WHERE

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Plaça d’Espanya, 6-8,
08014 Barcelona, Spain

WHEN

4-5 June 2020
Thursday-Friday

HOSTS

Lean Frontiers, Inc.
Business Through People ApS


See You June 2020!

Leaders Leading Leaders

This year's Summit theme is "Leaders Leading Leaders." Learn from the top thought leaders on your continued leadership development journey.

KEYNOTE SKIP STEWARD
Steward currently serves as Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care headquartered in Memphis, TN where he develops, directs, and implements performance improvement activities identifying inefficiencies; implementing strategies to improve quality, service, and finances; and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and excellence

PRESENTATION TEAM
The presentation team is made of up some of the most experienced TWI, Kata, and Lean company practitioners and coaches. Learn from them during breakout sessions, but just as important, learn from them over coffee, lunch, or a hallway conversation.


Full Summit Experience

Take part in the Summit's full learning, coaching, and networking experience.

Your Summit experience will be complete when you add 1 of 6 optional, half-day workshops designed for you to learn, and practice, under the guidance of a skilled coach.

TWI WORKSHOPS
– Job Relations & Job Instruction Practice
– Job Safety & Job Methods Practice
– TWI Standard Work & Problem Solving

TOYOTA KATA WORKSHOPS
– Toyota Kata Simulation
– Kata Coaching Boot Camp (2nd Coaching)
– What is Kata?


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  • 4 June 2020

    Summit, Day 1

  • 5 June 2020

    Summit, Day 2

  • Over the years, it has become more and more apparent that the key to success for any improvement program is the tight and present follow up from leaders at all levels. In Toyota Kata, the Improvement Kata is fueled by the coach! For them to give the coach fuel to keep going, the 2nd coach (or mentor) role needs to be in place. The job of a 2nd coach is quite different from coaching a learner, because it involves an even deeper level of knowledge and skill in IK, CK and coaching as a discipline. In this workshop, we will use the original “5 needs for a Supervisor” from the TWI programs as guidance to the coaching role and improvement system. The workshop will be very interactive and involve a lot of practice. To get the most out of this workshop you will need to have experience as both a learner and a coach. Learning points from this workshop: - Why a good 2nd coach needs to do the journey from Learner to coach first! - 2nd coaches have a system perspective - Tips you need to do 2nd coaching - How knowledge and responsibilities must be built into the system - Real life cases and examples - Useful tools for the 2nd coach
    Coaching
    Kata

  • We cannot get good results in any organization if the employees are not engaged. How can we be successful in engaging our first line employees so that they contribute into achieving the company goals? The first line supervisors are key players in any organization, because they are the people who are guiding the work at the front line and are in permanent contact with the employees. What the supervisors do and How they do it, matters. The TWI Program develops the fundamental skills of supervisors, based on the TWI 5 needs model for a Good Supervisor. In this workshop we will focus on 2 TWI skills: Job Instruction and Job Relation in which we learn the concept of both programs in an interactive way. Job Instruction develops the skill in instructing and Job Relations develops the skill in leading. By the practice from the official certified training , we will demonstrate how both are working.
    TWI

  • Despite the vast library of knowledge on Lean tools and models, the majority of Lean implementations fail to sustain themselves over time for lack of a functioning management system. In turn, when organizations try to apply a prescribed, one-size-fits-all, management system they inevitably find that what works for others may not work quite as well in their unique situation. Putting the right pieces in the right places is the prime challenge for every organization and no two successful management systems will, or should, be the same. We will examine core principles that must be in place for an organization to find what an effective management system should constitute for them. We will outline key elements and how they work together as a necessary system to achieve overall success. Learning Objectives: - We will learn to help our own organizations "connect the dots" between the various pieces of Lean methodology and effectively create our own management systems that ultimately fulfill customers’ needs and expectations. - We will review the connection between Strategic Deployment, Improvement Kata, Coaching Kata, TWI (JI, JR, and JM)
    Coaching
    Kata
    TWI

  • Even though it is widely accepted across industries that good leaders also need to have skill to coach employees, leaders in many organisations are still chosen and recruited because they can set direction, make decisions, prioritise, and communicate. Coaching skills are often on the opposite end of the spectrum – asking open questions, active listening, being curious, and letting the coachee find their own solution. Those who are natural born leaders, are (probably) not natural born Kata coaches! However, like everything else – Kata coaching is a skill that can be learned and practiced! Using the Toyota Kata and over a decade of lean leadership coaching experience as the context, Shanti will present how she has worked with many good leaders on developing their Kata Coaching abilities
    Coaching
    Kata

