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).