January 2017 Professional Development Meeting

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The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


Date:           Thursday January 26, 2017

Location:       Texas Land & Cattle Steak House 812 South Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75080 (972) 705-9700

Times:                   5:30 to 6:30 – Registration/Networking/Meal Selection

6:30 to 7:15 – Tutorial

Topic: How becoming a Quality Texas examiner can benefit you as a Quality Professional

Speakers: Quality Texas Representatives Barry Johnson and Genie Wilson Dillon

7:20 to 8:00 – Section Announcements/Dinner

8:10 to 8:45 – Presentation

Topic: Why should a company embark on the journey to achieve Texas Award for Performance Excellence recognition?

Speakers: Quality Texas Representatives Barry Johnson and Genie Wilson Dillon

Speaker Bio’s

Barry Johnson is president of Knowledge Engineers, a consulting firm, in the Dallas area.  Barry is the Secretary of the Quality Texas Board of Directors and was honored as a QTF Fellow in 2015. Since 2000, he has served Quality Texas in various roles including: Board of Examiners, Panel of Judges, Examiner Training Team, and Board of Directors.  Since the early 1990’s, Barry has served the Baldrige National Quality Program as Examiner, Senior Examiner, and as a Baldrige Alumni. He also holds national certification through ASQ as a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Genie Wilson Dillon recently retired from Southcentral Foundation of Anchorage, Alaska, returning to Texas where she worked earlier for Texas Instruments, American Productivity and Quality Center, and the Bill Priest Institute.  Genie was honored as a QTF Fellow in 2007 and serves as the Fellows Chair since 2015.  Since 1993, she has served Quality Texas in various roles including: Award Administrator, Board of Overseer, Training Team, Panel of Judges, Board of Examiners, and Process Observer.  Genie has served the Baldrige National Quality Program for 4 years as a Baldrige Examiner and Senior Examiner.


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).

Foodservice Webinar – Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017

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Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017

Join Food Logistics and a visionary panel of industry executives for an insightful discussion on the hottest trends and developments for 2017 and what they portend for your business. From the macro to the micro, the global to the granular, the goal is to highlight the key issues for 2017 and analyze the what, where, how and why’s they matter.

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

REGISTER FOR WEBINAR

A FD&C Special Interest Group has been created for the Dallas and Fort Worth area ASQ members. It is our desire to have a local presence to help provide members with resources in the interpretation, and implementation of the regulated guidelines within Food, Drug, Supplement, and Cosmetic industries.

We welcome your participation as an attendee or presenter. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon McNair (mcnair_sharonmtex@outlook.com), ph: 214-300-1422.

Meeting Location
Mannatech, Incorporated
600 S. Royal Lane, Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019

Contact

Sharon McNair
FD&C SIG Chair
mcnair_sharonmtex@outlook.com
(214) 300-1422

Click here for more information on the FD&C SIG.

ASQ Quality Exam Dates

ASQ certification examinations are delivered by ASQ’s testing partner, Prometric. The examination scheduling instructions in your eligibility letter will direct you to a section of Prometric’s website, where you can select and schedule your examination date and location. Go to ASQ site for complete information.

CQT, CQI, CRE, CBA, CHA, CMQ/OE, SSBB, MBB, SSYB, CSQP
Testing Windows: Application Deadline
January 6 – 22, 2017 December 9, 2016
March 3 – 19, 2017 February 3, 2017
May 5 – 21, 2017 April 7, 2017
July 7 – 23, 2017 June 9, 2017
September 1 – 17, 2017 August 4, 2017
November 3 – 19, 2017 October 6, 2017
CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSQE, CSSGB, CQPA, CCT, CPGP
Testing Windows: Application Deadline
December 1 – 17, 2016 November 11, 2016
February 3 – 19, 2017 January 6, 2017
April 7 – 23, 2017 March 10, 2017
June 2 – 18, 2017 May 5, 2017
August 4 – 20, 2017 July 7, 2017
October 6 – 22, 2017 September 8, 2017
December 1 – 17, 2017 November 3, 2017

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November 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


PD Presentation:  

Value Stream Mapping

By Mary McDonald

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Value Stream Mapping is a lean management method – an approach to analyzing the processes from an idea through to the product/service being delivered to the customer (the process chain). The creation of a stream map can allow managers, and those it affects, to visually see and understand the current state of the chain while designing a more valuable chain for future use. Although it is a process used mainly in manufacturing, value stream mapping is an effective analysis method for other industries, including logistics, supply chain, health care and even software development.


