The University of Oklahoma Lean Institute (OULI) offers a wide variety of classes in process improvement and organizational efficiency, combining techniques from Lean and Six Sigma to fit the specific needs of each client and organization: improving workflow, improving quality, reducing defects, and increasing profitability. 

Our programs range in scope from introductory lectures to continuous training, certification programs, and quality improvement consulting. We are happy to customize our services to individual clients. 

As an added benefit, most Lean improvements lower an organization's environmental footprint, and this can be a great way to approach sustainability in a way that also increases profitability.


Course Credits

Participants in all OULI programs receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, which are required to maintain many professional licensures. OULI training also qualifies as PDU credits for Project Management Professionals.

Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt program participants may also elect to receive graduate credit hours through the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Training Locations

OULI public classes are held at the centrally located Tinker Business Industrial Park at I-40 and Sooner Road. All public classes are open enrollment and typically feature an interesting mix of teams from a variety industries.

The Lean Institute also offers private or contracted training programs onsite at locations across the state, including workshops implemented at suitable client facilities.

Upcoming Courses

A calendar of public Lean Six Sigma certification courses is scheduled out a year in advance. Please browse upcoming classes.