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June Inner Circle: Achieve Higher Performing Processes with Lean Six Sigma

June 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn How Lean Six Sigma Can Help You and Your Organization Achieve Higher Performing Processes and Receive a White Belt Certification at the Same Time!

Individuals will learn what Lean Six Sigma is, how it was developed, and the tools it uses to streamline and improve processes in all industries.  Learn about the concepts and tools of Lean Six Sigma and how you can apply this methodology to improve efficiency, quality, and profitability for your organization.  We will also discuss ways to reduce waste, rework, and waiting time.

Topics covered are:

– Introduction to Quality and Quality Management

– Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

– Introduction to Lean

– The What and How of Lean

– Introduction to Six Sigma

– The What and How of Six Sigma

– The Lean Six Sigma Organization

– Overview of the Key Elements to Implementing Lean Six Sigma within an Organization


Attend this session and learn the philosophy and toolset that companies use to perform at a higher level, improve quality, better meet their customer’s needs, and strive to pursue perfection.

Information on pursuing Green Belt and/or Black Belt certification will be provided at the end of the session.

Speaker: Joseph Valvona, Jr. 

Joseph Valvona, Jr. is a Regional Director with Breakthrough Performance Group, LLC, a company that provides Lean Six Sigma training, performance consulting, and cultural transformation and change management consulting (https://www.breakthrough-performance.com/).  Joe has more than 30 years’ experience in the health care industry.  As a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Mr. Valvona led a team of Black Belts, created and taught Lean Six Sigma training curricula for two health care systems, and mentored Lean Leaders, Green Belts and Black Belts.  Joe served as a key strategic planning professional for three large healthcare systems and has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on health care economics and policy.  His expertise includes analyzing databases for opportunities to improve health care delivery, developing strategic business plans, conducting portfolio analyses of key businesses, leading development projects for new or expanded businesses, and teaching Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools.  Joe has a BS in Biology from Emory University, a MS in Genetics from the University of Arizona and a MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.