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Operational Excellence Series & Seminars

  • Discounted series exclusively for employers participating in the 2019-2020 Operational Excellence Workforce Advancement Training grant initiative.

  • Register early. Series are canceled a week prior to the scheduled start date if enrollment is insufficient.

  • Invoices are sent to the authorized company representative approving employee participation.

  • Questions can be directed to Rachel Erin Johnson at 920-831-4374 or


Lean Enterprise Certificate - GEMBA Series (36 Hours)

The Lean Enterprise Certificate-Gemba Series provides six days of mentor-guided training bundled into one convenient series. The 36-hour program explores lean and continuous improvement approaches that are changing organizations by reducing waste, improving service levels, optimizing processes and delivering performance improvement.

Courses include: Learning to See • Understanding Current State • Creating Flow • Sustainment through Visual Management • Everybody, Everyday: Daily Continuous Improvement • Lean Project Reports / Commitment to Sustain

January-March Series
Class Dates: Mondays, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 and March 9, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $995
More Info: Event Flyer (PDF) 


April-May Series
Class Dates: Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 13, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fee: $995
More Info: Event Flyer (PDF) 


Six Sigma Green Belt Series (88 Hours)

Benefit from seven days of classroom training spread over four months and approximately 32 hours of online learning. The Six Sigma Green Belt provides a learning atmosphere packed with interactive discussions, applied exercises, project reviews and Minitab software practice. Learn to utilize DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)—a disciplined, data-driven methodology for eliminating defects in any process.

Each session focuses on Six Sigma tools to implement projects, conduct data and statistical analysis and reinvent business processes. Implementation of a workplace improvement and project report puts the tools into practice and documents results. Average projects can save a company $5,000-$50,000 annually.

The FVTC Black Belt instructor has a unique blend of leadership and quality experience to provide your project with optional Black Belt support. Course materials, lunch and refreshments provided. Participants must supply their own laptop computer with Minitab software installed. Software purchase options are reviewed at the first session.

April-June 2020 Series
Kick-off Session: Monday, March 30, 8-10 a.m.
Class Dates: Monday/Tuesday, April 6 & 7, May 4 & 5, June 1 & 2, June 29
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $1,750
More Info: Event Flyer (PDF)


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