Improvement Kata is hitting the road- making it a perfect opportunity for manufacturing companies and educators in the region to learn and experience Kata first-hand! Facilitator, Lisa Pustelak, will illustrate how Kata is used in teams, organizations, and your everyday life. You’ll walk away understanding how Kata can help your company develop and sustain a culture of continuous improvement and participate in a 50-minute simulation for practice and to learn how to teach scientific thinking to others. Participants will learn about the about the four‐step Improvement Kata pattern and understand why and how ideas should be tested. The workshop will include some initial practice of a scientific routine used by teams and companies around the world.

This introduction to Improvement Kata is a free program and will be held at several locations throughout the region, including:

Hermitage: May 22, 8:30-10:30am

Warren: June 6, 8:30-10:30am

Oil City: June 19, 8:30-10:30am

Erie: June 26, 8:30-10:30am