Six Sigma Black Belt

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DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, which includes virtual coaching and project support, features the region’s only team of Master Black Belts who work to support and mentor clients from their initial project identification and selection to successful completion. Participants gain a comprehensive, in-depth education of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Six Sigma Black Belt

Start Date

July 8, 2024

End Date

October 31, 2024


10 Sessions


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Lavazza, 1301 Wilson Drive, West Chester, PA 19380-5954



Six Sigma Black Belt Training Overview

Course Sessions

During ten full-day sessions and three virtual coaching sessions attendees will learn the following:

  • Employ the DMAIC process
  • Work with and understand customer requirements
  • Enhance process capabilities to exceed customer expectations
  • Identify projects and select project team members
  • Properly define, scope, and work on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Characterize a complex problem using the y= f(x) equation
  • Validate and collect data for effective decision-making
  • Train/mentor/coach Green Belts and project teams
  • Act as a catalyst for process improvement
  • Provide teams with ongoing support and leadership
  • Realize significant savings and increased capacity through new-found capacity, scrap reduction, and lead time improvement

Who Should Take This Course

DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program is ideal for anyone who has completed Green Belt training and seeks to continue their Six Sigma journey.

Ways to Take This Course

In Person Training

Course Overview

Graduates continue the journey started in Green Belt training, improving their understanding of principles and techniques of data-based process improvement using information about their processes to reduce variation and improve performance.

Between classroom sessions, participants host and participate in sessions with a DVIRC Master Black Belt at their own facilities. These coaching sessions are designed to provide one-on-one time for project progress discussions. This real-world work helps participants better understand Six Sigma process improvement principles and the associated techniques, while giving them guidance on the steps necessary to complete their projects.

Why Six Sigma Black Belt Training?

The Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum is based on a “learn-and-apply” approach and builds on the lessons learned in our Six Sigma Green Belt training. Participants collaborate with our instructors to work on a real-world project at their company; DVIRC Black Belt training pays for itself through this partnership and project, and that value is further reinforced by future projects.

The DVIRC Difference

Black Belt graduates understand how to analyze non-normal data and conduct Designs-of-Experiments to improve process control and reduce production costs. Many go on to become capable leaders of larger teams and serve as technical resources for their organization’s Green Belts. Following the 11-day training, participants who pass the comprehensive final exam, complete their project, and present their results to the class are certified Black Belts.

As with our Six Sigma Green Belt training, DVIRC offers a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) guarantee for every completed Six Sigma project. Our Master Black Belt instructors will work with participants until their projects provide a value-added impact equal to (or greater than) your program investment.

Typical Black Belt projects net more than $100,000 of benefit. In some cases, the “lost” capacity identified through our process results in improvement worth millions of dollars. What’s more, our one-on-one coaching—a key component of our Six Sigma courses—ensures successful project completion.

Meet Your Instructors

Alan Shell - Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt

Alan Shell

Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt

Alan Shell is the Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizations in their Continuous Improvement journey utilizing his Master Black Belt skills in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. This involves on-site training and collaboration, as well as leading public training and education courses and certifications held at DVIRC.

JR McGee - Master Black Belt, Founder and CEO, X-Stream Leadership Group

JR McGee

Master Black Belt, Founder and CEO, X-Stream Leadership Group

J.R. McGee is the founder and CEO of X-Stream Leadership Group, LLC. J.R. works in close partnership with DVIRC to deliver Six Sigma training and consulting services to small and mid-sized manufacturers. He has innovated new techniques that drive organizational transformations and new methodologies that provide the sustainability piece to ensure companies see a true ROI. He has been developing high performance organizations on a professional and personal level for his entire career, and also provides executive coaching, leadership development, and business process improvement sessions for companies worldwide.

Featured Reviews from Six Sigma Black Belt Training Participants

“Through challenge comes growth and this has been one of the most challenging classes I have ever taken. I appreciate all you have done. Your class was perhaps one of the most challenging I have ever taken, but through challenge comes growth. I am better today than I was yesterday, and that is because of your efforts.”

5/5 Stars

Jorge Rodriguez

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to or by phone at 215-552-3827.

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