Mary McDonald is a seasoned Quality/Environmental/Health and Safety professional MaryMcDonald2016with over 30 years’ experience in implementing Management Systems around the world.  Her BS in Environmental Engineering and MS in Industrial Administration ensures that she can work form the factory floor to the C-suite with equal ease.  Her involvement in the US Technical Advisory Groups for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 since 1995 ensures that she is not only aware of WHAT the changes are, but WHY those changes were made. In addition to implementing ISO systems, Mary is a certified Lean and Kaizen facilitator and consultant, and is holds certifications in OHSAS 18001, RoHS, and industry-specific standards including TL 9000, AS 9100, and ISO/TS 16949.

She gives back to our profession through regular speaking engagements to ASQ sections and conferences, volunteering as a MBNQA Examiner (3 times) and writing articles for inclusion in industry publications.

Her husband and grown children live in Austin; Mary lives in various hotels, with occasional wardrobe swaps in Austin.

Tutorial Topic:

Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting.

By Gary Roper

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Gary Roper, CQA, has a Masters in Math from UTA and has worked many years in the electronic interconnect industry and Quality System consulting. It will be an interactive presentation so bring your thoughts on the topic.


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).

Foodservice Webinar – Adapting to Critical New Challenges (11/15/16)

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WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 1 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. PT
Following the live webinar, registrants will receive via email a link to the recorded version

Foodservice providers face a number of challenges and opportunities that are redefining how the industry operates, including a greater focus on food safety and compliance with regulations such as the FSMA, and responding to changing consumer demands for fresh and healthier food options, among others. Join a panel of experts as they explore how the foodservice industry is addressing these new pressures while simultaneously looking at ways to capitalize on the changes underway.

To register for this educational webinar, click here.


A FD&C Special Interest Group has been created for the Dallas and Fort Worth area ASQ members. It is our desire to have a local presence to help provide members with resources in the interpretation, and implementation of the regulated guidelines within Food, Drug, Supplement, and Cosmetic industries.

We welcome your participation as an attendee or presenter. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon McNair (mcnair_sharonmtex@outlook.com), ph: 214-300-1422.

Meeting Location
Mannatech, Incorporated
600 S. Royal Lane, Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019

Contact

Sharon McNair
FD&C SIG Chair
mcnair_sharonmtex@outlook.com
(214) 300-1422

Click here for more information on the FD&C SIG.

October 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

We Did It! But no one said it would be easy…

By Mandy Dirickson

UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX is the only Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center with an initial survey of no deficiencies in Texas and the only one in the country with a 2 hospital campus. As a large state owned academic medical center, UT Southwestern had some unique challenges to the path of comprehensive quality stroke care but still achieved the distinction to be the first designated Comprehensive Stroke Center  in Dallas, Texas. Mandy, a core member of the team, was the first advanced practice nurse hired for program. She will share the lessons learned in this journey that may help you with other quality initiatives.

mandy-2015Mandy Dirickson, MS, APRN, ANP-C, SCRN is the Stroke Outreach Coordinator, APN Supervisor and Senior Clinical Provider for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Stroke Division.

A native of Texas, Amanda received both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently seeking a PhD in nursing from UT Tyler.  In 2008, she joined UT Southwestern Medical Center and began work with the institutional leadership on building the University’s Comprehensive Stroke Center.  It remains the only Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Texas. Along with clinical duties of care and treatment of stroke patients, Mandy’s role includes clinical leadership to the program and coordination of stroke outreach, including telestroke services. She is also the co-director of the Annual UT Southwestern Stroke Symposium.

Mandy speaks often to layperson, paramedic, nursing, and physician audiences on acute stroke care, treatment and prevention. She is a course instructor also for the El Centro Paramedic Program stroke class and CareFlite’s Certified EMT Critical Care Neurology course locally. She has chaired the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council’s stroke sub-committee and is an active member of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She has presented nationally on stroke topics both at the American Association of Nurse Practitioner Annual Conference and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Annual Meeting. Mandy is the PI for the HER STROKE study, which is supported by the St Paul Foundation.


