Getting Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in Michigan is not difficult, as it should be. There are many companies offering such training and certification courses. And it is not expensive either. But there are some details which must be taken into account before enrolling for any such courses. This is why I decided to write about it here.
I took Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in Michigan in the presence of my boss. I was so nervous that it nearly got me fired, but she insisted that I take the course. The course itself was easy. The only difficult part was the vendor training. My instruction coordinator was very helpful and helped me understand what I needed to take to pass the certification tests.
I did well on the basic training and got an excellent score on the actual six sigma green belt project. The vendor training was also impressive, though a little less successful. I did feel somewhat lost with the white board and diagrams. This is common in Six Sigma courses and is something that will happen to everyone.
Once completed, I started working with a company in New Mexico. I’ve never been involved with such a big project before, and really didn’t have any idea how to do it. The company had hired several people to train employees on how to use Six Sigma and train their own employees. The first few days went well, but as the weeks went on, things started getting a little wacky. Before I knew it, there were eight Six Sigma trained employees in the department, all of whom seemed to be having a ball.
My biggest issue during this time was trying to explain the concepts that I had learned in the training course to these new employees. They would try to understand things, but they still couldn’t implement them. Their confusion and lack of understanding of the material frustrated me, but fortunately I had a few employees who actually took the course and completed some of the projects, as well.
When I met with these employees, one of them actually asked me how the Six Sigma program worked. I was surprised that he asked me that because I never mentioned Six Sigma at all during our meeting. He then asked me how the Six Sigma green belt certification worked. I was a bit confused as to why he would ask me this, but I figured it would be easier to tell him if I knew how the course was done. I gave him the exact step-by-step instructions that I used when training myself and explained that I also included some resources from the course, so he could do the same if he decided to take the Green Belt Certification.
I also had another contact, a member of the Human Resources Department, who was very interested in implementing Six Sigma into his organization. We had a good conversation, and he informed me that he would like to take the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification course with his employees in a couple of months. Now, I’m not sure whether he actually has employees that are ready to take Six Sigma yet, or if he plans to start a program when he finishes the Green Belt Certification in January. Either way, I’m happy that I was able to help out; and this makes me feel good about the quality of the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) approach to improving the quality of the employees in my organization. This means more money for me and my employees, and a happier workforce!