Professional Development Meeting – 2018 April 26th

Tutorial Meeting Topic:
Running Hurdles – Winning at Quality

Presentation Topic:
Online Marketing – Find & Connect with potential Prospects & Clients

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Starting at 6:15pm with a two speaker Panel session: Running Hurdles: Winning at Quality

What hurdles does your company face day to day? Learn how to navigate possible project pitfalls and find solutions from those who have already experienced them through an interactive case study presentation. These same hurdles, including obstacles to communication, lack of empowerment of the right people within a team, suppliers who do not have the expertise needed, inadequate project planning and project management are encountered in many industries. Patti Rossman and Cody Mahaffey lead Globiox, a Life Sciences consulting firm whose team has many years of experience in every facet of quality compliance within their industry. They will cover some of the main hurdles and solutions seen throughout quality, but also the issues that are more behind the scenes which spurred Patti Rossman to create Life Science Women’s Conference.

Dinner will follow the panel session at 7:10pm to include monthly announcements and updates for the month.

Our After Dinner topic (7:30pm) will feature Integrated Marketing and Certified Social Media Strategist Terry Sullivan who will address the topic of how businesses and individuals can effectively use the latest online marketing tools to find and connect with potential prospects and clients.

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 a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on keyword optimization, branding and Social Selling strategies that help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get better leads, more prospects and clients.

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

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Cowtown Quality Roundup 2018

 

Registration is Open

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Date:

Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

Radisson Hotel

Fort Worth North – Fossil Creek

 

 

Cost: $127 – a Great Value!

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Break

AND…

Memory Jogger, Door Prizes, CA$H Lotteries

Sorry… no early bird or multi-person discounts are available.

We give equivalent back in the 2-3 Lotteries valued $50 to $250

 

Immediate payment by credit card is the default…

for alternative payment methods contact jbreckline@att.net

 

For more details in including program choices, see or download flyer below…

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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 asqdallasreservations@gmail.com. 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?

 

ALSO THIS MEETING WILL FEATURE A VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY!!!!

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 asqdallasreservations@gmail.com. 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

Meeting Location – TAKE NOTE OF OUR NEW LOCATION!!!

Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

Update!

Tutorial Slides: Resume / Interview 101 – Kent Smith

Presentation Slides: The Human Side of Quality – Don Swift

January 2017 ASQ Section Chair Message

Howdy Quality colleagues and welcome to my first monthly Chair Message (and or Blog!!)

And…Happy ASQ Dallas Section New Year!!  I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.

First, thankyous are in order:

  • I would like to thank our immediate past chair and my friend Joe Sepulveda for his leadership over the last two years. His leadership and direction has set a great platform for me and the section to continue to become more successful this year and for years to come. Joe will continue to be active in the section this year in the roles of Nominating Chair as well as providing oversite in several other key initiatives of the section including our efforts in sponsoring and supporting our active student section at UT Dallas. On behalf of the section, I would like to congratulate him for his accomplishments as the 2016 Section Chair and wish him all the luck in his new position.
  • To the leadership committee members, I want to thank you for your time, assistance, and energy. Without you, the section cannot continue to become better!
  • And finally, to the membership, thank you for being members of the Section. You are why we exist and I am proud to say that we have a very strong membership base, one of the largest in the nation and of course the best!

Moving on to this year some of you may remember me from the past…..way back past! As Chair of the section in 1991. I of course do not look a day older and wow that seems like only yesterday, well maybe not for those of you who really do remember but either way we must admit time does fly! Many things have changed since that time (I keep remembering my pager going off during the leadership team meetings and having to go find a pay phone to return a call!) but one thing that has remained consistent in concept is our mission…

To lead in Innovation and increase the impact of Quality in our daily lives, in order to serve society, for the overall betterment of mankind.

I feel that we have continually worked over the years to meet this mission and will certainly continue to do so this year.

Some of the things we are working toward this year to meet his mission and the desires of you our members include:

  • Changing our meeting venue to a bigger more open area. (Announcements will be appearing in the February Chair Message with more specifics)
  • Increasing our relationships with key quality related sponsors.
  • Developing strategic relationships with other professional and quality related organizations
  • Enhancing our education initiatives partnering with the Dallas County Community College’s Northlake Campus doing focused Quality Training activities
  • Partnering with key education and business sectors in the area to bring informative presentations relating to the needs of you our members.

