MAP024 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Business & Cyber Solutions at or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This three-day workshop integrates two distinct Lean business tools into a cohesive methodology for the execution of a Lean initiative. The workshop content includes an introduction to the Toyota Kata which will provide participants with an understanding of why this method for improvement supersedes all others.

The introduction to Toyota Kata training will present the principles of Kata including the Improvement Kata and the Coaching Kata. The second part of the Introduction to Toyota Kata training will consist of small groups using the improvement kata on an in-house process. The Introduction to Toyota Kata Training starts with a one day, eight hour training course, continuous with the on-site practice, and culminates with a roll-out plan.

The workshop also includes an introduction to Training Within Industry Job Instruction (TWI – JI) which will provide a method for standardizing improvements. Together, the Introduction to Toyota Kata and the introduction to TWI – JI workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive means for making organizational improvements which includes a proven method for preserving the improvements.


Day 1 – Introduction to continuous improvement systems
Simulation, round 1
Importance of an adaptive workforce
How to build adaptiveness
Kata – deliberate practice
Workings of the Improvement Kata
Simulation, round 2
Wrap up

Day 2 – Introduction
to TWI – JI session 1
On-site Improvement Kata practice

Day 3 – Introduction to TWI – JI session
Rollout plan and advance team
Toyota Kata Wrap up
Introduction to TWI – JI session 3


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • The requirement of employee adaptability for a functional continuous improvement system
  • The theory of Kata
  • Relationship of A3 Thinking to the Kata
  • The cognitive science supporting the efficacy of Kata
  • The aligning qualities of the Kata
  • Vision
  • Target Condition
  • and Challenges
  • The 5 Steps of the Improvement Kata: 1. Grasp the situation [Target condition + Current condition], 2. Experimental design, 3. Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) repeatability, 4. Reflection, and 5. Analyzing results

Contact Information


Phone: (713) 357-4950 | Toll-Free: (979) 431-4837

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