Professional Development Meeting – 2018 March 22nd

Tutorial Meeting Topic: Job Hunting in the Metroplex

After Dinner Meeting Topic: The Human Side of Quality: Employee Engagement and Quality Improvement

… and you definitely do not want to miss this meeting because the Easter Bunny will be leaving gifts (more details below)…

IMPORTANT NOTICE:Please make your reservations for this meeting only by email to Please include your name and note if you are planning to eat dinner. You will receive a email reply for conformation. We are currently updating our website and are not quite ready to receive reservations through the site as of yet. We should have everything working by April.


This month Our Tutorial will offer the opportunity for you to work directly with DFW metroplex recruiters on your strategy for new job opportunities. Although this will be especially important to those of you currently not working looking for employment it is also great for all of us to keep resumes current and understand what the job market outlook is for this coming year and beyond. We will have several recruiters on hand which will be present initially in a panel format for questions and then also individually for specific guidance.

Our after dinner presentation will feature Don Swift, Don has worked 46 years in Quality Management and Human Resources in the automotive, office products, large equipment manufacturing, criminal justice, graphite manufacturing, and household goods moving industries. He has served as project manager for the implementation of ISO 9001/AS9100 for 5 companies. Today Don owns and operates his own business, Don Swift and Associates, LLC, which focuses on “The Human Side of Quality”. The Company analyzes and proposes suggestions on the continual improvement of his clients’ quality and/or human resources systems – from implementation to revision. Since he specializes in the “human side” – engagement, training, competency, and cultural improvements are at the center of the plans for success. Don holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Education and Psychology and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. He is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate, as well a certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, AS9100 and TS 16949 and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Don is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, and a long-time member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

Don’s Presentation Highlights:

  • The Importance of Leadership
  • The Employee Engagement Factor
  • 59% more growth in revenue per employee is doable
  • Critical strategy: selecting and deploying the right managers/employees
  • Development of the Employee Engagement Culture

Researchers have made huge strides in understanding human behavior and motivation over the past decade. Few businesses actually apply these discoveries when strategizing for improvement or even retention of “star” employees. The result: companies are missing opportunities for growth and revenue because they do not understand the impact of human nature in the workplace.

The Goal

  • The goal is clear, implement and sustain a performance excellence system with the understanding that it will make money.
  • A senior management team intent on improving its organizational practices has a choice of models to emulate. They can follow the 18th century model and ask, “Who should we involve?” or they can go directly to the 21st century model and ask, “Who can we afford to exclude?” The answer is “Nobody!”
  • 100% involvement in any continual improvement, or performance excellence, effort is essential. How do we get there?



So please do look forward to prizes that will be left behind such as Books, Totes, a Hotel stay for two, complimentary dinner meeting tickets to future meetings as well as a few other surprise gifts including cash money!!!!!!!

Please make your reservations soon by email to Please include your name and note if you are planning to eat dinner. You will receive a email reply for conformation.

Meeting Date: March 22, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:30
Dinner Price: $25.00


Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001


Tutorial Slides: Resume / Interview 101 – Kent Smith

Presentation Slides: The Human Side of Quality – Don Swift

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