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Optional and Free: Wednesday, February 19

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

7:30 Networking 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 – The 4-Steps with Oscar Roche

9:10

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LEVEL SET – Live Coaching Cycle with Sigmapoint Team

9:40

william-harvey

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

10:10

Lombard

“What We’re Learning” with Michael Lombard

10:20

rother1

Kata Community Update with Mike Rother

10:25

dwayne-kata

Morning Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways with Dwayne Butcher

10:35 – 11:00 Networking Break

11:00

Rosenthal

“What We’re Learning” with Mark Rosenthal

11:10

amy-mervak

Practicing Mindfully with Amy Mervak

11:30

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Kata Community Update with Nick Katko

11:35

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Kata Community Update

11:40

dwayne-kata

Session Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways with 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

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The Kata Dojo: Develop
World Class Coaches

Tilo Schwarz

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Kata Practice with a “Kata For Good” Twist

Renata Marques

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Julie Simmons

DESCRIPTION

Kata in the Classroom 1 & 2

Michael Lombard & Mike Rother

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5:30 – 6:00 Happy Half-Hour Networking Reception

Happy Half-Hour… Why just a half-hour? It’s enough time to grab a drink, enjoy some casual conversations, and a bit of down time before moving to a final fun learning activity for the day… drinks welcome in these activities!

After Hours Learning, Networking & Fun!

Kata in the Classroom – 5:45-7:15

KATA in the Classroom Demonstration: Something you can take home and use immediately! If you haven’t yet done this highly-popular, compact exercise (which introduces the Improvement Kata in a hands-on way), or need a refresher, you’re invited to participate!

MEP Meet-up – 6:30-8:30

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

Day 2: Friday, February 21

7:30 Networking Breakfast

8:30

katacon6hosts

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

8:40

drewlocher

Keynote with Drew Locher

9:10

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“What We’re Learning” with Steven Kane

9:30

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Kata in the Board Room • Deondra Wardelle

9:50

Craig Harrison

“What We’re Learning” with Craig Harrison of Barkman Concrete

10:05

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Mini-Keynote

10:15

panos

Kata Community Update with Panos Efsta

10:20

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Kata Community Update 

10:25

dwayne-kata

Session Wrap-up, Announcements, and Giveaways with 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

Role of the Second Coach

Julie Simmons

Kata in Healthcare

Michael Lombard

Kata in Manufacturing

Table Discussions
Choose from these unique, smaller, table discussions

12:30 Networking Lunch

1:30

Mike Ricard

“What We’re Learning” with Mike Ricard

1:40

Andrea Simpson

20-Minute Keynote with Andrea Simpson of NEA Baptist

2:00

brandonb

“What We’re Learning” with Brandon Brown

2:10

Julie Simmons

“What We’re Learning” with Julie Simmons

2:20

rother

Closing Keynote and Observations by Mike Rother

2:50

katacon6hosts

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

3:00

Summit Officially Closes. Enjoy Austin!

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