Greenbelt Class

Students of the Greenbelt Program

Value Institute Learning Center Greenbelt training introduces students to the Lean Six Sigma tools and methodology of process improvement, while simultaneously developing their skills as team members. Participants will get a better understanding of how these tools can be applied in their organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, decreasing the complexity of processes and eliminating waste. This training has been designed to fit the needs of health care workers through the use of hands-on activities and presentations that directly relate to real world situations.

Due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Value Institute Learning Center (VILC) is in the process of restructuring Greenbelt training. Greenbelt training will resume in 2021.

Upcoming Greenbelt course registration

Greenbelt course curriculum


  • Charters
  • Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers (SIPOC)
  • Affinity Diagrams
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Critical to X (CTX)


  • Process Mapping
  • Statistics
  • Distributions
  • Variation
  • Sampling Plans
  • Time Plots
  • Frequency Plots
  • Defects Per Million Opportunities (DPMO)
  • Process Capability


  • Lean Thinking
  • Value Stream Map (VSM)
  • 8 Wastes
  • Value Analysis
  • Lean Assessment Tools
  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • 5 Whys
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Pareto Charts


  • Brainstorming
  • Benchmarking
  • Lean Solutions
  • Solution Selection
  • Future State Mapping
  • Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA)
  • Risk Assessment
  • Implementation Planning


  • Standard Work
  • Training
  • Key Performance Indicator Monitoring
  • Control Plans
  • Control Methods
  • Project Closure

Greenbelt accreditation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 33.25 contact hours.

Greenbelt pricing

Type of attendee Price per attendee
Regular $2500
NEAH members $1350
Partner organizations $1350
D-H staff and member organizations Free

If you are interested in other pricing and delivery options please email us to discuss how to meet your organizational needs.

Cancellation policy

If you need to reschedule, please contact the VILC staff as soon as possible. We are happy to work with you to reschedule for another time.

A full refund less $25 processing fee will be issued for cancellations made 15 or more days prior to the class date. If you must cancel your registration within 15 days of the class, a 10% fee will be assessed per registered student. For registration questions, please e-mail