The Six Sigma Green Belt Certification with HR concentration was developed exclusively for the Management and Strategy Institute. It is designed to give the student a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles and teach you how to effectively work within a Six Sigma team.
HR professionals have an important role within Six Sigma. They may assist the project champion and company stakeholders in identifying employees to fill specific project roles and responsibilities. Depending on the size and scope of the project, they may even lead portions of the project in a green belt or black belt capacity.
The role of Human Resources within a project is often times similar to the day-to-day operations of an HR department. Within a project a certified Green belt in HR may work to select and retain employees for the project. They also help ensure the team functions effectively and helps to create the appropriate six sigma culture. This means making sure employees know how to work as a team, stay on schedule, and remain customer-focused.
Change management is also an important part of an HR professionals role. Six Sigma projects often mean major changes to the way processes work within an organization. People are naturally opposed to change, so having change management skills will be critical to the success of the overall project. Being part of the Six Sigma team the HR professional can be proactive and help employees, and the organizations, stay ahead of the change process. This is done by using constant communication to all levels of the company.
This program covers the operational roles and integration requirements that Human Resources (HR) provide, both within an organization to support Six Sigma projects and initiatives and within HR to support its own Six Sigma projects and improvements.
We also offer our Six Sigma Green Belt Certified (SSGBC)™ course for those who do not want their certification to have an HR concentration.
Course Syllabus [.pdf]
No, the Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in HR includes all of the course work for the Green Belt and Yellow Belt levels. You will learn the Human Resource and Yellow Belt material first, before moving on to the Green Belt material.
Green Belts must function at a high level within a Six Sigma project. It is important for Green Belts to have a solid understanding of the related principles so that they can perform the functions assigned to them by a Black Belt. This test is open book, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions. It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.
The Six Sigma Green Belt in HR course, by definition, is a mid-level certification. It is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of the Six Sigma. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Six Sigma the basic skills needed to function as a Green Belt on a Six Sigma team. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Six Sigma”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI offers several options for those who would like to order a book to assist with their studies.
If you prefer a physical book, we offer the “Six Sigma Green Belt Core Concepts Guide“. This pocket guide not only helps prepare you for the exam, but also makes the perfect reference book for future use.
MSI also offers digital books which can be purchased or rented at a significantly discounted rate. These books are perfect for learning additional Six Sigma concepts:
– Six Sigma and Beyond
– Six Sigma Fundamentals
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 2 hours. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
You are registering for the Six Sigma Green Belt in HR (GBHR)™ certification program through the Management and Strategy Institute (MSI). This certification is exclusive to MSI and you will be certified directly by the Institute upon passing, not a 3rd party certifying or accrediting body.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Six Sigma Green Belt in HR (GBHR)™