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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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February 9, 2022
Be a KATAlyst: Accelerate Learning by Leading with Intention
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Online
February 16, 2022
TWI Summit 2022
Summit
TWI Summit 2022
Jekyll Island, GA
March 14, 2022
Toyota Kata Summit (KataCon8)
Summit
Toyota Kata Summit (KataCon8)
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March 17, 2022
Skillpoint for Kata- April
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April 12, 2022
2022 TWI and KATA EU
Summit
2022 TWI and KATA EU
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June 13, 2022

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