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SkillPoint for Toyota Kata Workshop
NEXT CLASS: November 19-21, 2019


Anderson, IN (Indianapolis Area)

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About This Video…

This video recording (30 min.) highlights the many features and benefits of the SkillPoint for Toyota Kata workshop. View and decide if this is the right approach for you and your team. We’re sure you’ll agree with the many thousands of satisfied customers who have gone through training on this simulator.

SkillPoint for Toyota Kata Workshop: Transformation Starts with You!

You will walk away from this workshop with the confidence, skills and knowledge to immediately begin coaching others toward their own Target Conditions. To get you there, you’ll participate in a world-class simulation where you’ll learn and immediately practice the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata, over and over again.

A Finely Tuned Workshop

These 3 ingredients make this the most effective Toyota Kata training you’ll find.

  • WORLD-CLASS SIMULATION: The workshop uses the world-class simulation created BY Toyota to teach the Toyota Production System to GM employees during the NUMMI years (joint venture between Toyota and GM). It’s complex, chaotic at times, with production pressures, allowing you to experience how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata can be practiced in the flow of production. Learn how to think and act in a lean / continuous improvement environment. Read about The Origin of the Simulated Work Environment.
  • TWI METHODOLOGY: The workshop is structured around the proven, 10-hour TWI training methodology, ensuring a consistent, methodical process for transferring knowledge and skills.  Upon successful workshop completion will receive a 10-hour Kata Certificate.
  • EXPERIENCED GUIDES: The workshop is designed, delivered, and supported through a partnership with Lean Frontiers, the TWI Institute, and the Center for Employee Development. This partnership brings experiences of focused lean training, solid instructional methodologies, and first-hand experience working with Toyota.

Workshop Takeaways

A participant in the 3-day Skillpoint for Toyota Kata Workshop will, with confidence, be able to facilitate the application of the Improvement Kata, with a focus on coaching others in experimenting towards Target Conditions.

Workshop features…

  • Kata 10 Hour Certificate through the TWI Institute
  • The workshop uses the training rigor and structure of the TWI Program
  • A combination of classroom and hands-on learning for unparalleled application of IK/CK
  • Hands-on, built-in Lean Operational Training through a world-class, real-world simulation

Workplace Impact…

  • Improved communications
  • Less firefighting, more time to improve
  • Improvements more structured, effective, and efficient
  • Increased employee engagement with improved morale
  • Improvement skills and thinking become “habit” with front line workers
  • Improved recognition of challenges
  • Workers who thrive in “unclear territory”