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Date(s): 5 days, March 18-22, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., 1 hr lunch

Location: Santa Fe, NM (specific location TBA)

Instructor: Leon Spackman, MS, PMP, LSSMBB                                                                                                                  

Credits: 4.0 CEU’s, 25 PDU’s                                                                                                                                                            


OPTION 1: 5-day Training only: $2300

OPTION 2: 5-day Training PLUS Certification (a successful LSS project completion and 1:1 sessions with the instructor will be required to obtain the certification): $2300+ $800 = $3100

Early Bird Discount: 15% off if registered by December 31, 2018 January 31, 2019! ($345 OFF for Option 1 and  $465 off for Option 2). NOTE: No cancellation refunds for Early Bird Discount transactions, substitutions are allowed. 

NOTE: All pricing is subject to change. Take advantage of this offer today!

Additional discounts are available to the following (please call to receive your discount code):

  • ProcessQM customers who purchased our services within 12 months of the registration date
  • ProcessQM contractors who provided professional services on behalf of ProcessQM
  • ProcessQM consultants within ProcessQM Professional Network (click here to join)
  • Members of the Project Management Institute – Otowi Bridge Chapter (PMI ID# required, visit PMI-OB to join)
  • Members of ETEBA (visit ETEBA to join)
  • Members of Quality New Mexico (visit QNM to join)
  • Members of the ProjectY Los Alamos (visit ProjectY to join)
  • Active duty military and veterans (Military ID is required)
  • Students (Student ID is required)

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL (505) 975-2148 or E-MAIL to lena@processqm.com

This course will give the student an understanding and hands on experience to Lean and Six Sigma, two of the leading process improvement methodologies. The instructor will review the history and origins of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and discuss how they can and should be used together to improve processes, eliminate waste, and decrease variation. The student will learn the philosophy behind each methodology, the associated tools, and how and when to use them employing hands on, experiential exercises. This class can be taken as a Lean Six Sigma orientation or as a Greenbelt certification course. If the certification path is chosen, the student will be required to complete a Lean Six Sigma project using the tools and philosophies discussed during the class.

History of Lean and Six Sigma, Managing Lean Six Sigma Projects, Basic Statistics, Lean Principles and typical Kaizen event, Value, Waste (Muda), Speed and flow - Single piece versus batch, Balanced delivery (Tackt Time), Kanban (Pull and Just in Time), Standard Work, No defects, Gemba, Kaizen, 5D Tool, Kaizen Event, Six Sigma- Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control, and many other topics

C-Level Executives and Operation Managers seeking to gain efficiency and productivity from operations; Project Managers; Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, production personnel in manufacturing, lean practitioners in Design, Engineering and Construction industries, and anyone who is interested in lean six sigma methodologies.

Leon Spackman is an instructor/consultant/contractor and has many years of experience in process improvement, project management and quality management. Leon is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has implemented process improvement and reengineering efforts in government and commercial settings. He recently led a project for the UNM Health Sciences Center to move the organization from a fee-for-service model to a risk based preventive model. His extensive reengineering work at Lovelace Health Plan resulted in savings of over $500K in just 10 months and trained over 50 leaders in Lean Six Sigma principles. Leon is also a certified PMP and an experienced project manager. Leon served over 20 years in the United States Air Force leading and directing diverse organizations around the world. While serving as a squadron commander, he significantly improved support to his customers going from the worst to the best aircraft in-commission rates in the Air Force in less than two years. While in the Air Force, he earned his first master's degree in Logistics Management and served most of his military career as a logistics officer developing expertise in supply chain, petroleum, and overall logistics management. Leon also graduated from the National Graduate School with a master's degree in Quality Systems Management in 2002.

A certificate of participation is provided upon successful completion of the course. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided. Training Material is provided.

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