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Kaizen Training and Programming

Your baseline for Kaizen programs

Kaizen embraces a multitude of ideas and actions focused on improvement regarding the worker, the workplace and how work gets done.

Through gradual change or iterative techniques like PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), kaizen training seeks to build efficiency, reduce waste, improve quality and make jobs safer and more fulfilling.

Engaged and empowered teams are at the core of kaizen. These can be from a specific area of your facility or from among different departments like operations, production and quality. However, those people on the frontlines – where our programs are focused – can be instrumental in generating improvements. Collaborative relationships between leaders and workers are vehicles for success. And we see kaizen as the powerful engine that consistently brings your teams to your target goals.

TWI Institute’s training programs – TWI, Kata and Standardized Work – generate results and value in the workplace by advancing skills, contributions and self-respect among supervisors and workers. The work we do with you and your teams provides the ideal foundation or complement to current or planned continuous improvement, Lean, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.

Results that make a difference


increase in productivity


increase in improvement ideas


reduction in downtime


improvement in employee engagement
These statistics represent documented composite results from actual improvements measured in client engagements and tracking metrics from the U.S. government.

Programs for Kaizen

Our kaizen training courses make a big difference for one simple reason – they're foundational. They focus on developing the skills and relationships you need for more successful kaizen programs and long-lasting results.

Kaizen-related problems our coaching and training programs solve

Stalled Improvement Initiatives

Builds a foundation to recognize problems and their root cause

Lack of Engagement

Involves workers in ideation and solutions

Resistance to Collaboration

Creates productive relationships and teamwork between supervisors and workers

Skills Gaps

Identifies gaps and works to upskill, reskill and cross skill employees


Develops the baselines for improvement: standards and standardized work

Physical and Personal Safety

Trains workers and teams to be mindful, observant and responsive to risks and safety improvements

What Our Clients Say

TWI Institute’s advice and training opened our eyes to the fundamentals we needed to achieve our improvement goals. Without these fundamentals, there would be no improvement.
Skip Steward, Vice President and Chief Improvement Officer From Baptist Memorial Health Care
Skip Steward, Baptist Health Care, Improvement (Continuous Improvement, Kaizen Training, Leadership Dev and Custom Solutions Page)

Our experience offers you insights to improvement

Managing change, competitive advantage and customer demand require ongoing improvement. The TWI Institute brings you insights and experience from markets and marketplaces worldwide. With this knowledge, you can leverage the power of people to ignite ideas, solve problems and spur growth.

Our end-to-end approach sets us apart

Our proven methods stretch far beyond essential TWI, Kata and Standardized Work training. From initial preparation to ongoing consulting, we prepare people and workplaces for continuous improvement, better outcomes and increased engagement.
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Step One:

We start with an assessment and provide tailored recommendations for your workers and your workplace. KPIs are set, a communication strategy is planned and workforce orientation begins.

Step Two:

Supervisors, team leaders and those who direct the work of others attend, participate and learn in our cornerstone programs: TWI, Kata and Standardized Work.

Step Three:

We work with you to plan a pilot program and teams begin to learn by doing. Through workplace practice and coaching, we help students accept the ideas and put them to work. We’re with you through every step of the journey.

Step Four:

We assess learning, validate pilot results, incorporate skills into routines, evaluate practices and culture, and measure performance against KPIs.

Step Five:

We execute worker and workplace certifications, including TWI Certification (student and trainer), Kata Certification (student and trainer) Train-the-Trainer Certification, and TWI:2018 Certification.

Step Six:

We stay connected with planned reassessments, KPI checks, remedial coaching, and re-certifications to protect and grow your return on investment.

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