Belt Training

Yellow Belt Curriculum

A Yellow Belt is one step up from a beginner, yet with solid training can work effectively as a member of a problem-solving team.

Lean Six Sigma uses the analogy of belt colors (traditionally associated with martial arts) to designate competence in applying lean six sigma tools to problem solving and process improvement. A Yellow Belt is usually the first step in the progression to become an expert in Lean Six Sigma.

A Yellow Belt is one step up from a beginner, yet with solid training can work effectively as a member of a problem-solving team. With the guidance of other, more experienced team members (Green Belts) and facilitation by experts (Black Belts), Yellow Belts will eventually also be able to apply basic problem-solving techniques to make improvements in their own work areas.

Yellow Belt Courses

Our recommended Yellow Belt Curriculum starts with a short introduction to the basic concepts of Lean Six Sigma. After that our mistake-proofing training challenges learners to think differently about problem-solving than they likely have in the past by making it impossible to make mistakes. Finally, Yellow Belt trainees are inspired to start improving their own work areas with our 5S’s:  Workplace Organization course.

Options for Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing versions of the Mistake-Proofing course assures that the examples throughout the training resonate and are relevant for learners.

Manufacturing Version

Best for people who work in manufacturing settings.

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Mistake-Proofing
  • 5S’s: Workplace Organization

Non-Manufacturing Version

Ideal for people who work in support areas or in the service sector.

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Error-Proofing Business Processes
  • 5S’s: Workplace Organization
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