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.

Learning Loop

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

FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

MASTERY

  • Learn by doing, sustained over time.

SYSTEMATIC TRAINING APPROACH

What is TWI?

Our friend Oscar Roche of the TWI Institute took time to share with us “What is TWI?” in this short video.

UPCOMING EVENTS RELATED TO TWI

Events coming up soon!

A leadership model with people in the center.
Webinar
A leadership model with people in the center.
Online
June 9, 2022
2022 TWI and KATA EU
Summit
2022 TWI and KATA EU
Denmark
June 13, 2022
Skillpoint Q&A
Webinar
Skillpoint Q&A
Online
June 22, 2022
Skillpoint for Job Instruction – July
Workshop
Skillpoint for Job Instruction- July
Anderson, IN
July 19, 2022
2023 TWI Summit
Summit
2023 TWI Summit
March 14, 2023
2023 TWI and Kata EU
Summit
2023 TWI and Kata EU
TBD
June 5, 2023

TWI Articles

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