Lean and Six Sigma Training at University of Portland and in Portland Oregon Metro Area

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.

Why are these workshops FREE? We want to offer this knowledge to everyone who is interested, and cost can be a barrier to learning for many. It also gives us the opportunity to meet new people who have an interest in these topics, find out what struggles they have in their organization, and determine what more detailed workshops or support we can provide to meet those challenges. We also enjoy teaching and sharing our knowledge, in gratitude to those who have taught and mentored us! If you are a lifelong learner, and want to refresh your skills, or are open to learning new and exciting ways to make improvements at work at in your life, check out the offerings below.

Click the link for each class to learn more. Contact us to express interest in the workshops below…

Intro to Lean and Six SigmaLean and Green Workshop
5S Workplace OrganizationPersonal Lean
 Statistical Process Control (SPC)Capability Analysis (Cpk/Ppk)
Variable and Attribute Gage R&RRegression and ANOVA
Design of Experiments Advanced SPC
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)Kaizen Events
Design of Experiments Standardized Work
Lean Startup 
Six Sigma and Minitab Review Workshop (Full Day) 

Cost per class = FREE

Don’t see a topic you want? Contact us and let us know!

Paid Workshops

None at this time…


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

We are also teaching Lean and Six Sigma workshops at Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE)

Next class will be scheduled for Fall 2019 (likely mid-October), so check back for more details, or visit the PSU CEPE website.

In partnership with Lean Portland, we have also setup some popular workshops on Lean and Six Sigma. We will also be offering paid workshops that deep dive into specific topics and concepts.

Latest workshop offerings can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lean-portland-160442007044

In partnership with 6sigma.US, we teach courses here in the Pacific Northwest (Portland and Seattle) on Lean and Six Sigma. You can save 5% when you used code “BPI” at checkout!

7/9/19 to 7/12/19
Lean FundamentalsPortland
8/5/19 to 8/8/19
Lean FundamentalsSeattle
10/15/19 to 10/19/19
11/12/19 to 11/15/19
Green BeltPortland
12/9/19 to 12/12/19
1/7/20 to 1/10/20
Black BeltPortland

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

We also teach some classes in San Francisco and Honolulu, so check those pages for upcoming courses.

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