LEAN Six Sigma Solutions

  Recognizing the mounting pressure to increase efficiency and effectiveness in nonprofit operations, sector leaders are seeking systemic ways to eliminate waste, save dollars and strengthen organizational stability. 

The Center for Nonprofit Resources responded to this capacity building need and certified the first group of Nonprofit Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt professionals.  During the certification process, each participant returned to their respective organization with skills and tools to help increase organizational effectiveness, real-world project experience applying the LSS principals and tools within their organization and exposure to best practices in organizational management.

The successful implementation of LEAN Six Sigma (LSS) initiatives begin with a culture and leadership supportive of an LSS approach, and is not strictly a focus on the tool set. 

Building on this premise, The Center is expanding LSS training to help leaders understand what LEAN Six Sigma is, why organizations use the methodology and the various roles needed to create a LSS culture.  White and Yellow Belt training provides the foundational understanding of LSS.  Green Belt training will continue to equip employees who spend some of their time on process improvement teams. 

This combined training approach develops effective people within your organization by involving employees in the improvement process and builds trust by promoting a shared understanding of how each person is important to the organization’s success.

White Belt


A quick online introduction to LEAN Six Sigma.  It's the perfect way for beginners to learn what LEAN Six Sigma is and how it can help improve any process or organization. Approximately 1 hour in length.

Yellow Belt
Training & Certification


An online, high-level, awareness course that teaches you the fundamentals of LEAN Six Sigma process improvement.  Upon completing the course, you  will see the world with new eyes and understand how LEAN Six Sigma can transform your workplace or home. Approximately 8 hours in length.

Green Belt
Training & Certification


An online, in-depth course with in-person and virtual group coaching sessions that enables you to complete LEAN Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish.  Green Belts carry more recognition and can deliver measurable, sustainable improvements by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. Approximately 32 hours online plus in-person and project time.

To learn more about LEAN Six Sigma solutions offered by The Center for Nonprofit Resources click here to register for an Overview session on February 7, 2018.

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