Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

The primary role of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is to act as the organization's eyes and ears, helping to detect when an opportunity might exist for the organization to improve. The Yellow Belt leads local-level improvement efforts that are considered "low hanging fruit", meaning the project complexity is low and that the project can be completed with minimal data and on a short timeline of 60-90 days. In most organization's the Yellow Belts serve as team members on more complex projects, which are led by the organization's Green Belts and Black Belts.

Thomas West, MBB

Instructor

Thomas West, MBB
I am passionate about helping organizations get better, by helping people be their best. My role as an ASQ Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is to coach and mentor others to become creative problem-solvers and passionate change agents. This can only be achieved by giving others the tools, skills, and mindset they need to make and lead change.

intermediate level

Estimated time

4 hrs

1-2hrs/wk

Students

417

Enrolled in this course

Course Description

The primary role of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is to act as the organization’s eyes and ears, helping to detect when an opportunity might exist for the organization to improve.

 

The Yellow Belt leads local-level improvement efforts that are considered “low hanging fruit” projects – meaning the project complexity is low and that the project can be completed with minimal data and on a short timeline of 60-90 days. The Yellow Belt’s primary focus is to reduce process waste, making processes easier to perform and more efficient.

 

In most organizations, the Yellow Belts serve as team members on more complex projects, which are led by the organization’s Green Belts and Black Belts.

Course Learning Objectives

Course Content

Yellow Belt Course Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9 stars (based on 84 ratings)

Always a good time to refresh on six sigma

Previously, my place of empolyment supported the educational program on Lean Six Sigma. I have obtained a yellow belt but no longer had the hard copies of these documents. I naturally think about improving processes, projects, etc. but having this refresher course was beneficial to… Read more “Always a good time to refresh on six sigma”

Adrienne Numbers
University of Indianapolis

This was valuable information

This was valuable information and I plan on utilizing all of the worksheets to help me solve an issue of current workflow from the start to the finish of an… Read more “This was valuable information”

Sara Standlee
The Jane Pauley Health Center

Thorough

Thorough and exhaustive. Some quizzes can feel a bit esoteric, but all in all knowledge worth… Read more “Thorough”

Brian Voelkerding
Gadellnet

Paint The Town Yellow!

I learned new ways to not only approach problem solving, but to approach problem finding. I believe with continued training and mentorship I can grow in my ability to lead projects and to bring forth problems that may not be easily noticeable. I honestly came… Read more “Paint The Town Yellow!”

Janelle Jenkins
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

The course was great, thanks!

Danny Commes

Great course, easy to follow

Great course, easy to follow and fit into my schedule. Learned a great… Read more “Great course, easy to follow”

Daniel Rothenberg

Excellent training

It is rare that you find a program as comprehensive as this one regarding ways to improve your workplace, as well as provide better quality care for the customer/ patient. I anticipate using the yellow belt training to find ways in which I can improve… Read more “Excellent training”

Bryant Grider
University of Indianapolis

Easy to navigate

The Yellow Belt Training was very informative and easy to navigate. I liked the different means of assessment used throughout the course to check… Read more “Easy to navigate”

Olivia Witteborg

Great course!

Sara Panczyk

Quick and easy to understand

The Yellow Belt course has been quick and easy to… Read more “Quick and easy to understand”

Erika B Breen
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Change is hard. Green Dot makes it easier.

Organizational change is challenging, but when you are able to get team members to agree on a common set of principles to drive change, while thinking systemically about how change impacts the org as a whole, the process gets easier. Grateful our team is taking… Read more “Change is hard. Green Dot makes it easier.”

Geoffrey Brewster
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

Very informative!

