We were so excited to meet with Kata colleagues from 25 countries, that came together for the first Katacon Europe. Thank you all! In 2020 this awesome community will gather in the physical world again.

Until then, please email us your activities, photos and reflections on #KataEurope.eu


Scientific thinking is a life skill, essential for creativity and successfully pursuing seemingly unattainable goals, particularly for organisations who want to create learning, systematic improvement and innovation.

Thats were Kata comes in, turning scientific thinking into a skill anyone can practice and learn.

And at Katacon Europe, you will connect and learn with the rapidly growing world of Kata practitioners in Europe.

Overview

Preconference | 17th of April
  • Kata in the Classroom workshop. Free of charge for teachers.

>> Programme preconference

Mike Rother Kata Practice Guide
Day 1 | 18th of April
  • Opening by Mike Rother.
  • Study visits and workshops—deep learning sessions with facilitation of experienced Kata practitioners.
  • Networking dinner.

>> Programme day 1

Prof. Carl Wieman
Day 2 | 19th of April
  • Nobel Prize winner Prof. Carl Wieman and other prominent keynote speakers.
  • Examples from the forefront of the Kata movement.

>> Programme day 2

Overview


Preconference
17th of April

Afternoon / evening

  • Kata in the Classroom workshop. Free of charge for teachers.

>> Programme preconference


Day 1
18th of April
Mike Rother Kata Practice Guide
  • Opening by Mike Rother.
  • Study visits and workshops.
  • Dinner.

>> Programme day 1


Day 2
19th of April
Prof. Carl Wieman
  • Nobel Prize winner Prof. Carl Wieman and other prominent keynote speakers.
  • Breakout sessions with examples from the forefront of the Kata movement.
  • Update on Kata activities from around the world.

>> Programme day 2

NEWS

Mike Rother about Kata and Katacon Europe 2018.


Jeffrey Liker

In this new article, Professor Jeffrey Liker builds on our keynote speaker Carl Wieman’s message on how to train new skills.

HIGHLIGHTS

Choose from 30 learning sessions—workshops, study visits, quick breakout sessions and deep dive discussions.

Scaling up Kata? Learn from practical examples and research on a whole new level by the worlds leading expert on how to scale up the best methods of learning.

Meet Mike Rother, who will share new insights from the two new books ‘Toyota Kata Culture and ‘Toyota Kata Practice Guide.

Kata in agile transformations? Examples from Jeppesen—Boeing and and a large healthcare organisation.

Kata at Shell. Creating an entrepreneurial delivery culture.

Kata at Toyota? Hear first-hand what they say.

Comparing Kata with professional sports coaching and skills development. How does the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata patterns stand the test?

And finally, examples of mature Kata practitioners on senior management level that have switched focus to skills development and guiding their fellow leaders to become coaches.

What to expect

Our purpose is not to produce just another conference about lean, process improvements or mechanical add-ons of new techniques on top of the way we currently work.

Katacon Europe has a deeper soul, aiming at supporting you to develop a deliberate, scientific-thinking culture that fosters individual skills development and aligned organisational capability. At the heart of our purpose is having fun, learning together.

You will meet speakers from leading organisations like

Organisers & Partners

KataCon Europe is organised by Joakim Hillberg, Pia Anhede from Revere and Rikard Sjostrom from Lean Competence together with around 20 Kata colleagues in Europe, and with great support from Mike Rother.



If you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call.

Rikard Sjostrom, Lean Competence
info@katacon2018.eu, +46707952929

Pia Anhede, Revere
pia@anhede.com, +46705438048

Joakim Hillberg, Revere
joakim@hillberg.com, +46705746812