practiced process improvement methodology that has become a gold standard across the fields of business and finance. More recently, LSS has become more widely applied to the fields of health care administration and education. LSS practitioners share a common vocabulary, project tools, and conceptual process improvement framework that unite them around the pursuit of continuous quality improvement, process efficiency and effectiveness, and stakeholder satisfaction. Those certified in any level of LSS are highly sought after across many industries and are able to bring a specialized skillset to any team. At NEOMED, many of our faculty, staff, and students have been trained at some level in LSS and are the drivers of quality improvement at the university!

Click here to watch the Yellow Belt Information Session – COMING SOON

Click here to watch the Green Belt Information Session – COMING SOON


For more information or questions please contact Jordan Cinderich at LSS@neomed.edu.


Email: lss@neomed.edu