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Master Black Belt Development Program Electives

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Courses for the Master Black Belt program are designed to build a mix of both hard skills and people skills, and are offered multiple times throughout the year. As a Master Black Belt candidate, you choose four electives, approximately 20 classroom days, to satisfy your program requirement. Here are your options:

Electives Course

Please select four courses from the following electives:

Certified Hoshin Planning Facilitator
Build core strategic planning and facilitation skills with Hoshin Planning.

Change Leadership
Improve your ability to lead change initiatives and drive organizational transformation.

Lean Agile for Project Management
You’ll learn to streamline your workflow by combining the artifacts of Agile development with the tools of Lean.

About Basic TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)
A powerful problem-solving method, TRIZ relies on the study of patterns of problems and solutions to overcome barriers and derive creative solutions. Formerly used by researchers and scientists, today TRIZ is used by companies every day to generate new ideas, improve customer insight, solve problems faster, forecast technologies, track product evolution, develop intellectual property, build stronger patents, improve new product success, streamline resources, and generally save time and money.

Innovation and Design Tools
Innovation and design tools are needed because they get us beyond our own minds and limitations. This course will give you all the tools you need along the entire innovation pathway.

Tool Master
Take your problem-solving prowess to new heights with the Tool Master course. The course offers a hands-on, individualized approach to teaching and mentoring advanced statistical principles and tools.

Anyone who stands in front of groups to lead change can greatly benefit from this course, which delves into the many aspects of effective teaching.

Note: Elective courses taken cannot duplicate courses previously taken by candidates with the Lean Methods Group or other reputable organizations.

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