WEBINAR: Putting the continuous in continuous improvement

March 22, 2018 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Member Fee: $25
Non-Member Fee: $50


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

What does it really take to create a culture of continuous improvement? Organizations struggle to move beyond event and project based continuous improvement, and make CI happen 'where the rubber hits the  road.' Front line leaders working with their natural work teams to affect near daily improvement is the ultimate goal. This webinar will review two routines or 'kata': the improvement kata for practicing rapid Plan- Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycles; the coaching kata a methodology for developing the requisite CI skills and mindsets in others. Deployment strategies will also be covered. 


Drew Locher

Drew has been practicing continuous improvement for over 30 years, first at the General Electric Co, and since 1990, as part of Change Management Associates. He is a four-time author and two-time Shingo Prize recipient. Drew has been a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute since 2001. He is the co-designer for the current University of Michigan Toyota Kata workshop, as well as its Lean Leadership program.  


Anyone who currently participates in continuous improvement activities can benefit by attending, in particular, those in leadership positions, including supervisors, managers, and CI professionals.

  • Learn how to 'operationalize' rapid PDCA
  • Learn how to develop CI skills and mindsets in others
  • Learn effective deployment approaches



You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year. Your annual membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award winning Target magazine and much more. 

AME reserves the right to cancel any webinar due to unforeseen circumstances. If so, every effort will be made to reschedule the webinar and provide a recording.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made anytime prior to the start of the webinar. 

Note: You will not receive the webinar information until the registration is paid for.