Lean Transformation and Kata (CT)

Date: 04 June 2018 - 05 June 2018

Time: 08:00 - 16:30

Venue: UCT Graduate School of Business, Cape Town




Challenge yourself to think strategically about Lean and how to deliver on the strategy at the front lines, every day. The workshop guides you through the big picture of the Lean Transformation Framework, and couples it with the Improvement Kata, or rituals and thoughtfulness required in daily practice.


  • Grapple with the elements necessary for transformation in your organisation
  • Learn to connect strategy with activities on the ground and align leader behaviour
  • Grasp the power of Kata and practice the skill
  • Entrench thoughtful, evidence-based management



has extensive experience in a variety of industries which include Healthcare, Pathology Services, Oil and Gas and Financial Services. Samantha spent nearly a decade in the UK implementing Lean Methodology and Process Optimisation for the National Health Service. Since returning to South Africa she has been working with a wide range of organisations in designing and implementing effective Lean programmes to ensure institutionalisation of process improvement. Samantha has a passion for training and skills development in Lean Management and is an accredited facilitator, assessor and moderator. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Prince 2 Project Practitioner.


is Lean Institute Africa's 2018 Designate CEO. She is dedicated to helping African organisations advance their learning and application in Lean Thinking. For more than 20 years, she has focused on raising the performance of enterprises in most industry sectors in Africa, Middle East, UK and India through the integration of Lean techniques into a management system to ultimately create a Lean culture. She has been privileged to work with 100+ companies, from micro through to large internationals, supporting them with:

  • Strategy and Execution in Lean Things
  • Corporate and Individual Learning and Development

Rose has a background in Industrial Engineering and is the author of "Clear Direction" and "Making a Difference".


is a BSc Industrial Engineering graduate with a diverse working experience gained from working in manufacturing, management consulting, logistics, supply chain, banking and public healthcare. His career has focused on achieving operational improvement through the use of process improvement methods, operational planning methods and the use of various operations management information systems. He started his Lean Thinking and Practice journey when he chose "A study of an implementation of Lean Management in a South African public hospital" as a topic for his MBA research. He is convinced that Lean Thinking can be a lifestyle and is applicable everywhere.



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