Training / Learning Opportunities

UNH offers Lean training to all university system employees. Training ranges from Introduction to Lean through the progression of Yellow Belt, and Green Belt Certification as well as providing Lean Culture training for University Leaders and Sponsors.

What types of results can you expect from Lean training?

  • First employees will be directly impacted by learning how to work in a new way --TOGETHER -- participants will see things differently and communicate more effectively
  • Next, implementing changes results in improved efficiency, makes work better for those who do it and has a positive impact on those you serve

To learn more about each training program offered explore training options below.  

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Introduction to LEAN (White Belt)

By starting with the basics you will discover how at the conclusion of training, through the lens of Lean, you can make a difference in your work process. Introduction to Lean class is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of process improvement through Lean concepts.

Lean Yellow Belt Certification

Interested in learning how you can take the Lean concept and apply it to an actual project? This program features a hands-on lead-in to the philosophy and methodology of Lean process improvement. Going beyond the introductory phase, participants in a group setting apply Lean techniques to an actual work process.

Lean Green Belt Certification

Want to learn how to be a Lean facilitator? Attend Green Belt Certification and learn how to guide a group through the Lean process via facilitation skills.

Note:  Yellow Belt Certification is required to participate in Green Belt Training.  Facilitation post-classroom training is required to obtain Green Belt Certification.  See course details for more information.  

Lean Black Belt Certification

Participants examine Lean principles and practices including Shingo, Kata, and Hoshin, and they conduct a capstone project to apply their skills and to understand Lean from an operational and strategic perspective.

Note: Both Yellow and Green Belt Certification are pre-requisites for the Black Belt

LEAN for Leaders, Executives

The Lean for Leaders series provides leaders with an awareness of Lean within higher education and what it means to lead in a Lean environment. It explores ways for leaders to further lean thinking at all levels of their organizations and throughout the University.  It is about “Leading in a Lean Culture”

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LEAN for Leaders, Sponsors

The Lean for Leaders series provides leaders with an awareness of Lean within higher education and what it means to lead in a Lean environment. It explores ways for leaders to further lean thinking at all levels of their organizations and throughout the University.  It is about learning what it means to be in a “Sponsorship” role.

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