Executive Education
Executive Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Peg Pennington teaching

Continuous improvement is crucial to ensure innovation and long-term growth. 

The success of any organization depends heavily on its leadership. But are you taking full advantage of the continuous improvement approach to processes? This is where Lean Six Sigma principles come in. Leaders who know how to apply this powerful method can reap great rewards – from gaining broad critical thinking and problem-solving skills to learning how to encourage team support and buy-in from the rest of the organization. That's why we recently launched the Executive Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program, which will help middle managers better understand Lean Six Sigma and apply its tools, processes, philosophies and vocabulary to ensure ongoing innovation, fast failure and long-term growth.

With new leadership and Lean Six Sigma skills, program participants will have more confidence to navigate organizational politics to gain support for project resources and finances. It's time to look at your business through the customer lens and use Lean Six Sigma as the toolkit to eliminate variability and waste – the results will speak for themselves! 

This program is offered in partnership with MoreSteam. 

At the conclusion of the program you will be able to:

  • Learn and develop the strategies for a successful organization-wide deployment of business process improvement in your organization
  • Develop leadership traits that are essential to support Lean Six Sigma initiatives
  • Develop conflict management and communication skills to help navigate organizational politics
  • Redefine success from the achievement of results and metrics
  • Take responsibility for coaching associates in the organization by asking the right improvement questions
  • Think about your organization as a collection of processes, with inputs that determine the output
  • Use an integrated approach to process improvement that blends tools from both Lean and Six Sigma approaches
  • Value for Individual
    • Enhanced leadership skills: This program will help executives develop leadership skills such as project management, teamwork, leading during uncertainty and change management, which are valuable in any organization concerned about retention of talent and a healthy bottom line.
    • Career advancement: Use of the skills and tools taught in this program can differentiate executives from their peers and may lead to new opportunities for career advancement.

  • Value for Company
    • Improved efficiency: Lean Six Sigma helps organizations identify and eliminate waste in their processes, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. It also allows organizations to deploy Lean Six Sigma organization-wide immediately
    • Increased competitiveness: By improving the quality and reliability of their products and services, organizations develop a competitive advantage in the market with increased customer satisfaction.
    • Enhanced employee morale: Having efficient working practices and intentionally supportive leaders makes for productive and engaged employees. When leaders focus on supporting day-to-day processes and helping employees feel more in control, the result is reduced stress and higher employee confidence in the quality of your products/services, leading to greater overall job satisfaction and productivity.

Program Details

Delivery Method
  • 32 hours of fully online training including audio, case studies, blackboard videos with an instructor, illustrative videos, drag and drop exercises and animations to help digest more difficult topics
  • 3 days of in-person instruction through group discussion, case studies, team activities, and personal reflection
  • Post-session project coaching and mentoring are available on demand
Program dates

Fall 2023: September 27 - 29, 2023

Program Schedule

Information Sessions TBD

$7,500 per participant

Promotions and Available Discounts

  • Save $100 by registering by August 1, 2023 - use code EARLYBIRD23EGB
  • Discounts are available for Ohio State University employees, OSUWMC employees, Veterans, employees from non-profit organizations and organizations who send 3 or more employees.  For more information about discounts please contact Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu.
Prospective Participant Profile

This program is valuable for anyone who has Lean Six Sigma professionals reporting directly to them or any one who leads teams that are implementing and managing change in the organization. Professionals and executives in operations, sales, IT, finance, or administration will gain new insights about how to align goals to strategic objectives, as well as coach and develop others to lead systematic problem-solving across the organization.

It’s important for the knowledge of Lean Six Sigma to be both deep and broad in an organization. This course is for those leaders who are responsible to be champions for Lean Six Sigma projects and eliminate implementation barriers.

