Managing to Learn: Gemba-Based Workshop

December 3-4, 2019 | New York, NY
Join us for a 2-day, gemba-based workshop at Turner Construction. Here you will learn about the basic formats and uses of A3 as a management process. In addition to instruction, you’ll participate in small group discussions and exercises developed to give you experience in the three basic roles of the A3 process—Author/Owner, Responder, and Coach.

Attendees work in triads to experience the three basic roles: Author/Owner, Responder, and Coach.
  • Learn sound A3 thinking and management by following the stages of learning shared in Managing to Learn.
  • Develop your own eyes and ears to recognize effective A3 stories. You’ll be able to describe the problem-solving thinking that is required for each section of the A3 for the PDCA story it tells to be effective.
  • Create your own A3s using your own real problems. You’ll work in small groups to read, discuss, and evaluate each other’s A3s and then you’ll have the chance to coach each other, offering guidance on how to improve each other’s A3 stories.
  • Learn various forms and uses of the A3 process and explore how each form differs.
  • Learn about the role of A3 and the ways it can function as a tool in your organization.
Date(s)December 3-4, 2019
Duration8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LocationTurner Interiors 375 Hudson Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10014

Mark Reich

Cost$1,600 (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)

A3 template from the book, Managing to Learn.The purpose of this workshop is to explore the lessons and insights of the book you will be receiving as a participant, Managing to Learn (MTL)A3 Template

“I really enjoyed attending your class this week. You had a great presentation style, engaging content, and I was frankly blown away by your expertise. Thanks for making it a memorable experience.”
– Michael Egan, Branch Director, PSAV

For leaders taking this class, we also recommend the companion course: Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin.

Target Audience

  • Managers who want to improve their organizations
  • Change agents, lean promotion office managers, and specialists
  • HR and OD professionals seeking to improve the thinking, behavior, alignment, and performance of their organizations
  • Senior executives looking to improve their leadership and management skills
  • Anyone looking to improve their critical lean thinking

Ready to start broadening your understanding of A3 thinking? We offer a wealth of resources.

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