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Lean Six Sigma is a method that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. Lean Six Sigma not only reduces process defects and waste, but also provides a framework for overall organizational culture change.

At UNC Health Care, Lean Six Sigma training is provided by the department of Operational Efficiency (OE). Details for available programs are listed below:

      • Yellow Belt
      • Blue Belt
      • Purple Belt
      • Kaizen Coach: This program is for employees who will become full-time improvement coaches. Kaizen Coach is time and resourceā€intensive, so it is essential to have management and personal support to complete this rigorous training and, once certified, to function as an improvement coach. Sessions are:
        • Program Kickoff
        • Lean Mindset
        • Leadership and Coaching
        • Facilitation
        • A3 Thinking & Lean
        • Plan and Execute Kaizen Events
        • Sustain

UNC Health Care employees can access OE’s SharePoint Site for more information, or you can email