June 2018 - 8-Hour Workshop - An Introduction to the Deming Management Method

 Jun 14-15, 2018  Santa Clarita, California (College of the Canyons University Center)  600 APICS Member  750 Non-Member

A New Style of Management:

Shifting from "Me" to "We" Thinking and Action 

Presented by The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, & APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter


"It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win.  What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management."

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Aim: This interactive workshop aims to reveal blind spots to teamwork and presents new fundamental concepts and strategies from the Deming Management Method.  These strategies shift organizations in a new direction, embedded with the vibrant benefits of a collaborative environment.

The W. Edwards Deming Institute® introduces a new 8-hour immersion program (over two days), for leaders at all levels of management.  The focus is on the foundations of teamwork and the connecting power and financial potential this provides to all organizations. As Dr. Deming believed, working together is fundamental to solving and preventing problems, while providing us the ability to “do more with less.”

Gain Insight and Understanding Into:

  • The broad value and applicability of the Deming Management Method
  • Increasing customer delight and loyalty
  • Better leadership decision making and ROI
  • Practices that lead to greater innovation, productivity, and competitiveness

Discover Opportunities for You and Your Organization to:

  • Focus resources on problem prevention rather than fire-fighting
  • Demonstrate the value of “analysis of root causes” instead of “root cause” thinking
  • Promote discussion about systems thinking and who is part of the system; leading to savings and increased customer value
  • Unleash the ability to do more with less resources
  • Remove fear, boost motivation and collaboration
  • Increase quality and continually improve


June 14, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

June 15,  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Find additional information at this link


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions about the 8-Hour Workshop, please contact Mike Letson at [email protected]

What's the cancellation policy?

No refunds if cancelled within 3 weeks of event.  Substitutions are allowed.

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?

Light snacks are included.


  • Bill Bellows, Ph.D.

    The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

    Bill joined The W. Edwards Deming Institute® in October 2016 as the Deputy Director. In this role, Bill works in collaboration with Kevin Cahill to guide the worldwide efforts of the Institute to achieve its aim.

    Prior to joining The Deming Institute, Bill was employed by Aerojet Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, California, serving as an Associate (Technical) Fellow, focusing on "thinking about thinking" with applicability to the design, development, and production of liquid rocket engines. In a 26-year career that spanned ownership of “Rocketdyne” by Rockwell International, Boeing, United Technologies, and Aerojet, Bill was widely known for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together. While integrating the management methods of W. Edwards Deming with Genichi Taguchi’s “Quality by Design” system and Russ Ackoff's systems thinking, coupled with Edward de Bono’s thinking tools, he pioneered the development and application of ideas that include Mixed Model Management, Macro System Models, Micro System Models, Purposeful Resource Leadership, Category & Continuum Thinking, and Investment Thinking. 

    Away from “Rocketdyne,” audiences for Bill’s presentations and seminars have reached after-school programs in elementary schools, graduate students at Northwestern University, as well as corporate, university, and public classes across the United Kingdom. Bill earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In addition to his employment by “Rocketdyne,” Bill worked as a heat transfer engineer in the gas turbine industry for Textron Lycoming in Stratford, Connecticut. In this role, he gained experience as an in-house problem solving consultant, facilitator, and instructor, working in critical Engineering-Manufacturing Task Forces.   

    Away from work, Bill serves as chairman of the Deming Medal Committee for the American Society of Quality and is an editorial board as well as columnist for the UK’s Lean Management Journal (www.leanmj.com). He was also the founding president of the In2:InThinking Network, a position he held from 2001 through 2016.   He lives in Santa Clarita, California with wife, Monica. 

    Bill's presentation at The W. Edwards Deming Institute's 2014 Fall Conference

At A Glance

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
  • Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Twitter: #Deming


Registration Fee

  • APICS Member $600, Non-Member $750

Who Should Attend

  • Senior leaders, board members, managers and staff, as well as customers and suppliers. We encourage teams to attend so they can participate in collaborative learning and a common immersion experience.

What's Included

  • Handouts and light snacks.