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NEW! VIRTUAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

The spot-on content and practical delivery you expect from us… now available in a virtual environment. Certificates, a robust course catalog of more than 50 programs (tailored for your organization) in English and a growing number available in Spanish, program pack pricing, and custom courses, all delivered in live lecture format by an incredible faculty of award winners, industry leaders, scholars, innovators, and educators.

Legal Lean Sigma Institute VIRTUAL Certificate Programs and Course Catalog – June 2020

Certificates. Immersive learning experiences with cohorts limited to 25. Includes three, one hour courses and case study coaching and presentations. Total time 12-15 hours.

Courses. We will meet with you, tailor the content of a course from over 50 in our catalog, align it with your needs and goals, then our expert faculty scholars deliver the course online (live, never recorded, on your platform or ours).  Average time: 55 minute programs. 

Program Packs. We deliver bespoke programming designed and sequenced to help advance your strategies and achieve your objectives. Selecting from the course catalog, your curriculum of 3 (save 10%) or 7 (save 15%) courses will help you, your organization, and/or team advance along the P+ Continuum. Your program pack pricing includes a co-design meeting with a curriculum advisor and support of your CLE application(s).

Custom Courses and Curriculum. Train your way, with custom programs in formats and lengths designed to suit your needs. Please contact Catherine@LegalLeanSigma.com today and let us design (or, better yet, codesign with you) your training curriculum.

WHITE AND YELLOW BELT CERTIFICATION COURSES

Our courses are carefully and thoughtfully designed with adult learning (and lawyers in particular) in mind. As our sample agendas suggest, our approach is to introduce a concept or framework, then demonstrate how to use a tool, and then facilitate exercises. This way, the concepts and tools are applied in the context of a process that the participants are interested in improving, so the learning is highly relevant and immediately useful.

Private Delivery. Most of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute’s courses are privately delivered for teams in law firms, legal departments, and other organizations focused on professional services. More often, our clients are inviting THEIR clients to these courses to learn together, have a shared experience, and begin working better together almost immediately.

We always work with our clients to tailor and structure every engagement for success. This includes using your own case studies and models, and assisting you with selecting processes and participants for your cross-functional, cross-organizational table teams.

Please contact us about courses, keynotes, retreats, tailored workshops, client events, and other programs.

Public / Open Enrollment. We offer a limited number of public or open enrollment certification courses during the year. Anyone can attend these programs and we typically enjoy working with a cross-functional group of participants in an experiential learning environment.

There is no prerequisite to participate in a Yellow Belt certification course.

Table team registrants receive a complimentary, preparatory call with a Legal Lean Sigma Institute faculty member to select the attendees and/or a process to use during the workshop components of the course. All others will be assigned to a table team.

Certifications/Belts – Postponed until 2021

  • POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021 DATE TBD – August 13 & 14 – Yellow Belt Certification Course – New Orleans – Host Firm: Kean Miller LLP, 909 Poydras Street
  • October 27 & 28 (rescheduled from March 18 & 19) – Yellow Belt Certification Course – New York City – Host Firm: Morgan Lewis, 101 Park Avenue
  • November 10 & 11 (rescheduled from June 23 & 24) – Yellow Belt Certification Course – Dallas – Host Firm: Akin Gump, 2300 N. Field Street
  • December 2 (rescheduled from April) – White Belt Certification Course – Washington, DC – Host Firm: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K. Street NW

Certificates – Registration Open Now

Each cohort in these virtual programs will work with different instructors, including Black Belts, industry leaders, and operational excellence experts, and will be guided through the experience by Catherine Alman MacDonagh, CEO and Founder of the Legal Lean Sigma Institute LLC. Participants will be taught be experts in the field and teams will be coached on the case studies by Mo Zain Ajaz, benefitting from Mo’s experience as General Counsel and Group Head of Legal Operational Excellence for National Grid. Luminaries in continuous improvement and innovation will serve as judges for the team presentations of the case study, enhancing opportunities to learn from the best and brightest.

