Language to Engage: Shifting our Questions from Why to What

Dawn M. Newman

Dawn M. Newman, Ph.D.

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.

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“Project Ioverhaul”, how global demand for Optiray surged unexpectedly

Mallinckrodt Log0Thursday, Apr 16, 2015

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!

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ASQ St. Louis Supports the St. Louis YMCA Book Fair

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.

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Mercy Hospital St. Louis LEANs into Labor and Birth Improvements

mercy-hospital-st.louis Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

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.

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Using Data to Manage Suppliers

Loree Rowe

Loree Rowe, Boeing Black Belt

 Thursday, Mar 19, 2015

Using Data to Manage Suppliers

This presentation will explore the data driven process of using data to manage suppliers.

 

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Six Sigma and Change Management

 Jesse StevensonTuesday, Feb 17, 2015

The Effects of Change Management on Six Sigma Project Success: Is there a Correlation?

 

 

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Using Change Management to Expedite Results

President, Strategic Operating Systems

President, Strategic Operating Systems

 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.

 

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So you want to be a consultant and provide performance excellence

Steve Mundwiller

Steve Mundwiller, SME Quality Resources

 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.

 

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The Gift of Wisdom: Discovering at 20 what others know at 60

Rod Thompson, Senior Manager, Express Scripts

Rod Thompson, Senior Manager, Express Scripts

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”.

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Annual Awards and Elections

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

awardsAnnual Awards

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.

Annual Elections

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.

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