Training Sessions at SMCC: Kata For Daily Improvements

  • Monday, March 13, 2017
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • SMCC- McKernan Center, 2 Fort Road, South Portland


Training Sessions at SMCC:
Kata For Daily Improvements

Learn practical ways to apply the Improvement Kata
and Coaching Kata methodology for daily improvement.

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Many organizations are seeking the key to making improvement a regular routine, or "kata." Can daily or near-daily improvement really be achieved? The answer is yes! What is needed is methodology, leadership support, and opportunities to practice, practice, practice! This two-day workshop will review the improvement kata- a routine for rapid PDCA cycles (Plan-Do-Check-Act), as well as the coaching kata- a routine for use by leaders to develop the improvement skills of others. Together they provide the methodology to achieve continuous improvement at the process level 'where the rubber hits the road.' 

The improvement kata is a four-step sequence that is a systematic, scientific pattern for managing teams. Practicing it helps any team get better at meeting goals and challenges. The coaching kata is a set of teaching routines that help you develop coaching skills that helps managers teach improvement kata thinking and acting. 

The full participant cost of this course is $1,200. However, there are Make It In America Professional Development Scholarships available through our partners at Maine MEP and Coastal Counties Workforce that will reduce the cost to $199 per person!

Session 1: March 13 and 14 (7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
Session 2: March 15 and 16 (7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)

If you are interested, please contact Maine MEP Incumbent Work Training Coordinator, Mariah Cunningham-Knaus at mariahc@mainemep.org or (207) 542-2081. 


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