During this workshop, participants will:
- Obtain a basic understanding of the Improvement Kata trajectory
- Have an appreciation for the value of the Coaching Kata methodology
- Participate in a 4-round simulation that is unknown in Europe up to now
- Gain an appreciation of how the Improvement and Coaching Kata can rejuvenate a Lean Initiative and provide a basis for moving confidently & successfully into your future
Europe premiere of KATA simulation
Are you searching for an answer to, "How can our continuous improvement process survive and thrive?" The Improvement Kata addresses this challenge by providing the framework for a sustainable problem solving culture incorporating targeted experimentation and personal learning. In this practical workshop you will learn about two specific behavior routines, or Kata. First, the Improvement Kata is a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working iteratively through obstacles and learning from problems encountered along the way. Second, the Coaching Kata is a pattern of teaching the Improvement Kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions.
Participation in the Improvement Kata simulation makes it easy to understand how the Kata components come together. The interactive simulation brings Kata “to life” as team members systematically improve their way toward a target condition by using the Improvement Kata steps.
If you are seeking a better way to lead, manage and develop people to produce continuous improvements with superior results, this session is for you!
Join us for a “Learn, Share & Do” opportunity as we explore how to practice the Improvement Kata.
Brandon Brown, P.E. serves as Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions Business Development Specialist based at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Brandon received a Masters in Engineering from the University of Arkansas and brings 18 years manufacturing and engineering experience to the AMS staff. Prior to joining AMS Brandon worked in Operations with Central States Manufacturing and has served as a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas teaching Operations Management courses. Brandon serves as SE Board Member from The Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He has spent the past three years working with companies implementing Lean and Toyota Kata.