There are lots of people out in the world of Lean Six Sigma improvement who have been trained and certified up to Green Belt level. Individuals may not then look further than this towards a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt as they are unsure or unclear about how this additional training can benefit themselves and their organisation.
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade certification takes the core skills learnt at Green Belt level and builds even greater change capability in the form of both technical and leadership skills required to deliver successful change.
Improvement is a skill that can be learned like any other. Once you’ve been trained in some of the more technical aspects of Lean Six Sigma, it’s vital that you begin putting your newly learned skills into practice. New skills that are left unpractised are quickly forgotten – and any benefits or value you’d have from the course are gone.
Here are our top 5 benefits for upgrading a Green Belt through a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course:
- Deliver an Improvement Project during the training
When they complete our course – they need to also deliver a real project to gain certification. We deliver this course over a period of months and your colleagues will work on their project in between training days. These projects also ensure that the minimum benefit to your business is far greater than the cost of the course. In our experience – you can expect a course to deliver 5 to 10 times the benefit to your organisation. Our £10,000 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course will deliver benefits between £50,000 and £100,000 – just from the project they complete on the course – never mind all the future improvements they’ll be able to work on!
- Improve Leadership capabilities
In our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course, we provide a focus on Leadership capabilities. We’ve found this to be a unique element of our course that tends to be missing from other Black Belt courses. Develop Leadership skills is a sure way to help support your business performance and growth and that’s why our Black Belt Upgrade course majors on this element.
- Solve more complex problems
There are some business challenges that even your Green Belts are not equipped to solve. That may be because a greater understanding and skills around some of the more technical Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques is required or that an improved awareness of how to go about change is needed. Either way our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course will equip delegates with the ability to tackle any type of business problem
- Only 5 days in the Classroom
There are lots of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt courses out there and they come in all different shapes and sizes. Often you will find a course for a Black Belt will run anywhere from 10 to 30 days. This can become a burden on the business as justify this amount of time out can be difficult. That’s why our 5 day Black Belt Upgrade course makes great business sense as we focus on the learning that delegates need for the environments they are working in whilst considering their previous learning. All of this allows us to condense the course timings and provide a value packed 5 day lean Six Sigma course.
- Create a continuous improvement culture
When you have a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt(s) in your organisation you are making a statement of intent that improvement is critical to this business and by having the capability provided by a Black Belt you are better able to drive an improvement culture within your organisation. Lean Six Sigma Black Belts can communicate at all levels of the business, coach others in method and undertake effective intervention to create real sustainable change that will benefit both your customers and your business.
There are many more benefits to undertaking a Black Belt Upgrade course such as:
- Focus on service improvement, so not armed with tools and techniques that are not relevant
- Opportunity to link in with other Black Belts and see the problems they are solving to enable even greater learning opportunities
- improve your stakeholder management and communication skills
- and many more…
If you’re looking to improve the capability of your improvement function or your own capability – invest in a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade Course. At the very least, they will deliver projects during our training that are greater than the cost of the training – guaranteeing your return on investment – even if they never go on to use the skills further.
Focusing on developing your employees and improving your organisation can never be anything other than a great thing for your organisation.