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UK Deming Forum

We first featured the (UK) Deming Forum in our April 2007 newsletter.  We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...

The Facts: Founded in 2000, The Deming Forum aims to enable and optimise learning & application of the Deming philosophy. The philosophy centres around the System of Profound Knowledge (SOPK) a radical and innovative method for realising true, sustainable transformation for organisations, teams and individuals. The Deming Forum operates as a not for profit organisation. We create stimulating learning and networking opportunities that deepen knowledge and understanding of Deming's thinking. At our annual 'Forum', people from all industries and walks of life can gain new insights to help their organisations and themselves on their transformation journey. Find out more on our website.

In 2006 we created The Transformation Forum Ltd, a UK based organisation that also operates from The Court House in Ampthill and will be the organiser of our Learning events and retail supplier of all the Deming Forum publications, books, and other learning materials.

The Deming Forum will continue to develop its mission to be a learning and development resource. We're fortunate to have a management team consisting of representatives from industry and the public sector who donate their time and energy.

How does your organization compliment the In2:InThinking Network?
Like In2:IN, we are continually looking for opportunities to expand our learning and to embrace new and complementary thinking. We seek opportunities to optimise collaboration between individuals and organisations around the world using systems thinking and cooperation as our trigger.

Tell us about your membership. What does it mean to be a member of your organization and how does one become a member?
We do not have members, we have supporters. Individuals can support the Deming Forum by contributing an annual donation of £95.00 ($175 at today's exchange rate) which allows benefits including 10% discount on all Deming Forum sponsored events; discounts on affiliated events; unique access to a book, tape and video library; access to archive conference papers and photographs, and discount offers during the year. You can complete the relevant section of the booking form for the annual Forum or contact us direct.

Organisations wishing to become a Corporate Sponsor of the Deming Forum and have their logo displayed at all Deming Forum sponsored events are welcome to contact us on +44 (0)1525 402323 for more details.

What resources does your organization offer its members?
In addition to our annual Forum, we offer seminars on systems thinking and specialist guest seminars exploring new and complimentary thinking.

Our 3 regular seminars are "Introduction to the Deming Management Method"; "Understanding the Deming Management Method"; and "Data, Variation, and WinChart".

We are a focal point and information service providing knowledge and support in applying Systems Thinking. We do this not just for our supporters but for everyone.

The Deming Forum holds the copyright for most of the British originated Deming publications (including the famous Deming A5 booklets) and is building an archive of material of interest to people wishing to learn more about Dr. W. Edwards Deming and his methodology.

For books, videos, DVDs and a great version of the Red Bead Experiment, you can download the Transformation Forum Learning Store brochure from our website.

In 2005 the Deming Forum was featured in a BBC Radio 4 programme, 'In Business'. They recorded a programme on Dr. Deming and his management method. You can listen to the programme online. and then select Listen to In Business for 30 June 2005 from the left hand column on this page.

What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
The Transformation Forum 2007 entitled "The Nature of Transformation: Creating a Culture of Innovation" takes place from Tuesday 22 to Thursday 24 May 2007 @ The Robinson Executive Centre, Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, UK. Featuring world class speakers and practitioners, it promises to be a thought-provoking and fun event.

Our spectacularly successful 24 hour UK MasterClass with Jeffrey Liker, author of "The Toyota Way", run in cooperation with Rubicon Associates, will be repeated this May. During the next 12 months we shall be introducing learning events on Leadership, Creativity, a Red Beads MasterClass as well as some other guest seminars.

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