18th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIUC, Thursday, April 25

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) Student Chapter at SIUC is holding its 18th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIUC. There will be 4 concurrent tracks with speakers representing diverse manufacturing and service companies, presenting topics in the areas of Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, Quality, and Reliability.

The conference will be held on Thursday, April 25, on the Second floor of the Student Center at SIUC, Carbondale, IL; with breakfast & lunch included. Please, save the date.

On behalf of the Student Chapter of ASQ at SIUC, I invite you to attend the conference, and to promote it among your peers, since many of the topics to be presented are current and main priorities for many companies in diverse sectors.

We are looking for speakers, and if you are interested in presenting, please let me know.

Thank you,

Tomas Velasco

ASQ Faculty Advisor

Professor & Director of Graduate Programs


Zac Jarrard 14 Mar 2024 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Zac Jarrard, President of Jarrard Consulting, LLC.

Crafting the Perfect Prompt for ChatGPT and AI Tools

Imagine discovering a secret language  where a single sentence can alter reality and a whisper can direct a storm. This is the secret to AI and the magic of prompts. When a talented wordsmith crafts sentences out of nothing, ChatGPT becomes a canvas for dreams instead of code. Learn how to lead in this new digital era.

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Katie Benyo 28 Sep 2023 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, September 28, 2023 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

KATIE CASTREE, MHA, ASQ CSSBB Performance Improvement Leader | Lean Six Sigma

Lean Six Sigma and Team STEPPS: A Comparison of Frameworks, Principles, and Behaviors

by Katie Benyo, Client Account Lead at Accumen Inc, Published Author, Speaker

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Dawn Niccum 21 Jun 2023 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Dawn Niccum, MSN

Dawn Niccum, MSN – Vice President QA, inSeption Group

“Day in the Life” of Clinical QA in Clinical Trials

The pillars of quality in clinical research centers are data integrity and human subject protection. Clinical Quality Assurance serves both as the typical auditor and independent role, but also as the compliance advisor and partner to the clinical team. Good Clinical Practice (GCP) regulations have no requirement for a QA department which makes the role of CQA a more flexible one.

In this presentation, we will explore the role of the Clinical QA professional in ensuring that all activities are done to ensure the data integrity of the trial data and the rights, welfare, and safety of trial participants.

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Essex Industries Factory Tour | Thursday, July 13, 2023

Essex Industries Factory Tour

Thursday, July 13, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

About this event

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour Essex Industries facility in Maplewood. This plant has machining, painting, electrical assembly and hydraulic assembly work stations. There are approximately 100 employees and there is a strong QMS and lean manufacturing program. This is a great opportunity to see a strong quality management system at work.

Limit: 30 ParticipantsRegister

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Elisabeth Swan 23 May 2023 ASQ VIRTUAL 5PM Presentation

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 VIRTUAL 5PM Presentation

Swan, Elisabeth

Elisabeth Swan Lean Six Sigma Consultant, Master Black Belt, and Speaker JITCafe.com

Overcoming Obstacles to People-Centered Leadership

Have you ever underestimated your influence on others? Do you fail to recognize the impact you have on people, their work, and their ability to solve problems and thrive?

Whether you hold a formal leadership position or not, you have the power to affect those around you. However, the way you think, speak, and act may not always bring out the best in yourself or those you interact with. This can lead to missed opportunities, strained relationships, and less than ideal outcomes.

This 1-hour webinar will demonstrate what can get in the way and help participants
identify new ways of operating for better success.

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Amit Kothari 24 Aug 2023 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, August 24, 2023 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Amit Kothari, CEO – Tallyfy

Is it possible to self-document any policy or procedure using generative AI? 

Sometimes, the hardest part is documenting policies and procedures. In this presentation – we will cover how we’ve implemented the latest innovations in generative AI to help anyone document any policy or procedure.

In addition – we’ll cover controlling such assets, measuring engagement to see which ones are more popular (which is unknown today) to prove ROI from documentation efforts, and how “crowdsourced” feedback would work to improve a process from feedback in the field. Towards the end – we’ll also cover techniques to ease change management for actually executing and tracking processes in real-time, as opposed to just publishing processes and hoping somebody looks at them!

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Susan Donnelly 19 Jan 2023 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Thursday, January 19, 2023 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

susan i donnelly

Life Coach for Ultrarunners.
100-Mile Expert.

Three Universal Root Cause Truths

I’ve spent the past twenty years and tons of races learning how to use the power of our minds for instead of against ourselves. In this presentations, we will discuss the Three Universal Root Cause Truths, part of the skills I learned from 125+ 100-mile finishes.

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Regular Meeting 6 DEC 2022 ASQ Dinner at Maryville University

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6PM Meeting

Regular Meeting at Maryville University

Our first IN-PERSON ASQ St. Louis Section meeting in a couple of years. The event will kick off with a happy hour (cash-bar) starting at 5:30 PM.
The program will include
  • introducing next year’s officers,
  • how to use and benefit from myASQ,
  • the benefit of ASQ membership and
  • a survey to assist us in our Section planning.
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Ruth Stanly 17 Oct 2022 ASQ VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Monday, October 17, 2022 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Ruth Stanley

Ruth Stanley, Founder Boann Consulting, Blogger, Author, Podcaster, Presenter, Facilitator, Mentor

Creativity – Discovery in Action

Creativity is about discovering new things and new ways of thinking and being.  With the coming challenges of Industry 4 and beyond, we will need creativity more than ever.  But, what if we aren’t creative?  Don’t worry, we are all creative.  We just have to discover how and what speaks to us. Come and explore with us what creativity could mean for you. Be prepared to do an exercise or two. Creativity is a muscle after all!
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