The Deming Award – Recognizing Excellence in Training

Each year Graduate School USA presents the W. Edwards Deming Award to a federal government organization or a civilian or uniformed branch of the military in recognition of an impressive workforce development and training initiative that has measurably improved the organization’s performance.

Considered the father of Total Quality Management (TQM), Dr. Deming created a body of work that has been described as the third stage of the Industrial Revolution. Unheard of at the time he promoted them, Deming’s theories on quality control sparked the renewal of Japan’s economy following World War II and launched the TQM movement. Dr. Deming trained thousands of people worldwide in his theory and in the technologies of total quality management and statistical process control.

“Long-term commitment to new learning and new philosophy is required of any management that seeks transformation.” Dr. Deming believed that commitment to learning and quality are everyone’s responsibility, and this award is designed to highlight the work of those who are promoting those beliefs and providing exceptional quality training!

Do you have an awesome training initiative in place in your organization?

Share your story here and maybe someone will nominate you for the 2012 Deming Award!!

All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on February 3, 2012.

You can find more information on the Deming Award and read about previous winners at graduateschool.edu/Deming.

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