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 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).

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).

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).

September 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

Master the Art of Social Selling with LinkedIn

By Terry Sullivan

Terry Sullivan

Terry is an Integrated Marketing and Social Selling Strategist, LinkedIn Trainer & Speaker.

Holder of an MBA from Texas State University, Terry received his Social Media Marketing Certification from Splash Media University, one of the nation’s premier Social Media training companies.

Before he founded BUZZPRO in 2012, Terry Sullivan was Director of Marketing for Verizon Communications where he launched many successful national marketing programs that gained more than 456,000 new customers and reduced churn by more than 6% annually, in spite of multiple price increases and competitor product launches.

Why should you use LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the proven #1 ranked online business-networking tool that gives business professionals and companies the ability to connect, demonstrate their skills, services and products, and develop meaningful business relationships and sales. With more than 414 million users worldwide,

LinkedIn provides unlimited networking and business-building opportunities. Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders and owners across the nation on how to create their very own unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring LinkedIn 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.

In his presentation, Terry will show you how use LinkedIn to take advantage of the immense opportunities this powerful platform offers as a personal branding and marketing tool to achieve your business goals.

In Terry’s presentation, you will learn how to…

✓ Connect With The Right People – Quickly and easily connect with the decision makers in the companies you want to work with.
✓ Build Better Leads Faster – Create your own personal lead list of people who will automatically trust you.
✓ Manage Your Contacts – Use LinkedIn as a contact relationship management (CRM) tool to easily keep track of your key contacts, correspondence, phone conversations and more.
✓ Build a Great Reputation – Have professional on LinkedIn eager to receive your marketing messages, connect with you and ask you for your products and services.


Tutorial Topic:

Using Inter-Company Cooperation to Improve Quality and Reduce Cost

By Debbie Roper

droperDebbie was the Stroke Coordinator at the first Hospital in Nevada to receive Primary Stroke Center Certification. She then moved back to Texas and was the Stroke Coordinator that got the first hospital in Tarrant county Stroke Certified. In 2014 when the 11th hospital in the HCA North Texas Division got Stroke Certified she became the first person in the United States to get an entire system Stroke Certified. As part of this system accomplishment she was able to get 11 separate hospitals to adopt system wide processes and documentation. As part of this project over 100 rural hospitals agreed to send their stroke patients to the HCA system known as Texas Stroke Institute.

She is now working with Twine Clinical Consulting and the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals TORCH to raise the quality of stroke care in rural areas through a grant from Genentech.

Debbie has recognized the need in other industries such as Electronic Manufacturing to adopt this collaborative approach to improve the effective implementation of Quality Systems and training. She will explore the similarities and differences between these 2 industries in hopes that we can all use her knowledge and ability to “think outside the box” to improve our company’s Quality through cooperation and effective communication.


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).

May 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

The Two Big D’s: Data Analysis and Data Integrity

By Danny Aguilar

Data integrity has been a hot topic recently and has gained wide attention due to increased regulatory issues. This presentation emphasizes the importance of Data Integrity. It also explores the relevance of Data Analysis in the context of enhancing processes and quality system. Moreover, good documentation practices will also be covered.


Tutorial Topic:

Conducting a Robust Failure Investigation

By Danny Aguilar

This presentation focuses on methods and techniques to conduct robust and effective failure investigation. Additionally, a case study will be explored to gain a practical application of this tool and technique.


Danny Aguilar Bio:

As the Principal Consultant of Quality Eagle Consulting, Danny Aguilar brings over 15 years of experience and expertise in the areas of process improvement, quality auditing, compliance, quality engineering, six sigma, project management, etc. in the biological, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical devices and automotive industries.

Academically, Mr. Aguilar holds the following degrees:

• BS Chemical Engineering – Saint Louis University, Baguio City Philippines
• MS Management Engineering – University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
• Master in Business Administration – University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Additionally, Danny is a Senior Member of ASQ. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Johnson and Johnson Process Excellence Six Sigma Black Belt. His work experience includes working for Johnson and Johnson, Bausch and Lomb and Sanofi. In his spare time, Danny enjoys volunteering and film making.


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).

April 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

ISO 9001:2015 Revision – the “Highlights Reel”

By Mary McDonald

This presentation highlights the changes for the ISO 9001:2015 standard, including what the major changes are, and how you can prepare your organization for transition.

Mary covers the shift from Top Management to Leadership; the impact of Context on future audits and implementation; Risk-Based Thinking, internal communication, as well as the transition schedule.

She’ll also bring her real-world experiences to bear as a consultant helping organizations to transition smoothly, and as a registrar auditor assessing organizations ready to transition.


BIO: 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:

TBD

By Mary McDonald


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).