Green Belt Certification Training Program: August 2022 - January 2023


Only Green Belt training in the nation aligned with Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare improvement organization.

Achieve your Green Belt certification through our new training program for individuals and small teams. Featuring expert faculty with significant experience in applying the systematic approach of Robust Process Improvement® (RPI®), the Green Belt Certification Training Program incorporates a blended approach of Lean, Six Sigma, and change management specifically within health care settings.

2022 Registration Fees:

Early bird: $3,495 (expires 8/12/2022)

Regular: $3,995

Teams of 3: $8,995*

*This group must all work on the same project and will be mentored as a group.

Green Belt Certification Training Program
Event Description

Event Description

Only Green Belt training in the nation aligned with Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare improvement organization.

Achieve your Green Belt certification through our new training program for individuals and small teams. Featuring expert faculty with significant experience in applying the systematic approach of Robust Process Improvement® (RPI®), the Green Belt Certification Training Program incorporates a blended approach of Lean, Six Sigma, and change management specifically within health care settings.

Why Attend

  • Features Green Belt training promoted and practiced by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading healthcare improvement organization.
  • 6 hours of dedicated one on one mentoring to help trainees be successful in applying the methodology to their project. 
  • Unique opportunity to enhance your process improvement and change management skill set while simultaneously receiving hands-on expert guidance on your organization’s priority project.
  • Learn Robust Process Improvement methods to position yourself as the expert in sustainable process improvement with high levels of acceptance and accountability across your organization.
  • Network with peers in similar roles in organizations across the United States to discuss current patient safety and quality care challenges.
  • Receive formal Green Belt certification upon completion of your project and delivering a 45 minute presentation to the RPI council. 

Learning Objectives

Learn from certified process improvement experts with deep expertise applying Lean, Six Sigma and Change Management skills specifically within health care settings who can help you:

  • Address complex and high impact patient safety and quality care issues (e.g., falls with injury, healthcare associated infections, medication errors, wrong—site surgery).
  • Identify root causes to your organization’s most pressing outcomes. 
  • Develop solutions to those issues that are tailored to your organization’s needs.

Session Dates and Times

The class is now offered 100% online from  the convenience of your home or office.

A highly engaging three-part training course is designed to align with your project progress at your organization, so that students are freshly applying their knowledge and enriching that knowledge with applicable skill.

Kickoff: Monday, August 29 - (11am to noon CT)
Session 1: Monday, September 12 - Friday, November 16, 2022  (10:00 am - 3:30 pm CT)
Session 2: Monday, November 14 - Wednesday, 16, 2022 (10:00 am - 3:30 pm CT) 
Session 3: Tuesday, January 24, 2023- Thursday, January 26, 2023 (10:00 am - 3:30 pm CT) 

Students will attend all sessions.

Program Highlights:

  1. Kickoff introduction session to prepare participants to project selection and access to materials. 
  2. Mentoring calls throughout the project lifecycle (six months) by process improvement experts to help trainees navigate barriers to project success 
  3. Participants will have the ability to select their own projects with ongoing mentoring by process improvement experts

Multiple Attendees

Registering multiple attendees from your organization? We are offering healthcare organizations additional discount for registering multiple attendees from the same healthcare organization. We have found that the more collaboration and support on a project, the greater the impact. To register multiple attendees, please call customer service at 1-877-223-6866, option 1 between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

Expert Faculty

Expert Faculty

As a team, our instructors and mentors bring innovative work with leading health care systems and hospitals to you. They provide training and mentoring on high reliability concepts and the pursuit of zero harm, including Robust Process Improvement® (RPI) tools and methods. Our teams’ expertise comes from guiding health care providers exclusively in applying RPI principles to their own patient safety and quality processes, such as improving hand hygiene, improving emergency department turnaround times, or reducing medication errors, as well as operational processes, such as improving bed turnover times, reducing billing errors, or reducing staff turnover.

A team of certified process improvement experts with experience applying Lean, Six Sigma and change management skills specifically within health care settings will be guiding and mentoring the participants in this program.

Faculty Members:

Klaus Nether, D.H.Sc., MMI, MT (ASCP) SV

Dr. Nether is the Executive Director, High Reliability Product Delivery at Joint Commission Resources. He ensures our products adhere to high reliability principles and Robust Process Improvement concepts. Dr. Nether is also responsible for solution development activities, both domestic and international. Prior to this role, Dr. Nether was a Master Black Belt in the Department of Robust Process Improvement at The Joint Commission. In this role, he supported the Joint Commission’s activities associated with establishing and sustaining a RPI culture which includes the use of Six Sigma, Lean, and formal change management.

