The Harada Method – The World’s Best Method to Develop People
May 20th - 24th Portland, Oregon
Everyone can be successful in life. – Takashi Harada
Imagine—just imagine—what it would be like to win an Olympic medal in your favorite sport. Visualize yourself standing on the podium as the medal is lifted over your head and placed around your neck. Think of the emotions running through your mind as you received your reward for all of the years of dedication, focus and training you put in. Think how your family, your friends, your coaches and others would feel about your success. It would be an honor, unlike any other, one that you could be proud of for the rest of your life.
Wouldn’t it feel great to be this successful? You can with the Harada Method.
You can be a champion!
It takes the right tools to be a champion, and the Harada Method is a proven system for helping people achieve success. Takashi Harada was a track and field coach at the worst school in the most deprived neighborhood of Osaka, Japan. Using his method, his students reached the pinnacle of success, winning 13 gold medals at the national track and field competitions. They became the best athletes at their age level in all of Japan. His school went from the worst and became number one out of 380 schools for five years in a row.
How did Mr. Harada do it? He challenged the students to become winners. He got them to believe in themselves. He got them to believe that in spite of all the odds against them that they could do it. Then he gave them the tools and training they needed to reach their goals.
Mr. Harada recognized that the principles used in sports would also bring success to companies. His innovative system has now been taught to over 60,000 people at 280 companies in Japan. It was selected by a group of teachers and senior managers at the Japan Management Association as the world’s best system to develop people to their fullest capabilities.
The power of sports taken to business
The Harada Method takes the power of coaching and teaching great athletes into the workplace. This method will sharpen your skills, your mind, your body, and your spirit. When you have a clear goal and can visualize your self becoming the best, everything starts to fall in place for you.
The essence of the Harada Method is what we call “self-reliance.” Self-reliance is the ability of each person to become highly skilled – to be the absolute best at some discipline. People who are self-reliant can be trusted to make responsible decisions for themselves and for the organization they work for.
No more mediocrity
In the global economy, the age of unskilled people doing repetitive and boring work is dying. As Thomas Friedman said in the New York Times recently, “Average is over.” In the last few years, American manufacturing has lost six million jobs to off-shore labor. The future of industry depends on producing high-end products using highly-skilled workers. The Harada Method is an effective tool for developing the highly-skilled workers that companies need.
Norman Bodek, speaking on the Harada Method:
Take a Harada Course today and learn how to reach your full potential
Taking a Harada Method course will help you achieve success in your personal and professional life. When you attend a Harada Method course, you will learn how to use the Harada Tools to clarify your own goals and purposes. During the course, you will:.
Pick your own goal that is aligned with your vision and your company’s success.
Develop your own timeline for achieving your goal.
Create the necessary measures to monitor your progress.
Determine the real purpose and benefit to becoming a champion for yourself, your family and others.
Analyze your past successes to determine your strengths and ensure that you can repeat them.
Analyze your past failures to determine your weaknesses and create ways to eliminate them.
Write down 64 tasks/actions you need to reach your goal.
List 10 daily routines to establish new habits and break those past patterns that were limiting you.
Learn how to keep a daily diary to see that your tasks/actions are being done at the time scheduled.
Evaluate your daily performance to motivate yourself to stay on target.
Learn how to work with a coach to review and improve your daily progress.
At the end of the course, you will leave with the tools to achieve your individual goal as well as be a better leader and coach. The method can also be used to build a winning company. It meshes perfectly with Lean, Six Sigma, Hoshin Planning, and other continuous improvement efforts, and gives real substance to what Toyota calls “Respect for People.”
Get excited about work
When you ask people, “what is your favorite day of the week?,” almost everyone says Friday or Saturday. Somehow we get excited about the weekend but not work. With the Harada Method you can get excited about work too. You get excited about work because you can envision your future success from your own effort. Once you can clearly see your future, you will be excited to go to work, knowing you are on your way to reaching your fullest potential.
Below are more details about what you can expect from a Harada Method course:
Learn how to use a sports analogy and the Harada Tools to first pick a very powerful goal and then to write out your own plan, steps and measures to attain and monitor yourself achieving your goal.
Learn how to excel at what you do and also to improve the quality of your leadership.
Improve your discipline and create new routines and habits for your life.
Develop highly-skilled, self-reliant employees.
Overcome the eighth waste of lean – the underutilization of people’s talents – by putting all your employees on a path to reach their maximum potential.
Use the Harada Tools to be a better leader, manager, mentor and coach.
Self-Reliance – what it is and how it benefits you and your organization.
Pursuing success – determining what you want to achieve in your life/profession.
Setting Goals – creating a clear vision of your future.
Understanding the purpose – increase your motivation by writing why you want to pursue your goals.
Servant Leadership – why the most effective leaders are great supporters.
Analyzing past successes/failures – use your past to guide your future.
Anticipating future obstacles – preparing for and planning how to avoid problems.
Building an action plan – write out the steps you need to reach your goal.
Implementing the plan – set up each day to make progress.
Routines – sustain why the most effective changes come from building new habits.
*Coaching/Mentoring – how to teach the Harada Method with a mentoring system so others can be successful.
*Strokes – use praise to motivate people and build morale.
