Colorado State University’s Denver Center Offers Cutting-Edge Business Workshop

Colorado State University’s Denver Center will offer an accelerated Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification program to address the internal problems many businesses face, such as costly delays, mistakes in quality and falling profits.

The accelerated workshop, which will be held May 22-24, covers the material typically presented in courses lasting as long as two weeks.

Lean Six Sigma is an aggressive method for breakthrough improvement in speed quality and cost for businesses and organizations. Lean thinking focuses on removing the non-value added delay, waste and rework from business processes. Six Sigma encompasses a structured problem-solving methodology that uses scientific tools, data-driven decision making and formal deployment strategies to guide quality improvement efforts. Six Sigma methodology has saved organizations millions of dollars by increasing efficiency and decreasing deficits.

Instructors Larry Stern and Terra Vanzant-Stern are experienced in improving business efficiency and profits. Stern, who has spent more than 30 years as a senior executive, is the author of "Finding Your Sale Bones" and "A Guide to Global Acquisitions." He has become a respected and recognized master at managing mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, sales and marketing as well as creative information technology solutions. Vanzant-Stern is a certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Her experience includes public sector as well as international assignments. She has published two books and several articles, and she is a board member of the Colorado Human Resource Association.

For more information about this course or to register online, visit Colorado State University’s Division of Continuing Education Web site at or register by phone at 1-877-491-4336.