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Lead the Way with Lean Six Sigma


Summer 2023 session begins August 15 - Join from any location!

Click here to watch a recent Information Session and meet Instructors Tracy O'Rourke and Elisabeth Swan

Are your team members jumping to solutions without solvig the root of the problems? Are they using their gut instead of making data-based decisions? Are you engaged in the right leadership tasks to support problem solvers and build a continuous improvement culture?

This instrutor led virtual program provides leaders with the tools and skills to become practiced mentors who drive organizational change, while ensuring that process improvement efforts align with business objectives.  This requires more than lean tool deployment, but also includes key leadership and management frameworks, principles and behaviors.

This course teaches all leaders how to:

  • Grasp Lean Six Sigma
  • Transorm the Culture
  • Embrace the Leader's Role
  • Make Problems Visible
  • Support Problem Solvers

This program is designed for any Leader, Supervisor, Manager or Director in any industry who desires a sustainable culture of continuous improvement for their team and organization. The training will benefit all leaders, but more specifically any leader that wants to help shape the culture and build and coach problem-solvers.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Build a culture that empowers staff and promotes continuous improvement
  • Understand the breadth of impact a leader has and the leaders roles & responsibilities in transformation
  • Identify projects that align with the organization’s mission
  • Deploy Leader Standard Work (successful leader habits) that drive improvement activity and success
  • Mentor and coach staff to become better problem solvers

 What Students are Saying

"I really enjoyed this course. I was what I need to continue the deployment of Lean and Six Sigma in my Workplace."

"Great instructors, the knowledge and experience is awesome because they can provide really good real examples accordingly."

"Material was very well organized around 5 key principles for leaders. Videos and quizzes were appropriate in length. Enjoyed interactive discussions during live sessions. Always felt like I left a session learning something useful."

"The instructors were very engaging, knowledgeable, and did an excellent job of creating a warm, valuable learning and discussion space."

Program At a Glance

Total Instructional Hours: 30
Live Online Training Portion: six, two-hour sessions (12 hours total)
Units: 3.0
Duration: 2.5 months
Tuition: $1,795 (includes all learning materials)
Format & Structure: This program is a blend of online learning and live virtual training sessions. After completing the learning modules on your preferred schedule engage with the Instructor and fellow leaders within an interactive virtual classroom.
Class sessions meet virtually on Tuesdays, 2:00- 4:00pm, PST on Aug. 15, 29, Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 10 and 24. 

Your Program Advisor:

Angela Miller, Program Manager
(858) 534-8133
Click here to schedule a phone conversation.

Click on the image below to hear from program alum, Tracy Minutolo:


No-Interest Payment Plan


,UC San Diego Extended Studies offers a no-interest payment plan to help break up the cost of this training into manageable monthly payments.

The first payment is needed to process your registration, and we can then select the recurring payment date.
 To initiate a plan please complete the No-Interest Payment Plan Request Form.


Course Number: BUSA-40967
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt