Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

GO Productivity Training

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a deep-dive training program that trains participants to a full Green Belt level in the combined methodology of Lean Six Sigma and is intended for those that will lead improvement projects, working with and supporting functional managers throughout the organization.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a deep-dive training program that trains participants to a full Green Belt level in a balanced approach to the methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma.

Participants receive complete and comprehensive exposure to the DMAIC methodology and associated tools to an extent that will enable them to lead small- to medium-scope improvement projects in their companies.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is intended for those that will lead improvement projects, working with and supporting functional managers (process owners) throughout the organization. Green Belts are typically ~50% dedicated to improvement project work, and are often supported themselves by colleagues trained to the Yellow Belt level.

The GO Productivity method

Green Belt training consists of two week-long classroom sessions over a period of three months. Training weeks are either 4 or 4.5 days and constitute over 60 hours of instruction.

Outside the classroom training, participants receive direct coaching on the in-company applied project they bring to the course. Following the successful completion of the classroom component (including exams), students are expected to complete two more projects in order to achieve full certification.

The program has a high instructor-to-student ratio to ensure that all students are receiving individual attention. Delivery typically takes place at GO Productivity’s office Edmonton, but alternate locations and arrangements are available and can be accommodated. Please call us for a chat.

Applied Learning: Live Projects

GO Productivity requires Green Belt participants to undertake a live project in their workplace to work through the DMAIC process and demonstrate proficiency with the tools and concepts provided in the course. The project is led by the participant who is coached by GO Productivity’s Master Black Belt instructors. Participants must demonstrate their company’s commitment to supporting their project prior to attending the course.

Participants will meet with a GO Productivity instructor prior to attending the course to identify and scope a suitable project. Ideal projects for Green Belt training are in a familiar functional area, have support from leadership, and foreseeably yield measurable savings.

Projects of previous Green Belt participants have typically yielded upwards of $50,000 in annual benefits and often achieve $200,000 or more in annual benefits. The amount of savings achieved with each project will depend on size and scope, but should demonstrate some measurable benefit greater than the initial investment.

Your GO Productivity instructor will work with your team to ensure your project is appropriate for the course.

Added value for participants

Participants are provided soft copy (electronic) templates of 25 Lean Six Sigma tools covered in the course, such as the Project Charter, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Cause and Effect (C&E) Matrix, and Process Management Chart.

Participants also receive a hard- and soft copy of the in-depth training manual used in the classroom session.

These takeaway materials are provided to equip participants with the resources they need to contribute to a DMAIC project upon returning to the workplace.

GO Productivity also comes alongside as you work your in-program Green Belt project and the subsequent projects required for certification, giving you access to experienced and knowledgeable coaching and mentoring from our Master Black Belts

Added value for employers

GO Productivity’s method ensures that it’s more than just the in-class participant that realizes benefits from the Green Belt training. The participant’s employer also enjoys quick benefits by having their employee trained by GO Productivity.

  • The sponsoring organization/company develops internal capacity to support their productivity improvement initiatives.
  • In addition to learning the concepts in the classroom, participants are required to apply them at their workplace as they work through their Green Belt project. During the in-class training weeks, participants present updates on their projects to their peers and the instructors.
  • The sponsoring organization accesses ongoing coaching and mentoring for the participant through the completion of the project and additional support during subsequent projects which are required to fulfill the certification requirements.

Course Details

Course Capacity

  • maximum of 16 participants

Training Length and Duration

  • Over 60 hours of classroom instruction.
  • 8 hours per day


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt $5995.00
  • recommended Minitab software $1,800.00

Course fees do not include GST.

Successful Completion

  • Successful completion of the course is awarded on the passing grade of 70% or higher.
  • optional certification – students are expected to complete two more projects in order to achieve full certification.


Scott Penner

Scott is a Professional Engineer, with a PhD in Optical Sciences and an MBA in Management of Technology. He holds his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Scott’s educational background is complemented by over fifteen years of industry experience throughout the United States and Canada. He has a proven track record of success and provides a unique perspective that bridges the gap between technical and business perspectives to advance your business’ strategic objectives.

Scott’s experience and expertise are a great addition to the GO Productivity’s team, and he is determined to help Canada become one of the most productive and profitable countries in the world.

Kevin Erickson

Kevin’s diverse background includes ten years in the downstream petroleum industry where he led improvement projects in a variety of back office and customer facing areas. He received his MBA in Organizational Leadership at Royal Roads University and has taken a range of training in Six Sigma and Business Process Improvement including his Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Smarter Solutions in Austin, Texas.

As Director, Alberta South, Kevin supports the delivery of GO Productivity’s suite of programs to its client organizations. This includes project implementation, workshop facilitation, and various speaking engagements. Kevin has facilitated improvement projects in many sectors, including construction, manufacturing, non-for-profit, and healthcare.

Examples of improvements for clients Kevin has worked with include:

  • Cycle-time reductions of 20% in construction installation process
  • Increased profit from break-even to $100,000 in 10 months
  • Improved quoting accuracy by 85% in custom manufacturing

He knows, from experience, that you can expect to see large degrees of improvement in your organization, regardless of your industry.

Upcoming Dates

Week 1: October 23-26, 2017

Week 2: December 4-7 2017

Week 1: March 5-8, 2018
Week 2: April 17-19, 2018

8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily


GO Productivity
11850 142 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5L 2G7

Free parking is available at our office


Spaces are limited for this popular training, so register today.

Please call us on 1.844.245.8278 (Canada toll free) or 780.784.6000 (Edmonton local), or visit our website to register.

What previous participants say

“The stories, the presentations, and the teach-backs were the most valuable aspects of the Green Belt training. I love the electronic course materials that we’re given!”
Will Leddy, Flexxaire

“I would recommend Green Belt for anyone involved in Lean Six Sigma at work, and I would also recommend Yellow Belt for everyone I work with.”
Bobbie Lee Grant, Chandos Construction Ltd.

Eligible employers can receive a rebate of up to 66%* of the  total training costs (course and software) for their employees from the Canada Job Grant.

Please ask us for details on the Canada Job Grant and how to apply.