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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Green Belt: An OU Lean Diversification Program on 10/2 - 12/11
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In today's business economy, companies that once relied on specific industries for business success are now looking to identify new areas for potential diversification of services. To assist your company in such diversification, the Macomb-OU INCubator is offering:

(part of the OU Lean Diversification Program)
Oct. 2 - Dec. 11, 2012
Regularly scheduled sessions run
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 25, 30 and Dec. 11
from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Led by industry experts, the OU Lean Diversification Program:
  • Provides your company with the tools necessary to make strategic decisions about diversification
  • Helps your leadership and staff learn to align resources for the best potential success
  • Stresses a mindset of continuous improvement and a respect for the roles of people throughout an organization
Participants in the Green Belt Certificate program will gain the ability to address targeted concerns within a company's value stream or operations, apply Lean principles to focused areas of the business and recommend ideas for culture change.

The Green Belt Certificate requires 44 hours of classroom and online coursework. During the course, you will complete a Green Belt-level project that demonstrates the concepts of Lean and makes an impact on the business model. A certified Green Belt should be able to facilitate Lean projects and apply Lean principles that benefit their company.

For more information, visit, or contact Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or