Professional Development Meeting – 2022 October

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Presentation & Tutorial:

BCS Framework: Building Site Decisions and Problem Solving – A Quality Process

Speaker:

Sec. Lucian Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Building Cyber Security, a non-profit organization established in 2020 to enhance global safety by developing frameworks with stakeholders across multiple sectors to promote cyber protections in operational technologies, controls, and devices for enhanced human security and safety in an increasingly smart world. In this role, he applies his expertise and experience in the convergence of facilities, real estate, and technology to counter emerging global threats.

The Honorable Lucian Niemeyer assumed his former responsibilities 26 June 2019 to include oversight and policy for Navy and Marine Corps facilities sustainment, restoration and modernization; military construction; acquisition, utilization and disposal of real property and facilities; environmental protection, planning, restoration and natural resources conservation; and safety and occupational health.

In August 2017, he was appointed by the President and confirmed by Congress as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment. In this role, he provided budgetary, policy and management oversight of the Department of Defense’s real property portfolio, which encompasses 28 million acres, over 500 installations with over 500,000 buildings and structures valued at a trillion dollars. Upon successful integration of the EI&E portfolio into the newly created Sustainment portfolio, Secretary Niemeyer served the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment as a Strategic Advisor. His specific focus was on Defense energy resilience and cybersecurity programs responsible for enhancing the Department’s planning, programs, and military capabilities to provide mission assurance through installation and operational energy and cybersecurity resilience policy development, and execution of initiatives for domestic and overseas installations.

Secretary Niemeyer is an Air Force veteran, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with 15 years of active and five years of Virginia Air National Guard service working within the installation engineering and military plans community. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture, from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27nd October 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 September

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Presentation & Tutorial:

Clinical Validation of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Device

Review of the Clinical Validation Results of a Continuous Monitoring, Remote Mobile Cardiac Detection Device for At-Home Cardiac Atrial Fibrillation Patients of the Dallas VA Hospital System.

Speaker:

Jerrold Michael Grodin, MD is currently the Director, Dallas VA/Methodist CardiologyFellowship Program. His Medical Degree is from Mount Sinai School of Medicine,New York, NY.  His is a life of service.  He is also  Lt. Col. United States Army, Active Reserve. A Combat Veteran having served Iraq from 2003-2004, and 2008-2009. He served as Internist/Cardiologist for 94th Combat Support Hospital, 807th Medical Brigade, Seagoville, Texas 2001-2012. Called to active duty 2003-2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he deployed to Mosul, Iraq with the 67th Combat Support Hospital.    He was again called to active duty 2008-2009 and deployed to Tikrit, Iraq with the 345th Combat Support Hospital. Called to active duty in 2006 he deployed to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. There Dr Grodin established the Landshtul Regional Medical Center Interventional Cardiology Program. Throughout his time in Iraq Dr Grodin continuously provided care for soldiers who were seriously and critically wounded in combat.

His many awards include the Outstanding Inpatient Subspecialty Teaching Award from UT Southwestern in Dallas as well as the Army Commendation Medal and the  Combat Action Badge from the US Army.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 22nd September 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 August

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Presentation & Tutorial:

Creating a Culture of Quality & Performance Excellence

Creating a Culture of Quality & Performance Excellence is essential to sustainable, remarkable, and uncommon business success.

In a comprehensive study that interviewed quality function leaders at more than 60 multinational corporations, conducted an extensive review of academic and practitioner research, and surveyed more than 850 employees in a range of functions and industries and at all levels of seniority, the lessons-learned are:

  • Companies that take a grassroots, peer-driven approach to develop a culture of quality result with employees making fewer mistakes
  • Companies spending far less time and money correcting mistakes

Speaker:

Kim Zoller

Why are employees not succeeding at work and in their interpersonal relationships? Solving this issue is Kim Zoller’s life mission, which was a springboard for ID360 and the digital extension – the Kim Zoller Method. 80% of business and interpersonal communication relies on mindset and communication skills, which are seldom taught in traditional academic schooling. For the past 30 years, Kim has worked with over 300,000 participants, by equipping leaders and businesses globally with the tools to increase engagement, retention and personal and professional growth.
Kim is committed to driving change that positively affects people and business results. Her strength is her ability to understand her clients needs + deliver sustainable solutions in an easily applicable format through real stories and experiences.
Her digitized program – The Kim Zoller Method – is a leadership methodology, rooted in neuroscience. The result? Each individual, team, and leader has the ability to tangibly implement skills that lead to measurable personal and organizational change.
Throughout the years, Kim has been featured on CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, Forbes; her client roster includes notable clients such as Texas Instruments, Capgemini, World Bank Group, Vans, Mattel, GameStop, Fujitsu, Microsoft, American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, and Rosewood Hotels among others. Kim is also a contributor to Undergraduate, MBA & Law School programs at a variety of universities, which include UTD, Columbia, UT, SM U, and TCU. She’s the author of three leadership and development books and is currently working on another book focusing on creating exceptional cultures.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th August 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 July

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Presentation:

LinkedIn: A Key Definer in the Job Market by Locke Alderson

 

Tutorial:

LinkedIn Tools

Speaker:

Locke Alderson is a retired professional & executive recruiter. He was a Senior Recruiter at Oracle from 2006 – 2010, recruiting & hiring Oracle & Siebel CRM consultants, managers, and executives. Prior to joining Oracle, Locke was previously a Principal Recruiter at Siebel from 1998 until 2006 where he recruited Siebel CRM consultants and managers. During his time at Siebel in 2001, started as a volunteer working with those in job & career transition.

