20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar


The Deming Institute is a proud Co-Sponsor of this exchange of knowledge Experts in healthcare and education, as well as practitioners in government, manufacturing, and service industries will reveal their findings for the first time in two days of presentations, exchanges, and roundtables with other academics and practitioners who gather from around the world to share their ideas and explore Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s theory of management in a wide-ranging context. The forum is The 20th Annual International Deming Research Seminar, March 3-4 in New York City. Be among the first to learn of a new direction in management and operations research. Hear the latest ideas on use of incentives, sustaining company success, performance management systems, enhancing commerce, teams, appraisals, measurement systems, fear, trust, ethics, and leadership. Student Discount (Student ID Required) is available through The Deming Cooperative. No refunds within 10 days of the event, 50% refund 11 – 30 days prior to event. Substitutions always welcome.


The Transformation Deming Called For: A View Through The Lens Of Adult Stage Development. Nida Backaitis applies the adult vertical developmental lens to the teachings of W. Edwards Deming in order to: 1) provide new perspective on the nature of the transformation Deming implored us to make 2) shed new light on why most of Deming’s audience has even today not fully understood his message and 3) why our culture is more ready to understand his message anew some 20 years after his death.

Other presentations include:

  • The Future Of Statistical Thinking, Statistics And Statisticians – Through The Lens Of The Deming Philosophy by Yuri Adler, Jim Clauson, Vladimir Shper
  • From “It’s A No Brainer” To “It’s A Full Brainer”: Dr. W. Edwards Deming And Human Psychology by Kelly Allan
  • The Transformation Deming Called For: A View Through The Lens Of Adult Stage Development by Nida Backaitis
  • Leveraging Deming’s 14 Principles To Build A System – To Support The Affordable Care Act by Denise A. D. Bedford
  • Diversity In Action: Creating Responsive Systems In High Variation Environments by Jim Benson, Modus Cooperandi
  • A Story Of Personal Transformation by Shirley Cahill, John L. Fitzgerald
  • Deming’s Profound Knowledge For Leadership – We Are Still Not “Out Of The Crisis” by Brooks Carder, Marilyn Monda
  • Transforming The Individual by Larsa Davidson
  • Integrating D. Kahneman’s System 1 And System 2 Thought Process Theory, T. Wilson’s Unconscious And Conscious Mind Theory, And L. Festinger’s Cognitive Dissonance Theory To W. E. Deming’s System Of Profound Knowledge by Pierre Deschamps
  • Management Universality: Improving Personal Job Adaptability and Effectiveness by Paul L. Frise
  • Evolution Of The “Respect For People” Principle In Progressive Management by Mark Gajewski
  • Compassionate Engagement – A Third Criterion For Managing For Ethical Behaviour In Organizations by Brian Mickelsen Gamble
  • What Matters: Demolishing Productivity, Competitiveness, And Effective Public Policy Through Statistical Significance by Robert Gerst
  • Addressing Challenges To Big Data With The 14 Points by Anjan Ghosh
  • Development Of A Conceptual Framework For Managing Strategy, Processes And Performance In Organisations From An Ontological Proposal Of Events by Guillermo Granados
  • Teaching Variation In University Operations Management Business Courses by Fazel Hayati
  • Hierarchies And Innovation: Debunking Management Myths by Sergey Ivanov
  • Why Is It Crucial To Apply Dr. Deming’s SoPK In I.T. Today? – Insights From Research and Practice by Poorani Jeyasekar
  • 14 More Points by Thomas F. Kelly
  • U.S. Health Care And The Deadly Disease by Lukasz Kozon
  • Appreciating And Applying Systems Thinking by Phil Landesberg
  • Study Notes On Deming’s Theory Of Management by Ying Liu
  • Mobile Payments And Its Impact On Society And Small Businesses In The US And In Less Developed Markets by Pamela McQuade
  • Be The Change You Wish To See In The Workplace: Implementing Deming’s Theories Within Process Improvement Efforts At Public Universities by Dana Miller
  • Deming Principles For Leadership In Education For New Challenges by Salvatore Moccia
  • Achieving Culture Change by Applying The System Of Profound Knowledge by Nadeem Moghal
  • On Productivity Of Human Resources In Development Process by Jan Myszewski
  • Nz Maori Values Underpinning Operations Management – Validating Maori Views On Operations With An External Source by Oriwia Raureti
  • Analyzing Deming In The Context Of Game Theory by Leah Schneider
  • Japan Vs. The U.S.: A Look At The Impacts Of Cultural Differences On Management Practices by Raphael Schwartz
  • Argyris, Deming & Transformation – Our Values in Action Will Transform Us by Dennis M. Sergent
  • Measuring The Soft Skills Of Teams: Producing Data From Mental Processes by Thomas A. Smith
  • Applying Deming’s Work To Our New Frontier by David E. Steele
  • Understanding And Application Of Deming’s System Of Profound Knowledge In Healthcare
  • Experiences of and Lessons Learned by the Healthcare Value Network’s “Acceleration & Assessment Team” by Mike Stoecklein
  • How Emerging Market Multinationals Utilize Innovation To Be Globaly Competitive by Jorge Cesar Tizol
  • Cultural Transformation In 11,638 Simple Steps by Dan Vermeesch
  • The Future Of Sustainable Development And Systems Thinking by Nicholas Wejchert
  • Future Of A MOOC: Can we replace traditional style education with online education in order to obtain leadership skills? by Mitsuyoshi Yamashita
  • Deming’s Ideas In Air Transport – The next step demanded by the Traveller-Customer by Luis Gurria Zendrera, Xavier Rius Pique
Conference Schedule:

Monday, March 3, 2014
8:00 am-9:00 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast
9:00 am-11:00 am – Plenary Session
11:20 am-1:00 pm – Breakout Session
1:00 pm-2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm-3:40 pm – Breakout Session
4:00 pm-5:40 pm – Breakout Session

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
8:00 am- 8:30 am –  Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am- 9:30 am – Roundtable Discussion
9:45 am- 1:00 pm – Plenary Session
11:20 am-1:00 pm – Breakout Session
1:00 pm-2:00 pm – Lunch
2:00 pm-3:40 pm – Breakout Session
3:40 pm-5:00 pm – City Skylight Reception & Research Exchange


At A Glance
Monday, March 3, 2014 throughTuesday, March 4, 2014
Fordham University New York, New York
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