A New Style of Management: Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action

February 11, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
University Center Dr. near Rockwell Canyon
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

This is a 6-hour, 1-day program held on: Tuesday, February 11th: 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch is included.

Be one of the first to attend this new 6-hr program from the W. Edwards Deming Institute®. Register by January 13th, 2020 and save 10%! Group discounts also available.

"It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win.  What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management."

- Dr. W. Edwards Deming

 Overview: The W. Edwards Deming Institute® introduces a new 6-hour immersion program, designed 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 be smarter at what we do.

Aim: This interactive workshop aims to reveal blind spots to teamwork and presents new fundamental concepts and strategies from the Deming Philosophy. These strategies will fundamentally 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, including time, money, knowledge, equipment, and people.

Gain Insight and Understanding Into:

  • The broad value and applicability of the Deming Philosophy
  • Increasing customer delight and loyalty
  • Better leadership decision making and ROI
  • Practices that lead to greater innovation, productivity, and competitiveness

Discover Opportunities for You and Your Organization to:

  • Focus resources on problem prevention rather than fire-fighting
  • Demonstrate the value of “analysis of root causes” instead of “root cause” thinking
  • Promote conversations and practices of systems thinking, including who is part of the system; leading to savings and increased customer value
  • Unleash the ability to do more with less resources
  • Remove fear, boost employee engagement and collaboration
  • Continually improve quality

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

Presenter: Bill Bellows, Ph.D., President, InThinking Services, Inc. and Member of the Advisory Council of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®

After serving for 12 years on the board, Bill joined The Deming Institute staff in October 2016 as Deputy Director. In this role, he worked in collaboration with the Institute's leadership and partners to guide our worldwide efforts. Today, as a member of the Advisory Council, Bill continues to tirelessly coach, mentor, facilitate, and advocate for The Deming Institute's aim. 

Prior to joining the 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 (www.leanmj.com). 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:

  • Early Bird Registration: Save 10% off the regular registration fee by registering by January 13th, 2020!
  • Group Discounts: If you are registering for 2 from the same company, we will provide an additional 5% discount. If regstering 3 or more from the same company, we will provide an additional 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.

Are you APICS Certified (CPIM, CSCP or CLTD)? This seminar will count as 8 points towards Certification Maintenance. 

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$540.00 Earlybird rate before January 14

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$540.00 Earlybird rate before January 14

$750.00 Seminar: "Me" to "We" Thinking-Non-member price
$675.00 Earlybird rate before January 14