NEWSLETTER / MARCH 2018
Enterprise-Level Training

Discover how Gemba Academy can help all of your sites speak the same continuous improvement language!

We recently updated our Enterprise Training page to show how our content is available in multiple languages and with various access methods including integration into your own Learning Management System. More information:

New Videos
New Course: Toyota Kata
School of Lean

Earlier this month we announced the release of our new course on Toyota Kata - Practice Makes Progress, combining studio-based instruction with real-world examples at a major company.

Kata will help your organization define the desired end state, obstacles to achieving that state, and how to run experiments to methodically move toward that desired state.

New Spanish Course: Gemba Glossary
Escuela Lean

We just launched our latest course in Spanish, the Gemba Glossary. This continues our Escuela Lean project of providing our School of Lean courses completely translated into Spanish, with native Spanish-speaking presenters.

 

New Podcasts
Ep 207:
How to Define the Role of People in Lean
Guest: Jon Miller
Jon Miller explains why stating that lean is "all about people" can be problematic.
Ep 206:
How to Sustain Your Lean Success
Guest: Geoff Cox
Geoff Cox shares his views on the roles of people and culture in sustaining a successful lean journey.
Ep 205:
How to Use Lean in the Cafeteria
Guest: Willy Bustillos
Willy Bustillos discusses how he uses lean to improve high school cafeterias.
Ep 204:
How to Set the Stage for Your Lean Journey
Guest: Matt Kellett
Matt Kellett breaks down the important components and conditions involved in beginning a lean journey.
New Blog Posts
Lean is All About People - Or Is It?
by Jon Miller
Jon explains why lean might not actually be "all about people."
The Critical Thinking Value of Writing
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin describes why improving writing skills should be a priority.
Gemba Academy Enhancements
by Ron Pereira
Ron discusses some updates to the website.
Avoid the Ambush
by Steve Kane
Steve explains why it is important not to ambush people with "what is your target condition?" when practicing Toyota kata.
Customer Success Corner

Daily interaction with the people we lead is our greatest opportunity to improve the organization. Take the time to teach, coach, mentor, and inspire. This is our greatest responsibility.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
Events
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
AME International Conference
29 October - 1 November, San Diego

This year's AME conference, the largest lean conference in the world, will be in San Diego the last week of October.

With the theme Create Waves of Excellence, the AME Conference will explore ways to accelerate your journey toward excellence. Come learn from the leading and bleeding edge practices of other pioneering continuous improvement practitioners, and go home with new ideas and insights.

Use discount code GEMBA10 to save 10% on the conference registration!

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TWI & Kata Summit Europe
19-20 June 2018, Venice, Italy

Join your colleagues and learn from deep dives into TWI case studies or Kata case studies, with a healthy conversation of the two disciplines working in concert with one another. You’ll also hear keynote presentations from Toyota Kata author Mike Rother, and TWI author Patrick Graupp.

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Lean Tip of the Month
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
- Vincent Van Gogh
Over 1000 HD Videos
100 quizzes
394 PDFs & templates
1 eBook/audiobook
Subscribe online and gain access to videos, quizzes and downloadable content — over 200 hours worth of training material.