2.5 Day Seminar for Owners and Executives April 2017

 Apr 26-28, 2017  TBA
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Deming Management Method for Owners and Executives

Leading With a Systems View


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


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"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"

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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!

Conference Scholarships

Thanks to the support of generous donors, we are able to offer a limited number of conference scholarships to help with the cost of registration.


Student Scholarships

For active students

Scholarships cover $225 of the $250 student registration fee. Students who receive a scholarship are required to pay $25 towards registration.

Student Scholarship Application


Capital Quality and Innovation Scholarships

For CQI students and graduates

Scholarships cover $350 of the $375 registration fee. CQI students and graduates who receive a scholarship are required to pay $25 towards registration.

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Conference Sponsorships

Join us as a 2016 Annual Conference Sponsor! As an Individual or Corporate Sponsor or you will help The Deming Institute present our annual educational event, to inspire interest and awareness around the Deming philosophies. Your sponsorship will support scholarships and affordable registration fees so that more attendees can benefit from Dr. Deming’s transformational teachings and this unique learning and networking opportunity.

  • Transformation Sponsorship - $5,000
  • Leadership Sponsorship - $2,500
  • Innovation Sponsorship - $1,000
  • Conference Benefactor - $500

Click Here for more details on sponsor levels and benefits.

To become a 2016 Annual Conference Sponsor or Benefactor Click Here.

For questions or for more information, please contact Darlene Suyematsu at [email protected] or 206-390-5323.


At A Glance

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
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