Expected time commitment: 10-12 hours

  • Days 1, 2, and 3: One hour lectures (3 total)
  • Day 4: Two hours of team work on case study
  • Case study work outside of class: 3-5 hours
  • Day 5: Two hours of team presentations and judge’s feedback

Legal Lean Sigma® Level 100 Certificate
With your cohort, complete three, one-hour courses and then work on a case study. You’ll experience issue spotting and problem / opportunity identification, and collaborating, prioritizing, and presenting with your team to help you prepare for success in your own organization.

Introduction to Process Improvement, Project Management, and the P+ Ecosystem
Fall 2020 : September 14 with Fred Esposito 

Using Process Improvement, Project Management, Design Thinking, and Legal WorkOut® to Collaborate- Inside and Out
Fall 2020 : September 15 with Audrey Rubin

The Key Tools of Process Improvement and Operational Excellence
Fall 2020 : September 16 with Merry Neitlich

Case Study 100: Develop a draft process improvement project life cycle, starting point, and protocols for the MacLaw Firm. As a team, present your recommendations to our guest judges.

Fall 2020 – Thursday, September 17, Coaching with Mo Zain Ajaz & Wednesday, September 23, Presentations with Guest Judges

Level 100 Judges

Nicole Nehama Auerbach, ElevateNext
Kimberly D. Bell, Nissan Group of North America, Senior Manager, Head of Legal Operations
Susan Hackett, Legal Executive Leadership LLC, CEO
Colin Levy, Legal Innovation and Tech, Corporate Counsel
Jim Michalowicz, TE Connectivity, Senior Manager – Legal Operations Business Performance
Robert G. Taylor, Liberty Mutual Group, Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel

Legal Lean Sigma® Level 200 Certificate
Complete Level 100, then three additional programs and a Level 200 case study. Using a similar methodology as Level 100, teams will be guided through the certificate experience by Legal Lean Sigma Institute CEO Catherine Alman MacDonagh.

Voices of the Process and the Chorus of Stakeholders
Monday, October 5 with Audrey Rubin

Process Mapping: Value Stream, Top Down, Swim Lane, Time Value Analysis, Client Journey
Tuesday, October 6 with Jerry Rosenthal

Deeper Understanding and Better Decision-Making Using Data and 3C Methodology
Wednesday, October 7 with Mo Zain Ajaz and Jerry Rosenthal

Case Study 2: After reviewing and analyzing key data points, recommend immediate improvements and create a continuous improvement plan for Scarlett Media’s Law Department

Thursday, October 8 – Coaching with Mo Zain Ajaz
Wednesday, October 14 – Presentations

Level 200 Guest Judges

Nicole Nehama Auerbach, ElevateNext
Kimberly D. Bell, Nissan Group of North America, Senior Manager, Head of Legal Operations
Tess Blair, Morgan Lewis, eData Practice Group Leader
Colin Levy, Legal Innovation and Tech, Corporate Counsel
Jim Michalowicz, TE Connectivity, Senior Manager – Legal Operations Business Performance
Robert G. Taylor, Liberty Mutual Group, Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel

 

NEXT:  2021 calendar of courses and programs posted soon!

Event Phone: 857-272-5695

Details Price Qty
Individual registrationshow details + $599.00 (USD)  
Individual registration - White/Yellow/Green/Black Belt only Belt Certifiedshow details + $750.00 (USD)  
Team (up to 5)show details + $3,495.00 (USD)  / bundle 

  • Level 100 LLSI Certificate Course - Cohort 2
    September 14, 2020 - September 24, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Legal Lean Sigma Institute’s certificate courses are virtual, immersive learning experiences that include live lectures and working on a case study with your cohort and delivering presentations as a team to guest judges. All participants who successfully complete the courses and requirements will be awarded a certificate from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.