Tutorial Topic:

Transition Made Easy by sniX for ISO 9001 Based Standards

By Cindy Soltis-Stroud

sniX is a revolutionary software that puts the process and process owners at the heart of your management system.  Requirements of the standard and the process approach are built in for easy implementation and sustainability.  Reduce documentation, increase effective utilization of resources year after year with immediate return on investment.

cindyCindy Soltis-Stroud is CEO of Cogent Global Performance Solutions, inc.  Cindy is a certified IATF auditor with over 18 years of third party auditing experience.  She recently presented at the 2016 AIAG Quality Summit on the corrective action panel with TI Automotive and Volvo.  She and her team were selected by Honda to exhibit sniX at the lean summit in May of 2017 which is limited to unique innovative tools for improvement.  SniX was also selected as an exclusive  product presentation at the ASQ  transition summit in Pittsburgh, November 2016.


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).

25th Annual Quality Audit Conference

Don’t miss out on attending the renowned Annual ASQ Audit Conference
in Memphis on October 20-21, 2016.

PeabodyJoin us for the 25th Annual Quality Audit Conference, sponsored by the ASQ Quality Audit Division at the world renowned Peabody Hotel, in Memphis Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley.

 

New Horizons in Auditing:
Controlling Risk to Improve Performance, Processes, and Systems

Conference Overview:

Technological innovation matched with innovative auditing approaches and techniques, significant changes in evolving standards, new foundations and new synergies between disciplines—all present New Horizons for the quality professional of the 21st century.

With these new horizons, come new challenges and opportunities for auditing. This conference focuses on the auditor’s role in identifying quality issues to improve performance, processes and systems, and controlling risk specific to new horizons in auditing

The conference program includes four tracks for assisting auditors to help unlock their potential. These are:

  1. Innovation and auditing new technological advances
  2. Changing Standards (e.g. ISO 9001:2015)
  3. New foundations in Quality and the tools that go with them: applying current Quality tools to new domains; applying new Quality tools to new and existing domains
  4. Synergies and Serendipities: merging existing strategies, tools and techniques to create and discover something new and powerful

Who Should Attend?

The 2016 Audit Conference is a great venue for learning and networking opportunities for auditors, audit program managers, quality managers, quality directors and individuals who have leadership responsibilities and are actively involved in the process of auditing and performance appraisal, and process improvement.

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THESE “extraordinary” audit conference values

all included in the conference fee of $895:

  • SPECIAL “ASQ Audit Conference” Hotel Room Rate = $ 175 Per Night – Double Occupancy
  • Keynote Addresses presented by Leaders in the Quality Profession!
  • Free access to all PowerPoint Conference Presentations
  • Free Conference Commemorative Bag
  • Free Conference “LOGO” Cloisonné Pin and Other Goodies
  • Continental Breakfasts
  • Mid-Morning & Mid Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Opportunities
  • Waited Lunches
  • Exceptional Thursday evening Conference Opening “Gala” Reception with extensive Hors d’ Oeuvres and food buffet with Carving Stations, great entertainment & Networking Opportunities
  • Distinctive Prize Raffles & Book Giveaway throughout the conference – Prizes Galore!!
  • Meet with the Audit Division officers, Division Management Committee & 2016 Conference Committee!
  • Networking Opportunities throughout the duration of the Conference!
  • Sponsor Gallery Highlighting Leading Profession Organizations as Conference Sponsors, Available For Networking and Product/Services Discussions!
  • Opportunities to Discuss Current Issues with Quality Authors, Professionals, and Specialists from Around the World!
  • Conference “Bookstore” with “Barnes & Noble” Atmosphere, Featuring Current Books On All Facets Of Quality, While Serving Exotic Coffee, Teas & Pastries, And Conference Rates on books and Audit Division LOGOWEAR.
  • Audit Division Annual Business Meeting

REGISTER NOW AND WE WILL SEE YOU AT THE PEABODY HOTEL IN MEMPHIS, TN.