Chair Newsletter – April 2017

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The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on:

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:


Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.

Meeting Agenda:

5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
Presenters: Barry Johnson & Genie Dillon – Quality Texas
Topic: The Role of an Examiner for Quality Texas or The Baldrige National Program
7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
-Chicken Quesadillas and Beef Tacos
-Refried Beans & Mexican Rice
-Tortilla Chips and Fresh Salsa and Queso
-Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea
7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
Presenter: Barry Johnson & Genie Dillon – Quality Texas
Topic: The organization that elects to pursue excellence using assessments and the Baldrige criteria. “What does it really take to do this?” and “How do we get started?”
8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Presentation:

Join us at the April 27th ASQ Dallas Chapter meeting to expand your knowledge and thoughts about opportunities to engage in a journey to performance excellence. Our two presenters are recognized as Fellows by the Quality Texas Foundation. The Fellows designation is the highest level recognition of achievement for individual service and contributions to QTF. It is given for outstanding, long-term service in a variety of leadership roles that contribute substantially to the achievement of the QTF mission, vision, programs, activities, and goals, and that resulted in positive impacts/contributions to the sustainability of QTF.
The first presentation will focus on the role of an Examiner for Quality Texas or the Baldrige National program. Barry and Genie will share “What’s in it for you?” and the impact you can make for your organization or those you work with. They will share their combined experience of over 50 years highlighting what Examiners learn, what Examiners contribute to the assessment process, and why being an Examiner can help you meet your goals. Yes, the transfer of learning from being an Examiner can positively affect all aspects of your life – come learn about being an Examiner and consider it for your personal growth and success.
The second presentation will shift focus from the individual Examiner topic to a focus on an organization that elects to pursue excellence using assessments and the Baldrige criteria. Barry will share his insights on the positive difference made for an organization as well as candid responses to the questions: “What does it really take to do this?” and “How do we get started?”. Genie will add her experiences and knowledge of working in organizations that embraced the criteria as their framework for improvement and performance excellence. She will share stories of 2 organizations that were selected as recipients of the Baldrige Award and 1 organization that was a recipient of the Quality Texas award. In addition, Genie will also answer the question: “What happened next – did it really matter?”.

FD&CS (Food, Drug, Cosmetics, and Supplements) are back into the swing of things.

FD&CS (Food, Drug, Cosmetics, and Supplements) are back into the swing of things.

Join us on April 20, 2017 for our quarterly meeting.

Topic: Creating a Culture of Quality
Speaker: Keri Williams
Time: 6:30 pm 8:00 pm (6:30-7:00 networking event)
Location: Mannatech, Inc.
600 S. Royal Lane Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019
Enter via: Customer Storefront Entrance

Register: www.eventbrite.com

Dallas Chair Newsletter – March 2017

The March 2017 Professional Development Meeting to Feature a Workshop on Kaizen Kanban.

Meeting Date/Time: March 23, 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


Meeting Location:


Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.


 

Meeting Agenda:
▪ 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
▪ 6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 1
▪ 7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
-Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken
-Mashed Garlic Red Potatoes
-Green Beans
-Corn Bread
-Coffee and Iced Tea
▪ 7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
▪ 7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 2
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Meeting Presentation:
The March Professional Development Meeting will feature Fabrice Bouchereau of Process Zen Consulting in a two-part presentation (utilizing the tutorial time spot as well as the dinner presentation time spot) entitled “Kaizen Kanban”.

Fabrice is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Fabrice founded and manages ProcessZen Consulting. His mission is to help you facilitate, improve and transform the organization to get the most out your existing systems, processes & resources to achieve optimal levels of satisfaction for stakeholders, employees and customers. His publication “Kaizen Kanban” presents a visual facilitation approach that leverages fundamental quality and lean tools to compile prioritized project pipelines for organizations.

Fabrice frequently presents at conferences where he emphasizes the importance of adapting fundamental tools, improvement approaches and mindsets to meet today’s innovation, quality and project management challenges.