  • “Think decades” is typically not a good answer to the question about the due date of a task. “Think decades” on the other hand is the only honest answer if you talk about sustainable implementation of Lean concepts like a Hancho Organization. So without having the visionary commitment of a powerful management level and at least friendly interest of the Top Management you will be on a mission impossible. This session will give you an idea how we understood the need of the Hancho as prerequisite to implement a learning organization, how this understanding plus first learnings about Hoshin Kanri opened a promising path towards a sustainable Lean Organization and how it is linked with life the universe and all the rest….
    TWI

  • In this session you will be introduced on how to discover the trainer talents of your organization. When you are going to pick a new job trainer, you often – automatically – choose the worker with the best work performance. It’s not necessarily the best choice. The demands of a good job trainer are not the same as those of a good worker. Choosing the wrong job trainers has major consequences for your workers, production and the cooperation with the leaders. You know your workers better than we do – that’s for sure! But do you know what is good to look for in a job trainer? What behaviors and characteristics should be focused on in the selection process? Our main focus in this session is to introduce you to a process for the whole selection process. The selection process is based on a well tested and documented process, you can read more about it the book “building a global learnings organization” a TWI JI case book at the LEGO Group. John Vellema is co-author of this SHINGO price winning book. You can read more about the book here. John will in this session also share some of his many learnings working with companies around the word, where he has help them with starting up the use of the TWI programs. and building them into their leadership systems.
    Coaching

  • Learn about Hoshin Kanri, the management system helping the leadership team connect company challenges with continuous improvements, and how KATA coaching can be used in this context. Fredrik will share his learnings from his work at Toyota and other clients on what it takes to become successful working with Hoshin Kanri. He will emphasis how leadership and culture is key in Hoshin Kanri. You will learn: The Hoshin Kanri process How you can achieve breakthroughs by involving the organization How KATA coaching is part of Hoshin Kanri How Hoshin Kanri will help you prioritize your resources How you can to start your Hoshin Kanri journey
    Coaching
    Kata
    TWI

  • What was the aim of introducing TWI –Job Relations? The purpose was to develop the leadership skills of our first line supervisors so that they, themselves could “drive” their team members to achieve quality and productivity targets. How did we change the mindset of our team? How did we support this change? How do we keep it up? A “Target” is something specific, it is not just a number on a board or report, supervisors must recognize it and live it. How did we transfer this change of mindset to daily work, workers and increase our productivity at the same time? Empowered first line supervisors acting as "Change Agents" will develop "productivity models" with their teams. Our guide to success.
    TWI

  • Lean is a multi-faceted business strategy which drives long-term financial success. However, the financial impact of lean is neither direct nor immediate and most conventional business analytical practices are not built for lean organizations. Lean Financial Leadership is needed to coach a lean organization in incorporating these new relationships between operations and financial numbers into all analytical practices, develop new thinking patterns and change mindsets Learning Objectives: - How to use Kata principles in all financial and operational analytical practices - How to identify current analytical practices that conflict with lean thinking - How to apply clarifying questions in analytical practices - Where to establish analytical practice routines in lean organizations
    Coaching
    Kata

  • MKS Israel case study – how we transform our employees to be Lean leaders all levels, improving our performances and business metrics. How we develop mentoring skills – all levels As managers we always be requested to do more with less. In this session we’ll learn how CK helped us to get more from our employees We’ll share how CK is cascaded all the way from top level managers to individual employees in order to create leadership at all levels in our organization
    Coaching
    Kata

  • Dynamic coaching is a method complementing the emotional part of the change process related to implementing TWI and KATA. In this inspiration session we begin with a starting point in the pilot experience from the LEGO group to create a better understanding of the impact of behavior and emotions in a work context and provide new insights into a toolbox called Dynamic Coaching with focus on people, power and performance as well as creating sustainable change and strong results in an authentic way.
    Coaching

  • Do you often struggle at making the right decisions? We choose to go with our gut, and what we think is best at the time. Unfortunately, this gut decision may be reflected by our own bias and in the end, regret will surely follow. We call this jumping to conclusions. So how can one learn to make the best decision possible? In Chip and Dan Heath’s book Decisive, they tell us that “A better decision process substantially improves the results of the decisions, as well as the financial returns associated with them” (Decisive, 2013). How good of an obstacle hunter are you? Learning Objectives: - Expand your threshold of knowledge and get comfortable being uncomfortable - Understand the principles of purposeful coaching - Understand the Voice of the Process - Learn how to fuse together, TWI, KATA, and Process Behavior Analysis
    Kata

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Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Single Occupancy

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Single Occupancy

Host Venue for the TWI & Kata Summit Europe
Rate
€155
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Double Occupancy

Catalonia Barcelona Plaza - Double Occupancy

Host Venue for the TWI & Kata Summit Europe
Rate
€170

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