Pollen Academy launches (ONLINE) Lean Six Sigma Program

Prior to COVID, Pollen Academy had expanded their ever-growing portfolio to incorporate a Lean Six Sigma / Green Belt Program in collaboration with Melbourne based training organisation Vative. Unfortunately this was put on hold, with lockdown being introduced in March 2020.

We are excited to reveal that we are back with a live-online offering, where candidates can get the same learning experience and certification from the comfort of their home!

The 4-day workshop launches 9th November (split over 2 weeks) and will be hosted online using Vative’s state of the art live-online facilities. Training will be delivered by Vative’s experienced facilitators and a demonstration of results will be coached by Pollens team of operational excellence consultants.

Participants are taught Lean Six Sigma principles and their implementation as well as developing the skills to serve as high performing team members and/or leaders on business improvement projects; They can also receive certification by completing the training, passing an exam and demonstrating results (and the use of Lean Six Sigma tools and methodologies) on one improvement project.


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The collaboration came about due to a unified ethos between organisations with regards to continuous improvement mindset as well as the demand to expand the Melbourne based Vative course geographically.

Currently offering a Lean program under Pollen Academy which focuses on speed and reducing waste in processes, The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program is a great progression of this with its focus on eliminating defects in processes.

Director of Pollen Academy, Ashley Darley said “We are very excited to be taking our partnership to the next level. We have been working with Vative since Pollen Academy launched and they have been instrumental in the early successes we have seen.”

CEO of Vative; Theo Pappas added “Senior leaders and team members of both companies sync well together and it made perfect sense to collaborate. We know our value proposition can effectively extend into the capability of Pollens facilitators and coaches – therefore the power of two like-minded organisations can be better than one!”

Launched by Vative in 2008 the course typically attracts leaders of change through to senior managers (from any functional area of an organisation) who have enough authority to lead project teams and make changes to process within the business.

Darley said “What makes this unique and particularly exciting for me is that it combines the excellent facilitation and program provided by Vative with Pollens horsepower in the coaching arena to coach students through their projects.”

Theo adds “The key learning also come from being in the (now virtual) room with other people representing similar businesses where many draw on different perspectives, experiences and thought provoking conservations, especially when running the simulations.”

Lean is a proven methodology and tool kit to eliminate waste by reducing process time and increasing flow. Six Sigma is a methodology and tool kit to improve process capability by reducing process variation. Together Lean Six Sigma is a powerful tool which reduces process waste which creates a chain reaction of improvements to staff morale, product and service performance, customer satisfaction and ultimately to ROI.

Theo concluded “FMCG’s work on high volume small margins therefore wastes creeping into processes and errors in quality of outputs can often be large scale issues that turns profits to losses if process isn’t strengthened through a continuous improvement strategy. Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are simply process improvement practitioners, their skills are engineered to embrace solving issues with wide variation of outputs.”


Sign up for here for EARLY BIRD* prices:

Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th NOV 2020

Monday 16th – Tuesday 17th NOV 2020  

*Early Bird prices available until 10th October 2020


For more information about enrolling contact:

Ashley Darley; Director: Pollen Academy – [email protected]