2019 World Conference – Volunteers Wanted

The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) is coming to Ft Worth next year. After years of seeking it, we got a surprise in Dec 2017 with the announcement Fort Worth would be the Host City. WE ARE EXCITED!

We have formed a Core Site Committee of members from both Ft Worth and Dallas Sections. This team attended the Seattle WCQI in May, met in June to discuss our approach, and are now ready to take the names of members who want to volunteer to staff it.

Volunteer Role/s include:

  • 8 total hours of volunteer time (single / multiple days)
  • Monitor Session Presentation Rooms – room administration
  • Information Tables – conference and Ft Worth City opportunities
  • General Help – background support of the attendees / conference

It will be held at the Ft Worth Convention Center and the Omni Hotel, Sat to Wed, May 18-22, 2019. Staffing include weekend jobs. Volunteers get complimentary entry to the 3-Day Conference (a $1000+ value).

To register your interest in being a volunteer, we are accepting member names. This is not yet a firm commitment, as we will not know our actual staffing requirements until Feb 2019. A confirmation of availability will be sent to those signing up now at www.tinyurl.com/WCQI-2019-VOL.

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 November 29th

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Presentation:

TAMU-C Business Management/Quality Partnering Opportunities

Topics:

  • Overview of the TAMU-C College of Business management programs coming in Spring 2019
  • Soft Sills: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Communication, and Strategic Management components of programs
  • Managerial Tools and Techniques components of programs (Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Six Sigma)
  • Pilot Program: Results from strategic partnership with L-3

 

About the Speakers:

Dr. Mario Hayek is an Associate Professor and the head of the management department in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce. He obtained an MBA with emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the American University in Washington D.C. and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Mississippi; he has been teaching for over 20 years. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Hayek has launched a number of new ventures in Latin America and the Unites States including a recycling plant, hotel, restaurants, bar, travel agency and commercial real estate. As an academic, his research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, social responsibility and ethics.

Dr. Alex Williams is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce, where he teaches organizational behavior and human resources. His primary research interests include Leadership & Organizational Behavior. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at The University of Mississippi and his BA in Accounting from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA).  He is a 2017 Hunt/Hopkins County Professor of the year, the 2016 recipient of the Neill Humfeld Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, and the 2015 Faculty Senate Award for Teaching with Technology. Additionally, he has extensive experience as both a business professional and a social entrepreneur.

Dr. Jerry Burch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce and has over 25 years of Supply Chain experience focusing on process improvement and time series forecasting. He received his Masters of Science in Operations Research/Operations Logistics and earned his Master Blackbelt while working with the Defense Logistics Agency. He has also earned his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) with minor area of study in Decision Sciences. His research has been published in many top rated journals including the International Journal of Forecasting and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

 Tom Brown completes a 35 year career, retiring as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Aerospace Systems Segment at L3 Technologies at he end of this year. Tom has extensive HR experience as a specialist in compensation, information systems, management development training, staffing, and benefits as well as in HR generalist roles throughout his career. His previous employers include Raytheon, Alcatel and Bank One. He holds a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from the University of Dallas and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.  He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Lakes Regional Community Centers (MHMR), and is a member of the Autism Society of America.

 


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: November 29, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

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

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Update!

Presentation Slides: A&M Commerce College of Business – Overview

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 October 25th

Risk and Regulatory Compliance – 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Don’t miss the 2018 Midwest FDC Conference

October 3, 2018 at Wojcik Conference Center – Harper College

Palatine, Illinois

Regulatory authorities have embraced science-based risk management.  As the supply chain becomes more complex, risk awareness and quality aspects in general become more important.
All countries involved in regulated industries should have quality processes for sourcing of materials, manufacturing, packaging, testing, storage, and distribution.  These quality processes provide rationale to understand risk, as well as to mitigate it through appropriate and robust controls.

Members:  $100  Non-Members:  $120

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 September 27th

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Tutorial: Resume/Interview 101 by Kent Smith

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.

About the Speaker:

Since the past 9 years, Kent Smith a Senior Business Development Manager for Talent 101, Inc. Talent 101 has been a global workforce solution provider dedicated to the semiconductor industry offering contract, direct-hire, statement of work and strategic outsourcing. Prior to working for Talent 101, Kent was a Client Services Representative for Business Control Systems where he was nominated for outstanding service, personnel and pricing to Texas Instruments providing I.T. staffing solutions.

Besides the semiconductor industry, Kent has also worked in sourcing professionals from a variety of disciplines and industries in the past.

Presentation: Terrina Wilder – TW Consulting and Associates

About the Speaker:

Terrina Wilder entered the US Army from her home state of Wisconsin in 1988. Her military career as a Medical Specialist and Chemical Officer would ultimately open opportunities in industries such as primary healthcare, veterinary medicine, chemical manufacturing, drug development, and medical device manufacturing. Terrina has been in the Regulatory Affairs profession since 2000 and has been a certified RA professional since 2005. Her specialty has been global regulatory compliance for the medical device industry for the last 18 years. TW Consulting and Associates was established in 2011 by Ms. Wilder and has serviced start-up, mid-size, and large medical device companies. TW Consulting and Associates has helped companies market their products in over 60 countries and strategically addresses worldwide regulatory compliance concerns. In her spare time, Terrina enjoys living in the North Dallas, Texas area where she hikes, occasionally attends theatre productions, and is an active member of her local church.

 

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: September 27, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

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

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Update!

Tutorial Slides: Resume / Interview 101 – Kent Smith

Presentation Slides: Changing Regulatory Climate for Medical Device Manufacturers

Lean 6-Sigma SIG – Monthly Meeting – 2018 September

Topic:  An Introduction to TRIZ, The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Ever been stuck on a problem with no idea how to attack it? Or, come up with a solution that was just too complicated to implement? At this month’s meeting com learn about TRIZ (теория решения изобретательских задач), the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a systematic approach to understanding your problem, finding a solution, and simplifying complex designs. How you ask? Because through TRIZ you will learn that someone somewhere has already solved your problem.

Speaker Bio

John Ellis is currently Sr. Manager – Continuous Improvement and Strategic Project Portfolio, HR and Legal for NEC Corporation of America. He is a PMI certified PMP (Project Management Professional), an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Textron Certified DFSS Black Belt and Master Black Belt. Prior to entering the world of Six Sigma he created and then managed the IT Project Management Office at Bell Helicopter. He has a long and varied IT background including managing data networks, IT product and vendor management, developing application architecture and standards, and operating systems programming. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a BA in Mathematics and German. John enjoys classical music and Broadway shows, plays piano, and is interested in foreign languages having studied French, Chinese Mandarin and American Sign Language in addition to his degree in German.

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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: April 26, 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

Register…!!! 

 

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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…

Cowtown-Quality-Roundup-2018

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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