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Toyota Kata Workshop

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Costco Wholesale Industries

1001 West 19th St.

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Join us for this exciting hands-on learning event. This workshop provides attendees the "less visible" part of lean which has been a vital ingredient to Toyota's ability to sustain its continuous improvement focus for decades.

This workshop addresses both people development and process improvement via improvement practice and coaching practice routines. Workshop attendees will learn the daily management process and practice routines for coaching and improvement that they can take back to their organizations.

What can I expect to learn?

Learn to use an iterative combination of "Presentation > Experiential Exercise > Discussion" to provide you with initial first-hand experience with the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. Participants will better understand what is involved in deploying lean-style improvement-skill development and how to do it every day in their organizations.

The Improvement Kata impacts your organization by:

• Providing a systematic, scientific approach that can be applied to any goal
• Simplifying how the members of an organization navigate uncertainty and develop solutions
• Migrating managers toward a role of coach and mentor, by teaching them to conduct coaching cycles
• Actualizing PDCA in a way that has people learning from small steps every day

Program Outline:

DAY 1 Morning:

  • Toyota history: What led to the Toyota Kata

  • The Toyota Kata

DAY 1 Afternoon:

  • Baseline Simulation #1

  • Practice #2 Toyota Kata

  • Practice #3 Toyota Kata

  • Lessons Learned / Adjourn

DAY 2 Morning:

  • The Socratic Method

  • Taiichi Ohno / The Ohno Circle and Leadership

  • The Coaching Kata

  • PDCA vs. LAMDA

  • Toyota Kata Team Practice Simulation #2

  • Feedback / Adjourn

Who should attend?

  • Managers who want to lead and manage more effectively in today's environment

  • Lean specialists and consultants who want to acquire new skills and learn what their role will be

  • HR and OD professionals charged with Leadership Development and involving more of their organization's people in improvement, adaptation and innovation

  • Leaders who want more clarity about what their management teams should be doing to achieve competitive advantage in today's markets

  • Value Stream Mappers who want a systematic way of really achieving their future-state designs


JERRY M. WRIGHT is a seasoned Lean Professional with 35 years of experience in the Aerospace, Consumer Products, Power Distribution and Medical Device manufacturing industries. He has taught Lean and Process Excellence at both SDSU and USCD. Jerry has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He is a Master Black Belt, is Lean Gold Certified and is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

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