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Lean Culture Change Workshop Added to the Summer and Fall Curriculum at the
Nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute

The newest workshop, Improvement Kata, is one of five sessions designed to deliver practical,
how-to answers in plain language about basic and more advanced lean management concepts.

Cambridge, Mass., July 5, 2012 -- The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today opened
registration for the Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata workshop that helps companies create and
sustain cultures of continuous improvement.

The workshop will run October 16-18, 2012, at LEI, 215 First St., Cambridge, MA.
Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata is one of five lean management workshops that will run from
August through November at LEI.

Lean Continuous Improvement
Kata is Japanese for a well–rehearsed routine that becomes second nature, like riding a bike or
driving a car. Thus, the improvement kata is a routine for daily systematic improvement. It as a
practice pattern that helps managers and team members develop the ability to improve business
performance from the current level to a higher one. This ability is a key to creating a company
culture based on continuous improvement where people, coached by their managers, make daily
improvements based on the scientific method of plan, do, check, act (PDCA).

The summer and fall lineup of workshops at LEI are:
    August 8-10, Transformational Leadership
    August 22-23, Key Concepts of Lean
    August 28-29, Managing to Learn: A3 Management
    October 16-18, Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata
    November 28-30, Transformational Leadership

Prices range from $800 to $2995 and include participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks
each day. For complete details about course content, pricing, instructors, discounts, and to
register, use the link: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm Questions? Call
(617) 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org .

On-Site Lean Training
Call (617) 871-2900 and ask about on-site training to bring a workshop to your facility, tailored
to your needs.

Lean Community Resources
LEI offers a weekly newsletter with special offers and lean management resources such as case
studies, webinars, interviews with executives on lean leadership, and archives of essays by
authors and lean management thought leaders John Shook, LEI CEO, and Jim Womack, LEI
founder. http://www.lean.org/WhoWeAre/why_join.cfm

What Is Lean
The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business
system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer
relations, and the overall enterprise that requires less capital, material, space, time, or human
effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared
with traditional modern management. While the conventional business focus is on optimizing
individual processes, lean focuses on optimizing the flow of value to customers across individual
processes.

Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack,
Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to
advance lean thinking around the world. We conduct research projects and support other lean
initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the
Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information. Media: Chet
Marchwinski, cmarchwinski@lean.org, (617) 871-2930.




The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today opened registration on five workshops
addressing the management, culture, and tools of lean business systems. The sessions will run
from July through November 2012 at LEI’s office, 215 First St., Cambridge, MA.

The workshops, which will help managers and executives launch and sustain lean
transformations, are:

- July 10-12, Improvement Kata: Learn how the improvement kata patterns of thought and action
help you and your team improve systematically and scientifically every day.

- August 8-10, Transformational Leadership: Learn and practice new lean leadership behaviors
through an experiential methodology and a series of business simulations.

- August 22-23, Key Concepts of Lean: Understand how all the key lean tools work together as a
fundamentally better business system and the step-by-step thought process for creating it.
- August 28-29, Managing to Learn: The A3 Management Process: Learn how to use A3 reports
as critical elements of implementing and sustaining lean management, based on creating a
problem-solving culture.

- November 28-30, Transformational Leadership: Learn and practice new lean leadership
behaviors through an experiential methodology and a series of business simulations.

Prices range from $800 to $2995 and include participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks
each day.

On-Site Lean Training
Call (617) 871-2900 and ask about on-site training to bring a workshop to your facility, tailored
to your needs.

Lean Community Resources
LEI offers a weekly newsletter with special offers and lean management resources such as case
studies, webinars, interviews with executives on lean leadership, and archives of essays by
authors and lean management thought leaders John Shook, LEI CEO, and Jim Womack, LEI
founder.

What Is Lean
The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business
system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer
relations, and the overall enterprise that requires less capital, material, space, time, or human
effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared
with traditional modern management. While the conventional business focus is on optimizing
individual processes, lean focuses on optimizing the flow of value to customers across individual
processes.

								
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