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What is Toyota Kata?

Toyota has excelled as a company thanks in large part to their culture of scientific thinking and behaviors. Thanks to the research by Mike Rother in the book Toyota Kata, you can now develop these same skills for yourself and your organization. How? By practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. These skills are great practice routines for developing your people, from top to bottom, and across business units.

Learning Loop

The Toyota Kata Learning Loop takes you from basic awareness and knowledge through skill development and mastery with the annual Kata Summit (aka KataCon) in North America and TWI & Kata Summit Europe as key stopping points.

The strength of a company is the improvement capability of all the people. - Mike Rother

FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Access our free resources to begin your learning journey.
  • Online Toyota Kata Knowledge Certification Course
  • “What Is” Toyota Kata Video
  • What is Toyota Kata About Video?
  • Mike Rother’s Website

ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

MASTERY

  • Learn by doing, sustained over time.

UPCOMING EVENTS RELATED TO KATA

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2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit
Online Summit
2021 Virtual Indiana Lean Healthcare Summit
Online
May 17, 2021
TWI & Toyota Kata Summit – Europe
Summit
TWI & Toyota Kata Summit – Europe
Online
June 7, 2021
How to develop and teach standardized work in non-cyclical work processes
Workshop
How to develop and teach standardized work in non-cyclical work processes
Billund, Denmark
June 8, 2021
Lead with Joy Masterclass
Workshop
Lead with Joy Masterclass
Billund, Denmark
June 14, 2021
Skillpoint for Toyota Kata August
Workshop
Skillpoint for Toyota Kata - August
Anderson, IN
August 17, 2021
Skillpoint for Toyota Kata November
Workshop
Skillpoint for Toyota Kata - November
Anderson, IN
November 9, 2021
TWI Summit 2021
Summit
TWI Summit 2022
Jekyll Island, GA
March 15, 2022
Toyota Kata Summit (KataCon8)
Summit
Toyota Kata Summit (KataCon8)
Jekyll Island, GA
March 18, 2022

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