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SkillPoint for Toyota Kata Workshop
NEXT CLASS: August 18-20, 2020


Anderson, IN (Indianapolis Area)

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November 10-12, 2020

Respect for people is at the heart of our COVID-19 response. Our commitment is, first and foremost, to the safety of workshop attendees, presenters, and supporting staff. When this has been satisfied, our commitment is to the community’s learning and growth. With this guiding our ongoing decisions, as of now, SkillPoint workshops will take place as scheduled. We continue to work investigate and observe local government, health, and venue guidelines to provide best practices for gathering as safely as possible in groups. We will make public the safety measures put in place as each workshop draws near. And if things should change, as we gather new information, we’ll share this with the community as well. We look forward to learning with you, safely and responsibly, at the next SkillPoint workshop.

You’ve HEARD of Toyota Kata,


About This Video…

This video includes drone footage of the SkillPoint simulator. This is the environment in which you’ll learn the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata through multiple rounds of experiments toward target conditions. It doesn’t get any more real than this!

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”