Become Six Sigma Green Belt Certified at the Groves Campus



Area employers hoping to improve processes in the New Year can certify employees as Six Sigma Green Belts at an upcoming training at the Groves Campus. The training runs Thursdays from January 11 through March 22 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The cost is $4,200 per person, including food service and training materials.

During this 11-session program, the instructor will utilize on-time instruction, interactive class discussion, real world project application, and industry examples to provide participants with a comprehensive training of Six Sigma Green Belt material. Participants will learn about the phases of DMAIC - the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control method for process improvement through the hands-on application of tools during project work to be completed in and out of class.

Six Sigma professionals exist at every level, and their roles may vary based on implementation strategies within an organization. Critical to problem solving projects, Six Sigma Green Belts assist with the data collection and analysis. In addition, they can also lead Green Belt projects or teams.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Scope a project and describe the key players and their associated roles, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities within Six Sigma projects.
  • Access individual tools to identify the inputs and outputs of each phase within Six Sigma.
  • Leverage report and PowerPoint template tools to communicate common Six Sigma deployment strategies for real world on-the-job improvement projects.
  • Utilize statistics (mini-tab) to analyze different options for the best solution for process improvement.

Instructor Balmatee Bidassie, PH.D., M.S.E.E., M.A., is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and CEO of Research & Consulting Associates. She holds masters’ degrees in Statistics and Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a doctorate in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Her broad-based experience encompasses computer science, electrical engineering, academics, statistics, research, project management, operations and healthcare transformations. She worked as a corporate trainer in Lean Six Sigma and also delivered lectures at Columbia University, Purdue University, Western Michigan University and Bronx Community College. She served as a global Lean Six Sigma Black Belt responsible for developing, leading, coaching and facilitating Design for Six Sigma (Product Development), Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma Projects as well as mentoring more than 100 candidates toward green belt and black belt certification and various quality certifications. She has 15 years of experience in process improvement projects which includes manufacturing, operations and healthcare industries to name a few.

For more information contact Kate Miller at or call 269.353.1257. Or to register