Have some burning questions about the VOE Network's belt program? Here are some FAQs
When will the VOE Network’s belt program begin? The VOE Network is proud to announce that our new and improved belt program is currently scheduled for roll out in April 2019.
Are there enrollment deadlines for any of the belts? You do not have to worry about any enrollment deadlines. There is rolling enrollment for each belt course.
Are there eligibility requirements to participate in the VOE-networks belt program? Eligible candidates for the VOE Network's belt program must be currently work for a VOE Network member organization and be registered as a member on the VOE Network’s website.
What if my institution is a VOE Network member but I don’t have access to the VOE Network website? To have members only access to the VOE networks website you must be registered as a secondary member under your institutions account. An institution's primary account holder will be prompted to add secondary members when they register for VOE Network membership. If additional secondary members need to be added to an institution’s account, the primary account holder can send the names and email addresses of the secondary members to: email@example.com.
What if I don’t know who my institution’s primary account holder is? The VOE Network can notify you of who your institutions contacts are just contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why should I participate in the VOE Network's belt program? The VOE Network’s belt certification training is a great way to get your staff, new and not-so-new, on the same page and to mobilize them to identify waste in operations and processes. These trainings enable staff to be more effective when problem solving and participating in Lean initiatives.
Is there an exam to complete belt certification? Yes, each level of lean belt has exams for proof of concept.
How do I know which belt level to take? The White Belt- 1 hour to complete self paced online. What you'll learn:
List the basic concepts and principles that underlie Lean Six Sigma improvement methods
Describe the history of Lean and Six Sigma
Distinguish between Lean and Six Sigma
List the benefits of using Lean Six Sigma
Define the roles involved in Lean Six Sigma
Recognize the 8 Wastes of processes
The Yellow Belt- 10 hours self paced online. What you'll learn:
List the basic tools and principles that underlie the Lean Six Sigma improvement model
Identify opportunities to improve a process
Define project improvement goals
Identify how to plan for and conduct data collection to uncover root causes
Describe how to verify root causes of process issues
List how to implement simple but effective improvement techniques and concepts
Identify how to sustain the gain of process improvements
The Green Belt- 32 hours self paced online. What you'll learn:
What is Lean Six Sigma
How to find and select a Lean Six Sigma Project
What DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) steps are
How to create a project charter
How to select measures, plan for data collection and collect baseline data about a process
How to conduct process and data analysis
How to craft, filter and determine solutions to process problems
How to create monitoring plans, develop response plans and document the project
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