Date: April 11, 12, 13, 2018
Time: April 11 & 12  8:00 am – 4:30 pm
April 13  8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $1200
Location: WQLN Learning Center 8425 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509

Lunch provided on February 6 and 7

This kata training program provides instruction and practice for both the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata as illustrated by Mike Rother in his book, Toyota Kata. You will learn the essential Kata concepts, scientific thinking, and the behavioral principles that is the foundation of Kata. The program provides expert guidance in establishing current and target conditions, identifying obstacles, and choosing ideas for the PDCA (plan, do, check, act) cycles. A majority of the time in this learn-by-doing program is spent practicing with hands-on exercises and simulation with mentoring by a TWI Institute Certified Kata Trainer. Upon completion, participants are ready to start practicing the Coaching Kata regularly.


Scott Laundry, Senior Project Manager, TDO

Scott brings over 25 years of experience with manufacturing to his role as a Senior Project
Manager for TDO. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lowell and a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Syracuse University. He received his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the Six Sigma Academy and is currently a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Scott is a TWI Institute certified trainer in TWI Job Instruction, Job Relations, Job Methods, Job Safety, TWI Kata 10 Hour and Kata simulation.


Class size is limited to 10.

You may be eligible to receive grant funding from WEDnet to cover the cost of this course. To check your eligibility, visit


Registration is closed. Email for additional information or questions.