  • Project planning leaders who are tasked with aligning strategic initiatives to project teams.
  • Operations leaders who are tasked with implementing large scale strategic objectives as well as solving day-to-day problems.
  • Business unit leaders who are working on problems or opportunities that span multiple functional areas.
Registration Deadline

Wednesday, August 28, 2023




Our Faculty

  • Open/Close Peg Pennington, President of MoreSteam

    Peg Pennington headshotPeg champions critical thinking and problem-solving as core competencies for all organizations. She's a team builder, sharing her passion for problem-solving over two decades of her career. Working as an educator and process improvement thought leader with MoreSteam's global clients, she loves to share her enthusiasm for building a culture of innovation.

    Prior to joining MoreSteam's executive team, Peg was the Executive Director of the Center for Operational Excellence.  She helped to architect the Master of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) program and establish rigorous standards for Lean Six Sigma certification aligned with industry norms. She also was an instructor in the MBOE and MBA programs at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

  • Open/Close Aravind Chandrasekaran, Professor of Operations and Business Analytics

    Aravind Chadrasekaran headshotDr. Aravind Chandrasekaran (AC) is the Fisher Distinguished Professor in Operations and Business Analytics at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He received his PhD in Operations and Management Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Dr.Chandrasekaran’s research investigates innovation, learning and knowledge creation issues in a variety of industries including high-tech R&D, manufacturing and health-care delivery. In recent years, he has begun to study the challenges involved in developing patient-centric healthcare models by conducting field experiments in collaboration with several physician and nursing leaders in the United States.  His research has been published in all top OM journals including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM)Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, as well as other premier journals including Information Systems Research, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Surgical Research and Harvard Business Review. His research has won several awards including the 2017 Poets and Quants 40 Under 40 Top Business School Professors in the world, 2012 INFORMS-Industry Studies Best Paper Award, 2013 Carol J. Latta Emerging Leadership Award for Outstanding Early Career Scholar by the Decision Sciences Institute and 2015 Pace Setters Award for Research.

    Dr. Chandrasekaran currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Education at the Fisher College of Business. He oversees all the graduate programs including Full-time MBA, Working Professional MBA, Specialized Masters as well as executive masters programs including EMBA, the Master of Business in Operational Excellence (MBOE) and non-degree executive education. He has developed several custom teaching and research programs for organizations such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Ford Motor Company and Zimmer. He has won several teaching awards including the 2016 & 2012 Best Outstanding Core Professor Award (WPMBA), as well as the 2013 Pace Setter Award for Teaching Excellence.  

     In terms of external service, Dr. Chandrasekaran currently serves as the Department Editor for the Intervention-Based Research Department at JOM, and Senior Editor at POMS.  He also served as track chairs at several conferences including POMS, INFORMS and DSI. He reviews frequently for several leading academic journals including Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, MSOM, Decision Sciences and Journal of Marketing and Health Service Research.

  • Open/Close Angus Fletcher

    Angus Fletcher headshotAngus Fletcher (PhD, Yale) has dual degrees in neuroscience and narrative theory. He is the pioneer of story science, which explores the neuroscience of how the narratives we tell ourselves can shift our performance, increasing creativity, curiosity, empathy, and other psychological skills. His work has been called "mind-blowing" by Malcolm Gladwell and "polymathic" by Martin Seligman and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and others. His most recent books are Wonderworks (Simon and Schuster, 2021), Storythinking (Columbia University Press, 2023), and A New Humanities (Princeton University Press, 2024).

Cancellation and Transfer Policy

  • Open/Close Cancellation and Transfer Policy

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to Jennie McAndrew at mcandrew.28@osu.edu with the name of the program, followed by “cancellation” or “transfer” in the subject line.

    • Cancellations must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a full refund.
    • Cancellations must be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program in order to be eligible for a 50% refund.
    • Any cancellations made less than fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of the program will forfeit the registration fee.
    • If you for any reason are unable to attend the program, please consider sending someone in your place. Participants can transfer their registration to someone else within their organization at no charge up to 24 hours before the first day of the program.
Contact Us

Jennie McAndrew
Education Program Senior Specialist, Executive Education