September 2017 - 2.5 Day Seminar for Owners and Executives

 Sep 20-22, 2017

Deming Management Method for
Owners and Executives

Leading With a Systems View

September 20 - 22, 2017
Aileron Campus
Tipp City, Ohio


"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"

WED signature 


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 Deming’s 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!

Registration Information

Cost: $1,100 first person + $950 each additional person

As Aileron will be the primary host of this event, they will be handling the registration.

Registration will be open shortly.


Facilitator Information:

Kelly Allan, Advisory Board Chair and Senior Facilitator of the W. Edwards Deming Institute

Lynda Finn, 2.5 Day seminar Facilitator of the W. Edwards Deming Institute



Who can I contact with questions about the event?

If you have questions about the 2.5 Day Seminar, please email 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.