Lean Certification Programs

Among CITEC's most respected and popular training programs, our Lean Certification series is designed to transfer Lean capability to your company. Conducted as public sessions and company-hosted, more than 400 employees have achieved White Belt certification, over 50 have reached the Green Belt level, four are now certified at the Lean Black Belt level and another eight have reached the Kaizen Black Belt level.


Lean White Belt (LWB) Certification Program

You have the power to learn how to implement Lean improvement and create positive change for your organization.

This unique, in-depth program is designed in a proven, successful format of learn-teach-implement to develop your understanding of Lean productivity improvements, your use of the techniques at your facility and your ability to guide others at your company to realize real impacts.

Benefits to your organization:

  • Participants learn all of the critical Lean tools.
  • Completion of in-plant assignments (training and implementation at the cell level) between sessions and reporting results at each session for support and guidance increases the results.
  • Coaching helps attendees focus efforts and realize results.

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Lean Green Belt (LGB) Certification Program

The Lean Green Belt Certification Program offers an unrivaled combination of in-depth classroom training, mentoring and implementation projects to bring your Lean expertise to the next level. You will learn by doing... and from each other in this highly interactive training program.

The Lean Green Belt Certification Program is 5 days of intense learning, normally conducted at a rate of one session per month for a maximum of 12 people. In addition to the classroom sessions, participants are expected to complete assignments and report on those at the next session. Through project presentations and interaction, the participants will learn by doing ... and from each other.

Benefits to your organization:

  • Lean Green Belt projects result in immediate impacts: tens of thousands of dollars is the average impact!
  • Transforms learners to leaders when it comes to Lean implementation in your organization.
  • Provides the guidance and support for attendees to become stronger Lean trainers in your company and work on larger implementation projects to realize more significant impacts at your organization.

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Lean Black Belt (LBB) Certification Program

A Lean Black Belt (LBB) is a person who has achieved black belt level competency in 10 performance dimensions. He/she is a full time resource for their organization. CITEC is proud to certify people as Lean Black Belts! They are truly precious resources in any company.

To achieve certification, the candidate for the Lean Black Belt is required to submit comprehensive documentation for review by our Lean experts. Upon completion of the documentation requirements, the application is reviewed during a meeting with the sponsoring manager of the candidate before final approval is granted and the Lean Black Belt is awarded.

Benefits to your organization:

  • Internal capability to drive Lean initiatives throughout your organization.
  • Decrease costs as you increase capacity.
  • Your LBB can conduct on-going training and improvement projects.
  • Individuals at the Black Belt level of Lean are in high-demand because they focus their efforts on continuing to improve efficiencies in your organization.

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CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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