April 2018 – 2.5 Day Seminar for Owners and Executives
“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”
Aim: For attendees to understand and begin applying Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge to lead and manage their organizations.
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).
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!
Schedule (with light continental style breakfast from 8:00 – 8:30 am each day)
April 18 – 19, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
April 20, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about the 2.5 Day Seminar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Where can I find travel information?
You can find information about airports, local area hotels and restaurants here: Plan Your Day At Aileron.
Bill is on the Advisory Council of The Deming Institute, where he also served as Deputy Director for nearly three years and a board member for 12 years. He chairs the Deming Medal Committee for ASQ and is an editorial board and columnist for the UK’s Lean Management Journal. Bill served as an Associate (Technical) Fellow for Aerojet Rocketdyne for 26 years and is the founding President of the In2:InThinking Network.
Business owners, presidents, and senior leaders of privately-held businesses, government agencies, non-profits or other community organizations. We encourage teams to attend, as there will be opportunities to apply some of the concepts to your organization.
Includes facilitated program, Dr. Deming’s book The New Economics, handouts, light breakfast, lunch and beverages.