Make 2021 the year that you FINALLY succeed at executing your strategy. This workshop will show you a proven way to create and achieve your company’s annual objectives.

A research study published by Harvard Business Review* notes how leaders struggle more with executing strategy than developing it. This class provides a framework for executing strategy by engaging all levels of the organization. Especially when teams are operating remotely, it is critical to ensure alignment to shared objectives.

In this workshop, you will learn through a combination of instruction and peer-to-peer interaction. Your instructors will lead participants in a simulation of a company’s hoshin process. This simulation immerses you in a situation, like real life, where you must make decisions, debate, and come to alignment. The primary learning is experiential, supported by instruction in relevant tools and examples. Much of your learning will occur in the simulation through peer-to-peer interaction. The process requires participation from all attendees throughout the 9 weeks.

*Sull, D., Homkes, R., and Sull, C. March 2015. Why Strategy Execution Unravels and What to Do About It, Harvard Business Review. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Learning Objectives

Through the simulation, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental framework for hoshin kanri. 

  • Clarify conditions for successful execution of hoshin planning and alignment in an organization. 

  • Discuss how to build a structure of PDCA at individual and corporate levels.

  • Understand the relationship of hoshin planning and A3 problem solving.

Maximize peer learning as well as instructor time in an online environment that helps you to breakdown strategic planning using hoshin kanri.

As a society we have learned to connect with each other online. Live e-learning provides the same opportunity. By attending this remote workshop, you will be led by your instructor and simulation CEO one step at a time, allowing you the space & time you need to reflect and apply the learning along the way.  

Addressing a Critical Problem in Strategic Planning and Execution

Download a Free Case Study

Read how Logoplaste's global vice president of lean and strategy deployment describes the experience—and benefits— six months into its adoption of the hoshin kanri process (aka strategy development and deployment). 

What's Included?

  • Nine sessions hosted over nine weeks (18 hours of live, online interaction)
  • Feedback from facilitators and peers
  • Assignments between live sessions to begin applying the lessons
  • Opportunities to practice discrete skills with live feedback
Hoshin Planning (Strategy Deployment)

Bring Our Practical, How-to Training to Your Company

LEI will teach any of our workshops or develop a customized program to build capability in your team.

Whether you need coaching to develop organizational leadership effectiveness, frontline management proficiency, work team or business-unit process improvement capability, or to achieve an organization-wide transformation, LEI can customize a learning plan to meet your needs.

Cohort beginning September 24th

Taught by Laura Mottola.

9:00am-11:00am ET
  • Session 1: September 24
  • Session 2: October 1
  • Session 3: October 8
  • Session 4: October 15
  • Session 5: October 22
  • Session 6: October 29
  • Session 7: November 5
  • Session 8: November 12
  • Session 9: November 19
  • Coaching & Office Hours:

    Our live classes include smaller break-out sessions in which you can receive coaching and feedback in a small group setting.

    Group Discounts

    Engage your whole team with our group discounts.

    2+ students $1,050.00 each

    Technology Used:  

    Please click here to run through our technology check before registering for this course. 

    • Communication Channel: All our documents and assignments will be hosted on a browser-based platform. By logging onto our e-learning website you will be able to view all related materials, announcements, and zoom links.  
    • ZoomWe will host our live meetings on zoom. You will receive an invitation with the meeting link.  
    • SharePointWe will use SharePoint as a collaboration space for the course. This will allow you to build hoshin materials with your simulation teams.  

    Cancelation Policy

    You can cancel your registration for online/live-streaming workshops two weeks before the course’s start date for a full refund. A cancellation occurring within two weeks of the workshop dates will be subject to a $350 fee. Once you have attended a workshop session, you cannot cancel your registration. To cancel, please call LEI at (617) 871-2900 or email


    Laura Mottola

    Laura Mottola is the President and CEO of Flow Partners Inc., a Canadian consulting company with operations in Chile, and Director of Great Lakes Graphite Inc., a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

    She is recognized globally as a leader in Lean Mining®, Mining Automation, Technology and Innovation in the natural resources sector. Laura is a mining engineer with a Masters of Engineering in Mining Automation from McGill University. A seasoned professional and business leader with more than 20 years of global experience in mining, Laura was named one of 100 most inspirational women in mining by Women in Mining UK.

    Laura Mottola


    Mark Reich

    Before coming to LEI, he spent 23 years at Toyota in Japan and North America, most recently as general manager of the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC). As a hands-on GM, Mark directly implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) or managed its implementation in a variety of industries, including automotive, food, furniture, and healthcare, among others.

    Mark doubled the number of companies supported by TSSC from 20 to 40. He transitioned it from for-profit to nonprofit status so it could better support its original mission to strengthen North American manufacturing and help any organization interested in implementing TPS. He expanded the client base beyond manufacturing to hospitals, schools, low-income food distribution, and nationally prominent nonprofits.

    Laura Mottola

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