All public classes will be held at Tinker Business and Industrial Park. All classroom dates meet from 8:00 a.m. - 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. Please follow the link next to the course in the calendar below. Otherwise, you may contact Michelle Bassham in Records and Registration to sign up, at mbassham@ou.edu or (405) 325-6034.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt

0.8 CEUs

The LSS White Belt course provides entry-level introduction to the Lean and Six Sigma principles. This course is ideal for anyone with no prior experience in process improvement or team members supporting Green and Black Belts implementing a process improvement project. Taught by the OU Lean Institute LSS Green Belt instructor.

Cost to attend: $300

White Belt dates

  • December 4, 2019
  • February 12, 2020
  • April 08, 2020
  • June 17, 2020
  • August 12, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
  • December 2, 2020

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

9.6 CEUs

Green Belt certification delivers in-depth training, preparing participants to lead and contribute to Lean Six Sigma efforts and project teams. This class includes 12 days of classroom training spread over four months, with individual coaching between classes. Participants complete a real-world project as part of certification.

Newly added is the integration of Leading with Lean, a two-hour leadership short course providing both formal and informal leaders the basic awareness of how the Lean mentality can be incorporated into the daily interaction with employees, customers, and the processes within the larger value stream to which they all contribute. The managers, supervisors, and Champions working directly with the LSS Green Belt candidate are invited to attend and participate in this session.

Early Bird Registration $3,350 (Save $150) by August 25, 2019

Cost to attend: $3,500 per person

Fall 2019  

  • September 01-03, 2020
  • October 06-08, 2020
  • November 10-12, 2020
  • December 08-10, 2020
  • January 20, 2021 (Final Presentation Day)

Spring 2020

  • March 03-05, 2020
  • March 31 - April 02, 2020
  • May 05-07, 2020
  • June 09-11, 2020
  • July 21, 2020 (Final Presentation Day)

Fall 2020

  • September 01-03, 2020
  • October 06-08, 2020
  • November 10-12, 2020
  • December 08-10, 2020
  • January 20, 2021 (Final Presentation Day)

To arrange LSS White or Green Belt certification training for your company, please contact Lisa Angelotti, langelotti@ou.edu or (405) 325-3136.

Champion Training

Champion training will provide participants with an overview of Lean Six Sigma as well as the information necessary to set their organizations up for maximum success when deploying these methodologies. This two-and-a-half-day interactive training is designed to be both course and workshop. Class participants will workshop how the concepts covered can be applied in their organizations.  To assist in the workshop aspect, participants will be asked to bring a copy of their company’s organization structure/chart and strategic goals as expressed by top management. This class includes the two-hour Leading with Lean short course, unique to the Lean Institute. No prerequisites required for participation in this training.

2019 Champion Training 

Champion Training date

  • November 5-7, 2019 

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

12.0 CEUs

Intensive three-month Lean Six Sigma training intended primarily for those who will lead process improvement efforts at an organizational level. Green Belt certificate or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for Black Belt certification, pending the approval of the instructor. Black Belts typically supervise Green Belts and manage Green Belt-level projects. This class includes 15 days of classroom training spread over three months, with individual coaching between classes. Participants complete an individual real-world project as part of certification. Participants, please bring a laptop to class.

Early Bird registration (save $200.00) before September 16, 2019

Cost to attend: $5,950

Minimum class size requirement of six candidates

2020 Black Belt

  • March 16-20, 2020 
  • April 13-17. 2020 
  • May 18-22, 2020

Payment, Cancellation, and No Show

Registration fees are payable to the University of Oklahoma. To qualify for Early Bird registration rates, a completed registration form and full payment must be received prior to the date listed on the OU Lean Institute website. Payments not received by this date will be charged the normal registration fee. Workshop participants with a balance due will be required to remit payment before the start of a class series, with the exception of those participants paying by government purchase order or JV transfer. A credit card or check will be required on site for attendees with balances due that have not provided a government purchase order or JV transfer.

Cancellation, No-Show, and Refund Policy:

Qualified substitutions will be accepted at any time. There are no refunds for cancellation five business days or less before the class start, for non-attendance, or for withdrawal after the workshop begins. If registration fees are not paid prior to the cancellation or no-show, you will be billed. If the workshop is cancelled by the University of Oklahoma, registrants will receive a full refund.

Cancellations must be received by email (langelotti@ou.edu). Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. Businesses cancelling a registered employee must include the employee registered on the cancellation email request for the cancellation request to be valid.

Please contact Lisa Angelotti, langelotti@ou.edu or (405) 325-3136 with any questions.