As quality professionals, every day at work exposes us to potentially conflict-laden situations. Every day we have a choice of how to handle these situations. Our newest primer presents a roadmap with actionable steps to guide you through conflicts as quality professionals. Read the primer >
And if you are going to be in the San Diego area on June 3-4, 2017, you may also want to check out our Leading through Conflict workshop! Learn more about the workshop >
We are please to announce a new on-line program offering focused on helping you build stronger teams:
The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
We invite you to learn more about this course by downloading our flyer or visiting our Five Behaviors webpage.
The ASQ Greater Houston Section cordially invites you to attend the ASQ Houston Regional Quality Conference 2016. This is our fourth annual Conference for the greater Houston region.
By attending the Conference, you can earn up to 1.0 Professional Development Recertification Units that can be applied towards renewing your ASQ certification, or earn Continuing Education Units commensurate to renewal or maintenance requirements for certificates or licenses issued by organizations other than ASQ.
This year's Conference theme is: QUALITY MAKES $EN$E
FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION AND UP-TO-DATE CONFERENCE INFORMATION, GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE: http://www.asqhouston.org/events/164/
WHEN: Friday, 28 October 2016 from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: Crowne Plaza (Alamo, Austin & San Jacinto rooms), 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77054
NOTE The Crowne Plaza is located adjacent to the I-610 South Loop West at Kirby Drive near NRG Park and the Texas Medical Center
COST FOR ASQ MEMBERS:
$140.00 (AUG – SEP)
$150.00 (OCT 1 – 27)
$160.00 (OCT 28)
COST FOR NON-MEMBERS:
$160.00 (AUG – SEP)
$170.00 (OCT 1 – 27)
$180.00 (OCT 28)
COST FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS: $35.00 with valid student ID
After close of conference, informal attendee networking is welcome in the Cattleman's Bar & Grill at the front of the Crowne Plaza complex.
Disclaimer: schedule may be subject to change as determined by the Conference Committee
Lean Leadership Initiative: The Toyota Kata & TWI — Conrad Soltero
Managing Up! Bossing the Boss — Margaret A Johnson, P.E.
Oceaneering: Proactive approach to quality — Benjamin Moyer
Leading Amidst Chaos and Confusion — Nita Costello, M.Ed.
Risk Management & Improvement:
Is Quality part of the Risk Equation? — Gordon Smith
Kaizen Kanban — Fabrice Bouchereau
Achieving Success in Procurement using Lean Six Sigma — Gurpreet Singh
Deep Change: Learning to Lead in Complexity — Kathryn LeRoy & Jerry Iarson
Quality Management Standards:
The Initial Internal Audit of an ISO 9001:2015 QMS — Michael Prior
ISO 9001:2015 standard transitioning from the registrar/certification point of view — Mike Chaudron
Quartz – Global Quality Program at Technip — David Valentine & Valerie Godfrey
API Q2 for the Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry — Bryan Wollam
Health Care and Medical Devices:
Tools and Strategies for improving patient safety in Diagnostics Imaging — Ranganath K. Iyer
Handling Stressful Situations During an FDA Inspection — Nancy Singer
Valid Statistical Rationales for Sample Sizes — John Zorich
Case Study of a QMS to improve delivery — Brian Herod, MS
ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Nancy Singer, President, Compliance-Alliance LLC
Nancy Singer founded Compliance-Alliance LLC in 2004 to specialize in the professional development for government and medical product empoyees. She has taught over 1700 people how to improve their communication practices. She is on the faculty of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, and she has taught classes at Johns Hopkins University, University of Southern California, and Harvard Symposia. She presently teaches classes for FDA Staff Colleges and FDA District Offices. Previously she served as Special Counsel for the Advanced Medical Technology Association. For her efforts to improve communication between the government and the regulated industry, Nancy received Vice President Gore's Reinventing Government Hammer Award and the FDA Commissioner's Special Citation. She began her career as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice doing litigation for FDA enforcement cases. Subsequently she was a partner at the law firm of Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker. Nancy is a retired commander in the Naval Reserve
Jie Xue, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Jie Xue leads Cisco’s Technology and Quality organization, a global team responsible for delivering customer-driven quality and reliability solutions in support of Cisco’s supply chain. The team drives a competitive advantage for Cisco by ensuring innovation and excellence in manufacturing technology, test and component engineering, advanced technology development, and closed-loop quality management. With more than 400 employees around the world, Jie oversees development of industry-leading technologies for ASICs, PCBs, optical devices, custom memory modules, and complex interconnect technologies. Her organization carries key functions such as advanced product and device test as well as initiatives including Test Transformation, Factory of the Future, Software Quality, and Constellation (Virtual Manufacturing Engineering Security). These initiatives champion improvements throughout the manufacturing process and extend visibility and collaboration deeper into the global supply chain while continuously raising the bar on quality. Before leading the Technology and Quality team, Jie was the Senior Director of Component Quality and Technology, responsible for the technology roadmap, technology development, and quality and reliability for components in all Cisco products. Prior to joining Cisco, Jie held several management and engineering positions at Motorola, Inc., working on R&D and product development. She is an IMAPS Fellow, IEEE Fellow, President of IEEE – Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT) 2014-2015, and IEEE-CPMT Distinguished Lecturer. She also has published more than 90 technical papers, holds 12 patents, and has given keynote talks at many international conferences. Jie holds a Bachelor of Science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and a Master of Science and PhD from Cornell University.
