We are pleased to announce our newest elected member leaders (via acclimation) for the 2018-2019 term:
Chair-Elect - Stephanie Gaulding who has led our Marketing and Communications efforts for the last couple of years working to improve our website and member communications.
Treasurer - Dipak Biscuitwala who has led our popular webinar program form the last several years.
Congratulations Dipak and Stephanie!
For a complete list of current division leadership team members, please visit our Meet the Leadership Team page.
If you’re interested in getting more involved with the division, please check our Volunteer Opportunities page to determine how you can share your knowledge and skills with one of our committees or help in planning an upcoming event.
Please submit names of nominated individuals to Marlene Johnson, Secretary, via e-mail at email@example.com by September 14, 2017. Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition signed by at least 10 Regular Members* for Divisions. Eligible individuals must be Regular Members of the Society and have a membership in the Human Development and Leadership Division.
Below is a brief description of the positions that are open for nominations. Each position is for a two-year term.
The Chair-Elect performs duties as directed by the Chair in support of the organization’s mission and goals. This position succeeds to the position of Chair following the completion of the first term.
The Treasurer oversees funds, maintains accurate financial records, and reports on financial condition as directed by the Society bylaws and policies and procedures.
*Regular members are voting members of the Society: Full, Senior, Fellow, Honorary, and primary contact of Site/Enterprise/School/ District memberships. Click here for nomination petition.
For more information, please contact Bill Barton, Nominating Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to have published both our Summer issue of The Human Element (our division's newsletter) as well as a new primer on Appreciation of a System. Be sure to check them out!
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