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PLEASE NOTE: The agenda below is from the 2020 Kata Summit (KataCon6) in Austin, TX. The agenda for KataCon7 will be released over the coming weeks and months. If you have a Toyota Kata story to tell, let us know!

Kata Summit Agenda

Optional Pre-Summit Workshops

10-Hours, Over 3-Days

kata-brain

10-Hour Kata Training (K-Training)
Toyota Kata 5×2 – All roads lead to practice.

Monday, Feb 17:
5 pm – 7pm (Session 1)

Workshop Details

Tuesday, Feb 18:
10:00 am – noon (Session 2)

2:00 – 4:00 pm (Session 3)

Wednesday, Feb 19:
9:00 – 11:00 am (Session 4)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Session 5)

Wednesday, Feb 19
8:00-4:00

ben-chopping

The Improvement Kata & TWI Working in Tandem –
A Practical Demonstration Involving You

Facilitated by Ben Chopping – 
Learn More

Wednesday, Feb 19
8:00-4:00

brandonb

The Coaching Kata Experience:  Innovative Practice for 2nd Coaching the Coach

Facilitated by Brandon Brown –  Learn More

Optional and Free: Wednesday, February 19

1:00-3:30PM

MEPMEETUP

Annual MEP Meetup
An annual meetup, free and open to all MEPs (Manufacturing Extension Partnership).

4:00-6:00PM

katageekmeetup

Kata Geek Meetup
The annual KGMU is free and open to ALL. This has been a highlight of KataCon’s past as your peers share brief updates on experiments they’re running, lessons they’re learning, and ways in which they are practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata.

Day 1: Thursday, February 20

8:00 – 8:30 Grab-n-go Continental Breakfast

8:30

katacon6hosts

Welcome & Summit Opening with KataCon6 Hosts…
Dorsey Sherman & Gene Boyd

8:45

billytaylor

A Special Kickoff with Billy Taylor
Director of Commercial, Off Highway, and Support Manufacturing
North America for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

9:00

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LEVEL SET – Confirming the “why” & a 4-Step Review Oscar Roche

9:15

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LEVEL SET – Live Coaching Cycle Steven Kane & Elaine Cressionnie

9:40

william-harvey

KATA Coaching’s Link to Cognitive Development & Personality William Harvey

10:10

Lombard

“What We’re Learning” Michael Lombard

10:20

rother1

Kata Community Update Mike Rother

10:25

dwayne-kata

Morning Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways Dwayne Butcher

10:35 – 11:00 Networking Break

11:00

Rosenthal

Mindset? Tools? Both! Mark Rosenthal

11:10

amy-mervak

Practicing Mindfully Amy Mervak

11:30

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Kata Community Update • Steve Medland

11:40

dwayne-kata

Session Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways Dwayne Butcher

11:50 Networking Lunch

1:00- 5:00 Experiential Exercises: Select one & roll up your sleeves

In these hands-on sessions you’ll be practicing IK/CK routines in a team, under the guidance of an experienced Kata practitioner.

Leading Culture Change with the Improvement Kata
Mark Rosenthal & Craig Stritar

The Kata Dojo: Develop
World Class Coaches

Tilo Schwarz

ONLY 3 SPOTS
REMAIN!

Kata in the Classroom 1 & 2

Michael Lombard & Mike Rother

5:00 – 6:00PM Happy Hour Networking Reception

Happy Hour…   grab a drink, enjoy some casual conversations, and a bit of down time before heading out to enjoy dinner in Austin!

Day 2: Friday, February 21

8:00 – 8:30 Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast

8:30

katacon6hosts

Day 2 Opening with KataCon6 Hosts…
Dorsey Sherman & Gene Boyd

9:10

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Kata in Secret Tracy DeFoe

9:30

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Kata in the Board Room • Deondra Wardelle

9:50

Melissa Christman

Developing People with Kata  Melissa Christman of TIDI Products

10:05

Tyson Ortiz

Can Toyota Kata Operationalize Patient Engagement? • Tyson Ortiz

10:25

dwayne-kata

Session Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways Dwayne Butcher

10:35 – 11:00 Networking Break

11:00-12:30 Topical Deep Diveschoose your topic of interest

Cycle Time Run Chart

Mark Rosenthal

Kata in Healthcare

Michael Lombard & Tyson Ortiz

Kata & the A3

Gene Kaschak & Oscar Roche

Table Discussions
Choose from these unique, smaller, table discussions

12:30 Networking Lunch

1:30

Mike Ricard

“What We’re Learning” Mike Ricard

1:40

Andrea Simpson

Get Better Jump Start: Kaizen Done Kata Style Andrea Simpson of NEA Baptist

2:50

katacon6hosts

KataCon6 Host & Emcee Closing – Gene Boyd, Dorsey Sherman, & Dwayne Butcher

3:00

Summit Officially Closes. Enjoy Austin!