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1615 Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502

785-532-5575
1-800-622-2578 (toll free)
global@k-state.edu

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

Thursday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Ron Jackson
Program Coordinator

Conferences and Professional Development

Kansas State University offers several professional development opportunities for professionals in the business administration field.

Visit the current conferences listing or check out the noncredit online programs.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Instructor

Von Feldt

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). 

Available Sessions

2019:
January 17-18, 2019
May 20-21, 2019
August 22-23, 2019

Location/Time

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
Public: $699

Each course is limited to 30 participants. Please register early to reserve your seat. Registration deadline is two weeks before the course start date or until the course is full. Registration is not considered final and your seat in the course is not guaranteed until fees have been paid.

REGISTER NOW 

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.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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 registration@k-state.edu 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.

Special Assistance

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.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

The Green Belt course delves into the DMAIC process through in-depth information, analysis, and application of Six Sigma and Lean concepts that can be immediately applied to projects and for leading and managing process improvement teams. The course is designed to certify participants as competent in the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt body of knowledge as defined by Kansas State University.

The Green Belt course provides the tools, methods and skills needed to effectively drive a medium-sized process management improvement project for your department or organization. The course drills into the details of Six Sigma, Lean, and Theory of Constraints to provide a well-rounded view of process improvement techniques. The course will also cover important elements needed to successfully implement Lean Six Sigma within an organization.

Participants will learn how to guide Lean Six Sigma projects that create immediate and lasting value to an organization. The skills and tools are applied immediately through individual and team exercises to gain maximum learning. Participants will be able to apply the concepts learned in class to a business improvement project back in their work environment.

A certificate of completion will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the program requirements. Professional development hours are also available.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to successfully complete a LSS project
  • Understand the key factors critical to a successful implementation of Lean Six Sigma
  • Be able to utilize the Business Improvement Guide (BIG) project execution process
  • Understand the Crimson Corporation Process Improvement Roadmap©
  • Have a solid understanding of LSS
  • Understand and be able to use the core LSS tools
  • Be able to mentor and coach other team members just starting to learn about LSS
  • Be equipped to make process improvement changes within the organization
  • Be able to provide immediate benefits to the organization by completing a LSS project
  • Understand and effectively use basic tools and method of project management and organizational change management (OCM)
  • Understand how to effectively management teams and meetings to drive project success

Program Format and Requirements

This is a blended learning course with classroom training plus self-paced training to supplement the classroom experience through online content, homework and applications. The course is designed to be extremely interactive and it incorporates a mix of learning methods including lecture, reading assignments, simulations, individual and team exercises, case studies and videos.

Participants will engage in a comprehensive simulation conducted throughout the course to gain experience using the tools and methods learned in class. Quizzes and completion of a project, identified by the participant, are required.

A Kansas State University certificate of completion: Green Belt will be awarded upon successful completion of all program requirements, which include:

  • prior participation in the Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt course or prior LSS experience
  • full participation in all class sessions (6)
  • competency examinations and a project (project must be identified in advance by the participant)
  • approximately 24 hours of online sessions, homework and reading assignments

Course Materials

The following course materials will be provided to participant:

  • Crimson Corporation's Business Improvement Guide
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
  • Electronic copies of templates and tools

Participants are responsible for providing their own laptop and acquiring Minitab Statistical Software. Minitab is used throughout the course. Academic and government pricing options may apply.

Audience

The audience for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt includes all types of organizations and industries, project leaders who will drive Lean Six Sigma projects, and leaders responsible for championing or sponsoring Lean Six Sigma.

Instructor

 Doug Von Feldt

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). 

Meeting Dates

November 1, 2, 15, 16, 29 and 30
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas

Participants are required to attend all sessions.

Registration Information

Program cost:  $2,500

Class size is limited. Please register early to reserve your seat. Registration deadline is October 15 or until the course is full. Registration is not considered final and your seat in the course is not guaranteed until fees have been paid. 

Register Now

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. Central time, Monday through Friday. For questions about the training, contact Dan Minick, instructor in the K-State College of Business Administration management department.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your registration, please do so by October 15, 2018 to receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. To modify or cancel your registration, please send a written request to registration@k-state.edu with the subject line “LSS Green Belt.” Refunds are not available after October 15. 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.

Special Assistance

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.

Notice of Nondiscrimination