Lean and Six Sigma Training at University of Portland

Interested in FREE learning on Lean and Six Sigma in bite-size, 3-hour sessions?

These classes will give you a solid understanding of Lean and Six Sigma concepts, which are the most popular and effective approaches to implementing process improvements within an organization.

Lean concepts developed out of Henry Ford, and made it’s way to Japan after World War II. Toyota and other Japanese manufacturers took these techniques and mastered them. The Toyota Production System became known as “Lean Manufacturing,” but it applies beyond the factory.

Six Sigma concepts were developed from Western Electric and Bell Labs, and evolved from many quality techniques, including quality circles and total quality management. Motorola developed the Six Sigma framework modeled after the martial arts belt system, and General Electric (GE) took it to another level.

Lean and Six Sigma can be applied in your home, and in most industries such as: healthcare, software, TV/film, government agencies, nonprofits, banking, entrepreneurship, and more!

BPI has continued to move Lean and Six Sigma to the next level, by helping businesses and organizations apply these approaches to sustainability, which is the balance of people, planet and profits.

Click the link for each class to learn more…

Group 1

Date 9AM-Noon 1PM-4PM
FRI 7/21/17 Intro to Lean and Six Sigma Lean and Green Workshop
SAT 7/22/17 5S Workplace Organization Personal Lean
FRI 8/4/17  Statistical Process Control (SPC) Capability Analysis (Cpk/Ppk)
SAT 8/5/17 Variable and Attribute Gage R&R Regression and ANOVA
FRI 8/11/17 Design of Experiments Advanced SPC

Group 2 (repeat of classes in Group 1)

Date 9AM-Noon 1PM-4PM
SAT 8/12/17 Intro to Lean and Six Sigma Lean and Green Workshop
FRI 8/18/17  5S Workplace Organization  Personal Lean
SAT 8/19/17   Statistical Process Control (SPC) Capability Analysis (Cpk/Ppk)
FRI 8/25/17 Variable and Attribute Gage R&R Regression and ANOVA
SAT 8/26/17  Design of Experiments  Advanced SPC

Cost per class = FREE

To sign up for an individual class(es), click the name of the class, add to cart, and check out when you’re done adding all the classes you want to take.

Interested in taking all 10 classes? You will be receiving an equivalent of a Green Belt training program!


In partnership with Van Zoen LLC, we have also setup the popular “Lean Primer” workshop at Hatch Innovation Labs (also FREE!)

Date 3:30-5:30 PM
MON 7/17/17 Lean Primer
MON 8/8/17 Lean Primer


Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland Westside Campus
15220 NW Laidlaw Rd #230
Portland, OR 97229

Have questions about the classes? Contact us for more information.