Learn from Sensei Ritsuo Shingo, President of Toyota China

A practice focused leadership program with live discussions and case studies with a top executive who pioneered the success of Toyota in China.

Who is Sensei Ritsuo Shingo

Ritsuo Shingo has over 40 years experience in management at Toyota. He played key roles in setting up Toyota Kentucky andToyota UK plants.

In 1998 he established the first Toyota plant in China and became its president. Later he was appointed as the president of Hino Motors.

Sensei Shingo is the son of lean pioneer Dai-sensei Shigeo Shingo. He translated the first book on TPS in English and coined the term SMED.

What you will learn

  • Become a successful people manager
  • Motivate your employees and create high engagement
  • Lead your teams to become high performing teams engaged in continuous improvement.
  • Use lean tools and techniques to deliver results
  • Implement a lean culture (Toyota Production System) in your organization

What a great opportunity to sit under and learn from a wise leader with a ton of real life experience. The time I’ve spent with Ritsuo Shingo is some of the most treasured moments of my leadership journey.

Marc Braun

Chairman, American Manufacturing Excellence Association

If you don’t know who Ritsuo Shingo is then you should take this class. If you do know who he is then you know why you should take this class. I have learned things is 10 minutes from Shingo-san that would have taken me years to learn otherwise.

Nigel Thurlow

former Chief of Agile at Toyota

I Highly recommend! I have attended many of Ritsuo-san’s training sessions. I always learn something new. Don’t let this rare opportunity pass you by.

Charlie Protzman



  • Program consists of four 2 hour live seminars over Zoom with Sensei Shingo for a period of three weeks.
  • In addition to the seminars, each week students will have a 30 minute live session with the sensei to discuss their issues and get advice.
  • Students will be part of a private discussion group where they can network with peers and share experiences. 
  • A certificate in “Practical Leadership Skills” will be provided upon completion.


Week 1: Essentials Skills

  • Leadership Essentials
  • Leading by example
  • Engaging with your followers
  • Setting challenging objectives

Week 2: Leadership in Practice

  • Daily management (Gemba Walk)
  • Dealing with problems
  • Engaging People: Total participation of employees

Week 3: Sustainable Leadership

  • What is culture?(Toyota Culture)
  • Building a good culture
  • Supplier/Dealer Relationship  
  • Respect for people                                          
  • Kaizen
  • Hoshin Kanri (Objective Control)                   

Week 4: Leadership and Purpose

  • Ikigai
  • The Spirit of Leadership
  • How to stand out as a leader

Class Information

Dates: 7 August 2021 – 28th of July 2021 (Preliminary – depending on student timezones)
Length: 4 weeks / 2.5 hours per week
Locations: Virtual Classroom / Live Sessions
Administration Fee: $1000 (contact for discount pricing)