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OSI Yellow Belt Program 


LSS Yellow Belt Virtue-All Training

OSI is now providing Virtue-All Lean Six Sigma instruction.  Rather than one full day of in-person facilitation, a Yellow Belt would be attained through two (2) separate instruction sessions.  Leveraging gamification, Liberating Structures, and a newly developed restaurant-themed simulation - participants will attend a virtual learning experience unlike any other.  These sessions will be delivered in a manner that captures all of the same material from the in-person training, as well as providing tools and examples to highlight ways in which LSS can assist teams in adapting to our current digital challenges.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practitioners and prepared to share applicable tools and skills with their departments to advance strategic goals.

Topics Covered

  • Understand the language and verbiage of process improvement and Lean Six Sigma
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the tools of process improvement/Lean Six Sigma and how to apply them specifically to a higher education setting
  • Gain the ability to identify “non-value added” activities
  • Discover how imprecise, ambiguous information can stall process improvement
  • Learn how to measure and analyze data from core processes in order to identify areas of improvement
  • Recognize the value of integrating the “voice of customer” into process improvement projects

Upcoming training dates are below:

  • February Cohort 
    • 2/16/2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
    • 2/21/2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • March Cohort
    • 3/28/2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm 
    • 3/31/2022 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Register for an upcoming cohort through UCLC using this link.

For more information about how to register and prepare for the course, check out this map link, created in Promapp.

If you are interested in receiving a notification once additional sessions become available, please email and we will include you in our future outreach.


LSS Yellow Belt Virtual Reintroduction

UC San Diego now has over 3000 staff who have received some level of Lean Six Sigma training.  There is a unique opportunity right now to leverage those skills to support our teams.  OSI has provided a condensed "reintroduction" to LSS for staff to revisit the tools.  The next tentative date for this session will be in May.  For more information, please email 


Team and Department training options through OSI

If you are interested in providing a private training for your team or department, we offer several options for Lean Six Sigma training ranging from:

  • Introductory White Belt Trainings,
  • Private Yellow Belt Trainings (for groups of 14+), and
  • Customized Rapid Process Improvement sessions where attendees apply their LSS training to analyze and improve a current process from your department.

If you would like to pursue the private training option, please note that event scheduling is ultimately based on facilitator availability. Contact Antonio Nava at for additional information.


Advanced Training: Green Belt and Black Belt

For individuals interested in pursuing advanced levels of education in Lean Six Sigma, OSI recommends completing a course with hands-on, instructor-led training at UC San Diego Extension. Course completion is dependent on demonstrating real-life application through an actual project. Scholarship opportunities are available annually through OSI. For more information, review the course details.


How to register and prepare for OSI's Yellow Belt

See the embedded map below, created in Promapp, which outlines the steps for participating in LSS Yellow Belt with OSI.  The map also includes video links and other resources.