Six Sigma Webcast: New Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification Standard

Posted by: meikah | 15 February 2010 | 10:34 pm will host the first-ever online conversation on Lean Six Sigma Certification.

When: March 10, 2010

This one-hour program Webcast will feature three speakers:

  • Peg Pennington, Executive Director of The Center for Operational Excellence at Ohio State University
  • Rachel Lane, Associate Vice President, Business Excellence at Nationwide
  • Bill Hathaway, Founder and CEO of

The session will include a discussion on the current state of belt certification practices, the need for an impartial standard, what are the new COE Six Sigma Certification Standards, and how the new standards will better support Lean Six Sigma deployments. The event will conclude with an open forum for participants’ questions, comments, and feedback.Webcast attendees will receive a free PDF of the “iSixSigma Certification Survey.” This survey, referenced in the Webcast, was originally published in the May/June 2008 issue of iSixSigma Magazine.

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Lean Six Sigma Insights From Cardinal Health

Posted by: meikah | 12 February 2009 | 9:44 pm

Catch this Webcast where Cardinal Health will share insights on the Lean Six Sigma journey. This webcast is cohosted by MoreSteam.

The Webcast will be held at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 19, and is free and open to the public.

Holly Stein, director of operational excellence at Cardinal Health, will discuss Cardinal’s worldwide deployment and how the company uses simulated practice to produce confident Belts with enough experience to complete projects leading to Cardinal’s goals.

She will cover the evolution of simulated learning, the benefits of simulated practice in today’s demanding economic environment, the Top Ten Insights about simulation learning in the field, and evaluation criteria to assess the fit of simulation for a Lean Six Sigma deployment.

Her co-presenter will be Bill Hathaway, founder and CEO of  Read more…

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Webcast: Lean Six Sigma Lessons from Cardinal Health

Posted by: meikah | 4 February 2009 | 7:12 pm

In a press release over at

Cardinal Health, a global manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies and technologies, uses innovative Lean Six Sigma training methods to pursue their goal of total process and safety excellence.

This month, in a webcast co-hosted by, Cardinal Health will reveal the details underlying their success and how the application of online classes and simulations has produced more capable and confident professionals.

This online session will be free and open to the public. The sked:11:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 19, 2009.

Read the full press release.

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Six Sigma Fun and Games on

Posted by: meikah | 2 August 2007 | 8:24 pm

Six Sigma comes to the phenomenal 3-D virtual world

Specializing in Lean Six Sigma instructional technology, launched a new 3-D virtual campus in Second Life. According to the news, the goal is to bring a new dimension to lean Six Sigma learning and collaboration.

The 3-D learning lab allows teams to meet within the virtual world to conduct live virtual experi ments. Team members attend More-Steam’s virtual campus by creating an avatar to represent their physical presence. The campus learning lab incorporates an “avapult,” a catapult used to hurl a designated team member at a sticky wall target while attempting to avoid hazards such as flames, thorn bushes, alligators, and giant dragonflies.

Participants in the virtual lab communicate via text messaging or conference calls. The virtual lab provides an opportunity to learn by doing — to practice design of experiments in a simulated environment, determine which inputs to the avapult are significant, and what the optimal settings are. This process represents the central Y = f(X) calculation found in Lean Six Sigma projects. Read more…

I have yet to check out the virtual campus, but my initial reaction is that this is indeed an interesting development. It puts e-learning, especially Six Sigma training, to a higher level.

Quality Digest, a Six Sigma Zone featured link.

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