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Tom Rudmik: Thriving in the World of Massive Change

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Tom Rudmik’s presentation, Thriving in the World of Massive Change, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Tom is CEO of Master’s Academy and College. This is an interesting presentation that includes a look at an array of current scientific breakthroughs. The early part is reminiscent to talks […]

Fixing Education: A Model That Works by Bette Moen

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bette Moen’s presentation, Fixing Education: A Model That Works, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bette is the founder and director of Cedar Crest Academy. Cedar Crest pays close personal attention to each student and adjusts the system to their needs and strengths. The system is adapted […]

Creativity: Presentation by Heather Groom

Guest post by John Hunter Heather Groom’s presentation on Creativity at our Deming in Public Administration seminar. In discussing the roadblocks to creativity she mentioned the imposter syndrome. I have seen imposter syndrome mentioned very frequently recently (the last year or two). I find it interesting how concepts become popular and are widely shared for […]

Red Beads and Profound Knowledge: Deming and Quality of Education

Sharon Lohr presented the 2014 American Statistical Association (ASA) Deming Lecture – Red Beads and Profound Knowledge: Deming and Quality of Education (slides with notes and references). Dr. Lohr earned her doctorate in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she learned about Deming’s philosophy and met Dr. Deming. Quoting W. Edwards Deming in her […]

David Langford Presentation on Motivation and System Improvement

David Langford’s presentation at our 2015 annual conference was titled: Education – Implementation Intentions and Automatization. David included a clip from one of my favorite shows, Utopia (called Dreamland in USA) with a vivid example of a performance appraisal experience. David also discusses the problems created by using extrinsic motivation to drive improved measures. As […]

Educate New Managers on Their New Responsibilities

Far too often companies promote employees into management positions and expect them to fulfill the obligations of their new position without helping prepare them to meet their new responsibilities. People who excelled at doing their non-supervisory job often have little education or experience to succeed with their new responsibilities. Managing a software development team is […]

Curiosity, Learning, Knowledge, and Improvement with Tim Higgins

Tim Higgins provided the Deming 101 presentation at our 2016 annual conference – Curiosity, Learning, Knowledge, and Improvement: Tim starts off by saying that some people think Deming’s life was about variation but Deming’s purpose for understanding variation was to learn. This insight is wise. Quotes are useful to provide focus but that can also […]

Ravi Roy on Teaching Deming’s Ideas at Southern Utah University

In this Deming podcast Ravi Roy discusses teaching Deming’s ideas at Southern Utah University. (download the podcast). Dr. Roy is Professor of Public Administration for Southern Utah University and a Research Fellow with The Deming Institute. He is currently working to create the Deming Incubator for Public Affairs at Southern Utah University in cooperation with […]

Change the Situation – Get a Different Result

David Langford’s presentation at the 2015 Deming in Education conference starts with a clip from Clare Crawford Mason’s PBS presentation on Mt. Edgecumbe High School, in Sitka, Alaska. Deming was a champion of the individual. He would go into companies and he would just berate management, but he loved the workers… He would say things […]

Finding Joy In Learning: Applying Deming’s Theory to Schools

Presentation by Michael King and Jane Kovacs at the 2015 Deming in Education conference – Finding Joy In Learning: Applying Deming’s Theory to Schools. The speakers work for Quality Learning Australasia (QLA). QLA’s website has quite a bit of useful information. One of the tools they used in the presentation is a Lotus diagram which […]