I look forward to an exciting year working with a great section Leadership Team to implement the above items along with several others and encourage any of you who are interested in getting involved to please do so by contacted me (or any section Leadership Team member) via email or phone. We are very interested in your desire to become part of the team. Also, as always if you have any questions, concerns and or ideas relating to the operations of the section please do email or call me at your earliest convenience.

Please continue reading the website for the following:

  • Our speakers and most excellent topic of the upcoming January 26 Professional Development Meeting (Please remember to make your reservation on the section website ASAP so we can properly plan for enjoyable experience by all) and
  • The listing of our new 2017 Leadership Team

Thanks for the privilege to serve as your section 2017 Chair and of course…see you at the Meetings!

Dave

ASQ BioMedical Division and FDA Medical Device Industry Coalition – Big Event – April 15, Dallas, TX

Big Event 2016 – Final Meeting Agenda Posting

Quality System Survival: Success Strategies for Production & Process Control,   and CAPA

Date and Time: April 15, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Courtyard Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine, 2200 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine, TX 76051 USA.  Telephone (817) 251-9095

Every two years FMDIC, with the participation of ASQ Biomedical Division, hosts the “Big Event”, an educational forum for members of the medical device industry to gain more knowledge on how to best implement quality system practices in their organization to ensure product quality and safety, while meeting the requirements of the FDA regulations.  This year’s event focuses on Production and Process Control combined with CAPA, which remain key warning letter citations for many firms.  This event is an all-day seminar which will feature speakers from FDA, academia and industry giving their thoughts on how to best manage these processes in a manufacturing organization.

Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. Click on the link below to register online and reserve your seat.  Be sure to contact the Marriott Courtyard Dallas – DFW Airport North Hotel to reserve your guest room, if needed, under the FMDIC, Inc. room block to receive a reduced rate as well. 

Registration Fee: Industry $300, Government with ID $200, and Student registration with ID $50. To register online, please visit https://www.123signup.com/register?id=pnrxz. As an alternative, send registration information including the registrant’s name, title, organization, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address (for each registrant), along with a check or money order (covering all registration fees) payable to FMDIC, Inc., to FMDIC Registrar, 4447 North Central Expressway, Suite 110, PMB 197 Dallas, TX 75205.

If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Staci McAllister at least 7 days in advance at Food and Drug Administration, 4040 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75204, 214-253-5259, FAX: 214-253-5314, email: Staci.McAllister@fda.hhs.gov.

FMDIC is a non-profit coalition, composed of key employees of the FDA offices in Dallas, officials from the Texas Department of Health, academic members as well as individuals from professional and trade associations representing the medical device industry, including ASQ and the ASQ Biomedical Division.  FMDIC was formed to promote communication, education and cooperation between the regulators and the regulated industry.

Career change in your future?

Our jobs posting service is back on-line and going strong. The format is a little different but easy to navigate.

If you are looking for a new position, click on the CAREER/Career Opportunities tab at the top of the home page, and check out all the new additions.These jobs are not only local, but throughout the US, looking for skills from food to biotech at many different job levels.

Joe Eudy from the Ft. Worth section is also busy posting resumes to our members who want more publicity.  If you have an opening you might want to read through the resumes of those who are already out there. If you would like your resume posted, just contact Joe through the page link and send him an email.  For faster response, please put “ASQ- RESUME POSTING” in the email posting and he will get to it asap.

Happy Hunting!

Meet the new Section 1402 LT members & more

1. Certificate Chair:
Michael Norman
E-mail: michael.norman@atos.net
Phone: 817-264-8371
2. Internet Liaison:
Andrew Atemie
E-mail: dienyeatemie@hotmail.com
Mobile: 817-296-5736
3. i. The position of Arrangement/Hospitality Chair is still open.                              Gail Smith is currently acting in this capacity. You may contact her at                Gail.Smith@argonmedical.com
   ii. The Sponsorship and Scholarship are also open positions.
   iii. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Darrell                  Callison at clovis746@yahoo.com