Section 1402 – March 2023 Newsletter
Dallas ASQ members,
In a previous newsletter, we mentioned our desire to get back to having in person Professional Development meetings, and we plan to for the May 2023 PD meeting. Please refer to www.asqdallas.org for registration information for all meetings. Through presentations, training opportunities, serving on committees, and networking, we continue to focus on investing in our members. If you are interested, there are several opportunities for ASQ members to be involved on the local level, contact us if you are interested.
Professional Development meetings and Tutorials schedule:
- March 2023, Professional Development Meeting – Canceled
- April 28, 2023
Professional Development Meeting (virtual)– 6:00pm CST, Presenter: Don Springer, Chairman – The Colton Group, UTD – Jindal School of Management – Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance.
Topic: Governance for the Future: Foundation for Success
Tutorial – 7:30pm CST, Presenter: John Jennings, Topic: Designing an Audit Friendly Quality Management System.
- May 25, 2023
Professional Development Meeting (in person)– 6:00pm CST, Speaker: Ben Marguglio, Training Consult. Topic: “Human Performance Improvement through Human Error Prevention”.
Tutorial: 7:30pm CST, Level-1: Introduction to Quality Management.
“Sapphire City” (Winner)
After two years of virtual events, the North Texas Region Future City Competition was back in person. Dallas Section participated as sponsor in this competition for 2023.
- myASQ – myASQ – Dallas
- Section 1402 is Community page – This page allows section members to engage or initiate discussions and access ASQ resources.
- ASQ Insider – Special ASQ Election Edition, Issue 2 now available
- Member gifts – available at http://www.asq.org, must login.
- January 2023, February 2023, March 2023
Opportunities to participate/volunteer:
- Next Gen Mentoring Program Subcommittee
- University of Texas at Dallas – Student Branch
- ASQ Dallas Section 1402
- Fort Worth Chapter – Annual April Conference, April 21, 2023, 8:30a – 4:30p, Location: Radisson – 2540 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76106 on Meacham, 1 mile south on I-35W and I-820 N Loop, Cost: $147-157 – Early Bird Discounts. Please register for this event: https://www.asqfortworth.org/annual-april-conference-asq-conferences-events.html
- ASQ’s World Conference on Quality & Improvement (WCQI) May 7 – May 10, 2023, will be held in-person.
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Thank you for being an American Society of Quality member!
Kennedy Bruce, CQA
2023 ASQ Dallas Section 1402 Chair
“DOING YOU BEST IS BETTER”
Greetings from your Section Chair. We are excited about what’s in store for 2023. Professional Development meetings and tutorials are held on the 4th Thursday of every month. To kick off the year, PD Meetings scheduled for January and February will be virtual. Speakers scheduled to present are as follows:
January 26, 2023
Speaker: Asad Islam, PhD
Topic: Maintaining Software Quality in Large Distributed Systems
February 23, 2023
Speaker: Cody Ray
Topic: TBD on microbial testing of water
We are resuming face-to-face PD meetings and plan to hold them once a quarter. The March 23rd PD meeting will be face-to-face and having you join us, means a lot. Please refer to our web site for more information. Our AIM is to increase our focus on investing in our members through teaching, training, networking, tours and ASQ certification opportunities all leading to career growth.
We are always looking for speakers for PD meetings. If you would like to present a paper at either a PD Meeting or a Tutorial, please contact Fred Leinweber or Ari Samuel or myself and we will put you on the schedule. If you have a subject that you would like to propose, and a potential speaker, let us know. We look forward to having you participate in the Professional Development Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023. You will find additional speaker and subject information is posted on our web site www.asqdallas.org.
Let’s all put out best efforts forward to make this a great year!
Kennedy Bruce, CQA
2023 Section Chair
ASQ Dallas Section 1402
Greetings from your Section Chair,
The year is almost 3/4th over and a lot has transpired since the last letter I published to you.
We have an approved slate of officers for next year. There were no nominations from the membership to consider over those the nominating committee came up with. Please welcome the new slate as follows:
- Chair – Kennedy Bruce
- Vice Chair – Jim Hope
- Treasurer – Toysha Walker
- Secretary – Neil Desai
This month and the next, we will still hold the Virtual PD Meetings on the 4th Thursday of the month and the speakers, scheduled to present, are outstanding experts in their field. They are as follows:
September 22, 2022
Topic: Clinical Validation of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Device
Speaker: Jerrold Michael Grodin, MD
October 28, 2022
Topic: BCS Framework: Building Site Decisions and Problem Solving – A Quality Process
Speaker: Lucian Niemeyer
We are not able to resume face-to-face meeting as of yet. It’s been very frustrating, trying to find a place to hold our PD meetings, that fits our needs and at a reasonable cost, and also trying to predict the number of people who would be comfortable getting together during this period of uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic still lurking around the corner.
We have committed to holding the belated ASQ Dallas Section 1402 70th Year Anniversary Celebration. It will be held on the 19th of November – Don’t forget to mark your calendar. It will be held at the Dallas Doubletree near LBJ and Midway Road, the same location where we had our member appreciation event several years ago. Peggy Catron is busy planning the event and we will keep you informed of her progress as the program comes together. Should any of you like to assist her in this endeavor, please contact her or Russell Wood.
We are actively looking for speakers for the next year. If you would like to present a paper at either a PD Meeting or a Tutorial, please contact Fred Leinweber or me and we will put you on the schedule. If you have any subject that you would like to propose, and a possible speaker, also let us know.
Looking forward to having you at the PD Meeting on Thursday, September 22nd. The speaker and subject information is also currently posted on our web site – www.asqdallas.org.
H. W. (Hank) Fahrlander Jr. P.E,
2021-2022 Section Chair
ASQ Dallas Section 140
Greetings from the Chair,
It’s time again for you to sign up for this month’s Professional Development session which is scheduled for the 28th of this month and will be our first Face-to-Face meeting since the Pandemic hit. Please go to our ASQ Website (www.asqdallas.org) for information and sign up.
I wanted to take this opportunity, this month, to encourage you, our members, to take an active role in helping us provide the best programs and services in support of your efforts to achieve your long-term goals. Now is a great time to consider the following:
- Upgrading your membership – Steve Fox, your Member Upgrade Chair, is ready to assist you in completing your application for Senior or Fellow membership status.
- Writing that tutorial or subject paper you have always wanted to do – Fred Leinweber, you’re Program and Operations Chair, is looking for guest speakers for our monthly PD sessions. He is also looking for suggestions from you, of subjects and speakers you would like us to pursue.
- Increase your participation in Section activities – We are also looking for members that would like to join your Section Leadership Team in meeting their goals and objectives. Please contact myself or Russell Wood, our Secretary to let us know your interest.
Also, please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss how the Leadership Team can assist you in making ASQ your first choice for training and service in the Quality Management arena.
Looking forward to seeing you there at the PD Meeting on the Thursday, the 28th.
H. W. (Hank) Fahrlander Jr. P.E,
2021-2022 Section Chair
ASQ Dallas Section 140
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.