Audit SIG Webinar – 2021 March

The March Audit SIG presentation will be delivered virtually.  The topic will be on the current status of the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) and presented by Timothy J. Woodcome, Director of NQA, USA.  The DoD’s CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) is quickly developing and will ultimately affect over 300,000 Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractors.  DoD contractors at all levels of the DIB will need to achieve third-party certification to CMMC, or risk being deemed ineligible to be awarded DoD contracts.  the basic requirements of CMMC, the various levels of CMMC, and the current timeline will be reviewed and discussed.

The Audit SIG webinar is scheduled for Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to jcapstick@gramercyinc.net by March 8 by 6:00 pm.  An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.  Please note webinar attendance is necessary to receive credit.

If you cannot make the scheduled webinar, the link will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” Linked-In Site within 7 days.

Timothy J. Woodcome
Director
NQA, USA
twoodcome@nqa.com

Tim has worked in the third-party assessment field for over 25 years, with hands-on experience in internationally-recognized standards including Information Security (ISO 27001), Privacy (ISO 27701), IT Service Management (ISO 20000-1), Business Continuity (ISO 22301), and related disciplines (now including NIST 800-171 and CMMC) throughout that period.  As a certified management systems lead assessor he has led and participated in hundreds of third party audits for organizations in the ICT, finance, manufacturing and service industries within both the public and private sectors.  Tim also serves on various industry working groups charged with the development and oversight of assessment standards and oversight of third-party certification processes.

As the Business Unit Director at NQA, a leading global third-party certification body and pending CMMC C3PAO, Tim directly oversees NQA’s ISO, NIST and CMMC assessment programs.  While CMMC is a very new and rapidly evolving development, Tim and the NQA team have been participating in the industry groups developing CMMC since mid-2019 and stand ready to be one of the forth-coming CMMC C3PAOs.

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 February

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Presentation:

Random Thoughts: Six Sigma & Applied Statistics

Join us to hear from the author of the “Random Thoughts” column in Six Sigma Forum magazine and the Applied Statistics Manual. He will draw from some of his past columns enlightening us about some great best practices regarding Six Sigma and Applied Statistics

Speaker:

Joel Smith, Director of Rapid Continuous Improvement at Keurig Dr Pepper in Plano TX, has been referred to by one colleague as a “Statistical Powerhouse”. He certainly has the background for the comment. Following 13 years with Minitab, the process enhancement software provider, culminating as Channel Manager he moved to his current position with Keurig Dr Pepper. Aside from being a former chair of the ASQ Statistics Division Joel is also the author of the “Random Thoughts” column in Six Sigma Forum magazine and the Applied Statistics Manual.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th February 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2021 January

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Presentation:

The Baldrige Journey

Learn about the institutional Baldrige Journey from the leader of that initiative for Texas’ most recent Baldrige Award recipient.  The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is an award established by the U.S. Congress in 1987 to raise awareness of quality management and recognize U.S. companies that have implemented successful quality management systems. The award is the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence.

Speaker:

Dr. Carlos Ayala, PhD has a strong background leading performance excellence at educational institutions as well as at other types entities. As a Senior Strategist at Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio Dr. Ayala was instrumental in leading the efforts that led to that institution receiving the highly respected designation of Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Winner. He will take us through their process as well as the fundamental outcomes that matter.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th January 2021
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Managing Emotions & Mindset During Disruption

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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2020 May

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Presentation:

Managing Emotions & Mindset During Disruption

VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, & Ambiguity. This sums up our current socio-economic state of disruption. We are thrust into uncertain circumstances without any definitive answers. Not surprisingly, this creates stress. Now, more than ever, it is essential to leverage easily-applicable solid steps and solutions to manage our emotions, mindset and ultimately successfully tackle our natural stress response. Join us for a webinar-style presentation followed by Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover why you might find it difficult to focus, feel unusually tired, or more anxious than normal.
  2. Learn what emotional contagion is and the key steps to managing your emotional response during disruption.
  3. Create an action plan to develop awareness, easily analyze, and shift your mindset for positive long-term results.

Bonus: Leaders will discover how to help their teams be more productive and still feel connected during disruption.

Speaker:

Erin Urban, LSSBB, CPDC, is a Career Growth Strategist, Executive Coach and a Motivational Speaker. She runs Urban Professional Performance Solutions LLC, a certified professional coaching service focused on delivering personalized solutions for individuals and organizations.

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Meeting Information

Date: 28th May 2020
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Webinar Link:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2020 February

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Presentation:

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard dedicated to Quality Management Systems (QMS). A QMS is the aggregate of all the processes, resources, assets, and cultural values that support the goal of customer satisfaction and organizational efficiency.

Join us to learn more about this non-industry specific certification intended for any organization that wants to implement and maintain a quality management system.

Speaker:

Robert Vickroy, is an IT quality professional who will lead our journey through the ISO 9001:2015 standard.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 20th February 2020
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Professional Development Meeting – 2020 January

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Presentation:

Modern Contract Manufacturing Organization

Come join us and learn about Electronics Fabrication and Assembly including processes and equipment from a seasoned contract manufacturing organization executive. You will be provided with a guided tour through the factory start-up, lean production, and supplier program aspects of the modern Contact Manufacturing Organization (CMO). Bring your questions and your interests.  Its sure to be a great presentation from a seasoned pro in the field.

Speaker:

Gary Tanel, the Founder and Chairman of the Electronics Alliance.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 23rd January 2020
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Professional Development Meeting – 2019 November

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Presentation:

Data Quality

Accurate and reliable data is essential when making business decisions, and the quality of data is only as good as the system or process used during data collection. Data is the common thread of all business and the life blood of quality.  Come join this authoritative deep dive into Data Quality, an enlightening and highly useful presentation that you can put to work the next day. Showcasing the use of alternative measurement system analysis techniques to avoid making erroneous decisions with costly business results.

Speaker:

Dr. Jamison Kovach is a professor at the University of Houston in Texas.  She holds a doctorate in industrial engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. Dr. Kovach was awarded ASQ’s Feigenbaum medal in 2010 and is an Academician in the international Academy for Quality. Dr. Kovach received her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She is an ASQ fellow, past chair of ASQ’s Houston Division, and currently serves as the editor of Lean and Six Sigma Review.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 14th November 2019
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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