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!

Standardization: Laying a Solid Foundation, Step Up 1 of the 5 Step Up Model
Online Workshop
Standardization: Laying a Solid Foundation, Step Up 1 of the 5 Step Up Model
Online
July 27, 2021
TWI Master’s Meet Up: Phase 1
online-workshop
TWI Master's Meet Up: Phase 1
Online
August 10, 2021
Which Step in the Improvement Kata has the most impact on a successful outcome?
Webinar
Which Step in the Improvement Kata has the most impact on a successful outcome?
Online
August 11, 2021
Lean Into Wellness
online-workshop
Lean Into Wellness
Online
September 8, 2021
TWI Master’s Meet Up: Phase 2
online-workshop
TWI Master's Meet Up Series: Phase 2
Online
October 6, 2021
United in Care Summit
Summit
United in Care Summit
Online
October 22, 2021
Skillpoint for TWI Job Instruction
Workshop
Skillpoint for TWI Job Instruction
Anderson, IN
October 26, 2021
TWI Master’s Meet Up: Phase 3
online-workshop
TWI Master's Meet Up: Phase 3
Online
December 7, 2021
TWI Summit 2021
Summit
TWI Summit 2022
Jekyll Island, GA
March 15, 2022

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