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Yellowbelt In Person Class

Value Institute Learning Center Yellowbelt training provides students with a broad introduction to the tools used in process improvement work. Individuals with Yellowbelt training will have the tools they need to be active participants in department-level process improvement work and to lead their own small scale improvement projects.

Yellowbelt in-person training takes place in a classroom setting. Yellowbelt students learn the history of process improvement work, project participation and project management, and the five DMAIC steps of process improvement: define, measure, analyze, improve, and control.

Activity Details
Start Date: December 4, 2019
End Date: December 5, 2019
Time: Day 1: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Bistro Nouveau
6 Club House Lane
Grantham, NH 03753 

Registration for this event is full. If you would like to be added to the notification list, please fill out the notification list form.

Registration is online and by credit card only. 

Lodging and transportation costs are not included.

Registration closes one week prior to class on November 27, 2019.

The registration fees are as follows:

  • D-H Employees and Member Organization: No Charge
    • Alice Peck Day
    • Cheshire Medical Center
    • Mt. Ascutney Hospital
    • New London Hospital
    • Southwest VT Medical Center
    • VNH of NH & VT
  • D-H Partners: $350
    • Dartmouth College
    • WRJ VA Hospital
  • NEAH Members: $550
  • All others: $750 per student

For information on group rates, group registration or on-location courses please email VILearningCenter@hitchcock.org for more information.

Preregistration and payment required. For registration questions, please e-mail clpd.support@hitchcock.org.

Please review our Value Institute Learning Center course cancellation policy:

Course Structure

The course consists of two days’ instruction. The course modules cover the five elements of the DMAIC process, and tips for leading a successful process improvement project. The course is interspersed with group exercises to reinforce key concepts.

Targeted Audience

The in-person course is open to all staff with an interest in process improvement work.

Course Content

Download the Course Outline


This course has no prerequisites.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive Credits/Contact hours for this activity and become a Trained Yellowbelt, you must:

  • Attend the sessions
  • Complete the online Post-Test and Evaluation. (you must register to access) .

Additionally, for student who wish to obtain certification you must complete an improvement project as a team member or individually. If the project is led by a Greenbelt seeking certification, then all trained Yellowbelts on the team will receive certification. In all other cases, students must complete the project submission form for review by the Value Institute Learning Center.

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this learning activity, the participant will be able to apply robust process improvement methodology and disciplined project execution in order to support the development of a High Reliability Organization focused on a Culture of Safety and Patient Centered Care.

Learning Objectives
  • Lead a small-scale improvement.
  • Participate as an active member of a DMAIC improvement project team.
  • Utilize primary quality improvement tools in daily problem solving activity.

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 12.75 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 12.75 contact hours. 

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.

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