international Training center helps companies streamline operations, improve bottom lines

NORCROSS, Georgia – July 27, 2023 – The first step toward creating a culture of continuous improvement is to grow a workforce focused on streamlining an organization’s processes. To get there, leaders need skilled problem-solvers to lead the way.

To improve the improvers, the Training Center of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) offers valuable certification courses and tailored training solutions that can work for organizations in a variety of industries worldwide. The Institute carries the distinction of being an approved IACET Accredited Provider – the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training.

The building block for an improvement program is in the Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt courses taught by IISE’s team of experienced instructors. Companies such as UPS, ZT Systems, CommScope and Memorial Healthcare System have used the courses to give employees the tools they need to implement effective improvement methods and deliver measurable results.

“I love meeting people and teaching them why I love Six Sigma so much,” instructor Elizabeth Gentry, Ph.D., said. “I hope they leave the class seeing how valuable that Six Sigma is and had fun learning about it.” Gentry, a solution value analyst and business owner for the Customer Success Family at Philips, is a former professor at the University of Louisville.

All classroom topics can be integrated into customized training packages that factor in a company’s culture and values and its workforce’s needs and strengths. The instructors use an interactive learning framework that provides participants with the industrial engineering principles they need to develop a critical thinking mindset. See the 2023 offerings at

The participants and the results speak to the success of IISE training, as more than 90% of trainees pass their Six Sigma exams on the first try. Companies taking the Lean and Six Sigma courses have realized savings of more than $114 million.

“My black belt project had over a million in savings for the healthcare system I was at with improving the insurance denial process,” Gentry said.

While many organizations start with Lean Six Sigma training, IISE can meet corporate training needs with more than 75 courses offered online on-demand or in a classroom setting. To learn more, visit To schedule a training program, contact IISE Director of Continuing Education James Swisher, PE, at

About IISE: The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession. For more information about IISE, visit