2.5 Day Seminar - Deming Management Method for Owners and Executives

 Apr 26-28, 2017 Aileron Campus 1100 (Regular) 950 (Group Rate - each additional person after first registrant)
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Deming Management Method for Owners and Executives

Leading With a Systems View


Presented by Aileron & The W. Edwards Deming Institute®:



"I should estimate that in my experience most troubles and most possibilities for improvement  add up

to the proportions something like this: 94% belongs to the system (responsibility of management), 6% special"

Aim: For attendees to understand and begin applying Deming's System of Profound Knowledge to lead and manage their organizations.

Dr. Deming said, “a bad system will beat a good person every time”. At this seminar you will learn to look at your organization through a new lens; a lens of how to make your system better – and thus get better results. You will gain new knowledge to remove barriers, increase efficiencies, reduce wasted time, boost motivation, and provide better insight into what’s really going on in your organization. And, you’ll discover how to measure what is (and is not) realistically possible for your organization to achieve.

This seminar explores simple and powerful principles and is appropriate for anyone who manages people or who holds executive responsibility. Topic areas include the four elements of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® (a.k.a. The Deming Management Method):

  • Understanding of and Appreciation for your Organization as a System - How to lead & optimize a system - not destroy it. Foster Respect and Joy in work.
  • Understanding Variation - Conclusions we can/cannot make from data & observations. Actions to take.
  • The Theory of Knowledge - Is what we “know” really so? Learning - Improvement - Rational Thinking.
  • Understanding Psychology – The truth about how humans react & interact. Beliefs - Behaviors - Consequences.

Through enjoyable and engaging hands-on activities, small group breakouts, energetic work sessions, discussions and Q & A, you will gain visibility into what is holding you back – and where you can improve effectiveness, reduce costs, increase productivity, and accelerate growth and innovation. Please join us!



Kelly Allan, Advisory Board Chair and Senior Facilitator, The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

Lynda Finn, 2.5 Day Seminar Facilitator, The W. Edwards Deming Institute®


Guest Speakers

Kevin Edwards Cahill: President and Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and former entrepreneur who built a successful software/media company —managed with Deming’s methods.  He will share his Deming learning journey from his first job out of college in a high pressure media sales culture, to co-founding his software business and the challenges when the business sold.

Mary Cole:  COO of Lexington Management Corp, a developer and manager of premium branded hotels.  Mary attended this 2.5 day Seminar and started making changes in the company the very next week.  Mary will share the results of applying Deming’s methods —and how she overcame the challenges.


Steven Haedrich:  President/Owner of New York Label & Box Works, and Board Trustee for The W. Edwards Deming Institute®.  Steven will share how Deming’s teachings and specific Deming-based changes turned around his company in the face brutal price competition, a shrinking market, and a weak economy.

Travis Timmons:  President of Fitness Matters, an integrated Training/Pilates and Physical Therapy group. Travis has dozens of examples of how Deming’s methods have helped him and his team make FM become successful, highly competitive, highly efficient, and the “go to” location for clients and patients.



Aileron Campus, 8860 Wildcat Rd, Tipp City, OH



April 26 - 27, 8:30 - 4:30p
April 28, 8:30 - 12:30p


Registration Information

Cost: $1,100 individual or first person in group, $950 each additional person



Who can I contact with questions about the event?

If you have questions about the 2.5 Day Seminar, please email customerservice@aileron.org or call (937) 669-6500.


What's the cancellation policy?

We require 10 business days notice to cancel and receive a full refund. If the cancellation notice is received 10 business days prior to the event date, the registrant will receive a full refund. If the cancellation occurs within 10 business days of the event date and time, the registration fee will not be refunded. 


What's the dress code?

The dress code ranges from business casual to casual.  We want everyone to be comfortable. 


What's the meal plan?

Lunch is included on all days, with a light continental style breakfast (varies by day) and drinks/coffee throughout the day. Dinner is not included and, depending on your needs, you may desire a more substantial breakfast.