2014 Forum Partners InThinking
  • Ackoff Collaboratory for Advancement of the Systems Approach
  • Aera Energy LLC
  • The Aerospace & Defense Forum
  • Affero Aviation and Defense
  • Airtel Plaza Hotel
  • Altemp Alloys, Inc.
  • Alexis Greek and Portuguese Restaurant
  • Art Technologies
  • The Boeing Company
  • California State University Northridge - College of Business and Economics
  • California State University Northridge - College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • CalRAM, Inc.
  • Capital Quality and Innovation
  • CC-M Productions - ManagementWisdom.com
  • Centre for Management Creativity
  • Click & Pledge
  • Delta Sigma Professional Coed Business Fraternity - CSUN  
  • W. Edwards Deming Institute
  • Deming Learning Network
  • Dilts Ventures
  • Do It American MFG Company, LLC.
  • Duty Honor America Tour
  • Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley
  • Institute for Organizational Effectiveness - Bowling Green State University
  • International Futures Forum
  • Ironwood Advisory 
  • JCM Industries
  • Kid Flix Productions
  • KHTS Radio - 1220 AM - Hometown Station 
  • King Tut Printing  
  • Lean Management Journal
  • Living Tapestries
  • R.W. Lyall & Company
  • M.S. Aerospace Inc.
  • Marcia Daszko & Associates
  • Marketing Innovations 
  • Maverick Angels
  • Menlo Labs
  • Metalex Manufacturing, Inc.
  • The Los Angeles and Orange County Chapters of the National Hispanic MBA Society
  • Dave Nave & Associates
  • The Newcomm Global Group
  • North of England Transformation Network
  • Omega Health Systems 
  • Organization Systems Renewal Graduate Program at Seattle University
  • Peaker Services, Inc.
  • Pegasus Communications, Inc.
  • Phadke Associates, Inc.
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill Northridge
  • Norman Seeff Productions
  • Society for Organizational Learning
  • Spincraft
  • Spirit Alive Design
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Theresa M. Stewart, CPA  -  An Accountancy Company
  • The Swiss Deming Institute
  • Systems Wisdom
  • Triarchy Press
  • UAW/Boeing Employee Involvement Training Organization
  • UK Deming Forum

  • United Way of Kern County

  • Volunteers of America - Los Angeles
  • Wisdom at Work
  • Withaq.net
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Happy Spring from the In2:InThinking Network!

With spring now officially in the air, and April showers predicted to bring May flowers, we're proud to announce plans for our 2014 Forum, set for June 18th - 22nd in Los Angeles, California. 

Join us for the first time, or 13th time, as we celebrate another year of providing access to novel ideas that are essential to teamwork in any organization, with a simple theory t
hat the ability to work together and learn together is built upon a foundation of thinking together.   In a repeat of the design of our 2013 Forum, this year's Forum includes:
  • A change in venue from Aerojet Rocketdyne's Canoga Park offices and the Hilton Woodland Hills to nearby California State University, Northridge (CSUN) 
  • A change in length our from six (6) days to five (5) days; we'll start on Wednesday, June 18th, with three (3) days of Pre-Conference sessions and end on Sunday, June 22nd 
  • No Post-Conference sessions
  • The option of webcast viewing of our Weekend Conference presentations for those who can't join us in Los Angeles.  
  • A collaboration with our Forum partners at CSUN in their efforts to present a 1-day innovation conference (The Art of Innovation) on Friday, June 20th, with a discount offer for anyone attending our Weekend Conference as well  
For our Forum Team, these design changes represent one less day for planning.  For our attendees, this represents one less day away from your families.  And, for those traveling more than a few hours to Los Angeles, our "Wednesday through Sunday" schedule keeps your time with us within one calendar week.   Link here to download our Forum brochure, filled with details on the entire program.
Aside from these new features, we're proud to continue our tradition of offering a registration fee of $400 to our Weekend Conference, with a $50 discount for registrations received before May 7th.   With our habit of team work and through the dedication and "pay it forward" outlook of our presenters, we're also pleased to maintain our tradition of offering an exceptional collection of Pre-Conference sessions.  This year, we're offering 14 sessions in three parallel-tracks over three (3) days, all free with the exception of one session which includes a $40 material fee.   

As always, bring your ideas, stories, experiences, challenges, and opportunities to share and explore with peers in an environment that is always open to possibilities.   Whatever you decide, we invite you to join us for half a day or all five (5) days and take advantage of our once-a-year voyage, where our partnership with attendees, presenters, and a growing list of "Partners InThinking" continues to provide a Forum of exceptional ideas for an exceptional value.
We are proud to announce that registration is now open for our 2014 Forum, titled:    
Succeed with Inquiry: Insights, Knowledge, Action


Dr. Deming reminded each of us that we have three sources of power:

1) Formal [where we fall in an organization's hierarchy]
2) Knowledge
3) Personality


Dr. Deming added that "A successful leader develops 2 and 3: does not rely on no. 1. He has nevertheless obligation to use no.1, as this source of power enables him to change the system - equipment, methods, materials - to bring improvement...." 

