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Greenbelt training is the most advanced, comprehensive level of process improvement training offered by the Value Institute Learning Center. Greenbelt certification denotes an internationally recognized competency in process improvement tools and project execution.

Over five days, Value Institute instructors will introduce students to the history of process improvement work, project management, team leadership, and the five DMAIC steps of process improvement: define, measure, analyze, improve, and control.

Activity Details
Start Date: September 11, 2017
End Date: September 15, 2017
Time: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
and Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Courtyard Marriott
10 Morgan Dr,
Lebanon, NH
  1. D-H Employees and D-H Affiliates: Click Here to Apply
  2. All Others Please Register Here
    The registration fee for Non-D-H Staff and non-Affiliates is $4500. Lodging and transportation costs not included. Email VILearningCenter@hitchcock.org to inquire about D-H Partner pricing, NEAH pricing and group rates or group registration.

The registration deadline is four weeks prior to the activity date. A $25 administrative fee will be retained on all refunds requested after the registration deadline. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.


At the end of this continuing education activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of active engagement in activities that transform healthcare into a culture that values quality and patient safety.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve a healthcare agenda that supports quality and patient safety initiatives.
  • Identify systems challenges and potential solutions that can lead to process improvement in order to advance quality of care and patient safety.

Complete Online Modules Project Leadership A and B prior to attending the class (available once registered).

Course Structure

The course consists of five days of instruction. The course modules cover the five elements of the DMAIC process, as well as the key concepts of project management and team skills. This in-person course is didactic interspersed with group exercises and simulations to reinforce key concepts.

Targeted Audience

This course is intended for individuals with an interest in process improvement work. Applicants should have at least a basic understanding of project management, meeting facilitation, and Microsoft Excel.

Course Outline

Please click here for the Greenbelt course outline


Upon finishing the course and passing the exam students will receive a pin with a green backing indicating their status as a trained Greenbelt. To achieve certification as a Greenbelt, D-H employees and affiliates must complete a team project with an assigned Blackbelt coach from the Value Institute Learning Center.

External students must successfully complete a case study to achieve certification.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 33 contact hours.

Receiving Credits/Contact Hours

The following steps must be completed in order to receive credits/contact hours for this event:

  • Register for the event online
  • Attend the event or session(s)
  • Complete the online evaluation - Must be submitted within 30 days after the activity

    Accessing the Online Evaluation and Exam (The evaluation is available the day after the event)

  • Log onto https://ce.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/login.aspx
  • Click on the My Activities link in the left side menu. Then click on the name of the activity you attended.
  • Click on the Resume button.
  • Click the Continue button until the Post-Test/Evaluation tab is active, and then click the Launch button.
  • Complete the Post-Test and Evaluation and then click submit. Credits/Contact hours will then be applied to your transcript. You can view your updated transcript by clicking on the "View Transcript" button.

For questions or technical support, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org or call (603) 653-1234.

Additional Information

For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

For accessibility needs, dietary or any other requests, please email VILearningCenter@hitchcock.org.

If you do not wish to be included on the conference participant list, please email clpd.support@hitchcock.org to inform us.

The CME and CNE Offices are not liable for expenses incurred by participants due to cancellation or changes in programs.

Type:     Live Activity
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