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Lean Sigma White Belt Virtual Training

Date: September 21 & 22, 2022, 12:30 - 4 pm EST

With its focus on quality improvement and doing more with less, special emphasis in each workshop will be placed on how Lean Sigma principles, tools and practices can address problems and challenges faced by public health organizations – in particular, those presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this introductory workshop, you will gain an understanding of Lean and quality improvement principles and methodologies, and their relevance across public and community health. In doing so, you will be able to:

  • distinguish between value-add and waste
  • understand the plan-do-study-act (PDSA) framework
  • undertake root cause analysis on problems, and
  • identify tools that can be applied to achieve sustainable improvement.

Training Schedule

  • Sept 21, 12:30-4:00pm
  • Sept 22, 12:30-4:00pm


White + Yellow – 5% discount

* Please email us ( for the promo code to receive the discount.

Quality Improvement in Public Health

OPHA is committed to the importance of quality improvement in public health. We seek for Ontario to have a responsive and adaptable system meeting community needs with effective leadership. OPHA in collaboration with the Leading Edge Group offers LEAN sigma training catered specifically for public health professional. We also host informative webinars in efforts to support continuous quality improvement in public health.

Become an OPHA member to take advantage of membership discounts.

Click HERE to learn more about the many benefits of membership.

About Annette Sonneveld

Annette Sonneveld has over 35 years experience at various public health units across Ontario including Kent Chatham, Middlesex London, North York and Toronto Public Health. She has extensive knowledge and experience managing complex assignments; leading and directing teams; implementing quality improvement and performance management projects and facilitating training. Annette provided leadership and expertise to promote a culture of quality improvement, not only at Toronto Public Health, but across the City of Toronto through her involvement on various city-wide workgroups and committees.

Annette has led multidisciplinary teams, including quality improvement specialists and program evaluators. She has led or participated in many continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects such as increasing the efficiency in processing reportable disease notifications; reducing immunization field data entry errors and increasing the efficiency of student placements. Annette has also provided internal support for many public health staff as they earned their Lean White, Yellow and Green Belts through Leading Edge Group, and developed and implemented Toronto Public Health’s first quality improvement training plan. Annette was a member of the 4-year Locally Driven Collaborative Research Project for CQI in Public Health in Ontario and continues to be a member of the Provincial CQI Community of Practice for Public Health.

A qualified Lean Black Belt, Annette also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Windsor.

Feedback from previous participants:

“Perfect mix of interaction and great pace.”

“Really enjoyed it overall and looking forward to continuing on with Yellow Belt soon.”


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