As designed, our 2014 Forum ("Succeed With Inquiry: Insights, Knowledge, Action") will address the second form of power, knowledge (from inquiry). The third form, personality, is the focus for our 2015 Forum, titled "Break the Mold: Aspire, Inspire, Achieve."

Our 5-day Forum begins with three (3) days of Pre-Conference sessions on


June 18th, from 7:00am - 7:15pm
June 19th, from 7:00am - 4:15pm 
June 20th, from 7:00am - 4:15pm

with 14 sessions to choose from.   All, except for one session, What We're Learning About the Brain, are being offered without any fee to attend. Add to this schedule our Weekend Conference (on June 20th (5:00pm) - June 22nd (12:00pm), for a registration fee ($350 before May 7th) and the result is our 5-day Forum. 


As designed, our 2014 Forum aims to promote an environment where compelling ideas and insights will evolve from an exposure to new thoughts and open minds. (And these ideas and insights may lead you in untold exciting directions in your work and life after the Forum.)   

And now, we ask you to invest a few minutes of your time for a glimpse of the many dimensions of our 2014 Forum website (with summary details below) and, to consider what you will experience at our Forum, join us in June.
When you are ready, link below to register;

Forum Registration  
If you are not ready to register, but are likely to attend, please complete our RSVP Survey to help us with attendee estimates in our planning efforts.
Regarding housing, note that we have secured residence hall housing at CSUN as one of two planned options for lodging.   The other option is the use of the nearby Airtel Plaza Hotel.   Information on both options for housing can be found at this link.  Please note that residence hall housing must be reserved by June 6th.  Our discounted room rates at the Airtel Plaza Hotel are valid through June 18th.
For memories of our 2012 Forum, follow this link to see a photo montage.
Best regards!

n2:InThinking Network 2014 Forum Team
In2:InThinking Network 2014 Forum

Succeed with Inquiry: Insights, Knowledge, Action
In2:InThinking Network
Each month, we join with Aerojet Rocketdyne's (AR) InThinking Network to invite you to participate in a conference call with esteemed Thought Leaders and meet them mind-to-mind through the 15th year of Ongoing Discussion conference calls.   We're also partnering with AR in 2014 on their InThinking Roadmap efforts, the "Better Thinking About..." webinars, now in operation for a third year.   Once a year, we invite you to meet such Thought Leaders and fellow Network members; and meet them both mind-to-mind and face-to-face.  Soon, it will be time to reconvene in Los Angeles.
Through our planning efforts, we selected a Forum theme which is inspired by the efforts of our members to engage in thinking transformations. This year we celebrate the ability of our members to inquire, reflect on new insights, acquire new knowledge, and act on this knowledge.  This year's presentations will provide us with ample opportunities to explore the potential for thinking together, learning together, and working together.   
Bill Scherkenbach will get our thinking off the ground with an opening keynote on Friday night, titled "Breakthrough Inquiry."  Glenna Gerard, will follow on Saturday morning with a session titled, "Inquiry as a Portal for Collective Insight, Wisdom, and Innovation."   Later that day, John Carlisle, will share insights in a session titled, "Negotiation as Inquiry: Putting Legs on Deming's Points for Management 4 and 9."    At press time, we are still working to confirm our closing keynote speaker on Sunday morning.
In between, we'll be provoked on topics ranging from Inquiring Beautiful Minds to The Fragality of Knowledge to What World Are We In? with Bill Bellows, Ariane David, Glenna Gerard, Don McAlister, Gipsie Ranney, Ravi Roy, Kennan Kellaris Salinero, and Peter Stonefield.  And, let us not forget an evening with musical guest, Lisa Tenorio, on Saturday night, along with special guests Leslie Garman and David Ewart.   Link here to watch a video of their performance at our 2013 Forum.  

As always, we have scheduled a wide variety of Pre-Conference seminars and workshops. With the exception of one workshop, which includes a $40 material fee, all seminars and workshops are free of charge.  Topics ranging from From My Seat in the Stadium to The Secret Life of Organizations to Cause(s) of Confusion: Beyond Root Cause Analysis to An Introduction to The Course in Creativity (Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking), and What We're Learning About the Brain and Why It Matters are set three (3) days ahead of our Weekend Conference, making for five (5) days of mental and physical provocations.   All for an investment of your time, energy, and $350 until May 7th, when the Weekend Conference fee increases to $400.   No matter which session(s) you decide to attend, please register using the link above.
Our 2014 Forum at a Day-by-Day Glance........   


June 18th - 20th - Pre-Conference Sessions 



June 20th - 22nd - Weekend Conference 



Contact us by e-mail with any

 questions you may have about our 2014 Forum.

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