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Join us to learn about Process Improvement


Please join our free information session to learn how Lean Six Sigma can help you to improve all business processes in any industry. Explore the various training options, the formats and class project. Meet the lead instructor(s) and program manager to ask questions. All sessions are hosted live via Zoom. The following programs will be discussed:

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Ideal for those who are new to process improvement

Accelerated Lean Six Black Belt For students who have sucessfully earned an LSS Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (combo) Includes both Green and Black Belt; no pre-requisite to begin - Offered Live Online

Join one or both information sessions, depending on your preferred class format:

  • Live Online training (previously in-class): Friday, December 4, 8:00am-9:00am. Click 'Add to Cart' below to register.
  •  Online self-paced training: Friday, December 4, 9:30-10:30am. Register here.

Both sessions will review:

  • What is Lean Six Sigma (LSS)?
  • Why Learn LSS?
  • Examples of LSS Principles
  • How to conduct an LSS Project & Project Examples
  • LSS Training at UC San Diego Extension
  • Training format and expectations

Meet the Programs Instructors:

Ric Van Der Linden is the principal consultant for ProgressivEdge, a consulting business Rick.jpgfocused on continuous improvement techniques with a strong emphasis on Lean Six Sigma. Along with project leadership, he has trained, mentored and certified over 500 Lean/Green/Black Belt students with a cumulative savings of $50 million. He holds a master's in organizational management and is a certified Lean Expert and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB).
Tracy O'RoPic-of-Tracy-teaching-(1).jpgurke is a Managing Partner & an Executive Advisor at She has spent over 20 years working with Fortune 500 organizations and government to leverage Lean Six Sigma. By sharing her  expertise Tracy makes it easier for people to learn and apply Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.  She loves spearheading the implementation of Lean Six Sigma by providing training, consulting and coaching on many aspects of cultural change, including leadership development, customer experience, strategic alignment and process improvement.

Ed.jpgEdward Vasko is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean practitioner. He brings more than 25 years of performance improvement and cultural change implementation experience in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in various industries.


For questions, or if you'd like to review which training option is best for you, please contact Angela Miller at or (858) 534-8133.


Note: Now accepting enrollments for all 2020 classes. Click here to access the application for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program (scroll down to click on 'Apply Now'; there is no fee to apply). An application is not required for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program.

Course Number: INFO-70032
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)
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