Educational Programs and Events

QUIL (Quality, Innovation, & Leadership Incubator)

The W. Edwards Deming Quality, Innovation, & Leadership Incubator (QUIL) serves as an experimental laboratory for new ideas and partnerships around the Deming Philosophy. Housed in Southern Utah University’s School of Aviation, and founded by Ravi K. Roy, the Institute's inaugural W. Edwards Deming Research Fellow, QUIL facilitates intellectual partnerships with leaders across the private, public, and non-profit sectors to improve organizations and how they function within a larger system.

QUIL offers graduate level, course-based certifications at SUU in Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge® through a number of its innovative degree programs, including a Masters in Public Administration, a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies, and a series of management education tracks in Aviation Science. Through innovative partnership, QUIL helps students stand out in the workforce by empowering them with elevated knowledge of Deming’s trademarked profound systems philosophy unavailable at other institutions.


For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Ravi Roy at [email protected]


Deming Today: Aviation Program at Southern Utah University

SUU To Host Two W. Edwards Deming Center Events

Annual Bryce Canyon Society Forum



Deming Institute Annual Conference

This annual themed multi-day event brings together educators, administrators, practitioners, students and executives to explore business and education through the lens of Deming’s quality and continual improvement theories. This event features presentations by education and business leaders who challenge the status quo through the application of the Deming philosophy.

Annual Bryce Canyon Society Forum

Start your Deming transformation! Experience incredible opportunities to create joy in your work and life, resulting in lasting success – however you define it. You'll hear from Deming experts on the fundamentals of the Deming Philosophy, as well as the relevance and application of Deming in today's complex world. You'll network with leaders from a variety of industries and sectors who are dedicated to driving out fear and harnessing the power of genuine collaboration. Whether you are a long-time Deming enthusiast or new to the community, this Forum is for you!

Upcoming Events:

Deming Management Method for Owners & Executives | 2.5-Day Seminar

This seminar covers Dr. Deming’s theories and understanding how to transform the management practices in your organization. Attendees learn how to overcome practices, policies and strategies that are barriers to increasing productivity, innovation and competitiveness. This interactive seminar is a key step in creating stronger more prosperous organizations in which owners, leaders, workers, suppliers, customers and communities all benefit.

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Shift from "Me" to "We" Thinking & Behaviors | 6-Hour Workshop

This 6-hour immersion program, presented in one day, is for leaders at all levels of management. You will focus on the foundations of teamwork and the connecting power and financial potential this approach can unleash for your organization. As Dr. Deming believed, working together is fundamental to solving and preventing problems, while providing you the ability to “do more with less.”

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The New Economics Study Sessions

What is Deming's System of Profound Knowledge? Why is it even more relevant today than ever? How can my organization effectively “do Deming?” We dig deeply into these topics and more in this highly interactive, 9-week series! Limited to just 30 attendees, participants will have the unique opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, and pick the brains of expert facilitators with extensive experience studying, applying, and illuminating the Deming Philosophy. Whether you are new to Deming or need a refresher, you'll come away with new-found inspiration and insight.

The Deming Institute Scholarship Program

The Deming Institute Scholarship Program gives students and individuals from non-profit organizations, businesses and educational institutions greater access to the teachings of Dr. Deming. The scholarships are funded by generous donors, who want to give others the opportunity to explore the transformational teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Scholarships are awarded throughout the year to attend Deming Institute conferences, workshops and seminars, and to support research related to the theories of Dr. Deming.  

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The W. Edwards Deming Institute® does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, or political affiliation or belief, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment practices, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of programs and services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, program participants, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients.