Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action

June 14, 2018
12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
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College of the Canyons-Dr. Diane Van Hook University Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

This is an 8-hour, 2-day program held on: Thursday,June 14th: 12pm-4pm & Friday, June 15th: 8am-12pm. By submitting registration you are signing up for both days.

This program is presented in conjunction with the W. Edwards Deming Institute® & College of the Canyons Employee Training Institute.

Overview: This 8-hour immersion program is 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.”

This interactive workshop aims to reveal blind spots to teamwork and presents new fundamental concepts and strategies from the Deming Management Method. These strategies will shift organizations in a new direction, embedded with the vibrant benefits of a collaborative environment. This powerful new framework, enables leaders to better manage their resources, time, money, knowledge, equipment, and people.

Presenter: Bill Bellows, Ph.D., Deputy Director of 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 The Deming Institute's "Leadership and Staff" and partners 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 ( 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.

Discount Note: If you are registering for 2 from the same company, we will provide a 5% discount. If regstering 3 or more from the same company, we will provide a 10% discount.  DO NOT PAY BY CREDITCARD WHEN YOU INITIALLY REGISTER. We will contact you with a corrected invoice for the event reflecting the discounts.

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