Our Top 10 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Benefits
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is perhaps the most popular process improvement qualification available.
In any business or organisation working towards a Lean culture, or beginning to implement more efficient processes, Green Belts play a key role in every process improvement initiative.
There are so many reasons to work towards a Green Belt qualification. We’ve listed our top 10 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt benefits, with 5 for individual development, and 5 for organisational benefit.
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This article focuses on the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt benefits, both for your own professional development, and for any company you work with.
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What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
There are different "belt levels" or roles within Lean Six Sigma projects. Each belt level possesses a different level of Lean Six Sigma knowledge, capability, and experience.
Green Belts have a strong understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and techniques, and can confidently manage process improvement projects.
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5 Reasons to Choose a Green Belt Certification for Your Career
These 5 benefits are focused on how achieving this certification can lead to a higher level of satisfaction in your working life, and open up new opportunities for your career.
1. Gain an understanding of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques
No matter where your career takes you, your Green Belt skills will be an asset.
Understanding these approaches to process mapping, identifying areas for improvement, and knowing how to use tools to carry out these improvements will prove invaluable.
2. Confidence and practical skills
Any Green Belt certification training worth considering will include practical learning. You’ll leave feeling confident in your ability to get started and put your knowledge into action.
3. Supercharge your career
Certified Lean Six Sigma practitioners are like gold dust throughout all sectors.
We live in an age of fast-paced growth and change. Those who can get the most from every process within a business are in demand in companies in every industry.
Never forget the importance of job satisfaction. Successfully implementing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies is hugely rewarding.
Working in a Green Belt role means you’ll always have new challenges to rise to, interesting problems to solve, and fresh strategies to devise.
It's a perfect role for those who want to remain inspired by their work.
5. Options for progression
Although you can feel happily challenged at a Green Belt level for several years, you’ll always have the option to progress to Black Belt practitioner level.
Six Sigma Black Belt practitioners have a whole new set of goals and areas of responsibility.
5 Reasons to Choose a Green Belt Certification for Your Company
In addition to benefits on an individual level, having a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt benefits any organisation you work with.
Here's a look at how Green Belt practitioners improve things within their working environment.
1. Reduce Waste
Lean targets waste. All organisations would like to get rid of waste. If you’re the person who can do that, you’ll be highly valued.
2. Improve quality and efficiency
By utilising Lean and Six Sigma tools, you’ll determine how to improve how things work in each area of the business.
You’ll also contribute to implementing safeguards against defects and mistakes in a process, thereby improving the quality level and efficient running of the business.
3. Deliver sustainable savings
Waste reduction, better quality, higher levels of efficiency and productivity all lead to savings across the board.
What’s more, the structured approach of Lean Six Sigma ensures that these savings are sustainable year on year.
4. Gain a competitive edge
Successfully implementing a Lean Six Sigma culture ensures that your organisation is working towards performing at an optimum level.
This gives you an edge over competitors who are working harder, rather than working smarter.
5. Implement a process improvement culture
Green belts feature prominently in championing a culture of process improvement within any business.
Get Started on Your Green Belt Certification Now
Our popular Green Belt Training runs every month as live virtual training.
Live virtual training means that you can get all the benefits of a classroom-based course by connecting online from home.
This Green Belt Training an excellent option for anyone who wants to achieve a recognised Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification alongside practical skills and knowledge.
- 5 days of live virtual training with an experienced Lean Six Sigma tutor
- QQI Certification and assessment costs
- Supporting course materials (slides, templates etc.)
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What clients say about our Lean Six Sigma Online Courses
Here's what some of our recent participants on live virtual Lean Six Sigma courses had to say about their experience:
I received good support from Professional Development, from booking this course, for making sure I was prepared for this course before it began and in the aftermath of taking this course. I would highly recommend anyone else do a course with Professional Development, as both their training and administration team offered me high quality support throughout my training.
Programme was very well organised – specifically, with the extensive use of the Dropbox, I could easily access any slides, supporting documents etc. both during and after the training. Content was provided in a clear and concise manner – there was ample support and clarification being provided by the trainer any time anything was unclear.
I would rate the service provided to me by my training consultant plus the booking process 10/10. I was given ample information to access the course, supporting documentation and slides to navigate the course content and any queries I had in relation to the course were responded to quickly and efficiently.
One of the strengths of this course that was greatly appreciated was the constant discussion around the assignments. Once new information was covered in the course, the assignments would be reviewed and any questions asked around what was required. Another strength of this course was the well organised Dropbox, which made following along with the slides and reading documents outside course hours incredibly accessible.
The live virtual classroom worked well beyond my expectations. A few exercises, especially team exercises, could have been improved if they were held in-person, however taking the current situation into mind, the virtual classroom worked smoothly, team exercises were easy to co-ordinate and apart from minor technology issues, the overall experience was good.
I had a very good experience and impression of the course. The trainer was very clear in explaining various subjects and the discussions & exercises were very productive.
This experience helps to give me a structure or a defined approach to analyse and or solve problems arising in my field of work.
Strengths of the course were theory & practice given; the virtual delivery was very good and interactive, exceeding my expectations.
The course was very good and the trainer excellent. Some discussions & exercises were very useful and I liked spending time on my project and hearing about other projects in the break outs.
Virtual delivery was very good and I don’t think face to face would have been any better. It’s a heavy topic and I don’t think face to face would have improved that.
My experience with Professional Development was very positive, the course was well organised, training consultant 5/5 and the trainer is experienced, with a really good voice, easy to listen to.
The Six-Sigma Lean green belt course was fantastic. The coach was incredible, very patient, open to questions and extremely helpful. Also, after the course he was always available by email for questions and comments.
The course was well organised and structure, lots of good material and very professionally delivered.
I will definitely recommend it. I'm really, really happy and now considering the next level, black belt.