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Catch Ball / Hoshin Kanri (Online Class)

September 23, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Hoshin Kanri is a Lean Strategic Planning tool. Hoshin Kanri applies Lean principles and practices to enterprise planning. Catch Ball is embedded within Strategic Planning (Hoshin Kanri) as a practice of designing discrete components of the plan by sharing ideas and “tossing” them back and forth to create a better plan (playing catch with ideas).

This Catchball/Hoshin Kanri workshop will touch upon:

  • Introduction to Hoshin Kanri
  • Foundation of Hoshin
  • The Hoshin Kanri Process
  • Tools of Hoshin
  • Management Role
  • Catchball Concepts and Practices

Prerequisite: None, although this workshop is targeted towards individuals whose responsibilities include leading change.

What to Bring: Paper, pencil and a willingness to share how change is managed within your organization

Fees: Free to EVLA member organizations; $125 per person for non-member organizations.

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Community Partners:

  • Lane County Economic Development Department
  • Lane Workforce Partnership
  • LCC Business Development Center
  • Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Emerald Valley Lean Association (EVLA) is a Lane County learning network increasing business competitiveness by sharing and applying lean principles, practices, and tools.


EVLA supports organizations to:

  • Instill learning in the principles of lean and high performance;
  • Provide education and training for the implementation of lean methods, lean culture, and workforce development;
  • Collaborate in solving common problems for improving lean practices;
  • Promote continuous improvement and reduction of waste; and
  • Promote the health and sustainability of member businesses.


September 23, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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