“No Sweat Public Speaking!”
Keynote: John Timmerman, ASQ Chair
Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento, CA
Innovation is today where quality management was 25 years ago.
It is often confined to a small group of people in your organization—these
great ideas and useful approaches are not always well publicized and do
not always engage all of your people. Innovation can also mean different
things to different people.
Read more here.
2050 Dorsett Village
Maryland Heights, St. Louis, MO 63043 Map
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013
05:30 PM – 08:30 PM Central
Have you ever had a great idea for a process change or improvement that you tried to explain to management or other employees, but you couldn’t get anyone to listen? You know it’s a great idea and you know it will work, so why can’t anyone else see it too?
Getting buy in is about helping others to see the need for change, then doing your homework and collaborating with others to find the best way to get everyone on board to implement that change. In this session we will explore the 7 elements for getting buy in and try our hand at using the 7 steps for getting buy in.
Chris Anderson is Expert Business Process Coach with Bizmanualz, where he builds Lean ISO Quality Management Systems for results. He is a Lean SSBB, senior member of ASQ and holds CQA, CQM/OE, CQPA, and CQIA certifications. He is also a past St. Louis section Chair and region 13 Deputy Regional Director.
The evening starts with SEED presenting a Dance exhibition
Afterward, the “SMED Heads”, will present their award-winning improvement project. The SMED Heads are an international, cross-functional improvement team working at Mallinckrodt, the Pharmaceutical business of Coviden. The SMED Heads formed to evaluate and optimize the existing cleaning procedure for the large-scale production equipment in Mallinckrodt’s pharmaceutical salts facility.
Originally conceived as a Lean Six Sigma process improvement Kaizen, this project was expected to improve First Time Right, reduce wasted time and resources, and increase available production capacity by improving equipment changeover time. Instead, this team totally redesigned the process, and saved over $1 MM in the first year after implementation.
This project was a finalist in the International Team Excellence Competition, held at the 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, and the team won the “Organizational Impact” award. Come hear how they did it!
We are honored to have this presentation from the ASQ World Conference. Please come join us. 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.
Our after dinner speaker is Leah C. Lorendo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.
Leah is Principal, Imprensia Communications, a communication consultancy that helps executives strengthen their communication effectiveness to enhance achievement of business objectives and organizational performance. Leah has more than 16 years experience as an executive communication coach with senior executives from a variety of industries in Fortune 500 companies. She was an Adjunct Professor in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis for 3 years. Leah is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with extensive experience in coaching executives in the business value of vocal distinction to strengthen communication outcomes.
4359 Lindell Blvd,
St Louis, MO 63108
Tuesday, May 21 2013, 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Attention: All ASQ Members! We got so many great ideas last year that we want to hear from you again. We have implemented many of them too. Come give us your ideas for making our St. Louis chapter the best it can be. We want your help in defining our offerings and improving our organization. What kind of topics are you interested in? What kind of venues would be ideal? Are there some different activities or education you’d like have ASQ start providing? What communications do you need or want? Is there something we can add to our website?Read More»