Locke began working with those in job & career transition in 2001 while at Siebel, something he is continues to do today. In July 2013 Locke was approached by Mullin International, an outplacement firm in NYC, about a 90-day contract in outplacement consulting. The original contract lasted for 4 years & 90-days before Mullin sold out to LeeHechtHarrison. Locke joined LHH for 2 years before finally retiring in December 2019.

Before joining Siebel, Locke was with Raytheon Systems / E-Systems Systems as a Senior Human Resources Administrator for almost 9 years of high volume recruiting of software and systems engineers for government programs.

Locke founded and ran his own professional recruiting firm for 12 years, specializing in recruiting engineers, programmers, marketing, and management personnel for high tech industries in the southwest. His earlier experience includes recruiting and human resources positions with Mostek Semiconductor, Rockwell Microelectronics, Litton Data Systems, Continental Airlines, Savin, EG&G and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Locke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas A&M University and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley. He currently lives in Plano, Texas with his wife Barbara.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th July 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 June

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Presentation:

Continuous Improvement & Issues

Tutorial:

Continuous Improvement Training – Case Studies

Speaker:

John Ballis, CEO, and Founder at “Lean Your Way”, John uses Continuous Improvement, Kaizen, Kata and Kanban with Training, Coaching, & Assessments with his clients.

John provides Hands-on experience in executive leadership, operational excellence management, continuous improvement, and change management. He is an operational strategist and transformational leader that consistently delivers high performance results in deadline-driven environments. He brings expertise in assessing corporate culture, navigating organizational dynamics, and translating corporate strategies into tangible results for sustainable change. John is regarded for the ability to expertly drive processes and successfully motivate cross-functional teams. He has a comprehensive Lean Supply Chain and Project Management background coupled with a track record of exceeding expectations locally and internationally. He has been highly successful taking organizations (union and non-union represented) to the next level of operational excellence. John has held Vice President and Operationally Excellence Director titles at a variety of organizations and has authored multiple articles and books on continuous improvement.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 23rd June 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 May

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Presentation:

Software Test Activities and Respective Testing Tasks

Tutorial:

Lessons Learned about Lessons Learned

Speaker:

Linda Westfall is the President of The Westfall Team and one of their lead consultants/trainers.   Her specialties include Software Quality Engineering, Metrics, Project & Risk Management, Requirements Engineering & Management, Peer Reviews, Testing, and Process Definition & Improvement.

Prior to starting her own business, Linda was the Senior Manager of Quality Metrics and Analysis at DSC Communications.  Linda has more than forty years of experience in real time software engineering, quality, project and risk management, agile and metrics.  She has worked as a Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Process Engineer and Manager of Production Software.

Very active professionally, Linda Westfall is an ASQ Fellow and a past Chair of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Software Division.  She has also served as the Software Division’s Program Chair, Certification Chair and Newsletter Chair, and on the ASQ National Certification Board.  Linda was a significant contributor to the 3rd and 4th Editions of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide and worked on the exam development committee for the Professional Engineer (PE) license for Software Engineering. Linda holds numerous ASQ certifications.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 26th May 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
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Professional Development Meeting – 2022 April – Canceled

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Presentation:

The Baldrige Journey

Speaker:

Dale Crownover is proud to say that he has performed every job at Texas Nameplate since 1974. In 1989 he took over as CEO and President from his father Roy. In addition to running a successful business, Dale led his company in achieving another major distinction. Texas Nameplate has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice, while also being the smallest business upon its second award, to ever receive it. Come listen live and in person to a true Texas Quality Pioneer.

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Tutorial:

TBD


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 28th April 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Aboca’s Italian Grill
100 S Central Expy,
Richardson, TX 75080

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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 March

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Presentation:

Process Improvement using BEST-method Quick Scan

Speaker:

Grace Duffy is an expert in process and organizational improvement. A retired senior manager from IBM and past Chair and Dean of South Carolina state technical college system, Ms. Duffy is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, an ASQ Fellow, and in 2014 was Quality Magazine Person of the Year. In 2016 she was designated an International Woman of Quality. She has Authored 13 texts on leadership, quality and organizational excellence. Grace Duffy specializes in advising and directing organizational design, leadership, quality and teamwork.


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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th March 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting


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Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 February

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Presentation:

Economic Impact of Covid-19

Speaker:

Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University in southern California.  He has spent most of his career in systems development, data management, and information quality.  He has lectured to over 340 professional audiences around the U.S., Canada, and in the U.K. and Australia.  He has over 27 published articles in data management, particularly in data quality assessment.  Recently, his more popular topics included “Covid-19 Data Quality Case Study”, sources of organizational complexity, semantic data integration, and data visualization.  He also lectures widely to general audiences on topics of travel, history, interpreting satellite imagery, and civics.

 

Tutorial:

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th February 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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