Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 1:45 pm
Cost: $65.00
Location: Bel-Aire Conference Center
2800 West 8th Street, Erie PA

NWIRC is pleased to present special guest and renowned author, Mike Rother.

This program includes a presentation on practicing Kata to develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement, plus a 50-minute simulation you can use to help teach scientific thinking. Mike Rother brings the popular Toyota Kata topic to life and illustrates how it’s used in teams, organizations and even in your life.


• Learn more about the four‐step Improvement Kata pattern, an approach for successfully navigating the unpredictable landscspe between you and your goals, from the person who wrote the book.

• Do some initial practice of a scientific routine used by teams and companies around the world.

• Understand why and how any ideas we have should be tested.



Mike Rother is an engineer, a researcher, teacher and speaker on the subjects of management, leadership, improvement, adaptiveness, and change in human organizations. He has been a member of the Industrial Technology Institute (Ann Arbor), the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Stuttgart), and the Technical University Dortmund. He’s the author of several books, including Learning to See and Toyota Kata, and creator of Kata in the Classroom.




Seating is limited! Please register by December 1, 2017.  Email with any questions. 





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