Megan Huber

Easy to use resources

I have previously taken a yellow belt Lean Six Sigma course but it has been roughly ten years ago and I no longer had the materials to guide me. This course was wonderful at freely sharing easy to understand resources and education on Six… Read more “Easy to use resources”

Adrienne Numbers
University of Indianapolis

awesome

Abigail Green

Closing the Gap

Throughout my yellow belt training I found that many of the tools were familiar due to using them in past project, yet a full understand of each tool or the big picture was never developed. Due to my training with the Green Dot Group, I… Read more “Closing the Gap”

Chanda Drew
LCMC Health

Essential training

This course has been an essential portion of my knowledge of Lean Six Sigma. I look forward to using this newly learned ideas in the… Read more “Essential training”

Deuel Vaughn
LCMC

great educational experience

McKenzie McClintic

Really enjoyed the course!

Jelena Vranic

Bite-sized

The course content was laid out and organized nicely. Each module wasn’t too lengthy; nice bite-sized chunks to encourage trainees to continue through the… Read more “Bite-sized”

Sean O'Brien
San Francisco Public Works

I’ve learned useful language and

I’ve learned useful language and tools to better communicate and structure the changes I want to see in my workplace. Highly… Read more “I’ve learned useful language and”

Lauren Wack
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Simple, concise, easy to understand.

Lauren Wack
Jane Pauley Community Health Centers

Watch Out World, Here Comes Change

I’ve learned about many of these tools individually but never in a formal setting that bridged each step of the Change Management Process together. I feel like I have life-long tools to help me taken on change and sustain the change efforts until change is… Read more “Watch Out World, Here Comes Change”

Chanda Drew
LCMC Health

Thank you.

Lena Savoie
LCMC Health

This training has been very helpful

This training has been very helpful for creating a structure in looking at processes within our workplace for improvement and problem solving that allows for all parties to be considered and… Read more “This training has been very helpful”

Jessica Tomlinson
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I have enjoyed learning about

I have enjoyed learning about Lean Six Sigma and how to obtain my Yellow Belt. Excited to continue… Read more “I have enjoyed learning about”

Lora mckeand
Jane PauleyCommunity Health Center

Very insightful

Elizabeth Peters
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

Well thought out training

Olivia Voss
UINDY

Great Course, Great Content

Even though I currently have Green Belt experience, I was able to pick up useful tools and other ways of thinking through this course.… Read more “Great Course, Great Content”

Chelsea Perry
MacAllister CAT

Great course! I liked the

Great course! I liked the mini quizzes during the… Read more “Great course! I liked the”

Brooklynn Guerrettaz

Great Introduction

Great introduction into Lean Six… Read more “Great Introduction”

Cody Buttry-Hinkle
GadellNet

Great framework for thinking about developing efficiency!

The course was straightforward and offered multiple tools and frameworks I can easily apply in my… Read more “Great framework for thinking about developing efficiency!”

Michael Khouli
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Helpful videos

I liked that the videos were short and that the text following them reinforced key concepts. The repetition helped the ideas… Read more “Helpful videos”

Melissa Plew
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

Easy to navigate, great training

Easy to navigate, great training for improvements and communication… Read more “Easy to navigate, great training”

Angela Kilbride
University of Indianapolis

NPs making change

Great systematic approach to make change and improve… Read more “NPs making change”

Heather Alder
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Improve how we improve

I appreciate having a formal treatment of this topic. It should really help any organization to align on established best practices and use a common language. I’m looking forward to improving how we… Read more “Improve how we improve”

Matt Bollinger
GadellNet Consulting Services

This training was very eye-opening

This training was very eye-opening in terms of making processes, and more specifically, changes more efficiently. I’m glad we had the opportunity to learn how to reduce waste and map out projects in a efficient… Read more “This training was very eye-opening”

Nicholas Parker
LCMC Health

Setting the Pace and Reducing the Waste!

This course was such an incredibly rewarding experience. The well-structured platform and comprehensive course material made it easy to learn at my own pace while ensuring a thorough understanding of each concept. Collaborative opportunities with fellow participants and prompt support from facilitators created a sense… Read more “Setting the Pace and Reducing the Waste!”

Deuel Vaughn
LCMC

Thank you

Gregory Denkman
LCMC Health

Great teaching through online resources.

