Thursday, Apr 16, 2015
Language to Engage: Shifting our Questions from Why to What
We are Quality. We lead. We strive for excellence.
How might our quest for perfection get in our way? What might we stop doing to lead more effectively?
This session will highlight lessons learned and discoveries from a 20-year Quality professional.Read More»
Mallinckrodt St. Louis ASQ International Team Excellence
This presentation will explore “Project Ioverhaul”, the story of how global demand for Optiray contrast agent surged unexpectedly, and an immediate response was needed. Classic quality tools were used to reduce lab delays beyond expectations yielding reduced backorders, cost-avoidance, improved customer relations, and support of Mallinckrodt’s zero-defect culture!Read More»
St. Louis YMCA Book Fair
Do you love books? If you do, you can have fun and help your St. Louis Section of ASQ support the YMCA’s annual book fair. Each year, hundreds of thousands of books are donated to the Y. This allows the Y to offer a large selection of new and quality used books at reasonable prices. Our goal is donate 100 hours to the Book Fair effort in the name of ASQ St. Louis.Read More»
Mercy Hospital St. Louis LEANs into Labor and Birth Improvements
This presentation will explore the year long journey utilizing LEAN techniques aimed at all aspects an expecting mother encounters while in the care of Mercy Hospital.
The goal: to reduce waiting and improve patient throughput while increasing satisfaction levels. The approach included week long rapid improvement events each month through the project life cycle.Read More»
Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
Using Data to Manage Suppliers
This presentation will explore the data driven process of using data to manage suppliers.
The Effects of Change Management on Six Sigma Project Success: Is there a Correlation?
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Understanding and Leading Business Change is vital to making progress and achieving higher level of results.
This presentation will explain the process of change, how to get past resistance, and how to use tools to enable faster change.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
“So you want to be a consultant and provide performance excellence…or perhaps lead your organization to performance excellence”
The presentation will include brief review of the pros and cons of business improvement consulting, as well as a discussion of why one should or should not consider becoming a consultant.
The criteria for leading an organization to performance excellence is similar whether one is an outside the organization consultant or an internal champion. These attributes and challenges will also be discussed. This is planned to be a semi-open discussion between the presenter and the audience.
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015
What is “The Gift of Wisdom”
Even though some are no longer in their 20’s, you have children, grandchildren and others you mentor and advise. Finance, career, friends, education, stress, time management, hobbies, dreams, loss, goals and other topics will be discussed.
The presentation is based on Neal Whitten’s book “The Gift of Wisdom: Lessons for a Lifetime”.Read More»
- Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014
Have you received an ASQ certification this past year? Come and be recognized for your quality achievement at the St. Louis Section 1304 Annual Awards night. Recipients of ASQ Certifications are eligible for a complementary dinner.
Every year we elect section officers for key leadership committee positions.
- Section Chair
- Section Chair-Elect
- Section Treasurer
- Section Secretary
The leadership committee plans, coordinates, and leads all section events; assists members with ASQ opportunities; and represents the section at ASQ functions. Section leadership provides an excellent opportunity to develop management skills, give back to your section, and help others on their quality journey. Open positions are available for those ready to take the challenge.Read More»