Are You Ready to Get Started?
This is an interesting question, and unsurprisingly there isn’t a straightforward answer.
We will do our best to guide you with our “4 signs you’re ready to become a six sigma black belt” listed below.
As you’ll see from the tips in this article, six sigma black belts need to be able to bring plenty of experience and lean six sigma knowledge to their role.
4 Signs You’re Ready to Become a Six Sigma Black Belt
You have led several process improvement initiatives
Experience is the starting point for your black belt checklist.
In order to be ready for a six sigma black belt certification, you will need to have several years of experience in a process improvement role under your belt.
You will also need to have led or participated in a number of lean six sigma projects.
You have achieved a lean six sigma green belt certification
This is not strictly essential, but the majority of six sigma black belt candidates we see have gained a green belt certification in the past.
Most do not progress to black belt level immediately. They often use the knowledge and abilities they have gained through green belt training to contribute to or lead several process improvement projects before progressing to the next certification.
You feel ready for new challenges and projects
If you have been working on process improvement initiatives for a number of years, you may feel that you need a different set of challenges to keep you motivated and engaged.
This is a sure sign that you’re ready to address the cross-functional mindset of a black belt. Six sigma black belts take a bigger picture approach, often working with several teams or departments across the organisation.
They look at the development of the company as a whole, often collaborating with the executive leadership team on ways to grow and develop the business.
You want to reach higher levels of savings and improvements
Similarly, you may have worked on green belt level projects for some time and feel that you’ve plateaued in what you can achieve.
This is knowing there are more improvements to be made, better savings to gain, but not having the know-how to reach those goals. Progressing to a black belt level can help you get there.
Sounds right? Here’s the next step…
If some or all of the reasons above resonate with you, it could be time to get researching and plan your six sigma black belt training.
Before you begin, it’s important to note that a very crucial part of knowing whether you’re ready is to speak with your prospective training provider.
A personalised consultation can ensure the course you choose is right for your level of experience and what you want to achieve.
The great thing about this is that providers know black belt certification is an important career step for every participant. They will happily take the time to guide you through the information and advise on what’s right for you and your situation.
Learn About Our Black Belt Course
Our Six Sigma Black Belt Course is suitable for participants from all backgrounds and sectors.
It is a 14-day programme, delivered in short, focused instalments over 5 months.
This programme aims to:
- Equip participants with advanced six sigma techniques and knowledge.
- Develop each participant’s confidence through practical application of the learning.
- Prepare participants to achieve the prestigious ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt award.
You can get more details about this programme and its upcoming dates by visiting the course webpage or downloading a copy of its brochure.Download Brochure Visit Course Webpage
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Our experienced, black belt qualified consultants can offer guidance and advice on whether you’re ready to become a six sigma black belt.
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