Harada Method Course (3-day) – learn how to apply the method in your own life. Specifically designed for people who want to achieve more in their personal and professional lives. Learn to use the Harada Tools to create a plan for success.
*Harada Method Certification Workshop (additional 2- days) – for people who have already completed the Harada Method Course. Participants who complete the Certification Workshop will be fully certified to teach the method within or outside their organizations. Emphasis will be on teaching, leading and coaching others in the method.
Who should attend
The Harada Method courses are designed to teach you how to become more successful. Top executives, managers, supervisors, even new employees can all benefit from the tools of the Harada Method. The only qualifications necessary are:
You want to bring the best out of yourself and/or your employees
You care about long-term success
You are a leader of people or want to be in the future
The Harada Method Course and Harada Method Certification Workshop are designed to be taken as 3-day and 5-day courses, but they can be customized to fit the needs of your organization. We offer on-site trainings as well.
Two additional on-site options are available. These are:
A one-hour keynote address by Norman Bodek, “The Harada Method – Steps to Self-Reliance”
A four-hour introduction to the Harada Method seminar that covers the Harada Tools and the basic principles of the system
Every course attendee receives:
Course Attendee Workbook that guides the course and includes the following Harada Method Tools:
Long-Term Goal Form
33 Steps to Self-Reliance Survey
Open Window 64 Chart
Routine Check Sheet
One month of the Harada Method Daily Diary
*Electronic copies of the Harada Tools
*Ideal Company Method Survey
What you will walk away with
After you finish a Harada Method course, you will:
Have a clear plan of what you are going to do to achieve personal and professional success
Be able to use the Harada Tools (Long-Term Goal Form, Open Window 64 Chart, 33 Steps to Self Reliance, Routine Check Sheet and Daily Diary) to implement and sustain that plan
Be a better leader, manager, coach or employee
*Be prepared to teach and coach others in the Harada Method
Norman Bodek is the president of PCS Inc., a publishing and consulting company in Vancouver, Washington. In 1979, he started Productivity Inc. and Productivity Press and published hundreds of management books on productivity, quality, and Lean manufacturing. He is now an adjunct professor at Portland State University, teaching a ten-week course on the Best of Japanese Management Practices. Norman is both a winner of the Shingo Prize and also a member of the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame. He is a frequent keynote speaker.
This is what past students said about their Harada Method training:
“My experience with you was so great. As a lean practitioner, we strive for continuous improvement everyday in our business and clients' businesses. The Harada Method is the missing link between continuous improvement, yourself and your mentees. Its comprehensive system allows oneself to take an honest assessment of their life and strive for excellence as wells as fulfillment of dreams. Norman's approach is accessible and well suited to individuals of all learning styles. This is a course well worth the time and investment, with returns far beyond what one would have previously thought possible. Thank you Norman and Will for a wonderful experience that has forever changed my approach to developing myself and truly defined my purpose in life.”
- Ryan Allen, Total Systems Development
“I am very glad I had a chance to meet you a second time. I recognize that you are a very great teacher. I have Norman Bodek as one of my life teachers. I will continue to work on the Harada Method. I do want to continue to become a certified Harada instructor and to teach this method to others. Thank you again for a great seminar.”
- Alain Broder
“The Harada Method has helped me build the behaviors and routines I needed to be successful in achieving both my work and life goals. I now reflect on my actions and assess their impact against my goals on a daily basis. This intentional reflection has helped me to improve and has created a level of personal momentum and synergy between my life and my work that I have never experienced.”
– Lori Eberhardt., manager, Talisman Energy
“Norm is great. He has lots of passion and knowledge and the willingness to share it. I would recommend you attend his session if possible. Will be a life changing experience.”
– Fahad Khan, manager, Suncor
Terms of the Courses
March 11 - 15, 2013 Portland, Oregon
May 20 - 24, 2013 Portland, Oregon
The next opportunity to learn the Harada Method will be March 11 - 15, 2013, in Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon. To receive a special room rate of $159 at the Marriott, visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HaradaCertification2013or you can call reservations at 877-901-6632. Make sure you mention you are attending the Norman Bodek - Harada Workshop so are given the discounted room rate. To make sure you receive the discounted rate, reserve your room by April 30, 2013.
Here are some more details:
The course fee is $2,750.00 for the first three days, which includes an attendees manual, lunches and coffee/tea breaks.
The Certification Workshop will last two additional days and is designed for you to deeply learn the information, to learn how to coach others, to present the slides in class, and to be taught how to improve your delivery style. Total cost for the week and to be certified is $4,500.
For an additional $475.00 you will be provided with 10 participant manuals and a full month of coaching. You will be able to send us your completed forms each week and we can review your progress over Skype, phone or email.
For each person you teach, you agree to buy a Harada Method book for $50.00.
If you are or become an independent consultant to teach the Harada Method, you will agree to pay PCS. Inc. – Harada 15% of your gross income from future Harada Method training events and you also agree to buy a Harada Method book for $50.00 for each of your students.
*denotes part of Certification Workshop
To be certified as a Harada Method Instructor is $4,500 for the week of March 11-15th and May 20-24th at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
For the three day course $2,750, March 11-13.
To register and make a payment for the workshop, please make a selection and click the link below.