Webinar Series

Ten Lessons Learned from Practicing the Toyota Kata Approach

Wednesday, 26 March 2014
12:00 pm– 1:00 pm (USA-Central)

A recording of this webinar can be viewed for 30 days on the New Videos page, after which it will be part of the Gemba Live! series which requires a subscription to the School of Lean or School of Six Sigma.


In this upcoming Gemba Academy webinar, Michael Lombard, a seasoned leader in healthcare performance improvement, will share 10 lessons learned from his first six months of practicing the Toyota Kata approach. Over the course of 300+ "kata-style" coaching cycles with clinical leaders from across his hospital, he has made every mistake in the book...and learned from each and every one! Join us to reflect on Michael's experience and discuss ways to expedite your own continuous improvement journey.


Michael Lombard

Michael Lombard is a seasoned leader in healthcare performance improvement. His mission is to help healthcare systems deliver ever-increasing value to customers by improving quality and reducing cost. His approach is to get results by facilitating process improvement while increasing the improvement capabilities of the people in our organizations, in an effort to build lasting cultures of continuous improvement. He has a proven track record of successful improvement initiatives, ranging from the redesign of highly clinical processes to the establishment of comprehensive, hospital-wide improvement strategies. Michael is continually learning, sharing his lessons learned, and supporting others on their learning journeys.

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