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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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

November 30, 2017 PD Meeting (Archived)

ASQ Dallas – Section 1402 Meeting

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017



See below: to make reservations

Guests of all ages are invited


 TOYS for TOTS – Please Bring Unwrapped Toy

 Sponsored by:  TBD

 Program Topic: I am Sooooo Stressed Out…

Take Back Control of Your Stress Today

What does dessert and Elvis Presley have to do with stress management? Everything!

Everyone faces stress.  It’s a fact of life.  What you do with it makes the difference between enjoying your life or resenting it… between being challenged or being overwhelmed.  The demands and the pace of our busy lives pressure us all.  Some master it and some do not.  The trick is to take back control!

In this dynamic, unconventional, and entertaining session, we will address the subject of Stress from a refreshingly common sense point of view.  Helping you learn how to function with stress, as well as how to reduce it.  You’ll learn how to feel better about yourself and become less venerable to stressful situations.  At the same time you will learn to lighten up and see the humor that is all around us!

Some of what the participants will learn:

  • How to identify the “good” stress and “bad” stress
  • Understanding our optimal stress
  • The answer to two key questions to manage any stressful situation
  • Have a guaranteed, sure fire way to turn your love of dessert and the King of Rock and Roll into practical, real world way to control your stress!

Speaker: Julie D. Burch, Motivational Speaker

  • Julie is the President of JLH Presentations, an adjunct instructor at Southern Methodist University and a member of the National Speaker’s Association, speaking to audiences across the US, Canada and the UK. She appeared on “Good Morning America”, interviewed by Diane Sawyer.
  • Julie is dedicated to the pursuit of helping companies improve the bottom line through customer service and the consistent growth and development of people. She has designed programs for industry leaders in education, food/hospitality, general industry, and the military.  Julie’s presentations are dynamic, high energy, highly interactive and packed with real world, tangible techniques the audience can implement immediately. Julie loves to make them laugh! She has discovered the more her audience laughs the more they learn.
  • Julie is the coauthor of: “The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit”, a motivational book for women. Her second book titled “Success Simplified” was released in 2010.

 Tutorial: “Self-Guided Tour CR Smith Aviation Museum”

 The C.R. Smith Museum is named for the innovative aviation pioneer and former President of American Airlines, Cyrus Rowlett Smith. The museum opened July 3rd, 1993.

Artifacts were acquisitioned, catalogued and incorporated into the museum’s displays and archives by staff and volunteers.  The “star” and centerpiece of the C.R. Smith Museum is its lovingly restored 1940 Douglas DC-3, Flagship Knoxville. Visitors can get a real sense of what air travel was like in the 1940s when C.R. Smith and the DC-3 revolutionized commercial air travel.

November 9, 2007, marked the official unveiling of the museum’s updated History Circle as well as a number of new exhibits. New graphics, artifacts and state-of-the-art video monitors bring visitors information on the ever changing world of American Airlines, American Eagle, the commercial aviation industry, the challenges, the changes, and the future. Children will find many new exhibits that will catch their attention and keep them engaged.

Within the History Circle lies a new theater, sponsored by American Express Travel, featuring the original HD film, An American Journey. It is a chance for the visitor to hear the stories of American Airlines/American Eagle personnel, their contributions, and what the airline industry means to them. It is a heart-warming addition to the museum.


Prepaid Meal Purchase via Web Required:  

Because this is a joint meeting with the Dallas Section, and we’re coordinating participation and bringing in food from a 3rd party caterer, we are REQUIRING RESERVATIONS THAT INCLUDE THE MEAL.  We will not be able to accommodate walk-in’s or “no-meal” participants.  Join us for DINNER!

Registration anticipated to be closed by end-of-day Monday 11/20. (caterer schedule)

We hope that will not prevent you from attending for that nominal cost and we will be working to provide vegetarian options.

The cost is $20-25 (working with caterer towards the $20 cost).  Guests and family members need to be registered too.  Each Section has a participation ‘cap’ of 50 total members.

Meeting access will be self-check-in with pre-printed badges near door.


Choose: PD Meeting ASQ Dinner Pre-Paid (screen change)

Add to Basket (change meal count as needed)

Go to Basket (verify/adjust meal count – add note as you wish)


Continue as a Guest (complete personal & credit card info)

Place Order (you will get an immediate email receipt).

NOTE 1: All members and guests can be paid in a single transaction.

f bringing guests, please add their names in the note box on the reservation system.

NOTE 2:  if you have problems, contact

Meeting Schedule:

5:00 – Check-in – Networking / Museum self-guided tour (30+ min)

6:30 – Dinner –reservations required – $20 in advance per above

Cannot accommodate “no-meal” participants this month

7:15 –Very Short What’s Happening Info from both Sections

7:30 – Program Speaker (45 min)

8:30 – Head on Home…

Location:   American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Texas Hwy 360 At Faa Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76155

The Museum is located on the campus of the American Airlines Flight Academy, which is situated at the southern end of DFW International Airport.

The location is at the midpoint between the city centers of Dallas and Fort Worth near the intersection of Highways 183 and 360.


NOTE: if coming from the north or east, the traffic pattern is a bit complex, so suggest you use GPS system to get to the site with the lease confusion.

Parking area will be designated as convenient as possible.

October 2017 PD Meeting (Archived)

Announcing The October Monthly Professional Development Meeting Hosted by the ASQ Audit Division

This month our monthly Professional Development Meeting and dinner is being hosted by the ASQ Audit Division. The Audit division is holding their 26th annual conference here in Addison at the InterContiental Dallas Hotel October 9th through the 13th. Please click here to be directed to the Audit Division Conference Website. Due to the arrangements with the Audit Division and the Hotel, seating for dinner is limited to the first 40 people who sign up on the ASQ Dallas Section Website by noon on Monday October 9th. Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance. Be sure to leave your contact info on the reservation information so that we can contact you to confirm your attendance. Further Information on the event will be sent out as soon as it becomes available.

Meeting Date: October 10th, 2017
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:30
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location – THIS MONTH ONLY:

The InterContinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

September 2017 Professional Development Meeting (Archive)

Attend the September 28th ASQ Dallas Section Professional Development Meeting to learn about how quality and best practice methodologies have been applied at UT Southwestern Hospital network gain the prestigious Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

Our speaker Ms. Amanda Dirickson MS, ANP-C, APRN, SCRN is the Stroke Outreach Coordinator, APN Supervisor and Senior Clinical Provider for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Stroke Division.

A native of Texas, Amanda received both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. In 2008, she joined UT Southwestern Medical Center and began work with the institutional leadership on building the University’s Comprehensive Stroke Center. It remains the only Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in North Texas. Along with clinical duties of care and treatment of stroke patients, Mandy’s role includes clinical leadership to the program and coordination of stroke outreach, including telestroke services as a Senior Clinical Provider

Hurricane Harvey Relief funds

At this months meeting we will be taking Hurricane Harvey Relief Funds. For every donation of $20.00 or more in gift card will receive a free ticket good for use at any ASQ PD Dinner meetings in the remaining 2017 meetings or any of the future 2018 PD Meetings.

Meeting Date/Time: September 28th, 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.

Meeting Agenda:
▪ 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
▪ 6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
▪ 7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
▪ BBQ Sliced Beef
▪ Tossed Garden Salad with Dressing
▪ Baked Beans
▪ Tea
▪ 7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
▪ 7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys