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Raising Effectiveness of the Organization: Lean Six Sigma Training for NGOs in Amsterdam

Lean Six Sigma is the methodology which allows NGO’s to raise effectiveness of their organizations. The successful implementation of the Lean Six Sigma tools can allow an organization to produce more results with the same amount of resources.

Lean Six Sigma methodology is widely used by largest international companies which appreciate the value they can receive by implementing the set of relevant tools.
We invite people who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma to join our training which will take place in Amsterdam from 21th to 26th January, 2018.

Tools in the Lean Six Sigma training can be applied to the work of organizations in general as well as being useful for projects. In both cases the implementation of Lean Six Sigma tools can increase the effectiveness of any work you do.

During the training you will learn how to plan the inner workings of an organization and its projects in order to reach the highest quality of work. Lean Six Sigma stands for continuous improvement. The methodology shows the way even for the most successful companies, to become more effective. Lean Six Sigma consists on a number of tools – implementation of those tools will allow to reduce costs and at the same time – improve quality!

Join us for training on the principles, tools and examples of Lean Six Sigma!


The participants will arrive on Sunday. There are no activities planned on Sunday so you can decide yourself what you want to do on Sunday.

From Monday to Thursday will be offered the sessions. On Monday we will start by introduction and learning more about each other and the learning needs of each participant. Further the sessions on Lean Six Sigma methodology will begin. The sessions will be structured in the following way – the trainer will explain the philosophy behind   Lena Six Sigma, describe the possibilities of the successful implementation and will start with telling about the content of the methodology and the examples of the tools that can be applied for the organizing the work in the organization and managing the projects. The trainer will explain the theory and will provide the opportunities to practice the new knowledge – the participants will be offered exercises where they will need to apply what they have learnt and make sure they understand the material. A number of the experiences from the practice will be discussed during the training. The participants will be encourage to apply the new knowledge to their own working environment and see how they can contribute from the methodology.

During the training the trainer will share a number of tools of Lean Six Sigma that can be applied within the organizations. Tools of Lean Six Sigma are usually the methods that can be used to make the organization more effective.

At the last day – Thursday – the trainer together with the group will discuss the ways how Lean Six Sigma methodology can be used in the work back home for each participants and will exchange the closing remarks.

There will be no activities on Friday so participants can decide themselves what they would like to do.

Participants who will successfully accomplish the training will be provided the certificates.

The training will be conducted by an experienced business trainer, Lean Six Sigma specialist holding an MBA degree. The training will a lot be based on the program taught by business schools during MBA studies but adjusted to make sure it will be understandable and clear for participants without business background as well.


Participants of the event will be offered a great opportunity to experience unique accommodation – hotel on the boat! Yes, participants won’t be accommodated just in a regular hotel, they will be accommodated in the hotel…on the boat! In this way you will not just visit Amsterdam for a course but will also have a chance to enjoy one of the things that Amsterdam is famous for – its accommodation on the boats!

Participants will stay in shared rooms (single accommodation is also possible for the extra fee of 180 euro). Boat hotel also provides kitchen that can be used by participants as well. Deck of the boat can be used by participants as well.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning in the boat hotel.

Hotel on the boat is the chance to experience the true Amsterdam! Usually for the groups we rent the whole boat so there will be no other guests staying in the hotel during our stay! And that means the group can have the whole boat for the period of the program and fully enjoy the experience!

We hire different boats for our projects depending on the amount of participants. The location of the boat is varies as well. Right before the program when we will know for sure how many participants we have we will be able to determine which boat we are going to hire and will send the address and detailed description of how to reach the place to the participants. However, all the boats we usually hire are very similar to each other and fall under the description above.

Due to weather conditions sometimes we are unable to accommodate participants on the hotel on the boat – in this case the regular accommodation will be provided. If this will be the case – you will be informed about in in advance.


The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • Accommodation (in Amsterdam)
  • The course (including all the cost materials)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and coffee-breaks)

The tickets to and from the Netherlands are not included in the price. The participants need to purchase their tickets additionally.


In order to apply for the program – please send an email to the following address – netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com

Please indicate the following information in the text of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Title of the course you are applying for
  • The reasons why you would like to join the course and the expectations you have from the course

Please send a copy of the email to – info@uconsulting.nl

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. Person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the course.


We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.
Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.
The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!


In case of any questions regarding the course – feel free to send us an E-mail – or call us +31 30 879 50 55