Lean Sigma For Public Health
Open Enrollment Training 2024

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) in collaboration with Leading Edge Group offers LEAN sigma training catered specifically for public health professionals. With its focus on quality improvement and doing more with less, special emphasis in each workshop will be placed on how Lean Sigma principles, tools and practices can address problems and challenges faced by public health organizations.

Registrations are now open for our 2024 live online instructor-led Lean Sigma for Public Health White, Yellow and Green Belt training sessions with the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA).

Find out more about the training programs and the registration links below:

Lean Sigma for Public Health White Belt Training

  • September 25th, 2024
  • September 26th, 2024

Time:  12:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST

In this introductory workshop, you will gain an understanding of Lean and quality improvement principles and methodologies and their relevance across public and community health. In doing so, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between value-add and waste
  • Understand the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) framework
  • Undertake root cause analysis on problems, and
  • Identify tools that can be applied to achieve sustainable improvement.

NON-OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health White Belt – Virtual training – September 2024 – OPHA Non- Members

OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health White Belt – Virtual training – September 2024 – OPHA Members

Lean Sigma for Public Health Yellow Belt Training

  • October 2nd, 2024
  • October 3rd, 2024

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST

In the second workshop*, you will continue to develop an understanding of Lean thinking and quality improvement concepts and further build your repertoire of methodologies. In doing so, you will be able to:

  • define what process mapping (including swim lane) and value stream mapping are and identify examples of when each is used
  • identify the key steps involved in creating a process map and value stream map
  • describe different process metrics and calculate them for a particular process
  • understand the characteristics and components of Kaizen Events (including 5S)

*Prerequisite: Lean Sigma White Belt Certification

NON-OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health Yellow Belt – Virtual training – Feb 2024 – OPHA Non-Members

OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health Yellow Belt – Virtual training – October 2024 – OPHA Members

Lean Sigma for Public Health Green Belt Training

  • November 5th, 6th and 7th, 2024
  • June 12th, 13th and 14th, 2024

Time:  12:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Having taken White and Yellow Belt training, you will develop an in-depth understanding of those essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied to increase efficiency and quality of service; improve access to service; increase capacity; decrease/avoid costs; improve satisfaction among staff and community and create an ongoing culture of continuous quality improvement. The Green Belt program will develop the capability and skills to facilitate/lead improvement initiatives within your organization.

The program enables immediate application and benefit through a requirement to complete a workplace improvement project. This ‘apply-it now’ approach can generate tangible benefits for your organization. For example, recent Green Belt projects have focused on improving:

  • Vaccine and medication ordering
  • Intake process for infant and child development programs
  • Condom distribution
  • Student flow through VPD immunization clinics
  • Purchase, storage, assembly and delivery of harm reduction kits

As well as live instructor-led training, participants receive access to a subject matter expert mentor throughout the program. Our mentors have significant experience supporting public health organizations and will provide guidance on all aspects of the program – subject matter queries, project scoping and execution.

Prerequisite: Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

NON-OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health Green Belt – Virtual training – Nov 2024 – OPHA Non- Members

OPHA MEMBERS REGISTER HERE: Lean Sigma for Public Health Green Belt – Virtual training – Nov 2024 – OPHA Members