Amanda Richter
UIndy MOT Program

Improved Thinking and Communication

The process of yellow belt training has changed the way that I approach issues. It has helped me reframe my processes from a “do it now, get it done” process to utilizing the processes laid out in this course. It has also helped me better… Read more “Improved Thinking and Communication”

Nicole Mann
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Over all a very interesting

Over all a very interesting and informative program. Adding more voice overs and matching activities would improve my… Read more “Over all a very interesting”

Madison Holmberg
UIndy - MOT

I’m here for it!

I appreciate that I am able to take this right away and implement it with the handouts and tools to be successful in advocating for change. Thank you, Green… Read more “I’m here for it!”

Kimberly Spencer
UINDY: School of Occupational Therapy

Met the Challenge

Against all odds, a team of one made it! Sometimes, a true challenge turns into a valuable learning experience and a worthy contribution to your organization. Thank you Green Dot… Read more “Met the Challenge”

Terri Kyle
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Excited to get started

Excited to work on my yellow belt… Read more “Excited to get started”

Jonathan Olavarrieta
LCMC

A Great Experience

I’ve learned a lot from the Green Dot Group. Applying what I’ve learned in their course will make me a more valuable team… Read more “A Great Experience”

Rachel Rizzuto
GadellNet

Met the Challenge

Against all odds, a team of one made it! Sometimes, a true challenge turns into a valuable learning experience and a worthy contribution to your organization. Thank you Green Dot… Read more “Met the Challenge”

Terri Kyle
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Engaging and informative

The mix of reading and videos and interactive exercises is a great way to present this material in an online course. It helped me stay engaged. The sections are nice sized so it makes it easy to work a little, step away, and come right… Read more “Engaging and informative”

Laura Baker
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Very informative

This has been a very informative… Read more “Very informative”

David Loyd
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Great training!

Zoelaine Viewegh

Just right for me

This course offered a concise, yet thorough primer for continuous improvement. Ideal for the young professional starting out or the seasoned veteran desiring a review. Highly recommend this series for any… Read more “Just right for me”

Donna D. Clark
MacAllister Family of Companies

Allow yourself time to absorb this material

Lots of useful content, but a lot to absorb; Think this works best when you have a project in mind to apply the principles to in your head as you review the entire… Read more “Allow yourself time to absorb this material”

Claudine Makofsky
LCMC Health

Very helpful!

The A3 was key! This is now my go to tool for problem… Read more “Very helpful!”

Brian Friese
GadellNet

Fantastic content

Very informative and comprehensive course to finding and limiting waste. I found myself saving every attachment through the course to use later… Read more “Fantastic content”

Johnny Dittmann
Gadellnet

Clear and easy processes and documents

Kyle Simmons
Gadellnet

The training was easy to follow

The training was easy to follow and provided great tools for helping with quality improvement… Read more “The training was easy to follow”

Amber Melchior
Jane Pauley CHC

Make it easier to download things

I would have liked to have all the info graphics and powerpoint slides in one download instead of having multiple downloads with someones only one slide. Also, the yellow belt handbook was not available at the… Read more “Make it easier to download things”

Veronica Maghielse

Very relevant

I’ve done a few yellow belt trainings at other companies and this one included much more relevant examples than others.… Read more “Very relevant”

Nathan Klein
Michigan CAT

Think Differently

Looking forward to using new skills to make positive changes at my… Read more “Think Differently”

Susan Husselbee
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

I enjoyed nerding out to this course!

I truly enjoyed this Yellow Belt course. The Green Dot platform is easy to use and kept me engaged between the curriculum, videos, attachments, quizzes, and drag-n-drop style… Read more “I enjoyed nerding out to this course!”

