HD&L Hits a Home Run at the World Conference
The 2014 edition of WCQI, held My 5-7 in Dallas, was very successful for the Human Development and Leadership Division. A number of the leadership team members were in attendance: Bill Barton, our Chair, Adil Dalal, Past-Chair, Wanda Sturm, Chair-Elect, Stephanie Thompson, Division Secretary, David Winney, Doug Samuels, Marilyn Monda, Gilberto Concepcion, and myself.
Our booth was different from previous years in one important respect; we had more visitors and many of them were signing up to become members of the division. We do not have exact figures for registrations at WCQI, but in the period from April 30 to May 27 the Division’s membership increased by 88 persons, indicating that our recruiting efforts were indeed successful. Our breakfast also drew more than in previous years, including the Past-Chair and the Chair-Elect of ASQ. Apparently, the word is getting out that we are a dynamic division.
Twenty-three persons put their name on a list expressing interest in joining the leadership team. At least one is now up and running (and I mean running, not walking). (Dr.) Carolann Wolfgang is taking over as Vice Chair for Training and Workshops and we are already in the process of designing a series of leadership training modules. Carolann brings considerable expertise and experience to this position, along with tremendous energy.
We also had several productive meetings with all or part of the leadership team. This included extensive discussion on the development of the Division’s Body of Knowledge, which has given impetus to substantial progress on that project.
Brooks Carder, PhD
HD&L in conjunction with Section 1416 ( Greater Fort Worth) is sponsoring a 7 night cruise departing and returning to Galveston, TX and stopping at Cozumel Mexico, George Town Grand Cayman, and Falmouth Jamaica.
Dates: Sun, Oct 26 – Sun, Nov 2, 2014:
For More information
The World Quality Congress & Awards committee has selected Adil Dalil for the “Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality & Leadership” which will be presented in June, 2014 in Mumbai, India. He was not aware of being nominated for this; according to the organizers, “the award is based on a rigorous voting process by an international jury of executives from around the globe and is the most prestigious award and the highest honor which an Individual can receive for his or her contribution.”
Adil’s 1st book, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence has just won a highly respected “Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award” in addition to the 2013 Axiom Best Business book Award it received earlier in the year. The award will be presented at a ceremony in May 2014 during the Shingo Conference. This means a lot to Adil, as late Dr. Shingo helped Toyota develop lean technology and those who know Adil, understand his undying passion for lean and know that as a lean sensei, he has intuitively followed in the foot-steps of Dr. Shingo in championing human capital enhancement in organizations.
Primers Now Completed (see Publications page)
Personal Well-Being; Your Unique Journey to Success by Jesus Gilberto Concepcion and Marilyn Monda
The Uplifting Power of Play (updated) by Izzy Gesell
Deming's Profound Knowledge for Leadership: We Are Still Not Out of the Crisis by Brooks Carder and Marilyn Monda
Leading Through Change; A Primer for Managers by Wanda Sturm