The Nature of Transformation
~ Creating a Culture of Innovation ~

This introductory day of our Forum will help you get the most out of the following two days and to make a difference back in your own organisation. Choose from two full day sessions. If you are new to Dr Deming’s work then select option 1. For those with more experience, select option 2.

Option 1
‘An Introduction to the Deming Management Method’ with James Crawford & Jo Forker of The Deming Forum

The objective of this workshop is to challenge current management practices and introduce the principles behind Dr Deming’s system of management. It will explore his claim that sustainable change requires nothing less than the transformation of the prevailing style of management. This interactive and fun day looks at what the world class Japanese companies did to apply Deming’s approach, what they achieved, and the implications for your own organisation. Confront some of the idiocies of modern management and identify just what is required to deliver a lasting change in your organisation. The agenda includes Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK), The Red Bead Experiment and the 14 points for management. Why not bring a colleague, develop your ideas and build an agenda for change together? There really is a better way!


Option 2
“From PDCA to SOPK – A Leadership Experience of Deming.” A day with John Carlisle, author and Thought Leader

The aim of this workshop is to get to know and experience the challenges and rewards available to leaders who apply Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge. During the day, delegates will explore the Theory of Knowledge in depth:

Part 1 - Paradigms. “We are being ruined by best efforts put forth with best intentions but without the guidance of a theory of management on optimisation of a system” Deming. Presentation followed by discussion.

Part 2 - Psychology. Whatever happened to Douglas McGregor? Exercise: Planning and implementation. Discussion: What drives Theory X, in the West?

Part 3 - Appreciation for a System. Exercise: Recognising a System. Natural System and Mechanistic System applications at work.

Part 4 - Understanding Variation. Talking sense about performance.
Both sessions are invaluable in getting you thinking before the conference and are highly recommended

Thanks to the following sponsors for 2007:

Silver Maple Associates
United Utilities

Managing Transformation
actually means
Transforming Management


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