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Lean Sigma Green Belt Virtual Training

What: Webinar
When: October 13 - November 4
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

With its focus on quality improvement and doing more with less, special emphasis will be placed on how Lean Sigma principles, tools and practices can address problems and challenges faced by public health organizations – in particular, those presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our regular 3-day in-person workshop will now be offered through 6 online sessions over three weeks in October and November.

  • Program Orientation: October 13, 12:00-1:30pm (90 mins)
  • Week 1: October 20 & 21, 12:30-4:00pm ( 2 x 3.5 hour sessions)
  • Week 2: October 27 & 28, 12:30-4:00pm ( 2 x 3.5 hour sessions)
  • Week 3: November 3 & 4, 12:30-4:00pm ( 2 x 3.5 hour sessions)

About the Green Belt Workshop

Having taken White and Yellow Belt training, you will develop an in-depth understanding of those essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied to increase efficiency and quality of service; improve access to service; increase capacity; decrease/avoid costs; improve satisfaction among staff and community and create an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement. The Green Belt program will develop the capability and skills to facilitate/lead improvement initiatives within your organization.

The program enables immediate application and benefit through a requirement to complete a workplace improvement project. This ‘apply-it now’ approach can generate tangible benefits for your organization. For example, recent Green Belt projects have focused on improving:

  • Vaccine and medication ordering
  • Intake process for infant and child development programs
  • Condom distribution
  • Student flow through VPD immunization clinics
  • Purchase, storage, assembly and delivery of harm reduction kits

As well as live instructor-led training, participants receive access to a subject matter expert mentor throughout the program. Our mentors have significant experience supporting public health organizations and will provide guidance on all aspects of the program – subject matter queries, project scoping and execution.

Prerequisite: Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Key Topics:

  • Why Lean in public health
  • Lean principles and framework
  • Project identification and selection
  • Lean Green Belt Project Essentials
  • Evaluation of current state/value stream mapping analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement tools (SIPOC, VOC/CTQ)
  • Tools to improve flow (workload balancing and resource leveling)
  • Tools to reduce variation
  • Other important tools (product/service families, driver diagrams, affinity diagrams, force field analysis)
  • Transforming to future state
  • Engaging teams and communicating change
  • Lean leadership

Quality Improvement in Public Health

OPHA is committed to the importance of quality improvement in public health. We seek for Ontario to have a responsive and adaptable system meeting community needs with effective leadership. OPHA in collaboration with the Leading Edge Group offers LEAN sigma training catered specifically for public health professional. We also host informative webinars in efforts to support continuous quality improvement in public health.

Become an OPHA member to take advantage of membership discounts.

Click HERE to learn more about the many benefits of membership.

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