We hope to see YOU at the Conference!
ASQ Houston Section
Marilyn Monda, Carol Wolfgang, and I, all members of the HD&L leadership team, will be presenting a workshop on Using Cognitive Science to Promote Innovative Thinking at the conference described below. Applications of innovation to leadership are important, and we hope you’ll consider attendance at the conference. By the way, October is lovely in San Diego.
Brooks Carder, PhD
The 4th Annual ASQ Innovation and San Diego Section Conference will be on October 14-15 in San Diego, CA, sponsored by the Innovation Division and San Diego Section 0703. We have a dynamic and diverse slate of workshops and speakers, and you can be sure this will be an excellent opportunity to gain and share information with other Innovation/Quality professionals!
The conference will be held in the training/meeting rooms at Hologic, Inc in San Diego. This lovely facility has been the site of past San Diego Section conferences and we are grateful for Hologic’s generosity in providing this space for the conference. The venue is situated near a large variety of hotels and restaurants, including several of the brewpubs for which San Diego is well known.
Conference workshops will be held on Friday, October 14. Each half-day workshop covers a different aspect of innovation and quality, including navigating innovation and strategy, team dynamics of innovation, sustaining your innovation environment, and cognitive models that favor innovative thinking. Our workshop presenters are skilled facilitators with deep understanding of the interplay of quality and innovation.
On Saturday, October 15, we’ll hear from two keynote speakers. Pat LaLonde, Chair of ASQ’s Board of Directors, will address the role of innovation in the future of the Quality profession. She will explore how innovation can be incorporated into organizational management systems, as well as opportunities for expanding the role of Quality in areas outside traditional quality functions. Drawing on experiences from highly successful organizations, she will challenge conference goers to apply their skills and expertise to ensure successful innovation in their organizations. Ms. LaLonde recently retired as executive from CareFusion, a large medical device company, now a BD company. She is an ASQ Fellow, and has extensive experience within ASQ having served in leadership positions for the Global Advisory Council, Strategic Planning Committee, Conference Board Chair, Body of Knowledge, Healthcare Division, Certification Board Chair, Customer Supplier Division Chair, and San Diego Section Chair.
Jeanne Liedtke, PhD, will deliver a talk on Design Thinking, how it contributes to innovation, and its parallels to the TQM story. Dr. Liedtke is Professor of Business Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and a former Executive Director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Throughout the day on Saturday, conference-goers will have many choices of topics and speakers in three topic areas: Tools of Innovation, Leading Innovation, and Creating Value. In these sessions, you’ll hear from colleagues and expert peers who will share their knowledge on subjects ranging from additive manufacturing and robots, to tools and methods for ensuring an environment for innovation, and bringing out the best in people for your innovation activities. There surely will be something for everyone.
Breaks between sessions allow you to chat with the presenters and other attendees to further enhance your learning experience. And don’t forget to visit with the exhibitors in the atrium, including the Standards representative from ASQ who will be sharing information on the ISO TAG 279 Innovation Standard committee. Ask her for details on the TAG information meeting to be held on Saturday from 1- 1:30 pm.
Whether you come for both days, or only for the workshops or the conference tracks, be sure to join our opening reception on Friday evening, 5-7 pm. Get to know your fellow attendees, make new friends, and reconnect with people you may not have seen in a while. One of the highest satisfaction factors from previous conferences has been the networking opportunities – the Friday night reception promises a prime time for enhancing your network.
Registration fees are only $199 for both days if you register before September 18 ($300 after September 18). Student and single day rates are also available – see the registration page link on the conference website.
We are truly excited to bring you the 4th Annual ASQ Innovation and San Diego Section Conference in beautiful San Diego! We hope to see you there – registration details and other information is available at http://asq.org/innovation-group/About/innovation-conference.
ASQ is currently accepting proposals for 2017 World Conference on Quality Improvement between now and August 5, 2016!
The theme for 2017 WCQI is "Grow Your Influence: In the Profession, Through the Organization and Around the World" and ASQ is looking specifically for presentations that can integrate the conference theme with one or more of the focus areas outlined below:
It is important to follow the submission guidelines posted on the 2017 WCQI website.
Submission Deadline: August 5, 2016
Announcing a complimentary webinar on New Strategy Realization Research presented by Kimberlee Williams. First broadcasting will be on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1 pm ET with a repeat session on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7 pm ET.
For additional details and to register, see our Education and Events page.
We are so pleased to announce that HD&L is sponsoring an 8 week virtual course on:
"Strategic Engagement Skills for Professionals Leading Change"
Check out the SES page under Education & Events for more information!