UC Davis Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program

Enrollment Open for 2022 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program

Update: Enrollment for Spring 2022 is now closed; stay tuned for communication about future sessions. Now open for enrollment, Continuing and Professional Education's 2022 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program. This 14-week course, taught by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, provides knowledge and tools you can use to encourage a culture of service excellence, continuous improvement and empirically-based decision making as a means of improving quality, consistency, speed and financial savings for your organization. An information session is scheduled for November 16, 2021 at 4:30 PST, more information here.

  • Benefits
  • Participants in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program can expect the following outcomes:
    - Immediately apply the established Lean Six Sigma principles to a real-life project; project creates and expected hard or soft cost savings 
    - Receive guided mentorship from a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Leader
    - Learn to implement Lean Six Sigma directly into the workplace; address quality and waste issues such as defects, cycle time, variability, etc.
    - Enhance your organization's ability to overcome challenges by applying Lean Six Sigma's proven techniques and strategies
    - Receive a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Badge from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education, recognized globally as an indicator of    mastery of LSS expertise. The badge is a digital credential, authorized by Credly, host of the largest, most-connected digital network and trusted by leading global organizations.

    This course also qualifies for 1.75 CEUs
  • Course Logistics
  • Kicking off Wednesday, February 23, 2022, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt virtual training will run 14-weeks. Cohort size limited to 20 participants; enroll now to secure your seat. 

    Time Commitment
    Participants should expect a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning using virtual modalities for a time commitment of roughly 30 hours, to include:
    - 100% virtual, online training
    - Bi-weekly 1/2 day live, synchronous learning workshops (total of 18 hours over duration of program)
    - 12 hours of self-study completed between workshops
    Virtual Live Session Schedule
    Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm Kick-off
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm
    Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:30am to 12:00pm

    $2295 for UC Davis staff. To receive the $200 discount please contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.
  • Who should attend? 
  • This course is open enrollment.

    The course is best suited for individuals responsible for managing or participating significantly in any business process activities including managers, professionals and front-line staff. Process owners, functional owners, department/unit leaders and team members are welcome to enroll.
  • Enroll
  • See Continuing and Professional Education's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course overview for additional details and the link to enroll.  


At UC Davis we strive to embrace a culture of continuous improvement. One of the ways in which we support that culture is thru the adoption of the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology. LSS relies on a collaborative team effort to improve efficiency and remove waste in our processes.  In effort to provide appropriate tools and resources to empower staff to drive toward excellence, UC Davis brought Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt to campus in January 2019. Interest spread and individuals enrolled by the dozens, some departments started training entire teams and by January 2020 more than 1,300 staff were trained Yellow Belts. 

With the support of leadership and in partnership with Continuing and Professional Education we leveraged momentum from Yellow Belt to pilot a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program. By fall 2021, two cohorts (2020 and 2021) of UC Davis staff completed training and are now recognized as Lean Six Sigma Green Belts. Individuals in each cohort delivered action plans to refine university business processes by eliminating hand-offs, reducing cycle time, increasing information security and decreasing unnecessary approvals; these projects have the potential to save the university hundreds of thousands of dollars.  



UC Davis recognizes the significance of a program that provides staff the knowledge and tools to encourage a culture of service excellence, continuous improvement, and empirically based decision making. The Budget Framework Advisory Committee views Lean Six Sigma as a strategic initiative to assist campus in meeting goals for financial sustainability. Campus leadership champion the methodology and are committed providing additional opportunities for staff to become Lean Six Sigma Green Belts.