2016 Four Day Education Seminar

2016 Four Day Education Seminar
David P. Langford
July 19 – 22, 2016
Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
Seatac, Washington
“It should be a system of education in which pupils from toddlers on up through the university take joy in learning, free from fear of grades and gold stars, and in which teachers take joy in their work, free from fear in ranking. It should be a system that recognizes differences between pupils and differences between teachers.”

Educators are faced with many challenges today – gaps in achievement, behavior issues, growing class sizes, and new standards and testing requirements, to name a few. But when we create joy in learning for students, achievement gets better. Students become self-motivated and curious, their behavior improves, and test scores and graduation rates climb – along with student and teacher satisfaction.

The Deming in Education Seminar is a four-day, interactive learning event and hands-on approach to the Deming Method. It delves deep into the Quality Learning Principles and Tools that are necessary to gain the vision, purpose and capacity for quality implementation and to overcome the challenges and behavior problems you may face in your classrooms.

This is not another new program; it is a philosophy, a way of making decisions that returns the power of thinking, creativity and performance back to the students and teachers responsible for the results. It is possible to see the Joy of Learning return to everyone in the education system, including parents.

Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered our system, having achieved high academics and strong character, without economics determining their success.” – Bret Champion, Superintendent (Leander ISD, Texas)
You will Learn:

  • How to create intrinsically motivated classrooms and staff work environments.
  • How to create an educational environment where students are responsible for learning.
  • How to collect and use meaningful data to make decisions.
  • How to build systems that enable students to make choices and give them experience in self-evaluation.
  • New ways to strengthen the relationship between students and teachers.
“Thank you…for drawing us into the Deming way via David Langford – a rich alignment with student-centered development at Seattle Urban Academy!”
Sharon Okamoto, Executive Director & Principal, Seattle Urban Academy
Through an interactive multimedia process, you will study learning concepts, how to improve learning systems, how to gather data, and how to work in teams.
Program Agenda:
  • 7:30 am Breakfast (and registration on Day 1)
  • 8:30 am Seminar opens
  • 9:00 am Individual and team exercises, discussion
  • 12:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 pm Individual and team exercises, discussions
  • 4:00 pm Seminar ends (day 4 ends at 3:00 pm)
15 minute breaks every 60-80 minutes.

“The opportunity to work with our entire team was invaluable. We traveled as far in four days as we would in a year back at our site, where we can only come together every two weeks for an hour or so. We all agree that it was positive, team building/bonding, constructive and progressive for us as a team.”
– Kerry Hugo, Hackham West Junior Primary School, South Australia

Text Book Case Of Applying Deming To K-12 Education

Starting in 1991 the Leander Independent School District went from 5 school campuses with 5,000 students to over 37,000 students today because families have heard about the quality of education and success rates students are achieving and want their sons and daughters to to go there. This is a real example of how empowering the children, making them partly responsible for their education, has improved test scores, teacher evaluations, behavioral problems, graduation rates and teacher turnover. The district has become so successful for both teachers and students that is has become know as “Happyville”. It all began here, come see how you can bring these huge improvements to your districts or schools. Don’t just take it from us: Read The Story:

The Leander Way

Hear From The People:

Thank You Seminar Benefactors
Lance and Mary Ann Arnon

Please contact staff@deming.org for a group (3 or more) discount of $50 per person

David P. Langford will be the facilitator for the seminar, drawing on 25 years of experience in helping schools and universities apply the Deming Method.

Who is David P. Langford: David is an Advisory Board Member for The W. Edwards Deming Institute® providing guidance on their education initiatives.  As Founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc. David has devoted his research and work toward developing and applying quality methodology, brain research and concepts to improve student learning, school leadership and school performance for the past 23 years. Working directly with Dr. Deming, David developed a powerful understanding of how to put into action and inspire innovative and visionary learning in classrooms, schools, districts and universities around the world through his seminars, workshops and consulting. A former K-12 teacher and university professor, Langford has applied Dr. Deming’s principles in his own classrooms, with individual schools, in school districts and in universities, leading to better student outcomes and more engaged teachers. Read more about David

7:30 am Breakfast (and registration on Day 1)

8:30 am Seminar opens

9:00 am Individual and team exercises, discussion
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Individual and team exercises, discussions
4:00 pm Seminar ends (day 4 ends at 3:00 pm)
15 minute breaks every 60-80 minutes.


There is a 24 hour shuttle service available from the airport to the hotel. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes; it can be picked up on the 3rd floor of the parking garage at Island 1 or 3. Please flag down the Crowne Plaza Shuttle as it approaches.

Limited on-premise overnight self-parking is currently available for $12 per day per space.
Event attendees will be subject to the metered parking pricing as follows:






Parking rates above are quoted in 2015 terms and are subject to change. Guests and attendees will be charged the parking rates that are in affect at the time of your event.


At A Glance
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 throughFriday, July 22, 2016
Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport Seattle, WA
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