Conferences and Professional Development
Kansas State University offers several professional development opportunities for professionals in the business administration field.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course
The College of Business Administration is offering three opportunities in 2018 to participate in the introductory Yellow Belt course as the foundation program of Lean Six Sigma and its methodologies. The main goal of the Yellow Belt course is to learn how Lean Six Sigma can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction, reduce errors, increase efficiencies and work more effectively to solve problems. Each participant will receive a Yellow Belt workbook.
- Learn the history and background of Lean Six Sigma
- Participate in Lean Six Sigma projects that deliver meaningful results
- Master several key Lean Six Sigma tools
- Understand the DMAIC problem methodology
- Establish process improvements in your work areas
- Understand the importance of "soft skills" in an LSS project
Upon completion of the two-day course, participants will receive a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate of completion.
Doug Von Feldt has more than 20 years of experience leading projects and change initiatives in industries including manufacturing, distribution, education and retail. He has held senior leadership positions including chief information officer at two different organizations, along with other leadership roles in the areas of continuous improvement, innovation, project management and operations. His current work focuses on helping organizations become more profitable by aligning work processes, people and culture to achieve operational effectiveness and efficiencies.
Von Feldt helped launch the Center for Organizational Excellence at Washburn University, where he continues to create and teach professional development courses. He has produced curriculum and training materials in a variety of areas, including Lean Six Sigma, project management, leadership and innovation, and he has taught thousands of people all over the world. He also provides consultation services to organizations to help them implement continuous improvement, project management and innovation programs. Additionally, Von Feldt consults with small businesses and startups to identify activities and capabilities that will differentiate them in the marketplace.
He earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Washburn University and was recognized as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt by Washburn. He also is a certified Project Manager (PMP), a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and has been a Baldrige Performance Excellence Program examiner. He regularly speaks at conferences in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, process improvement, organization design, innovation and project management. Von Feldt is a contributing author to the book Next Level Supply Management Excellence: Your Straight to the Bottom Line® Roadmap (J. Ross Publishing).
January 11-12, 2018
May 14-15, 2018
August 16-17, 2018
K-State Campus, Business Building
8 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch on your own)
Program Fees and Registration
K-State student: $249
K-State faculty/staff: $499
Each course is limited to 25 participants. Please register early to reserve your seat. Registration deadline is December 15, 2017, or until courses are full. Registration is not considered final until fees have been paid.
If you have registration questions, please contact the K-State Global Campus conference registration office or call 785-532-5569. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted. Your credit card statement will show payment to KSU Controller's Office IV.
Check: Payable to Kansas State University, FEIN 48-0771751
Agency Purchase Order: Please provide the actual copy of the APO as soon as it is available.
If you must cancel your registration, please do so by two weeks before the course start date. Registration fees, less a $25 processing fee, will be refunded if notice is received in the conference registration office by the refund deadline. To modify or cancel your registration, please send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “LSS Yellow Belt.” Refunds are not available after the refund deadline. Registered participants who do not cancel their registration in writing are responsible for fees even if they do not attend and have not paid the registration fee.
Kansas State University may cancel or postpone this program because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If the program is canceled or postponed, registration fees will be refunded but we cannot be held responsible for other costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Registration fees will not be canceled and refunds will not be issued if the program is held but the registrant is unable to attend due to travel delays or cancellations caused by inclement weather, or due to other extraordinary circumstances beyond the control of Kansas State University.
Participants who need accommodations due to a disability should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Debbie Hagenmaier, or call 785-532-2560. Notification three weeks prior to the course is requested to ensure appropriate accommodations can be provided.