Online anytime - Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals - Full Series Online Anytime

Training Provider: Northwest Environmental Training Center

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Please Note:  This course is a pre-recorded online anytime seminar which allows you to be trained and certified at the convenience of your own schedule and in the luxury of your own home!

Why should you take the Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Webinar?

The Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Online Anytime course will challenge your ideas about how processes should operate, and discuss why processes are often setup to fail. It also covers popular problem solving techniques such as 8D, A3, and PDCA that provide a foundation for improvement, and cover an overview of both Lean (Toyota) and Six Sigma (Motorola and GE), and discuss how these techniques can be applied to city and state agencies, environmental consultants, and other groups involved in environmental and government work.

Lean and Six Sigma are proven techniques for process improvement that many companies and organizations have used for decades to save money, increase customer satisfaction, engage employees, and become a more sustainable business or organization.

Process improvement is not just for manufacturing companies. City governments, law firms, military, public schools, software developers, non-profits, and even TV and movie studios are seeing benefits to learning and applying these techniques.

Environmental organizations are also getting on board to address their own inefficiencies, and they are finding success reducing the environmental impact of the organizations they work with by speaking the same process improvement language.

The "Tools for Process Improvement" section builds on concepts introduced in Course 1: Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals: Introduction to Process Improvement.

In these sessions, details about the most common process improvement tools and techniques will be reviewed. Specific techniques include: 5S, process mapping, kanban, standard work, the 5 Whys, fishbone diagrams, histograms, common vs. special cause variation, error proofing, control charts, measurement studies, and more.


Who should take the Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals Online Anytime course?

Government agency personnel, city/state/municipal managers, contractors engaged in work with agencies, environmental engineers and managers, or anyone who is interested in learning techniques to improve efficiency and processes.


Course Topics Include:

  • An overview of the principles and mindset of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Introduction to some ways to deal with inefficient, error-prone, costly processes inside your organization
  • Discussion of how to establish a common language with stakeholders/clients to talk about improvements
  • Tools for Process Improvement
  • Process Mapping
  • Kanban
  • Standard Work
  • The Five “Whys”
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Histograms
  • Common vs Special Cause Variation
  • Error Proofing
  • Control Charts
  • Measurement Studies


Course Includes:

  • Electronic copies (PDF) of both course booklets
  • 6 .mp4 audio/video files of the 3 webinar sessions
  • Online, on-demand training with an experienced instructor
  • Effective, convenient training that covers tools for environmental professionals
  • After completing this course, attendees will be able to begin to evaluate which tools may be right to help their organization improve processes and increase efficiency and sustainability


Course Format:

This is a recording of the material from both "Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals: Introduction to Process Improvement" and "Tools for Process Improvement".

This product includes downloads of 12 hours of material (6 hours from each course) and 2 course manuals.

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Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC) is a 501(c)(3) training organization that has provided expert environmental training for professionals since 1999. We provide certification workshops and programs nationwide that allow professionals to expand their expertise, comply with regional and national regulations, and develop their skills. Our course offerings are centered on current policy, standards, and regulations within the following subject matters: Water, Chemistry, Biology, Air, Remediation/Toxicology, Technical/Software, and Leadership & Management. Private and custom on-site training is offered by request both regionally and nationally.

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