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IMIN Network Event: Introduction to Kata

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Introduction to Kata: A Structured Practice for Consistent Improvement

Are employees in your organization lacking the motivation to challenge themselves to improve?

Are improvements happening but taking many directions with no focus?

Is your organization collecting a list of problems that are not getting resolved?

Stop collecting problems. It’s time to start improving!

Business Improvement Consultant, Sadie Taylor Paige, will introduce you to Kata which is a structured way to create a culture of continuous learning and improvement at all levels.

The suffix “kata” means “way of doing,” and common definitions are:

  • Way of doing something
  • Pattern, form, routine, or method

The basis of Kata is simply to form routines or patterns of behavior that can be practiced to develop a skill to the point that it becomes automatic. When employees practice them consistently and deliberately, confidence develops in their ability to recognize and make small improvements. This pattern of thinking can help keep your employees – as well as your business processes – in top form.

Participants will learn the 4 steps to continuous improvement using Improvement Kata as well as giving the learner procedural guidance – not solutions – so they can overcome obstacles using Coaching Kata.


  • 7:30 – Light breakfast / Networking
  • 8:00 – IMIN introductions
  • 8:15 – Introduction to Kata: A Structured Practice for Consistent Improvement
  • 9:15 – Activity
  • 10:00 – Wrap-Up

The IMIN Network provides a forum to collaborate with others to exchange knowledge and experiences. Each month highlights a different topic on continuous improvement to help you create your competitive futures.

Learn how the IMIN Network is serving the Midwest at imin.network.


Cost: $0

Sponsor: IMIN Network, IMEC, Vermilion Advantage,  Danville Area Community College, Watchfire Signs, Trigard

Presenter: IMIN Network improvement specialists

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 309-677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


November 20, 2019
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832
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