Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Start dates

    23 September 2024

  • Duration

    14 days

  • Fee

    € 9,995 (excl. VAT)

  • Language


  • Format

    In person

RSM and The Lean Six Sigma Company proudly present the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme. It is the most complete Lean Six Sigma training complemented with a high level leadership programme designed by RSM.

Learning goals

By participating in this programme you will:

  • Learn how to ignite the speed and quality of an organisation’s processes
  • Explore an integrative model for change and implementation, putting strategy, organisation and leadership in place
  • Measure performance and improvements based on data and statistical analysis
  • Bring structure to organisational process - The Lean Six Sigma way
  • Interpret quality through the customer’s perspective
  • Implement an organisation-wide philosophy of Continuous Improvement
  • Shift the focus from ‘firefighting’ problems’ symptoms to eliminating their root causes.

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For whom

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Your roles

  • Senior organisational advisor
  • Business consultant
  • Team leader
  • Process engineer

Your challenges

  • Discovering a tested and proven process-improvement methodology
  • Optimising quality and efficiency within your organisation

Read what previous participants say about this programme

Joey Simmerman

Marketing director at Somfy Northern Europe

Change isn’t easy; you must feel the urgency and discuss root causes and all stakeholder interests. RSM’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence programme has enabled me to lead change processes and get everyone onboard in crucial steps to meet the customer needs.

Mirinda Iseger-Martin

MSc, DipM, lean practitioner and multidisciplinary change and strategy consultant

The module on Change Leadership was very inspirational, informative and interactive. We’ll all look back on this learning experience with great satisfaction as a group, and also as individuals. This module was the perfect ending to the theoretical part of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence programme.

Mirinda Iseger-Martin

Aroop Bhattacharjee

Supply chain engineer at VDL-ETG Eindhoven

There is no magic recipe for success, but it helps to practise various exercises from this programme to lead change successfully. In my organisation it’s a challenge to meet the customers’ demanding expectations on reducing delivery times. We need to motivate the organisation bottom-up to achieve success.

Your expert faculty

During the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme you will learn from Dr Barbara Banda and Dr Martijn F. Rademakers. Occasionally we may substitute other faculty members according to the content of the programme and their availability.

Dr Barbara Banda

Barbara Banda is highly skilled coach for senior leaders and is a visiting faculty member at RSM, Duke Corporate Education, and TIAS School for Business and Society. She’s a specialist in leadership development, business strategy and organisational change, and has led large-scale strategic change projects for multinationals, government departments and non-profits. Her doctoral research focused on the importance of connecting management education to the workplace, for which she has created education programmes. She has an PhD in Management Learning, an MA in Organisational Change, an MSc in Training and Performance Management, an MBA, and a BA in German and Russian.

Dr Martijn F. Rademakers

Martijn Rademakers is a visiting faculty member at RSM and adjunct professor of corporate strategy at Amsterdam Business School. He is also managing director of consultancy Sollcorp, and founding board member of TONOS, a start-up for planning capacity and logistics for healthcare organisations. He is experienced in education and consultancy for bridging theory and practice of business innovation, organisational change and strategic leadership. He researches the interconnectedness of strategy, organisation and leadership. He is an author of several books; Corporate Universities: Drivers of the Learning Organization is published in five languages, and he is editor of the special edition Journal of Creating Value (Nov 2019).

More information

Programme dates

23 September 2024 - 7 February 2025

Programme fee

€ 9,995 (excl. VAT) including course materials and lunches.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. This certification will be awarded after successful completion of your practical assignment.

Frequently asked questions


23 September 2024 (Van Nelle)

24 September 2024 (Van Nelle)
9 October 2024 (Van Nelle)
18 - 19 November 2024 (Van Nelle)
9 - 10 December 2024 (Van Nelle)
13 - 14 January 2025 (Van Nelle)
27 - 28 January 2025 (Van Nelle)
5 - 7 February 2025 (Rotterdam School of Management)

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) offers a dynamic learning environment for professionals looking for new skills and knowledge in business and management education. 

  • RSM is consistently ranked among Europe’s top business schools.
  • World-class professors and a globally oriented faculty deliver business leaders with an innovative mindset.
  • A prestigious Triple Crown accreditation puts RSM among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • With our no-nonsense approach, RSM's goal is to give you the tools to put your new skills and knowledge directly into practice, for real impact.
  • It’s about you: during your programme you can discuss your specific business challenges and receive personal coaching.
  • You will meet a new network of peers in an RSM programme: extend your network, share experiences and become inspired by your fellow participants.

This programme takes place in Bayle building on the Woudestein Campus of Erasmus University Rotterdam, just 15 minutes by public transport from Rotterdam city centre. Our modern and lively campus has innovative study facilities, sustainable design, and calming green spaces.

Class sizes are usually between 12 to 24 people, but it does depend on the programme. We aim for a balance between allowing capacity to guarantee individual attention, and achieving a good group dynamic and networking opportunities.

Yes. Alumni from RSM and Erasmus University Rotterdam receive a 25 per cent discount. RSM alumni are those who have completed either a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, PhD or at least one executive education programme of more than 40 hours duration. Participants of open programmes of less than 40 hours do not receive a discount. Companies sponsoring several participants may also be offered a special price.

These programmes are excluded from this alumni discount:

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Excellence Programme
  • Leadership Challenges with Data Analytics
  • Urban Digital Innovation Executive Leadership for a Green Deal
  • Executive Master in Customs and Supply Chain Compliance
  • Business Valuation
  • Port Executive Leadership Circle
  • Corporate Communication programmes
  • Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship programmes
  • RSM Customised Programmes
  • Programmes offered outside RSM Executive Education

Programme fees include tuition, programme materials, plus lunch and refreshments throughout the programme. Hotel accommodation is not included, unless mentioned otherwise in the programme information.

If you require hotel accommodation, we recommend the Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark Hotel and the Bilderberg Park Hotel. Both hotels are located in Rotterdam, accessible to the university, and participants can benefit from special rates.

Please note that due to high demand, we advise you to book your hotel stay for any program as early as possible with a flexible rate.

Our general terms and conditions apply when you register for an open programme. Please review them to learn more about our policies for cancellation, deferral and substitution.

If you have more general questions, we recommend you explore our more in-depth FAQs page. If you are looking for personal advice, then please contact one of our advisors using the contact form below.

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Casper de Man

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Are you interested in what Lean Six Sigma can do for your organisation? Give me a call and I will be happy to help you with all your questions!