Fabrice holds the following certifications:

• PMI Certified PMP and Agile Practitioner
• APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management
• ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

What will the audience walk away with after attending your presentation?
Those within various levels of an organization, from supervisors and managers through executives, in a wide range of industries will find the concepts and approaches discussed in Kaizen Kanban useful to drive performance improvement.

The practical guidance provided will help strengthen the facilitation and problem-solving skills of organizational members. In so doing, organizations can transform themselves from firefighters and reactionaries to proactive identifiers of opportunities for improvement and effective problem solvers.

This approach is designed to complement and enhance the effectiveness of quality, lean, continuous improvement, and project management initiatives that may already be in place in an organization.

In this session, we will discuss how fundamental tools and techniques from various toolboxes can be combined into a coherent, dynamic, and customizable improvement strategy. Our unique approach to facilitation leverages best practices and minimizes the unnecessary customization of well-known tools. This enables us to combine various toolboxes and the experience of participants to quickly identify improvement opportunities for entire value streams.

February 2017 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center
8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone Number 972-680-3000

The meal price is $25.00 and reservations are required by February 22 in order to guarantee dinner.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

This Month’s Professional Development Meeting Agenda

(!!!!!!! NOTE ABOVE WE HAVE A NEW MEETING PLACE !!!!!!!)

6:00pm to 6:45pm – Tutorial Presentation – The Recertification Process and The Recertification Journal

Mr. Steve Fox, Current Section Member Recertification/Upgrades Chair and Past Section Chair will be presenting the recertification process and reviewing the recertification journal. ASQ requires that you recertify your certifications every three years. The ASQ recertification journal is a form you can use to record activities that can count toward your recertification, including courses you have taken, employment history, committee work you have performed, and publications you have authored or co-authored.There are some changes coming up this year in the process so all of you who currently hold a ASQ Certification or are considering obtaining one will want to attend, learn and ask questions about how to properly maintin your certification.

7:00pm to 7:45pm – Dinner – La Fiesta en Dallas

Chicken and Beef Fajitas meat Sautéed with Green Peppers and onions
Pico de Gallo, Homemade Fresh Salsa,
Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream
Refried Beans & Mexican Rice
Tortilla Chips and Fresh Salsa or Queso
Warm Flour tortillas
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea

7:45pm to 8:00pm – Announcements
8:00pm to 8:45pm – Learn How to Maximize the New Microsoft version of LinkedIn to Find, Connect and Build Relationships with your Key Contacts and Prospects

With more than 464 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is the proven, number one online networking tool that gives you a unique opportunity to achieve your branding and marketing goals. In this LinkedIn Branding and Optimization presentation, you will learn the latest Branding and Social Selling strategies and tips that will help you find, connect and develop relationships with your key contacts, prospects and clients.

Whether you are a business professional looking for prospects and clients or a job seeker wanting to land a new job opportunity, this training presentation is for you!

► Identify the key, searchable terms to include in your profile that will help you land on the top of LinkedIn search results

► Create a well-branded, search-optimized profile that allows your key contacts and prospects immediately understand how you can help them solve their business challenges with your unique talents, products and services

► Maximize the unlimited networking power of Social Selling with LinkedIn to find, connect and develop relationships with you key contacts, prospects and clients that result in new job and clients

Terry Sullivan is the founder of Buzzpro, a nationally recognized Integrated Marketing and Social Media solution and training company. Terry and his Buzzpro team work with their clients to show them how to fill their sales funnel with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced Social Selling strategies.

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create their very own unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on branding, keyword optimization and Social Selling strategies that help his customers tap into the world of Social Media to get more prospects, leads and clients.

PD MEETING NOTE:

Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (ASQDallasChair at gmail dot com).

January 2017 ASQ Section Chair Message

Howdy Quality colleagues and welcome to my first monthly Chair Message (and or Blog!!)

And…Happy ASQ Dallas Section New Year!!  I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.

