TWI – Influence Beyond Training

Presented By:

Don Dinero

Session Abstract:

The TWI “J” Programs are often thought of as “nice” training programs that are “good to use.” However they are much more than that because they form a basis that not only supports higher-level endeavors but also enables their use. Many people read about such concepts as Lean Thinking, Continual Improvement, Respect for People, Self-Determination Theory, and Learning Organizations and learn WHAT they do. The weakness is that they do not know HOW to use them to attain their benefits. The TWI Programs act as a catalyst to enable people to achieve the success that these concepts offer.

I will describe the alignment between the TWI “J” Programs and the above named concepts and explain HOW each program works to inherently enable people to get the intended success from each of these concepts.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn…

  • the alignment between the concepts of Lean Thinking, Self-Determination Theory, Continual Improvement, Respect for People, and Learning Organizations and the TWI “J” Programs.
  • HOW each of the three TWI “J” Programs enable people to obtain the expected success from each of these named concepts.

About the Facilitator:

Donald A. Dinero, PE, CPIM has over forty years of experience designing and implementing methods and processes and is the Principal of TWI Learning Partnership, located in Rochester, NY. His BS degree in mechanical engineering is from the University of Rochester and his MBA and MS (Career and Human Resource Development) degrees are from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His consulting business is devoted solely to implementing the TWI Programs into organizations with the objective that they realize their intended benefits. His clients include IBM, Toyoda Gosei Fluid Systems, Boston Scientific, the Irish Centre for Business Excellence, Merit Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson among many others. He believes that the Lean movement is hindered by the lack of use of the TWI Programs and thus concentrates his efforts on their correct use. He delivers training and implementation in all three “J” Programs and in Program Development. In keeping with the “multiplier effect” used by the Training Within Industry Service, he also offers Train the Trainer development for each of the “J” Programs, which allows an organization’s employees to independently deliver the Programs. He continues to study the TWI Programs and believes that they are not only useful but also required in all facets of our society. His studies and talks on TWI led to his writing the book Training Within Industry: The Foundation of Lean, published by Productivity Press, 2005. This book won a Shingo Prize for Research in 2006. His book TWI Case Studies – Standard Work, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, was published in April 2011, and a third book The TWI Facilitator’s Guide – How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully is due to be published in the spring of 2016.