Four-Day Quality Learning Seminars

Putting Quality Learning Principles to Work

This intensive 4-Day Langford Quality Learning Seminar introduces you to Quality Learning principles, history, tools, and applications to learning. Gain the vision, purpose and capacity for quality implementation in your classroom or organization.

Langford Quality Learning applies statistical thinking, human interaction techniques, and philosophies of Quality to the learning environment. This 4-Day Seminar focuses on the Deming philosophy of Profound Knowledge as it is applied to learning organizations. It incorporates brain research, current learning, and teaming concepts and techniques, as well as effective uses of technology to improve learning environments.

Dr. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge consists of:

  • Theory or Knowledge
  • Appreciation for a System
  • Understanding Variation
  • Psychology

The seminar is always presented by David P. Langford.  David will provide you with case histories that illustrate the successes and pitfalls associated with implementing quality improvement methods in education, government, and corporate environments. You will learn:

  • New ways to strengthen and build the relationship between learner and facilitator.
  • How to create an educational environment where learners are responsible for learning.
  • How to build systems that enable learners to make choices and give them experience in self-evaluation.
  • How to develop and maintain intrinsic motivation for learning.

Through an interactive multimedia process, you will study learning concepts, how to improve learning systems, how to gather data, and how to work in teams. The seminar explores the following essential Quality Learning concepts and tools:

  • 60 Tools for Improvement from our Tool Time Handbook
  • Exponential Learning
  • Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
  • Teaming and Teamwork
  • Result-Oriented Learning
  • Process Learning
  • Improvement vs. Change
  • The Deming PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Cycle and Profound Knowledge
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Performance Learning and Leadership

For more information on hosting a seminar, including costs and scheduling, please contact us.

“I learned what real learning is all about – constant reflection of one’s own progress toward attainable goals based on one’s prior experiences and knowledge. I wish I would have been taught this way! Thank you very much! Wonderful!”

- Alesha S. McCauley, ESL Senior Administrator (North Carolina, USA)

“All of the complaints that I hear at school from other teachers center around student motivation (the kids don’t care, should we really give them rewards for things they should do anyway?). I am excited to bring this new learning into my classroom and help my students reach a new level of learning. Thanks for a great conference!”

- Ashley Mobley, Elementary Teacher (Urbandale, Iowa, USA)

“I can use the tools, beyond the initial feedback processes, to narrow and identify what to work on and how to develop plans for improvement. I have identified how to begin a challenging conversation about grades and grading practices with an idea of how we can study the issues with volunteers from what I’ve learned the past few days.”

- Barbara Spelman, Principal (Leander ISD, Texas)