First, thankyous are in order:

  • I would like to thank our immediate past chair and my friend Joe Sepulveda for his leadership over the last two years. His leadership and direction has set a great platform for me and the section to continue to become more successful this year and for years to come. Joe will continue to be active in the section this year in the roles of Nominating Chair as well as providing oversite in several other key initiatives of the section including our efforts in sponsoring and supporting our active student section at UT Dallas. On behalf of the section, I would like to congratulate him for his accomplishments as the 2016 Section Chair and wish him all the luck in his new position.
  • To the leadership committee members, I want to thank you for your time, assistance, and energy. Without you, the section cannot continue to become better!
  • And finally, to the membership, thank you for being members of the Section. You are why we exist and I am proud to say that we have a very strong membership base, one of the largest in the nation and of course the best!

Moving on to this year some of you may remember me from the past…..way back past! As Chair of the section in 1991. I of course do not look a day older and wow that seems like only yesterday, well maybe not for those of you who really do remember but either way we must admit time does fly! Many things have changed since that time (I keep remembering my pager going off during the leadership team meetings and having to go find a pay phone to return a call!) but one thing that has remained consistent in concept is our mission…

To lead in Innovation and increase the impact of Quality in our daily lives, in order to serve society, for the overall betterment of mankind.

I feel that we have continually worked over the years to meet this mission and will certainly continue to do so this year.

Some of the things we are working toward this year to meet his mission and the desires of you our members include:

  • Changing our meeting venue to a bigger more open area. (Announcements will be appearing in the February Chair Message with more specifics)
  • Increasing our relationships with key quality related sponsors.
  • Developing strategic relationships with other professional and quality related organizations
  • Enhancing our education initiatives partnering with the Dallas County Community College’s Northlake Campus doing focused Quality Training activities
  • Partnering with key education and business sectors in the area to bring informative presentations relating to the needs of you our members.

I look forward to an exciting year working with a great section Leadership Team to implement the above items along with several others and encourage any of you who are interested in getting involved to please do so by contacted me (or any section Leadership Team member) via email or phone. We are very interested in your desire to become part of the team. Also, as always if you have any questions, concerns and or ideas relating to the operations of the section please do email or call me at your earliest convenience.

Please continue reading the website for the following:

  • Our speakers and most excellent topic of the upcoming January 26 Professional Development Meeting (Please remember to make your reservation on the section website ASAP so we can properly plan for enjoyable experience by all) and
  • The listing of our new 2017 Leadership Team

Thanks for the privilege to serve as your section 2017 Chair and of course…see you at the Meetings!

Dave

January 2017 Professional Development Meeting – CANCELLED

The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on

Thursday, January 26, 2017 CANCELLED


The Section Professional Development Meeting scheduled for January 26th has been CANCELLED!!!

Hello ASQ Section 1402 Quality Colleagues!

Due to the unforeseen closing of the restaurant location we have been utilizing for our meetings we are forced to cancel this month’s scheduled (January 26th) Professional Development Meeting. On behalf of the Section Leadership Team I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As you may remember in my previous email “Chair Message” sent this past week I mentioned that we were planning to move to a new venue for our meetings and other section related activities in March. The good news in this situation is that we are now moving that change up to begin in February which will not only resolve the issue of where to meet but is also affording us the opportunity to make substantial quality improvements to our meeting experience more quickly.

Some of the improvements at our new location include newly renovated larger presentation facilities with AV, separate rooms for tutorial and dinner presentation, a defined networking area, updated reservations and check in, sponsor and partnership display table opportunities along with variations in meals including buffets as well as plated dinners. To make this change and the numerous quality improvements that are included we will be increasing the cost of the meeting to $25.00. This decision did not come easy as the Dallas Section has not changed the price of the monthly Professional Development for more than 20 years but it is necessary in order to continue to assure that we offer a quality experience for our members.

The new location will be:
The Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75251
Please visit the Hotel/Conference Center website at http://www.bwdallas.com/ for a virtual view of the facility along with driving directions.

Speaking for the Leadership Team we are extremely excited about this move and the opportunities that it will bring to our membership and look forward to seeing many of you at our inaugural first meeting at the new facility on February 23. The specifics regarding the meeting will be announced sometime in the next week to 10 days. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar as we look forward to a great 2017 Dallas Section 1402 Experience!!

Thanks,
Dave


PD MEETING NOTE:

Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (asqdallaschair at gmail dot com).