Are you looking for a scalable solution to training your organization in the concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma?
Scaling success is an important part of any training initiative. We recognized the need so we developed a Blended Learning approach for Lean Six Sigma Green Belts. It’s designed to make it easier to scale your efforts while at the same time helping you achieve better results than you would from traditional classroom training.
What is Blended Learning?
In a traditional classroom, instructors lecture and students listen. Instructors follow up lectures by assigning students homework to complete independently. In this scenario, the student applies the concepts on their own without guidance. If the instructor isn’t readily available to help students apply what they’ve learned, then there isn’t a high likelihood of successful project completion.
With a Blended Learning approach, the student’s experience is reversed. Students learn the lecture portion through independent study and complete the homework in class. Lean Six Sigma Blended Learning training means that instructors are available during project application when students need their guidance most.
Designing the learning with a Blended Learning approach allows students to absorb concepts on their own and then provides them with essential project guidance so they can learn by doing. This active guidance promotes understanding and application which increases the likelihood of project success!
Key to Scalability
The other challenge we see in organizations is the issue of limited process improvement resources being tied up in classroom training. The more time spent training, the less time instructors are available to support process improvement efforts.
The Blended Learning approach frees up internal resources which makes it more scalable than the traditional classroom approach.
Maintaining the Group Learning
Students and teams that are spread across separate locations are able to complete online learning modules at their own pace and then meet between modules for online or onsite group sessions with a live instructor.
Since the online modules are completed independently, the instructors are free to conduct group sessions specifically designed for students to apply the learning. Students learn from instructors as well as each other.
Facilitators can customize the group review schedule, duration and agendas. Some organizations schedule 2-3 hour group review sessions between each DMAIC phase. The focus of these group review sessions is to solidify student learning, guide application of the concepts and complete project work.
This outcome is better and faster improvement results for organizations–and our clients love it!
If you’d like to experiment with Blended Learning, we’ve designed one for GoLeanSixSigma.com’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course!
The current design of Blended Learning for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt includes:
- A schedule for completing the online training modules
- Additional videos, blogs and success story examples organized by phase
- Facilitator agendas for each of the live group review sessions by DMAIC phase
- Facilitator slides to share and use with learners