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David Langford

Founder and CEO


Founder and CEO of Langford Learning, David P. Langford is an international educator, consultant, speaker, author, and trainer who focuses on the successful implementation and application of quality improvement theory, processes, and tools in education. He is the only educator to be awarded the Deming Medal for Excellence in the Application of Statistics in Industry Worldwide for outstanding leadership in combining statistical thinking and management to restore joy in the education system.

David has developed Langford Learning, a theory of improvement built upon the fundamental teachings of W. Edwards Deming’s SoPK (System of Profound Knowledge). Langford Learning incorporates quality improvement methods that enable people to implement and establish strategies and processes that sustain joy in learning and create joy at work. Langford Learning integrates eight components: a study in psychology, systems thinking, understanding variation, The Theory of Knowledge, neuroscience, intrinsic motivation, use and application of the probletunity PDSA 9-Step Process, and 64 quality improvement tools.

For more than three decades, Langford has worked with a diverse range of education organizations, from pre-K to university, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Montana State University-Billings, University of Alaska, and Central Washington University and is a member of the advisory council for the W. Edwards Deming Institute. He has consulted with businesses including Boeing, General Motors, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the Department of Defense.

Worldwide, more than 50,000 people have attended his quality learning seminar, leadership training, and other online training presentations. In addition to leading quality improvement seminars nationally and internationally, David provides professional consulting, customized training, and keynote presentations specific to learning, applying, and studying the continual quality improvement process. He continues to lead colleagues to create dynamic and sustainable systemic improvement in learning organizations.

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