What Will I Learn?

  • How to define phase and Lean Principles
  • Measure phase and statistical process control
  • Analyze phase and root cause analysis
  • Improve/control phases & advance lean tools


Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known approach for achieving operational excellence that does more than simply improve processes. LSS combines the process improvement benefits of Lean with the statistical process control (SPC) benefits of Six Sigma. It takes advantage of the “value-added” focus of Lean while maintaining the statistical rigors of Six Sigma. The course series includes four full-day training sessions with two weeks between sessions for participants to complete project work that is an essential part of the LSSGB program. Sessions will include all training materials, project support, venue, and food.

Walk Away With

  • Course material, simulations, and exercises relevant to the regional organizations
  • Training with LSS project work that allows participants to apply class learnings to an actual project within their organization
  • Successful participants receive a completion certificate from the College of Southern Idaho

Who Should Attend?

Individuals and employers who are looking for a real ROI. Our real-world project work is a vital part of the LSSGB program. You will start to see real improvements in lead time reduction, productivity increase, WIP reduction, quality improvement and space utilization.

Instructor Bio

Dave O'Connell

This course will be taught by Manufacturing Specialist, Dave O'Connell of TechHelp, and Idaho State University. Dave O’Connell is a Manufacturing Specialist with over 30 years of manufacturing and food processing experience. Dave and his wife, Staci, live in Pocatello, Idaho. Dave was introduced to advanced manufacturing practices early in his career at General Electric (GE) where he attended a Deming Four Day Seminar and learned Statistical Process Control and Continuous Improvement. He continued to increase his skills and knowledge in these areas by getting his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2004) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification (2017). Dave received advanced training in Training Within Industry (TWI); a simple, yet effective, method for training employees, dealing with people problems, and effectively using resources in the workplace.  

Dave received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. While at General Electric he completed the Financial Management and Advanced Financial Management Programs.