Event Phone: 857-272-5695

Details Price Qty
Individual registrationshow details + $599.00 (USD)  
Individual registration - White/Yellow/Green/Black Belt only Belt Certifiedshow details + $750.00 (USD)  
Team (up to 5)show details + $3,495.00 (USD)  / bundle 

  • Level 200 LLSI Certificate Course - Cohort 1
    October 5, 2020 - October 14, 2020
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Legal Lean Sigma Institute’s certificate courses are virtual, immersive learning experiences that include live lectures and working on a case study with your cohort and delivering presentations as a team to guest judges. All participants who successfully complete the courses and requirements will be awarded a certificate from the Legal Lean Sigma Institute.

Details Price Qty
Table registration (up 6)show details + $11,595.00 (USD)  / bundle 
Individual registrationshow details + $1,995.00 (USD)  

  • NY Yellow Belt
    October 27, 2020 - October 28, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NYC October 27 & 28 – Legal Lean Sigma Process Improvement and Project Management Yellow Belt Certification Course PI – PM Yellow Belt Agenda NYC Please note: there is no prerequisite to attend the Yellow Belt. All are welcome. This Legal Lean Sigma® course includes lectures, exercises, simulations, videos, discussions, group work, and demonstrations covering Read More

Event Phone: 857-272-5695

Details Price Qty
Individual registration - Yellow Beltshow details + $1,995.00 (USD)  
Team registration - Yellow Belt (up to 5)show details + $11,595.00 (USD)  / bundle 

  • Dallas Yellow Belt
    November 11, 2020 - November 12, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Due to COVID-19, June dates have been rescheduled to 11.11 and 11.12.20 PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PREREQUISITE TO ATTEND THE YELLOW BELT. ALL ARE WELCOME. This Legal Lean Sigma® course includes lectures, exercises, simulations, videos, discussions, group work, and demonstrations covering key Process Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma) and Project Management, tools, and concepts, Read More

Event Phone: 8572725695

Details Price Qty
Individualshow details + $995.00 (USD)  
Table Team (up to 6)show details + $5,970.00 (USD)  / bundle 

  • DC White Belt 4.21.20
    December 2, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • DC White Belt 4.21.20
    December 2, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The White Belt is designed to be a high-level introduction to key process improvement methodologies, especially Lean and Six Sigma. and the stages or project management. This Legal Lean Sigma® course includes lectures, exercises, simulations, videos, discussions, group work, and demonstrations covering key Process Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma) and Project Management, tools, and concepts, Read More

Event Phone: 857-272-5695

Details Price Qty
Individual registration - Yellow Beltshow details + $1,995.00 (USD)  
Table/team registration - Yellow Belt (up to 6)show details + $11,595.00 (USD)  / bundle 

  • NoLA Yellow Belt
    April 1, 2021 - April 9, 2021
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PREREQUISITE TO ATTEND THE YELLOW BELT. ALL ARE WELCOME. This Legal Lean Sigma® course includes lectures, exercises, simulations, videos, discussions, group work, and demonstrations covering key Process Improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma) and Project Management, tools, and concepts, with many examples and case studies from law firms and legal departments. Read More

Legal Lean Sigma Institute in TWO "Best Of" Categories

The Legal Lean Sigma Institute is proud to be recognized in the 2019 National Law Journal “Best Of” new Management Consulting/Strategic Planning category. LLSI has also been named to Legal Times “Best Of” in the Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Training and Coaching category in 2018, 2017, and 2016.

White Belt

Participation in a one day course that is designed to be a high level introduction to Lean, Six Sigma and Legal Project Management. Learning objectives are geared toward participants gaining familiarity with the vocabulary, concepts, and some of the tools most commonly used in PI and PM.

Yellow Belt

Participation in a two day, more intensive course that is designed for participants to be able to understand and employ Lean, Six Sigma and Legal Project Management vocabulary, methodologies, and tools. A White Belt is NOT a prerequisite.

Green Belt

Requires a Yellow Belt plus the successful completion of an approved project and other certification requirements.

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