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

Lean Six Sigma is the methodology which allows NGOs to raise effectiveness. 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 the largest international companies which appreciate the value they can receive by implementing the set of relevant tools. 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 of 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 with the 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 learned and make sure they understand the material. A number of experiences from the practice will be discussed during the training. The participants will be encouraged 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 participant 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 with 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 a business background as well.

Travelling after the course

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Students will be provided by accommodation for the whole period of the program. The accommodation will be provided in Amsterdam. Students will stay at a Guest House in the rooms for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for additional payment. Students will have access to the kitchen which they can use in case of need. The accommodation is well connected by public transport with all the touristy places in the city. During the program, the trainings will be conducted in the classroom which is in walking distance from the Guest House. Students will be provided a detailed description of the venue and the information on how to reach it from the airport.

We offer comfortable accommodation where students can stay during the program and fully enjoy their time in Amsterdam!


The fee for the course is €650

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.


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 the 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!


Just click to apply via website

Or you could 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

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.


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