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Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma is an Industry Recognized Credential.  We offer both Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification at Wm. Henry Harrison High School.  

Lean Six Sigma training and certification teaches our students the principles of structured problem-solving and the practice of using the Lean Six Sigma tools to complete an individual and a team-based problem-solving project. 

Lean Six Sigma is a formal, structured, and dynamic problem-solving method that relies heavily on a collaborative team to solve a problem and implement a lasting solution. It focuses on continuous improvement by reducing unnecessary costs, improving quality, and it demands a relentless focus on the customer or end-user.

LSS Yellow Belt (Team Member) and LSS Green Belt (Team Leader) are certifications that are recognized worldwide by almost every industry you can imagine. Organizations that have successfully used this methodology can succeed in competitive environments, have higher employee engagement, have lower employee turnover, and often see an increase in profit. Lean Six Sigma is also the system preferred by companies around the world to streamline, improve, and optimize every aspect of their organization.

Most people assume that Lean Six Sigma is only for manufacturing. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Healthcare, Insurance, Banking, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Software developers are among the many industries that recognize this credential.

The Maximum Potential, Inc. curriculum is designed to allow students to learn the concept or skill and then immediately apply that skill to their real-world project. 


Students will learn the following: 

Yellow Belt Problem Solving for Team Members: Students will develop the skills necessary to be an effective team member when using the DMAIC methodology. Students and their team will learn the following: Project Charter, SIPOC, Metrics, Run Charts, Goal Setting, Fishbone Diagrams, Flow Charts, Team Dynamics, Brainstorming, Prioritization Matrix, Checking Results, Lessons Learned, and Standardization. Students must complete and submit for review an individual improvement project.

Green Belt Problem Solving for Team Leaders: Students will develop the skills necessary to be an effective team leader when using the DMAIC methodology. Students and their team will learn the following: Voice of the Customer, Affinity Diagrams, Leading Meetings, Types of Data, Understanding Variation, Data Collection, Hierarchy of Needs, Team Norms, Value Stream Analysis, Scatter Plot Diagrams, Mistake-Proofing, 5S, Management Presentations, Visual Controls, and Change Management. The team must complete, submit for review, receive actual project results, and teacher project approval to become certified Green Belts.

Career Opportunities:

Almost any company or organization in any industry will recognize this certificate as a form of advanced learning and as recognition of an advanced skill set.

The Ohio Department of Education has recognized Lean Six Sigma as an extremely valuable industry-recognized credential. It is so necessary, that the Yellow Belt (3 points) and Green Belt (6 points), are included in every career pathway within the ODE High School Graduation Career Fields, as noted in the following link.

Additional Links:

Maximum Potential, Inc. Lean Six Sigma for Secondary Education/High School Students

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