Green belt six sigma

The participants of this course will be trained to become professional Green Belts. This will result in the people who execute improvement projects according to the Six Sigma methodology. Small improvement projects can be executed independent according to the methodology and they can assist Six Sigma Black Belts in larger projects. They will be trained to act as change agents in your organization to deploy the methodology. 

To increase the effectiveness of learning the Six Sigma methodologies and related tools, the participants will execute their first project simultaneously with the course. The project must have a substantial benefit to the organization, multiple times the investment of this training program. 


During the course the steps of the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology will be explained. Basic Six Sigma methods and techniques will be explained. Also, Lean tools and techniques will be presented.
Presentations will be alternated with case studies and exercises. Further attention is paid to statistical techniques, which will be taught using the statistical software programs Minitab or JMP (according to the wishes of the client). 
The training has a stronger emphasis on statistical techniques than on Lean techniques.

Target group

The Six Sigma Green Belt course focuses at people within a company involved in leading projects aimed at improving existing products, processes or services. 

The program is suitable for both technical staff and non-technical staff involved in transactional processes, as long as affinity for data based decision making, supported by statistics, is within the sphere of interest. Personal involvement in projects is a prerequisite.

HBO level of thinking with working experience.

What to bring to the course?

During the course participants need a laptop installed with MS Excel and the statistical software package Minitab (version 15 or higher) or JMP (version 8 or higher). A 30-day trial version of these packages can be downloaded from the website or In the course room WLAN access is available to access your company Minitab or JMP license. 

University Certification

Participants who finish the course and take the accompanying theoretical IBIS UvA exam with success and finish two projects succesfully according the Six Sigma methodologies can be certified by the University of Amsterdam as Six Sigma Green Belt. Projects must be approved by the University of Amsterdam.


PAO Techniek en management organizes this course in cooperation with Holland Innovative and IBIS UvA. IBIS UvA is the Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics, connected to the University of Amsterdam. It is the center of knowledge in the field of Six Sigma in the Netherlands. Both IBIS UvA and Holland Innovative gained a lot of experience in Six Sigma over the last few years, applying the methodology to leading Dutch and international corporations. Their gained experience has resulted in the development of a certified Six Sigma Green Belt course, in which many case studies will be discussed. After the training there is a possibility to participate in the Six Sigma User Group to be able to get support and to present own projects.

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