Vic Sweeting
Gadellnet

I have really enjoyed learning

I have really enjoyed learning a better way to make improvements to our office and… Read more “I have really enjoyed learning”

Erika B Breen
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I continue to enjoy and

I continue to enjoy and love learning the processes of what it takes to start and carry out a… Read more “I continue to enjoy and”

Lora mckeand
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Thorough

Tom’s teaching is very hopeful. The detail in which he explains the concepts really make sure that they are driven home. Combine that with quizzes and practical examples and the concepts really start to sit… Read more “Thorough”

Landon Galenski
Gadellnet

I found the training beneficial

I found the training to be extremely beneficial and easy to understand. The templates are what provide the most value. One delta I have is to provide completed examples for some of the templates. For example, when learning about the A3, it would be invaluable… Read more “I found the training beneficial”

Dakota Joseph
LCMC Health

I enjoy the variation in

I enjoy the variation in the delivery method throughout the… Read more “I enjoy the variation in”

Paige Reynolds
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

helpful process that can be

helpful process that can be applied to many aspects of… Read more “helpful process that can be”

Alicia Ray-Wolfe
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Detailed and Great Visuals!

This course was outlined perfectly. Even though it was online, the visuals provided were a great… Read more “Detailed and Great Visuals!”

Ivory McKelvin
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I have learned a lot

I have learned how to solve cause and effect problems in the work… Read more “I have learned a lot”

Allison Moll
University of Indianapolis

Great course!

Caitlyn Naghdi

Good thorough content and infographics!

Patricia Santos-Babaran

Kept me interested

The course is well structured. The combination of words, graphics and video helped me understand the concept and kept me… Read more “Kept me interested”

Joanne Qiao
San Francisco Public Works

I like the concept, I

I like the concept, I wish there were real life examples and short problems to implement out… Read more “I like the concept, I”

Simra Ly
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Love 5S!

This 5S training provides specific steps to organize workspaces. It also could be used at… Read more “Love 5S!”

Susan Husselbee
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

Great! Love the case studies

Lauren Ober

Great job delineating between the

Great job delineating between the difference of white vs yellow belt. Loved the depth it went into on waste, A3, and 5S… Read more “Great job delineating between the”

Sierra Kern

Thank you Green Dot Group!

I love the train-at-your-pace setup in addition to the written and video… Read more “Thank you Green Dot Group!”

Rachel Rizzuto
GadellNet Consulting Services

Great program!

Abigail Crouse
University of Indianapolis

Excited about my new skills

Valuable information learned that will be utilized both professionally and personally. Great content and easy to follow… Read more “Excited about my new skills”

Terri Massett
LCMC Health

I find this information very

I find this information very helpful and I look forward to using it to address issues in our agency in the… Read more “I find this information very”

Chelsea Beth Holbert
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Informative

I can appreciate the new perspectives that Green Dot Consulting Group have suggested to better our… Read more “Informative”

TAMARA MERRITT
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Great organization of the material

Great organization of the material for optimal… Read more “Great organization of the material”

Khloe Kesler

Gave me great ideas to help motivative my team

I have enjoyed learning new ways to address ways to improve my teams workflows. It is not all technical information, there are also get activities you can do with your team that speak for themselves on why taking steps to improve workflow is… Read more “Gave me great ideas to help motivative my team”

Sara Standlee
The Jane Pauley Health Center

I look forward to becoming

I look forward to becoming a Yellow Belt in the Green Dot program to help my company reach goals that so many of us have for the love of our… Read more “I look forward to becoming”

Steph Branson
The Jane Pauley CHC

Very useful knowledge

I got this certification through one of my academic courses and know it will be very useful to have this knowledge and apply it in the medical… Read more “Very useful knowledge”

Erin Doss

Great Information and Tools

Love all the tool templates. Easy to understand content. Thank… Read more “Great Information and Tools”

Savannah Rehbein
MacAllister Machinery

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  • Duration
    4 hrs
  • Lessons
    20
  • Quizzes
    1
  • Skill Level
    intermediate level
Approx. 2-2.5 hours to complete

Suggested: Best to break it up over a few days.

Intermediate level

This is a middle of the road course.

Free downloadable resources

Includes tool templates and info graphics to download.

Video

Includes videos to help compliment the learning.

Full lifetime access

Learn at your own pace. Whenever, wherever you like. You are in control.

Certificate of completion

Digital certificate is available on download.