Six Sigma Black Belt

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Graduates will master the principles and techniques of data-driven decision-making and can use this process information to reduce variation and improve performance. 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

What You Will Learn

  • Introduction & Project Chartering
  • Project Management
  • Defect Tracking Tools
  • Root Cause and Corrective Action Tools
  • Advanced Statistical Tools
  • Advanced Hypothesis Testing
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Advanced Control Charting
  • Coaching and Mentoring Green Belts
  • Report Out Day

Who Should Take This Course

DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program is the next step in training for a Green Belt graduate. People who should take this class are graduates who are looking to change the culture at their company and be the central point of contact for all process improvement work. Improving these skill sets is a cost-effective way to help employee retention while reaping the benefits of real-world project work.

Ways to Take This Course

In Person Training

Course Overview

Graduates will master the principles and techniques of data-driven decision-making and can use this process information to reduce variation and improve performance.

Completion of this unique, application-centric certification process will also enable participants to use and learn the “DMAIC” methodology (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to address specific operational challenges within their organizations. In this way, participants can improve and control constraining or unreliable processes to reduce costs, save time, increase customer satisfaction, and grow sales. Participants will also understand the importance of a Continuous Improvement Culture and have the tools to set up and lead a Continuous Improvement Council that will guide process improvements throughout their company.

Our schedule enables participants to apply as they learn, meeting in groups with other Black Belt candidates to share and learn from each other.
Between classroom sessions, participants receive 3 coaching sessions with a DVIRC Master Black Belt. These coaching sessions are designed to provide one-on-one time for discussing project progress, understanding Six Sigma process-improvement principles and associated techniques, and receiving guidance on the steps necessary for project completion.

Why Six Sigma Black Belt Training?

No other Black Belt program compares to DVIRC’s infusion of Six Sigma Advanced Tools with a hands-on curriculum designed around client business issues. It is also fully supported by software and the statistical tools needed to improve quality.

What is more, only DVIRC guarantees a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) for every completed Six Sigma project. If you adhere to the process laid out by our Master Black Belts, we will work with you until your project provides a value-added impact equal to (or greater than) your program investment. Our Six Sigma Black Belt training is 100% risk free!

The DVIRC Difference

DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt Certification with one-on-one 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 straight through to successful completion.

We take comprehensive steps to ensure that every Black Belt can function independently, requiring minimal Master Black Belt support. This is an important part of enabling graduates to deliver measurable value to their organizations—a recent class realized $3.4 million in value-added impact gained from greater performance, productivity, throughput, and quality improvements.

Benefits of Six Sigma Black Belt Training

Each Black Belt project, on average, yields $50,000 of benefit. Through participation in the DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you will:

  • Become an expert with the tools used at each step of the DMAIC model, learning and applying each to your selected project
  • Receive coaching from a DVIRC Master Black Belt
  • Understand process improvement, along with the “learn-and-apply” system for DMAIC
  • Access to a suite of Six Sigma macros designed for Microsoft Excel that you keep forever.

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.

Melissa T.K. Hess - Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, Founder & Principal of Executive Lift LLC

Melissa T.K. Hess

Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP, Founder & Principal of Executive Lift LLC

Melissa T.K. Hess, Founder and Principal of Executive Lift, provides operations consulting and leadership coaching for small-to-midsize companies. Melissa’s signature approach is to focus on the intersection of people and process. She has a reputation for building high-performance teams that routinely exceeded profitability, capacity, and efficiency targets, under her direct leadership and now working with clients.

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

Leonardo Helicopters

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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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