Upcoming 2019 Events At A Glance



  • 2/21/19 Bronze Prep Exam
  • 2/22/19 2019 MLC Kick Off Event
  • 2/25/19 Lean Coffee Chat Zeeland 
  • 2/26/19 4-Hour Kata Immersion Course 


  • 3/15/19 Coffee Chat in LANSING 
  • 3/15/19 Coffee Chat in DETROIT
  • 3/22/19 Overcoming Resistance


  • 4/5/19 - Lean Coffee Chat at The University of Michigan
  • 4/15/19 - Lean Coffee Chat in Grand Rapids
  • 4/24/19 - Leadership, Teams and ʙ̶ᴀ̶ᴅ̶ Good Results
  • 4/29/19 - Lean Coffee Chat in Zeeland


  • 9/24-9/25/19 Shingo Manufacturing Summit (the tours on the 23rd and the Discover and Enable workshops on 26-27.)


  • 10/3/19 - MLC and City of Grand Rapids Annual Lean Workshop
  • 10/18/19 - UM Student Conference


  • 11/12/19:  Healthcare Symposium (CMU Saginaw Medical Campus)



"Be A Transformer"

Register before June 15th to receive and "Early Bird Discount"


5/29/19 - Toyota Kata Experiential Workshop

Using dominoes as a metaphor, participants will practice the four steps of the Improvement Kata along with the coaching Kata as they work to achieve a challenge. This course will include some overview and instruction, but the majority of the time will be spent practicing, discussing and reflecting on how IK/CK differs from how we typically strive to achieve or solve problems at work. Regardless of whether participants are actively using the Toyota Kata routine now, they can decouple, learn and apply the routines in any context.

6/12/19 - A Study of Organizational Culture Transformation

This 3.5-hour workshop is expected to be fast paced and hands-on. There will be multiple opportunities to ask those within the Nucraft's culture what they think. If this sounds interesting, please sign-up. It is especially geared for organizational leaders (with and without the titles), lean/performance excellence/continuous improvement leadership, change agents, human resource innovators or business partners, as well as those just wishing to make a difference in their organization or world.

6/21/19 - Michigan Kata Practitioner Day

The June 21 Kata Practitioner Day (KPD) is a forum for you to hear first-hand from Michigan companies that are practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. You’ll learn from practitioners sharing what they've learned so far, at a reasonable-cost, high-value, single-day event. Attendance is limited to 110 persons, to ensure room for questions and discussion.

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