The Green Belt in Lean training is the most popular Lean training course in the Netherlands. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge to work as a Lean Green Belt and make sustainable performance improvements. You’ll earn back your investment through your practical project and continue to benefit from this top-notch Lean training throughout your career.
Lean Green Belts are a critical part of any Lean transformation. They assist Lean Black Belts with large improvement projects while independently executing medium-sized improvement projects. To succeed in this role, you’ll need more than just a solid knowledge of Lean, which is why we teach you the skills necessary to become a successful Green Belt in Lean.
Your learning takeaways
Throughout the Lean Green Belt training, you will be gradually prepared to work as an independent improvement professional within your organization. This means that we provide you with the necessary knowledge, but we focus mainly on the application of this knowledge in practice. The success of Lean largely lies in the collaboration between people. That’s why we help you develop the right skills to get and keep people moving.During the Green Belt in Lean training, we cover the following topics:
- Lean Management & Lean Thinking
- Recognizing and reducing waste
- Value Stream Mapping
- Operational stability
- Dealing with resistance, creating support and ensuring sustainability of improvement initiatives.
Our training combines E-Learning and classroom sessions. The E-Learning takes 16 hours and prepares you for the classroom sessions where you will explore the theory with a trainer.
In between sessions, you’ll work on your practical project to apply what you’ve learned. With the trainer’s guidance, you’ll implement improvements in your organization. This enhances the training’s value and helps you earn back your investment quickly.
After completing this training
WYou can work as a Lean Green Belt within organizations that use Lean, or you can carry out the first improvement projects within an organization that wants to start working with Lean. You have the knowledge to explain Lean applications to people and the skills to implement them directly in practice.
After completing the Green Belt in Lean training (and the practical assignment), you can:
- Independently carry out change and improvement projects using Lean.
- Recognize and respond to your own and others’ behaviors with basic interventions that help you increase the results of your improvement projects.
- Organize and facilitate valuable workshops for your improvement team(s).
- Make a successful contribution to improvement projects at value stream level.
- Advise Black Belts in Lean and guide Orange Belts in Lean.
- Apply Lean Green Belt theory in practice within your work environment.
To explain the Green Belt in Lean program as clearly as possible, we have briefly described it below. If you have specific questions about the content, please contact us at: +31 20 3453015.
Before the start of the first practical lesson day, you will receive login credentials for the E-Learning environment from us two weeks in advance. Here you can take in all the theory at your own pace, as many times as you want! Prior to each lesson day, your trainer(s) will inform you of which parts of the E-Learning you must have completed in order to understand the content that will be covered during the lesson day. Access to the E-Learning is valid for one year, so you can refer to it as often as you like.
During the Green Belt in Lean training, you will have 4 practical training days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. These days focus on applying the knowledge you learned in the E-Learning environment. Trainers with extensive experience in various sectors and companies will guide you and help you make the theory applicable to your situation. You will have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn how to use your knowledge to make an impact.
Applying the skills and knowledge
You don’t sign up for the Green Belt in Lean training on a whim – you do it because you’re committed to carrying out improvement initiatives. And we’re here to support you every step of the way. During the course, you’ll develop a plan for an improvement project within your organization. Then, upon completing the training, you’ll put this plan into action as your practical assignment. Your assignment will be evaluated by a (Master) Black Belt from UPD, who will award you the UPD practice certificate if all parts of the project receive at least a passing grade. This certificate is your proof that you can put the theoretical knowledge into practice.
The content of the Green Belt in Lean training consists of multiple modules, which you can delve into deeply. The training days are tailored to the group’s needs, so you can determine the level of detail on certain topics. The following topics will be covered in the theory and, if necessary, during the training days:
- Basic knowledge of Lean Management, Lean Thinking, waste, and Continuous Improvement.
- Value Stream Mapping, Current State & Future State.
- 5S, Visual Management & Lean Operational Management.
- PDCA, 5 Times Why & Decision Matrix.
- Creating support, overcoming resistance, and securing improvement initiatives.
In order to successfully implement improvements, some change management aspects are also discussed, such as creating support, handling resistance, and securing improvement initiatives.
Upon completion of this Green Belt in Lean training, you will receive two UPD certificates; one for the theory part and one for the practical part. UPD has become an authority in the field of continuous improvement and innovation over the past years. We are actively involved in a large part of the top 250 companies in the Netherlands on a daily basis.
Our name is recognized and acknowledged as the market leader in Lean and Lean Six Sigma training. A successfully completed training at UPD proves that you meet the quality requirements that organizations set for Lean professionals. In short, a UPD certificate adds extra value to your Green Belt in Lean certification and is the ideal starting point for your career as a Lean professional.
The training consists of a combination of theory and practice. You will receive a certificate for both parts provided that you have successfully completed all components.
Certificate of Theory
The certificate of theory is the written proof that you have mastered the Lean methods and techniques at the level of a World Class Green Belt in Lean training. You will receive this certificate at the end of the last day of training, provided that you have successfully completed the E-Learning component. The login details for the E-Learning component will be sent to your email two weeks prior to the first day of training.
The practical certificate is the crowning achievement of the Green Belt in Lean training: it is the demonstration of your competence that shows that you not only possess the theoretical knowledge but also know how to apply it correctly in practice. During the training days, you will already start working on your practical assignment with the aim of using the learned Lean tools and skills to achieve improvements in the organization you work for. If you are currently not employed, no problem! You can start your assignment up to 12 months after completing the training. Your practical certificate will be awarded after one of our (Master) Black Belts in Lean has assessed your completed assignment with a passing grade.
Our name is recognized as the market leader in Lean and Lean Six Sigma courses. The certificate we issue for this training proves that you meet the quality requirements that organizations place on Lean professionals. In short, a UPD Certificate gives your Green Belt in Lean certification extra value and is the ideal starting point for your career as a Lean Professional.
The rate of the training is € 2.895,- (excl. VAT) per participant, including:
- 1 year unlimited access to our E-Learning
- 4 in-class days
- Full certification: theory and practical
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