After many successful editions of the event, we are again offering the possibility of hosting our course to LGs with the ambition and willingness to further work with LSS in the future.
What is the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Central Course?
Lean Six Sigma is a methodology used in many companies to eliminate waste and reduce variation, to improve corporate performance. Having a professional Green Belt certificate in Lean Six Sigma can give students a big head start in their careers. The ESTIEM Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course aims to provide ESTIEMers an opportunity to obtain a high-quality Green Belt certificate already during their studies – current options outside of ESTIEM are both expensive and not focused on students.
International Event - the Central Course
The event is usually 7 days long, of which 5 are working days. Participants will need to watch online videos, apply what they learned in examples provided during the training sessions, show their newly developed skills in a final case study and then get the chance to conduct their own Lean Six Sigma internship.
It is also possible to have an additional day for a company visit if needed. Here you can see the first draft of an Agenda.
What we are aiming for
Unlike most other projects in ESTIEM, our events always have the same agenda but therefore offer a lot of value to participants and a lot of potential to the LG.
What we are looking for in return is the will and motivation to not only host the Central Course and then stop being engaged with the topic, but to go one step further and strive for bringing your own first Local Course to your university and Local Group.
In order to do so you’ll also need the interest and dedication from few members to apply for the event and sign up as instructors afterwards, so those members will be the first generation to deliver your Local Course.
This way your LG will even benefit a lot more than from simply having only one single international event.
Regional Courses and Local Courses
The main difference from the Central Course is that Local Courses are set up in your university by your local instructors for your local members.
If your LG is permanently struggling with finding members or establishing yourself at university, you can also invite external IEM students to boost your popularity and visibility.
In case you possibly wouldn’t receive enough applications for a Local Course, you can negotiate with your neighboring LGs and go for a Regional Course first.
As long as you take the knowledge one step closer to your own LG or even other LGs you help us grow and you help ESTIEMers, as well as yourself, to develop.
We are aware that at this point, you might not be really into the scope of given possibilities. Contact us for clarification, and we can already talk about the best potential follow-up course for your LG after having an international central course. If you need more specific information about Local Courses, please contact Juliana.Fernandes@estiem.org or check out this page with more information.
Given the pandemic, it may be more interesting to organize a regional or local LSS course instead of a central course since these can be organized in a shorter timespan and it requires less international traveling.
Why should you go for it?
Hosting your own Local Course after or before a Central course comes along with many benefits:
- Unique opportunity on an internationally acknowledged methodology
- Attractive for members with rare time for international traveling
- Being an exclusive association by also offering the Local Course to external IEM students
- Increases the visibility of your Local Group on the campus
- Reach out easily for corporate partners and establish a collaboration with professors/the university
- Implement the course in the curriculum if possible
What do you need to supply?
In order for you to make an easier decision and also to prepare you already for the organizational stuff, you can read our Central Course BPD here.
How can you apply?
If you want to get the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course to your university and challenge the way we teach and learn, please fill the Questionnaire for organizing a LSS Central Course in order to apply properly. A PowerPoint presentation is not required, if you still want to show us fancy pictures of your city, LG or other stuff, you are free to create a short PowerPoint.
Please note that important for our decision are the answers from the form. Information from the PowerPoint won’t be considered and filling the form is mandatory. If you don’t fill the form, your application is not valid for this period.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Applications for Central LSS courses are ongoing. Complete your applications MAXIMUM 4 months before the course starts. The sooner, the better.