My Role: TWI
What is TWI?
Training Within Industry (TWI) is a series of training courses that give emerging leaders and supervisors skills in performing their work and leading their teams. Training programs and the skills they teach include…
- Job Instruction: Skill of instructing others on complex jobs leading to formalized training methods and standard work.
- Job Methods: Skill of breaking down and improving processes creating a culture of continuous improvement.
- Job Relations: Skill of managing people and relationships fostering a culture of “respect for people.”
The architects of the Toyota Production System adopted TWI which led to behaviors and patterns of thinking that led to what we know as Lean.
The Lean Frontiers Learning Loop takes you from basic awareness and knowledge through skill development and mastery with the annual TWI Summit in North America and TWI & Kata Summit Europe as key stopping points.
Moving from Knowledge to Skill in the TWI Training Programs
- From the TWI Institute: 40-hour Train-the-trainer.
- Learn by doing, sustained over time.
SYSTEMATIC TRAINING APPROACH
What is TWI?
UPCOMING EVENTS RELATED TO TWI
Events coming up soon!
The Roots of Lean – Training Within Industry by Jim Huntzinger
The 7 Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training by Conrad Soltero and Patrice Boutier
Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier
The TWI Workbook: Essential Skills for Supervisors by Patrick Graupp and Robert Wrona
Training Within Industry: The Foundation of Lean by Donald Dinero
Building a Global Learning Organization by Patrick Graupp
Job Instruction: 10-Hour Sessions Outline by Mark Warren
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