Your Instructor

Dr. Mary McShane Vaughn

Over the last 10 years, "Dr. MMV" has enthusiastically trained more than 1000 Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belts. She earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and MS in Statistics from Georgia Tech. As a tenured professor, she taught graduate courses in statistics, regression analysis, design of experiments and SPC. Mary is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer. She is a past ASQ Black Belt exam chair, and currently serves on the CQE exam committee. She is also the author of three textbooks: Lean Six Sigma Leadership, The Probability Handbook and The Probability Workbook, and co-author of The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook.

Training Options

  • Lean Six Sigma Tool Belt Quick-Start Bundle

    Coming soon! Need to start improving processes right away? Learn the most frequently used and impactful Lean Six Sigma tools with the Quick Start Bundle.

  • Choose-a-Tool Training

    Select one or more mini-courses to focus on the specific quality tools you need to know.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

    Earn a credential and learn the DMAIC tools you need to select projects, form and lead teams, collect and analyze data, implement improvements and control the gains.

Why University Training Partners?

Whether you want to learn just a few tools to get started, do a deep dive into statistical methods, or earn a Green Belt certificate, we've got you covered.

  • Customize your own training: Choose the Six Sigma tools you want to learn with our mini-courses.

  • Master the math: Our statistical mini-courses will guide you through hypothesis testing, regression, SPC and DoE so you really get it.

  • Earn a credential: Our Green Belt course teaches you the tools to lead Six Sigma projects from start to finish.

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Dr. MMV Answers Your Questions

Listen as Mary McShane Vaughn, University Training Partner's founder, discusses the value of online training. "Got an hour? Learn a tool."

Does technical online training really work?

How much do I need to learn to get started improving my processes? 

You might have heard that Six Sigma Green or Black Belt training is really focused on statistics, and math is not your thing. 

Here's a secret: most of the skills needed to improve processes involve no math at all! 

That's right. By concentrating on choosing the right projects, taking stakeholders into account, leading a team, mapping processes and using common sense graphical and Lean approaches, you can start improving processes and making dramatic changes to the bottom line. No statistics required. 

Stay tuned because we are working on a "Quick Start" bundle of courses that will give you the tools you need to get a jump start on quality improvement.  

What if I'm looking for some formal training program, and not a mini-course? 

We 've got that covered as well. We offer Yellow and Green Belt certificate courses for those who want a credential.

I'm already an experienced quality practitioner. What can University Training Partners offer me? 

Even if you already have a Belt, there may be some topics that never really clicked for you. 

How's your comfort level with fractional factorial designs, or Bayes' Theorem? 

We are busy preparing mini-courses in probability, linear regression, design of experiments, and Quality 4.0 topics like classification and regression trees. 

Keep checking back, or join our mailing list to get email updates on the latest information and discount on new course releases.