Solutions Through People
Leadership Development Training and Programming
Leadership is the ability to translate vision into reality, and good leaders inspire others to follow them to where the organization needs to go in order to succeed. But, as we say in TWI Job Relations, “A person with no followers is not a leader,” no matter what title you give yourself. Just because you’re the “boss” does not necessarily mean you are the “leader.”
Many people make the incorrect assumption that leadership skill and acumen is something a person is born with – you either have it or you don’t. However, leadership can be learned. TWI Institute has a long track record of developing essential leadership training programs and teaching the skills that transform ambitious workers into a dynamic leaders.
Our strength, and your greatest value, is building the right foundation for your leadership team. Our training programs – TWI, Kata and Standardized Work – generate results by advancing leadership skills and developing strong relationships between supervisors and workers. The work we do with you and your teams provides the ideal foundation or complement to current or planned Lean, continuous improvement, kaizen, operational excellence or talent development initiatives.
20 Essential Skills Your Frontline Leaders Need
What Our Clients Say
Programs for Leadership Development Training
Job Instruction (JI)
Job Methods (JM)
Job Relations (JR)
TWI Problem Solving (PS)
Introduction to Practicing Kata
Driving and Coaching Improvement
Foundations and Simulation
Job Safety (JS)
Lack of Engagement
Involving supervisors, teams and workers in ideation and solutions
Stalled Improvement Initiatives
Providing an improvement foundation; recognizing problems and root causes; achieving buy-in across the organizational spectrum
Resistance to Collaboration
Creating alignment with your vision for leaders; building productive relationships and teamwork between supervisors and workers
Identifying gaps; upskilling, reskilling and cross skilling your team
Developing the baselines for improvement: standards and standardized work
Our Experience Offers You Insights to Improvement
Our end-to-end approach sets us apart
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.
Supervisors, team leaders and those who direct the work of others attend, participate and learn in our cornerstone programs: TWI, Kata and Standardized Work.
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.
We assess learning, validate pilot results, incorporate skills into routines, evaluate practices and culture, and measure performance against KPIs.
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.
We stay connected with planned reassessments, KPI checks, remedial coaching, and re-certifications to protect and grow your return on investment.