The Lean White Belt workshop provides training in Lean core concepts, basic practices, and quality improvement tools. A blend of lecture and process simulation, this training is ideal for employees designated to work in areas where continuous improvement activities and projects are taking place. No prerequisite requirements.
All classroom dates meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration for all classes closes one week prior to their start date. Online registration is available for most courses. Otherwise, you may contact Registration and Records at (405) 325-6034 to sign up.
Course length: 4 hours
Next offered: May 03, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150. Register before April 09, 2023 and SAVE $25. Registration closes, April 30, 2023. Class requires 5 participants to make.
*Please use the Register Now link if paying by credit card. If paying by Purchase Order or Cost Transfer please call Registration and Records, (405) 325-6034, to register.
Instructor: Joyce Hinton or LSS Black Belt Larry Fisher
Materials:Class materials and Zoom link emailed to students the Tuesday before class begins.
Location: Live via Zoom or in-person at the Tinker Business and Industrial Park
Participants 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.
Public classes are held at the 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 of industries.
The Lean Institute also offers private or contracted training programs onsite at locations across the state, including workshops implemented at suitable client facilities.
OULI's team of instructors and consultants are practicing experts in the field with extensive history in implementing process improvement efforts and coaching students.
deFonteny is the creator of Leading with Lean and other short courses offered by the OU Lean Institute. A certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt once active in the oil and gas industry, deFonteny has more than a decade of experience as a Lean practitioner, coach and instructor. He holds a master’s degree in human relations and a bachelor’s in psychology. deFonteny is committed to optimizing organizational success by helping others Lead with Lean. He is the author of Leadership Reimagined and an adjunct professor with the University of Oklahoma.
Hinton is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has served as an OULI Lean Six Sigma coach, instructor and consultant for many of the Institute’s major clients. She is the primary instructor for the Institute’s LSS White and Green Belt training workshops. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and has completed extensive training in Lean Six Sigma methodologies, as well as having extensive experience in both management and procurement.
Tobias is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trained by some of the original consultants in the industry (Sigma Sciences, Inc., p.k.a. Six Sigma Associates). She has worked with Six Sigma Academy, the first consulting organization created by the founder of Six Sigma, Dr. Mikel Harry. Tobias has extensive experience at the strategic level working with leadership. At the tactical level, she has coached and mentored clients' internal resources for hundreds of transformational projects.
Fisher is the Center Process Manager for Continuous Improvement and Innovation (CI2), Air Force Sustainment Center, Tinker AFB. He coordinates continuous improvement mentoring and training for 35,000+ Airmen. As a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt, he is an instructor and facilitates multi-organizational improvement events, mentors, and coaches those utilizing CI2 techniques and seeking LSS Green Belt/Black Belt certifications. Since 1985, Fisher has held positions in engineering, quality, contracting and process improvement organizations.