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The Online Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata Basics Course

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The Improvement Kata Pattern


Your Instructor


Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors. He is author of the international best-seller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer, 2004 (26 languages, over 950,000 copies sold), and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including Toyota Culture, The Toyota Product Development System, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership (2011) and Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide (2014). . In 2016 he published The Toyota Way to Service Excellence and coauthored a lean transformation business novel called Trenches. His articles and books have won thirteen Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence. In 2012 he was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and in 2016 inducted into the Shingo Academy.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the purpose of the course?
To help you learn scientific thinking through practice of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata
Who should take this course?
Anyone seriously interested in developing the capabilities as a learner and coach of scientific improvement
What can I expect to learn?
There is no substitute for practice in changing your mindset and skills, but this course will bring to life the concepts behind the Improvement and Coaching Kata. This background should accelerate your learning when you seriously commit to deliberate practice with a coach.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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