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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Add-On)

This pre-Palooza training provides an opportunity to get up to speed on the Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodology before the big Process Palooza event!

  • Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Torrey Pines Center South, 3rd Floor, Triton 1&2 conference rooms
  • Cost: $225
  • Breakfast & Lunch: Included (Options available for various dietary restrictions)

This high-energy, interactive training uses a hands-on group experiential learning simulation to explore process improvement tools—including the DMAIC model (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control), value stream mapping, Lean 5S, data analysis tools, and process sigma—to apply the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in real-time.

Upon completion of the course, participants are Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practitioners prepared to share and apply tools and skills to bring efficiencies to their workplace.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Common language of process improvement and Lean Six Sigma
  • Tools of process improvement and how to apply them in any setting
  • Ability to identify “Non-Value Added” activities and "Waste" in processes
  • How imprecise, ambiguous information can stall process improvement
  • Measure and analyze data to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Leverage “Voice Of Customer” into any initiative
  • Tools: Process Observation Sheet, Run Charts, Histogram, VSM deep dive, future state planning, piloting changes
Additional Requirements:
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to view the White Belt introductory video:
  • This is a high-energy training and some participants will be required to physically move across the room. Comfortable attire is recommended.


antonio-nava.pngAntonio Nava

Antonio serves as a Program Analyst on UC San Diego’s Office of Operational Strategic Initiatives team. Antonio is responsible for managing the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt program, as well as supporting IdeaWave. Antonio has worked in higher education since 2006 in various capacities including Registrar Operations, institutional effectiveness and engagement, and program management. Antonio graduated from UCSD in 2007 with a degree in Theatre, and is keenly focused on affecting culture among staff and students. He was a leading member of Toastmasters for a number of years, created and maintained a student organization, and founded a networking committee in a previous university which launched several events aimed at addressing organizational silos.

Directions & Parking


IT Services - University of California San Diego
Torrey Pines Center South (TPCS)
10280 North Torrey Pines Road
3rd floor
La Jolla, CA 92037-0928


  • From Interstate 5
    • Take Interstate 5 to the Genesee exit
    • Turn west (toward the ocean) at the end of the off ramp
    • Turn left at the light onto North Torrey Pines Road
    • Proceed to the next traffic light (at North Point Drive) and turn right into the entry area for Torrey Pines Center South
    • Follow the ramp down to the parking garage
    • Note: The address (10280) is displayed in gold along the top south face of the building
  • From Interstate 805
    • Take Interstate 805 to La Jolla Village Drive
    • Go west (toward the ocean) on La Jolla Village Drive. It will turn into North Torrey Pines Road in about a mile
    • Stay on North Torrey Pines Road and go north to the light at North Point Drive
    • Turn left at the light at North Point Drive and proceed into the entry area for Torrey Pines Center South
    • Follow the ramp down to the parking garage
    • Note: The address (10280) is displayed in gold along the top south face of the building
  • From the Parking Garage
    • To reach the main offices on the 3rd floor, take the Seaside OR Hillside elevator to Level 3
    • Go North out of the elevator and the Triton 1&2 conference rooms will be on your right

TPCS 3rd Floor Map

TPCS 3rd Floor MapClick to enlarge

Parking is available in the garage located underneath TPCS. To access, turn onto UCSD Northpoint Driveway from Torrey Pines Road and go straight through the gate. The garage is open 24/7 and garage cards are no longer required for off-hours access.

Parking Permits
Visitors who need hourly or daily parking can purchase hourly parking at parking pay stations or on their mobile device. If you would like to learn more check out the Visitor Parking page of Transportation Services website.