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Toyota Kata: 'Improving and Coaching Your Way to Success'

Course ID TKWS
Format Classroom

Toyota Kata channels and utilizes the capabilities of all its team members better than traditional management methods, allowing nontraditional, outstanding results. Learn the framework for a sustainable problem-solving culture that incorporates targeted experimentation and personal learning utilizing two specific behavior routines or katas. Improvement Kata – repeating a routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and learning from problems encountered along the way Coaching Kata – pattern of teaching the improvement kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions. This hands-on workshop includes presentation of the methodology, an Improvement Kata simulation and a Coaching Kata experience.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.7
  • Length: 7 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.7
  • Audience: Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply the Toyota Kata methodologies, models, and tools
  • Recognize the value of the Coaching Kata methodology
  • Participate in a simulation
  • Gain a continuous improvement view of how the Toyota Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata can be used



Who Should Attend:

All who are searching for a better way to lead, manage, and develop people to produce continuous improvements with superior results
  1. Toyota Kata Methodology
  2. Buzz Electronics Improvement Kata simulation
    1. Work through PDSA via the Kata process
  3. Coaching Kata session
    1. Interaction of Learner, 1st coach and 2nd coach
  4. Explanation, examples and planning
    1. Link vision with achievable challenges and short term target conditions
    2. Advance group overview


This is a one-day, instructor-led course.


Course attendees will receive a printed copy of the course materials.
Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.
Christianna Hayes CSSBB, CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

No Offerings Scheduled English List: $919 Member: $809
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