The New Economics: Deming Management in Public Leadership and Governance


Presented by The W. Edwards Deming Institute and Southern Utah University

“People blame their plight on to the government and its leaders, or to management and its leaders. They may be correct. But will change in leadership bring better living?”

Conference Aim

Provide an engaging introduction to Dr. Deming’s Management Method (“The Deming System of Profound Knowledge®”) for application in public administration.

Since 1993, The W. Edwards Deming Institute® has both designed and hosted conferences and seminars to present Dr. Deming’s “Management Method” to audiences across the US and internationally as well. Building upon this legacy, The Deming Institute is proud to continue to sponsor an annual conference, targeted at leaders at all levels of public administration, presented in partnership with The W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at Southern Utah University.

Program Objective

The objective of this conference is to introduce the Deming Management Method, with a focus on its applicability to the challenges and opportunities of public administration.


Speaker Information

Bill Bellows, Deputy Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

Kevin Edwards Cahill, Dr. Deming’s Grandson and President of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

Amy Thorpe, Student, Masters in Public Administration

Steven Ott, Director, Institute for Public and International Affairs, College of Social and Behavioral Science, Professor, Political Science Department, University of Utah

Gayle Pollock, Executive Director, Bryce Canyon Visitors Center

Professor Ravi Roy, Director of The W. Edwards Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at Southern Utah University and W. Edwards Deming Research Fellow in Public Affairs



11:00 – 11:30am – Lunch

11:30 – 11:45am – Welcome

11:45 – 12:15pm – The World of W. Edwards Deming, by Kevin Cahill

12:15 – 1:30pm – The Deming Management Method, by Bill Bellows

1:30 – 2:00pm – Break

2:00 – 2:30pm – Public Administration: Past, Present, and Future, Ravi Roy

2:30 – 3:00pm – Reflections on Deming Management, Amy Thorpe

3:00 – 3:15pm – Break

3:15 – 4:15pm – Speaker Panel

4:15 – 4:30pm – Closing Remarks

4:30 – 5:30pm – Park Tour, Gayle Pollock



Who should I contact with questions about the event?

Email The Deming Institute at

What’s the suggested attire for the event?

Business casual

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellations must be received 10 business days or more prior to the event to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 10 days of the event. Registrations are transferrable if you notify The Deming Institute up to 4 days in advance of the event.

At A Glance
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Bryce Canyon National Park, Visitor Center Garfield County, Utah
What's Included

Light snacks, beverages, and lunch

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