Coaching Kata for Continuous Improvement

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • MI-HQ 674 S. Wagner Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • 6


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This a practical approach to learning and practicing Coaching Kata for Continuous Improvement. The focus of the learning and practice will be:

  • Creating a Lean Culture of Excellence
  • Learning a routine pattern of thinking that creates a culture of Excellence and Continuous Improvement
  • Developing a Kata Board for daily Improvement
  • Accelerate your learning as a Learner and a Coach
  • Coaching Kata for engagement and developing learners
  • Hands on learning through experiential Team Simulations

The core of the workshop will highlight the details of implementing an effective Kata mindset for developing learners and coaches. These roles are key to any sustainable continuous improvement initiative. The Kata thought process is used as a model to train and develop leaders in lean organizations across a wide variety of industries. You will learn the key ingredients to coaching Kata teams and engaging the team members to be their best in achieving exceptional learning and performance in reaching their challenges. You will be expected to practice in simulations both the improvement Kata process with coaching kata for daily improvement. This workshop will provide valuable information, best practices, lessons learned and opportunity to practice these skills in a safe learning environment.

Who Should Attend

Anyone that has continuous improvement responsibilities in a wide variety of industries, wants to improvement their Kata coaching or learner skills and/ or has the responsibility to lead employees in achieving organizational goals and performance objectives.


This workshop will be taught by Lean Leadership Coach Dennis F. Cutright from LeanWork, LLC. Dennis has led and coached over 500 Kaizen/Kata teams, designed training platforms that has transformed organizational cultures, implemented quality systems and developed lean leaders across organizations. He has a proven track record with regards to improving employee engagement, safety, quality, delivery, productivity, leadership development, continuous improvement and customer service in accelerating organizational performance. He has worked in a wide variety of industries over his 30-year career as a lean practitioner.

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