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Established in 1982 MTa Learning has a worldwide reputation as a provider of intelligent experiential learning materials.

MTa KanDo Lean was developed jointly by Ralph Woodhead and Martin Thompson: Ralph is an expert in Lean, Martin in activity based learning. Both have over 25 years of experience in their respective fields.

Martin Thompson

Martin Thompson CEO of MTa Learning Ltd

Martin Thompson has spent most of his working life enabling businesses’ and organisations to improve performance by developing them and their people. Martin was educated as an Experimental Psychologist: he has BA hons. and MA degrees from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. His early career job as a graduate trainee with Cadbury Schweppes provided experience in production, industrial engineering, training and sales.



In 1982 he became a self employed facilitator of people development. Once independent he began developing his own experiential approach to learning that could be used indoors. As the founder and CEO of MTa International, Martin is best known for designing and developing practical training packages that are used in over 100 countries. Martin now spends much of his time supporting facilitators who are using MTa’s materials, working as an OD consultant and speaking at conferences.”

Ralph Woodhead

Ralph Woodhead the MTa Lean Expert

Ralph is a graduate mechanical engineer who became enthused by computer systems for stock control, material planning and production scheduling, becoming an independent consultant project manager for MRP and ERP implementations. Ralph’s ‘Lean Expertise’ enabled us to develop KanDo Lean.



Ralph works with client teams in many organisations, drawing on his personal expertise and knowledge of software, lean thinking and experiential training to introduce change and sustainable business improvement.

All rights associated with MTa KanDo Lean are wholly owned by MTa Learning.

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