Prima Romulus, MBA

Prima Romulus is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Project Lead and Master Change Leader at Joint Commission Resources. She currently leads collaborative projects with healthcare organizations in their efforts to achieve sustainable improvements in patient safety and quality initiatives. She also helps develop process improvement programs in hospital systems nationwide to help them identify talent that will embed a continuous improvement mindset throughout the organization and target the key issues that are aligned to their strategic goals. This has given her the opportunity to have an impact in tailoring solutions to some of health care’s most critical safety and quality problems. Prima’s role as Executive Change Management and Process Improvement Coach and Trainer is integral to transforming healthcare into a high-reliability industry.  

Ziad Karam, MPH

Ziad Karam is a Lean Six Sigma and Change Management Black Belt for High Reliability Initiatives. He is responsible for leading and coordinating activities supporting the adoption of high reliability practices with hospitals and state hospital associations. He also leads both internal and external improvement projects and facilitates engagements to help organizations prioritize their efforts on their high reliability journey. He is involved in the work that JCR conducts in collaboration with hospitals related to High Reliability initiatives and spread of Robust Process Improvement methodology. He assisted with the management of all aspects of the Oro® 2.0 High Reliability Organizational Assessment and Resources application including content development, data extraction and analysis.

Kelly Barnes

Bio to follow



Full attendance at every session is a prerequisite for receiving full continuing education credits. This program is approved for the listed contact hours*. If a participant needs to leave early, his or her continuing education credits will be reduced.

*Summary of Continuing Education Contact Hours Awarded for this Program:

ACCME: 65.0 CME – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

ANCC: 65.0 CE

ACHE: 65.0 CE

CA Board of Registered Nursing: 65.0 CE

IACET: 65.0 CE

ASCLS P.A.C.E.: 65.0 CE (Program Number: 284-005-20)

Note – this program is not offering ACPE credits.

The Joint Commission is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME-AMA PRA Category 1™), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. The Joint Commission is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381, for the listed contact hours. The Joint Commission is authorized to award the listed hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. The Joint Commission Enterprise has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Joint Commission is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. ASCLS P.A.C.E., 6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20817-1574. The Program Number is 284-005-20.



Why three sessions spaced out? Do I have to attend each?

The class is split into three separate weeks to cover our Facilitating Change Model, Meeting Facilitation Techniques and the Define phase on the first week. Measure and Analyze concepts and practice on the second week, and Improve/Control on the third week. All three sessions are required.

What technology do you use? I’m not sure my computer will work.

The class is delivered through Zoom, and all class materials and supplemental work will be available to download via special access to SharePoint. Prior to class, each participant will receive their personalized invitation to SharePoint for access. 

During class, we do require all participants to have computer audio and camera on. 

What about payment? Can you bill me?

This is a prepay event. We accept credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. However, due to credit card compliance and security reasons, we are unable to accept any credit card details via email. Contact Customer Service if you need help finalizing your registration with payment.

Will I be certified once I complete the class?

Candidates who complete their project and make a final presentation to the RPI council will be certified Green Belts!



Prior to the start of the program the instructors will be sending a second email with welcome logistics, and as part of that will ask trainees to provide a two-sentence summary of their project. Further, as the class is fully online, students will be asked to participate in a technical check, one week before the session, and any needed technical support will be provided.

Payment Options

Payment Options

All Joint Commission Resources products require pre-payment. For your convenience, if you do not have a credit card available, we offer a sales quote/proforma invoice option to assist with initiating your payment. Payments submitted by check take up to 14 days to process. If you are registering for a program less than 14 days away, your registration may not be received in time and your seat may not be reserved. You will not have access to electronic program materials until your payment has been received. We strongly recommend credit card payments for any events less than 14 days away.

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  5. Click the "Proforma Invoice" button. (See image below.) 
  6. Within 5 minutes, a sales quote will be sent to your email address with details about how to complete a check or wire transfer payment.

Or contact Customer Service at 877.223.6866, option 1 (+1 770 238 0454 outside the US) or via email at to have a proforma invoice created and emailed directly to you.