An employee with the skills and mindset to solve problems, innovate and facilitate change is one who can add value to the organisation beyond the expected functional skills and knowledge one is hired for.


Lean Six Sigma is a unique set of methodologies and tools specially tailored for process improvements that is used in many industries to enhance efficiency, productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability. Lean Six Sigma projects comprise aspects of Lean's waste elimination and the Six Sigma focus on reducing defects. It aims to improve the quality of output by identifying causes of defects and minimizing variability. With the increase in competition today, every organisation needs to constantly improve in both the development of products and/or in the delivery of services.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belts can be employees in line departments who undertake a six sigma implementation under the guidance of black belts or entrepreneurs who need to anticipate implementation issues within a business plan.  


This course aims to train participants in Lean Six Sigma frameworks, concepts, tools and methodologies at a Green Belt level and provide them a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification with evidence of a high standard of competency through assessments by written test, project works and certification review. For organisations and employers, a certified SMU Lean Six Sigma Green Belt participant is one who has undergone rigorous training and assessment to embark professionally on a career that would espouse continuous improvement using Lean Six Sigma at a Green Belt level.  




By the end of this course, students will be able to: 


  • Appreciate the key principles, focuses, history and differences in Lean and Six Sigma.
  • Understand the importance and key aspects of managing team and change for improvement.
  • Appreciate the tools in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt toolbox; select and apply the tools according to the needs of a project in terms of measurement, analysis, innovation, implementation and sustaining the benefits.
  • Understand and manage the improvement project and process using the framework.


Who Should Attend

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification is designed for business professionals who desire a strong foundation in Lean Six Sigma but do not have the need for advanced statistics.  No prior Lean Six Sigma training is required.

Level of Proficiency



An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.


Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement and passing the assessment, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Type of Course



Data Analytics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Advanced Manufacturing

Instructional Methods and Learning Activities

Lectures, Discussions, Exercises


SkillsFuture Series
Course fee grant of 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via


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Full Fee: S$4,815 per pax (including GST)


SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$1,444.50 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$544.50 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


• Good Bachelor's Degree
• Diploma Holders with at least 3 years of working experience

Course Dates

Run 1: (Each run is conducted over 3 sessions)


Session 1:


Thursday 15 March 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Friday 16 March 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm) 
Saturday 17 March 2018 (9 am to 6 pm)


Session 2:


Thursday 19 April 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Friday 20 April 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm) 
Saturday 21 April 2018 (9 am to 6 pm)


Session 3:


Thursday 17 May 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm)
Friday 18 May 2018 (7 pm to 10 pm) 
Saturday 19 May 2018 (9 am to 6 pm)


Note : Every session is conducted over 2 weekday evenings (7pm to 10pm) and a Saturday (9am to 6pm).



About the Trainer


Francis Lim

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt


Francis Lim is an experienced certified Master Black Belt with a successful record of more than 15 years of accomplishments in methodologies, management, training and certification; and project deployment in the area of continuous improvement and operational excellence, using Lean Six Sigma.  Francis’ Lean Six Sigma experience covers project work, large turnkey initiatives and organisational deployment across geographies, various functions and business environments.  Examples include Manufacturing and Quality (Becton Dickinson), Supply Chain (Linde Gas), Commercial Processes (Microsoft), Sales Operations (HP), Banking and Services (OCBC), and Administrative and Education Services (SMU).


His experience in regional implementations include Asia Pacific (Becton Dickinson) and Southeast Asia (Linde Gas). Francis also has a successful track record of delivering training and certification for Lean Six Sigma related topics in these environments, where he uses case studies, applications and examples that participants from the respective environments can relate to.  Francis now heads his own consultancy.