An Introduction to the Deming Management Method in Public Administration

 Mar 29, 2017 Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center 0 (Student) 100 (General registration)


Beyond Looking Good:  Deming Management in Public Administration  


March 29, 2017

Bryce Canyon National Park


“People blame their plight on to the government and its leaders, or to management and its leaders.  They may be correct. But will change in leadership bring better living.”  

 Dr. Deming's signature

Conference Aim

Provide an engaging introduction to Dr. Deming's Management Method (“The Deming System of Profound Knowledge®”) for application in public administration.


Since 1993, The W. Edwards Deming Institute® has both designed and hosted conferences and seminars to present Dr. Deming’s “Management Method” to audiences across the US and internationally as well.   Building upon this legacy, The Deming Institute is proud to announce a new 5-hour mini-conference, targeted at leaders at all levels of public administration, presented in partnership with The W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at Southern Utah University.


Program Objective

The objective of this 5-hour mini-conference, is to introduce the Deming Management Method, with a focus on its applicability to the challenges and opportunities of public administration. 


Registration Information

There is no fee for students or faculty to attend this mini-conference.    For all others, there is a $100 (general) registration fee. 


Target Audience

Students and faculty of public administration as well as professionals working in public administration. Anyone who is concerned about improving the effectiveness and efficiency of public administration will gain from this mini-conference and leave with new and deeper knowledge of the broad applicability of the Deming Management Method.


What's Included

Light snacks, beverages, and lunch


Conference Venue

Bryce Canyon National Park, Visitors Center

Garfield County, Utah


Speaker Information

Bill Bellows, Deputy Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute
Kevin Edwards Cahill, Dr. Deming's Grandson and President of The W. Edwards Deming Institute
Heather Groom, Graduate, Masters in Public Administration, Southern Utah University
Gayle Pollock, Executive Director, Bryce Canyon Visitors Center
Professor Ravi Roy, Director of the W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at Southern Utah University and W. Edwards Deming Research Fellow in Public Affairs



10:00 – 10:15am - Welcome

10:15 – 10:45am – The World of W. Edwards Deming, by Kevin Cahill

10:45 – 11:45am – The Deming Management Method, by Bill Bellows

11:45 – 12:15pm – Lunch

12:15 – 1:15pm – Park Tour, Gayle Pollock

1:15 – 1:45pm – Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future, Ravi Roy 

1:45 – 2:15pm – Reflections on Deming Management, Heather Groom 

2:15 – 2:30pm – Break 

2:30 – 3:00pm – Panel and Closing Remarks



Who should I contact with questions about the event?

Email The Deming Institute at  


What's the suggested attire for the event?

Business casual


What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellations must be received 10 business days or more prior to the event to receive a full refund.  No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 10 days of the event.  Registrations are transferrable if you notify The Deming Institute up to 4 days in advance of the event.