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Lean Sigma Certificate Workshops in Public & Community Health

Ontario Public Health Association

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee
White Belt - OPHA Member
OPHA membership will be verified. Not yet an OPHA member? Go to:
Ended CA$190.00 CA$12.00
White Belt - Non-OPHA Member Ended CA$220.00 CA$13.80
White Belt - Wait List   more info Ended Free CA$0.00
Yellow Belt - OPHA Member   more info Ended CA$290.00 CA$18.00
Yellow Belt - Non-OPHA Member Ended CA$320.00 CA$19.80
Yellow Belt - Wait List Ended Free CA$0.00

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Lean Sigma Certificate Workshops 

White and Yellow Belt in Public & Community Health

Introducing and Applying Quality Improvement Methodologies
in Public and Community Health

Competency-based workshops provided in partnership with Leading Edge



 *A waitlist has been opened. Wait listed registrants will be informed if more space opens up. *

Date: Wednesday October 23 2013

Locations: There are TWO concurrent workshop sessions.

Toronto Metro Hall, 55 John St, downtown Toronto, M5V 3C6, Rm 314

University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Ave, M5G 1V7, Rm 132


Designed specifically for public and community health settings, this one day competency-based program provides delegates with an understanding and appreciation of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and their relevance as part of a quality improvement framework. Delegates learn the key Lean Sigma tools and practices to achieve quality improvement and positive change in public and community health. Concepts are taught through relevant examples and case studies in an interactive workshop setting. Upon completion of the workshop, delegates receive a White Belt in Lean Sigma for Public and Community Health.


  • Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma

  • Applying Lean and Six Sigma in public and community health
Effective data gathering

  • Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) Roadmap

  • Basic Lean and Six Sigma tools

* Please see below for details 



Date: Thursday October 24 2013 

Prerequisite: Lean Sigma White Belt

Location: Toronto Metro Hall, 55 John St, downtown Toronto, M5V 3C6, Rm 314

This workshop will allow participants to build upon and further apply the concepts and principles learned in the White Belt workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the effectiveness of processes and learn ways to improve them in public and community health settings. Upon completion of this program, participants will understand the purpose and applications of Lean Six Sigma and apply the regularly used statistical tools in Lean Six Sigma projects. Concepts will be taught through relevant examples and case studies in public and community health in an interactive workshop setting. (This belt is the prerequisite for any green Lean Sigma Belt.)


Topics include:

  • applications of Lean Six Sigma tools
  • mapping tools
  • classifying tools
  • counting tools
  • measuring tools
  • run/control charts
* Please see below for details 


Host: Ontario Public Health Association


The training will be provided by Leading Edge Group, a global leader in change and continuous improvement. For more information, please see below.


*Please note that the White Belt and Yellow Belt workshops are on separate days. Please see above for respective dates. Please register above for the workshop of interest.



Please click here for short biographies of the expert faculty who will be teaching the workshop


Certification: Participants will receive a White Belt in Lean Sigma for Public and Community Health for the workshop on October 23.

Participants, after completing both workshops for white and yellow here in Lean Sigma for Public and Community Health, will receive a yellow belt in Lean Sigma. (This belt will allow participants to qualify for green-belt training in Lean Sigma.


Meals: Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.


Accommodations: Please see below for links to accommodations close to the Workshop venue

Ritz-Carlton Toronto

Strathcona Hotel

Intercontinental Toronto Centre

Hilton Toronto


OPHA Membership:

Become an OPHA member to take advantage of discounted rates for the workshop. For more information on the benefits of membership and to become a member, please click here.


Quality in Public Health - OPHA 2013 Annual Fall Forum

As one of the most recognized public health events in Ontario, OPHA's Annual Fall Forum serves as a key knowledge exchange and networking opportunity around Ontario’s most important emerging public health issues.

The theme this year is Quality in Public Health. The focus of the Forum will be on creating and nurturing a culture of quality within the public and community health sectors and integrating quality approaches in services and programming. Panels and plenaries of provincial experts will discuss these issues and concurrent workshop will showcase new and innovative initiatives in quality within public and community health at the local level.

Please click here for more details and to register!



About OPHA

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) was established in 1949 and is a not-for-profit member-based organization that provides a strong, unified, independent voice that is focused on advancing public health within Ontario.  We are unique in that we include in our Association partnerships with six other public health associations:  Association of Community Health Centres, Health Promotion Ontario, Community Health Nursing Interest Group-RNAO, Association of Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors/Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, and Ontario Association of Public Health Dentistry.  Through strategic partnerships with public health stakeholders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, government and community health centres, OPHA has succeeded in influencing and addressing critical public health issues within Ontario and beyond. This has been done by engaging in knowledge exchange and transfer, creating forums for health professionals to dialogue on critical issues, providing advice on public health policy issues and strategies, programming and services delivery and building capacity within public and community health.

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About Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group is an international company that specialises in the area of change and continuous improvement by providing consultancy, corporate training and education to companies across multiple sectors. Established in Cork in 1995 and with international offices in Canada and the UK, Leading Edge Group is a global leader in the provision of Lean and Six Sigma training, consulting and change management, delivering strategic and operational improvements for organizations by enhancing customer service, increasing quality and efficiencies and optimising resources. Leading Edge Group also works in partnership with a number of academic and professional bodies to provide internationally accredited Lean certification programs. The company supports individuals and organizations from across the health continuum including LHINs; health authorities; hospitals; community health centres; CCACs; mental health and addictions; rehab and long term care. It also supports municipal government and Ministry departments and as well as Tim Hortons Inc. and Canadian Tire Corporation.

For more information, visit .



Contact us!

Ontario Public Health Association

439 University Avenue, Suite 1850 I Toronto, ON I M5G 1Y8

T: 416-367-3313 Ext 260

F: 416-367-2844


Have questions about Lean Sigma Certificate Workshops in Public & Community Health? Contact Ontario Public Health Association

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