Continuous Improvement Training
Lean certification training is a smart idea for any employee. Not only do you learn some excellent techniques for improving your work processes, but also you develop abilities that are highly portable from your current role. You can benefit greatly from Lean certification training. The department of staff welfare and development are currently offering certified Lean training programs at White, Yellow and Green belt level. All staff are eligible to complete the white belt training however participants must be nominated to register for the yellow or green belt programs through their relevant UMTs member.
Advantages of Lean Certification
- The training programs are certified by a range of academic and professional bodies and the programs are globally recognized.
- Lean certification can also be transferred from role to role, so individuals who decide to become certified will be able to promote the certification as a key selling point on their CV when seeking promotional opportunities. Lean certification is becoming an essential pre-requisite for employers so having it on your CV can give you the boost you need when it comes to securing employment/promotional opportunities.
- By taking a certified training program for Lean, individuals can also begin to develop a complete portfolio of the experience they have. This not only enhances your abilities but also creates a unique way to showcase your talents when you take that next professional step.
- Opportunity will be provided for individuals to be formally recognized at University level for their continuous improvement efforts and contribution.
What Types of Training Are There?
There are three different levels of Lean certification training available to staff:
Lean White Belt
The Lean White Belt level is for those who are just beginning the certification process. The White Belt program provides a basic introduction to and awareness of Lean Thinking. The program is an excellent way of developing basic understanding among large numbers of staff as part of a change management or awareness initiative for a Lean implementation.
Lean Yellow Belt
The next level is the Lean Yellow Belt certification training. Lean Yellow Belt education develops not only a basic level of Lean awareness, but an understanding of the benefits that can be achieved by following Lean best practice as well as basic proficiency in core Lean tools. At Yellow Belt level, students would learn how to use a problem solving technique called DMAIC (Define, measure, analyze, improve, control) to identify and tackle process issues in their organizations.
Lean Green Belt
Lean Green Belt certification training is the next level after Yellow Belt. Lean Green Belt education develops an understanding of the theory and effective application of Lean concepts, tools and practices. Participants are required to target an area within their organization and leverage their learning to initiate, implement and sustain quantitative improvements through a workplace project. This provides a Return on Investment for organizations who invest in Lean Green Belt training for their staff.