Thursday, March 12, 2019
8 AM – 4 PM; 0.7 CEU
Presented by Don Johnston of Roxtar, Inc. and Bonnie Stone of Minitab, Inc.

Note that this special workshop price is made possible by our sponsors Roxtar, Inc and Minitab, Inc. Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be Lean & Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified and will receive 0.7 CEU for attendance.


An ideal introduction to Lean & Six Sigma for those not yet trained as a Belt. The workshop received such rave reviews last year that we brought it back! The interactive workshop combines instruction with hands-on application of Lean & Six Sigma concepts. With this workshop you will learn:
  • The fundamental Lean principles, Six Sigma principles, and the overwhelming benefits of blending the two in a unified approach 
  • Project execution based on the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology
  • Project targeting criteria and what makes a great LSS project
  • Lean & Six Sigma concepts and tools
  • Key elements of successful Lean Transformation
  • Project Selection
  • Team Roles
  • Voice of the Customer (VoC)
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Value-Add versus Non-Value-Add
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Fishbone Diagrams
  • Lean Flow & Work Cells
  • 5S
  • Visual Tools
  • Capacity & Bottlenecks

Who Should Attend 

This is an outstanding workshop for beginners, practitioners, and executives wanting to better understand Lean & Six Sigma and who are seeking a Yellow Belt Certification.


Don Johnston has trained people at all levels in a variety of enterprises, from small businesses to Ford Motor Company and the Space Shuttle Program. Don received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and his Masters in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.  He is a certified LSS Master Black Belt.

Bonnie Stone has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace and healthcare industries in Quality, Engineering and Organizational Excellence. Bonnie received her undergraduate degrees from Memphis State University, an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Industrial Optimization from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a certified LSS Master Black Belt.


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  • Even though the deadline to submit a proposal has passed, you may still submit a proposal for consideration for substitutions
  • Notification Date: Authors will be notified by October 31, 2018
  • Please see the Proposal Submission Guidelines here

Conference Chair's Message

Laura Martin-Samala

Continuous Process Improvement is not just something a Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioner helps organizations achieve, but is also a fundamental core competency of their personal make up. That is why  innovative companies are looking for people that use the LSS way of thinking at every level. In this age of “Big Data”, “IOT” and “AI”, ... read more