Fundamentals of Lean for Healthcare White Belt

White Belt Programme (NMBI 6 CEU’s)


An interactive introduction to Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare, this educational programme is designed to enable participants to engage in Lean healthcare improvement initiatives as an informed team member.


Introduction to Lean Six Sigma

The Mater Lean Academy "Fundamentals of Lean for Healthcare (White Belt) Programme" is an interactive one day Programme based at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. It is interdisciplinary and welcomes all hospital staff. The content is based on the experiences of qualified Healthcare Professionals in Lean Centres of excellence in the USA and the UK and has developed a set of recommendations for creating effective Lean exercises for healthcare application. These principles have been tested and have been found to be effective through over 30 iterations across 16 hospitals during a 24 month period.

Where is the training delivered?

The training is delivered onsite in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

How is the training delivered?

Training is delivered in an interactive workshop format and enables participants to learn from their own and other healthcare workers experiences. As a healthcare provider, our primary focus is the Patient.

Who should attend?

This programme is open to all healthcare professionals employed within the healthcare sector. It is interdisciplinary and suitable for all grades of healthcare service staff. It is relevant to those who are interested in running a healthcare continuous improvement project or change management initiative.

Course Objectives:

All White Belt participants will have an introduction to the tools and methods used to:

  • Acquire a basic understanding of Six Sigma and Lean
  • Obtain knowledge about Lean Six Sigma structures
  • Understand the specific DMAIC processes including: (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
  • Reduce resource waste while augmenting satisfaction among customers

Course Outline:

Our Fundamentals of Lean programme is a day long and provides participants with an overview of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, Lean Six Sigma positioning roles and introduces the participant to variability.


On completion of the Fundamentals of Lean Programme participants will be issued with UCD/Mater certification. The certificate is entry to the Professional Certificate in Lean Six Sigma for healthcare (Green Belt) and Graduate Diploma in Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt) programmes.


Vanessa Kelly

- Mater Lean Academy, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7

- Tel: +353 1 860 7729

- Email: /


Applications are now open for the Lean White Belt Programme for quarter 2 2018

  • April 11th
  • May 9th
  • May 16th

Quarter 3 2018

  • July 4th

Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis.

White Belt Application form

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Application form

Application Submission

Complete the application form and email your completed application to /
or post to: Vanessa Kelly, Transformation Office, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7