The 4th Annual 'Bryce Canyon Society' Deming Forum

 TBD  Cedar City, UT (Southern Utah University, Professional Pilot Aviation Program)  Free to Utah Residents  150 Non-Utah Residents

Presented by The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and Southern Utah University


Due to rapidly escalating Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Southern Utah University and The W. Edwards Deming Institute are postponing The 4th Annual 'Bryce Canyon Society' Deming Forum scheduled for April 2nd. The health and safety of our community, attendees, volunteers and team members is our top priority and one we take seriously.  Toward that end, we believe this postponement is the responsible decision. We look forward to seeing everyone when the event is rescheduled.  Please take care and be safe.


“People blame their plight on to the government and its leaders, or to management and its leaders. They may be correct. But will change in leadership bring better living?"

Forum Aim

Start your Deming transformation! Experience incredible opportunities to create joy in your work and life, resulting in lasting success – however you define it.

What To Expect

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! Full Forum Schedule coming soon!


Dr. Bill Bellows, Advisory Council Member of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, President, InThinking Services
Kevin Edwards Cahill, Dr. Deming's Grandson and President of The W. Edwards Deming Institute®
Mike Mower, Executive Director / Chief Flight Instructor, Department of Aviation at Southern Utah University
Dr. Ravi Roy, Director of the W. Edwards Deming Quality, Innovation & Leadership Incubator (QUIL), and Senior Consultant of Quality of Management in the Department of Aviation at Southern Utah University
Keith Sparkjoy, Associate Trustee of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and Vice President of The Sparkjoy Foundation
Paula Marshall, Associate Trustee of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® and CEO of The Bama Companies
Jim Wisecup, MPA Candidate, Southern Utah University and Chairman, Helicopter Association International (2018-2019)
Rob Dotson, MPA, Southern Utah University and City Manager, Enoch, Utah
David Zook, MPA, Southern Utah University and City Manager, Nibley, Utah
Roger Carter, MPA Southern Utah University and City Manager, Washington City, Utah


Forum Schedule, April 2nd

8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome and Event Agenda, Mike Mower & Ravi Roy

8:50 - 9:10 AM Deming Institute Welcome: Why Deming, Why Now?, Kevin Cahill

9:15 - 9:35 AM Deming and Aviation Industry, Mike Mower & Jim Wisecup

9:40 - 10:00 AM Deming and Public Management, David Zook, Rob Dotson, & Roger Carter

10:15 - 10:55 AM Keynote Address, Paula Marshall

10:55 - 11:05 AM Break

11:05 - 12:30 PM The Red Bead Experiment, Bill Bellows

12:30 - 1:10 PM Lunch

1:15 - 2:35 PM Small Group Discussions, Q&A with Speakers

  1. Aviation/Aerospace: Mike Mower (SUU) & Ravi Roy (SUU)
  2. Food Development and Production: Paula Marshall (CEO, Bama Companies)
  3. Entrepreneur/Philanthropist: Keith Sparkjoy (Co-founder startup Pluralsight and Sparkjoy Foundation)
  4. Deming's Grandson/Entrepreneur: Kevin Cahill (Deming Institute ED/ former co-founder ViewBridge, Inc.)

2:45 - 3:20 PM Dialog and Reflective Practice, Ravi Roy

3:25 - 3:55 PM System Awareness, Bill Bellows

4:00 - 4:30 PM Reflections and Learning, Keith Sparkjoy

4:30 – 5:30 PM Forum Reception - Open to All


Registration Closed

At A Glance

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What's Included

  • Continental breakfast, lunch, light snacks, & beverages