About the Program:Belmont University is pleased to also offer Black Belt Certification on par or exceeding the leading Black Belt certifications for ability to improve virtually any organization. Our Six Sigma Black Belt program has been redesigned from the ground up in partnership with the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business.
Target Audience:Anyone who is responsible for improving quality, service, or customer satisfaction. Managers, Supervisors, Project Managers, Process Owners, Quality Professionals, Healthcare Professionals, as well as Manufacturing and Engineering Professionals will benefit from this practical program.
Meet our Six Sigma Instructor
Dustin Helquist, MBA, was a captain (information technology) in the US Air Force through 2007, before returning to civilian life where he served, first as manager and later as senior manager, for process improvement at Asurion here in Nashville. One of his roles during that time frame has been to train and mentor six-sigma candidates in process modeling, statistical analysis and improvement methodologies. Through his efforts, his company was able to realize more than $5 million in savings annually. Last year, he was promoted to senior manager of web product management, also at Asurion, where he is now responsible for all web KPIs and focuses on driving adoption and throughput on the web. In selecting the right individual for leading you through this course, we were not simply interested in someone who was a “black belt,” but we wanted someone (as with all of our courses) with experience in the field in addition an academic background, and Dustin’s status as a Master Black Belt based on the # of completed projects supervised meets those requirements and more. Dustin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s Six Sigma program.
Black Belt Course
April 9-11, 2015; April 30 – May 2, 2015; May 21 - 23, 2015, June 20 or June 27 (TBD)Program Format: 10 classes over 3 monthsProgram Content:
- Define Phase: defining the need in multi-variable/ organization initiatives
- Measure Phase: measuring the current state, data collection, statistical capability and analysis
- Analyze Phase: finding potential root causes and quick wins
- Improve Phase: improvement and countermeasure skills, tools and strategies, experimentation and validating improvements
- Control Phase: control planning, leading change