Overview of the Toyota Kata and how it can impact your organization’s lean initiatives.
This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement Kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement Kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.
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Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer
What is a kata? A kata is something most often associated with martial arts. It is a routine you practice purposefully with intent of making that pattern a habit. Bike riding, driving and typing are all katas. Once you learn to ride a bike and it becomes second nature, you no longer have to concentrate on the skill of riding the bike, but are now able to focus on getting to your destination.
Ask yourself what patterns exist and are reinforced in your own organization. Are these routines supportive or obstructive to meeting your improvement goals?
The improvement kata is specific routine for improving, adapting and innovating. It is scientific and goal-directed, not a random disconnected reaction to problems. The overall goal, as with any kata, is to make the routine of the improvement kata a habit that happens almost unconsciously. This happens through deliberate, coached practice in daily work.
The Improvement Kata benefits your organization by:
• Providing a systematic, scientific routine that can be applied to any goal.
• Standardizing how the members of an organization navigate uncertainty and develop solutions.
• Transforming managers from a role of firefighters to coach and mentor, by teaching them to conduct coaching
• Representing PDCA in a way that has people learning from iterative steps daily.
Learning Outcomes: This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.
Takeaways: a map for implementing improvement and coaching kata in their own organization.
Chris Hayes CEO,
Impact Performance Solutions
Chris Hayes is the CEO of Impact Performance Solutions, a professional business coaching and training organization that provides optimized services and solutions to businesses to help them achieve their most critical objectives. With a cross-industry background that includes healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, aerospace and non-profit, she has provided services that have directly resulted in over $100 million in verified savings. She is a proven business performance improvement leader and sought after speaker. Chris is a full spectrum coach and trainer with practical experience from the shop floor to the boardroom. She utilizes integrated process improvement techniques that emphasize engaging the workforce, meeting objectives and sustaining results. She is an active member of ASQ and currently Webinar Chair for the Lean Enterprise Division. Chris has an MBA and BSBA in Project Management with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS), Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Project Management Specialist, Human Resource Development specialist, Organizational Systems Improvement Specialist, as well as bronze certification in Lean manufacturing (LBC).
Chris specializes in working with organizations across the globe providing services and training in the arenas of Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Training Within Industry, Sales and Marketing, project management, auditing, environmental, leadership development, ISO and API quality management system implementation, problem solving, statistics, value stream mapping, ASQ certification prep, balanced scorecard / hoshin kanri, visual workplace and pay-for-performance system development.
Date: Thursday April 14, 2016 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enrollment opens: March 13, 2016
Enrollment closes: April 15, 2016
Current Price: $35.00
Valid until 04/11/2016
Price from 04/12/16 to 04/15/2016: $35.00