Our AIM is to provide experiential learning that conveys the theories and ideas of W. Edwards Deming and effective quality management to the participants, enabling them to use those concepts for the benefit of themselves, their organizations and their communities.
IQI Academy 201 - Leading Improvement Work in Your Organization
An intense, personal course for leaders of improvement and transformation.
Designed for graduates of the IQI Academy
Refresh your knowledge of the management concepts taught in the IQI Academy
Learn principles of team leadership, one-on-one coaching and action that produce improvement in the messy, real, unpredictable world of work
Practice with leaders who have personally guided hundreds of improvement teams and improvement cycles
2019 FALL ACADEMY DATES:
Fri, Sept 6 - Introduction to SoPK, Theory of Knowledge
Fri, Sept 20- Voice of the Customer
Fri, Oct 4- Appreciation for a System
Fri, Oct 18 - Understanding Variation, Measurement
Fri, Nov 1 - Psychology
Fri, Nov 15 - Transformation, Capstone presentations
Winter 2020 IQI ACADEMY DATES - Registration will be open soon
Jan. 15 Introduction to SoPK, Theory of Knowledge
Jan. 29 Voice of the Customer
Feb. 12 Appreciation for a System
Feb. 26 Understanding Variation, Measurement
Mar. 11 Psychology
Mar. 25 Transformation, Capstone presentations
Location: John G. Russell Leadership Center
120 Front Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$2000 for IQI members and
$2400 for General Public
Team SAVINGS, 4 for the price of 3
The cost includes all required workshop materials, continental breakfast, lunch buffets and snacks each afternoon throughout each of the six days. Also included in the price are pre-course assessments and assignments accessible via the web, plus a flash drive with all course content.
The Value of the IQI Academy lies not in the tools that we present and exercises we conduct (although the tools and exercises are very helpful), but in the new and empowering perspectives that are provided by the System of Profound Knowledge. New perspectives allow you to transform your understanding of the world and of what is possible. As a result, you come to better understand your customers, your organization, and what is needed to produce improvement.
The IQI Academy delivers a proven, principle-centered foundation of management and quality education. Deming’s 14 points and System of Profound Knowledge are being applied successfully by leaders in many different organizations in industry, education and government.
An “on-the-court” vs. “in-the-stands” approach to learning is the heart of the IQI Academy. The use of weekly PDSA (Plan/Do/Study/Act) improvement cycles is one of the foundational approaches that gets participants “on-the-court” and learning from Day 1 of the IQI Academy.
Read a follow-up about an Academy Experience by Paige Thompson and Eric Budd: Developing a Workforce with Profound Knowledge
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