Black Belt Certification

in Lean Knowledge Transfer

For learning leaders and managers who oversee training at the organizational level. In addition to all Green Belt skills, Lean for Training Black Belts learn Lean leadership skills as well as how to monitor and reduce the organization’s overall learning burden, identify and manage learning value streams, increase knowledge flow and link learning to strategic business objectives and financial measures.


  • Lean for Training self assessment
  • 15 online learning modules with homework assignments
  • Lean leadership coaching
  • Five work-based projects
  • 24 individual coaching sessions
  • Four presentations

Black Belts become strategic change agents, designing and overseeing Lean for Training strategies and driving initiatives. In addition to all Green Belt skills, they learn how to:


Monitor and Reduce the Organization's Learning Burden


Identify and Manage all Learning Value Streams for a Division or Entire Organization


Increase Knowledge Flow Throughout the Organization


Link Learning to Business/Mission Objectives and Financial Measures


Manage Lean for Training Green Belts, Helping Them to Apply and Succeed with Lean Methods

Black Belts learn these skills while actively applying them to help their organizations achieve their missions. By the end of the certification, Black Belts will be able to strategically remake learning throughout their their organization.

Self Study + One-on-One Coaching

Maverick certifications are designed to be Lean! Belt candidates study at their own convenience via e-learning and receive one-on-one telephone coaching by Todd Hudson. Progress to completion is carefully tracked via project management tools and the candidate’s supervisor can view progress at any time.

Five Certification Projects

Maverick Black Belt certification requires completion of five on-the-job projects. Choice of project is up to the candidate, however, we always recommend choosing a project with the potential to generate a 10x return on the cost of certification to demonstrate Lean’s power to dramatically save money and free up resources for other projects.

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