Date: April 21-22, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Cost: $399
Location: NWIRC Learning Center
8425 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509


What is Kata?

Kata, commonly known in martial arts, is practicing a pattern of thinking and behaving until executed without hesitation. Think about the practice involved in learning an instrument or playing a sport. Toyota Kata is a structured way for managers and employees to achieve continuous improvement goals with a clear path to get there. According to Mike Rother, Researcher and Author of Toyota Kata, it’s teaching methods rather than solutions, a key component to Toyota’s efficiency.


Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata

Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata training enables participants to develop skills for doing and teaching a scientific routine of thinking (kata) in your daily work and to reach a level of performance not previously achieved. The 10-hour class includes hands-on exercises and simulation with mentoring by a TWI Institute Certified Kata Trainer. As an added bonus, participants receive a 2-hour post-workshop coaching session for the participant and their manager to help get Kata going at your facility.


Facilitator, Tom Weible, will illustrate how Kata is used in teams, organizations, and your everyday life. Participate in a 50-minute simulation for your own practice and to learn how to teach scientific thinking to others. You’ll walk away understanding how Kata can help your company develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.

Please register by Friday April 16, 2021.

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