Mary Sue Love 17 SEPT 2019 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Mary Sue Love

Mary Sue Love is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at SIUE.

Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019

How to Prepare and Successfully Complete Almost Any Difficult Conversation

Do you dread difficult conversations?  Hate giving…or receiving performance appraisals? Cringe before facing a tough interaction with a sub…or a general contractor?  If so, you are not alone!

Join us as we talk about how to prepare and successfully complete almost any difficult conversation! We’ll discuss what makes a conversation difficult, learn the pre-work we all need to undertake before starting a difficult conversation, and practice a few. By the end of the session, we’ll acquire some new negotiation techniques to move projects, and maybe even people forward.

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James leads 18 April 2019 ASQ LUNCH at Engineers Club

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019

Ameren’s Drones in Daily Operations

Join us and your fellow members at the Engineers Center for a JOINT MEETING with the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. This LUNCH MEETING will feature James Pierce who will speak about Ameren’s innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. Weather permitting, there will be a drone demonstration.

This luncheon will discuss Ameren’s innovative and system reliability focused approach to deploying drones as a daily operation. Weather permitting there will be a demonstration.

Ameren is deploying and utilizing unmanned aerial technology in multiple business lines with a focus on cost savings, reliability, safety and customer satisfaction. Drones are being used daily throughout Ameren’s service territory to inspect power lines, vegetation, gas and generation facilities with a high degree of success. Benefits are even being seen in storm restoration, where drone crews are able to assess damage in difficult to access areas in a fraction of the time a foot patrol would take.

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Liorah Rapkin 14 MAY 2019 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

L I Rapkin

Liorah Rapkin, Director of Quality for TCC, Inc

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thinking Big: Ethics Meets Analytics

This presentation walks through case studies that demonstrate the effects of analytics on individuals, organizations, and government; highlights risk areas in designing and using analytics, and provides a framework for evaluation based on Cathy O’Neil’s Weapons of Math Destruction. The presenter will discuss Data Quality, Data Usage, Opacity, Scale and Damage in both positive and negative examples, including the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica collusion that affected the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote and the 2016 United States’ Presidential election, and the classic example of analytics, Moneyball.

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Jim Duarte 14 MAY 2019 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Jim Duarte LSSMBB

Jim Duarte, ASQ Fellow, CQE, CSSBB, LSSMBB

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Skills and Requirements of Data Science

Data science is the process of asking meaningful questions, and getting answers, from data.  By that definition quality professionals are, and always have been, data scientists. This presentation examines the breadth of skills and requirements for data scientists from the perspective of the quality professional. Based on observations from consulting in both quality and data science fields, four types of data scientists will be described in detail: the strategist, the boundary spanner, the applications ninja, and the communicator or storyteller. Quality professionals need not feel proficient in all forms of data science. By understanding these areas, quality professionals can identify new opportunities for professional development that naturally leverage their strengths and career histories.

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George Friesen 19 MAR 2019 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

George Friesen, Lean Business Practice Leader, Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Barriers to a Lean Transformation

While Lean work processes have driven significant improvements in work processes across many sectors of our economy, all too often continuous improvement doesn’t happen.  Gains in productivity and product/process quality initially made using Lean work processes are not sustained, and the organization reverts to its pre-Lean condition.  The results? Wasted money and cynical workforces. This presentation will review those forces that stand as barriers to the development of a sustainable Lean transformation and suggest ways of eliminating these barriers.

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Matt Ingram 19 MAR 2019 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

Matt Ingram, Consultant

Matt Ingram, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Principles for Creating and Delivering Effective Presentations

PowerPoint and other slideshow software tools are ubiquitous in the business world. But sometimes the tool is used ineffectively, leading to the “death by PowerPoint” phenomenon. Backlash against the overuse and misuse of PowerPoint has led some leaders in business and government to forbid its use. This presentation is intended to provide principles for creating and delivering effective presentations every time, whether using PowerPoint or not.

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Ross Boyd 19 FEB 2019 ASQ Dinner at Favazza’s

Ross Boyd, CEO TruQC

19 Feb 2019

Building Digital Transformation

Learn how to capture information in real time at the point of use. All digitally, online, and with fast remote access. Case study examples will be provided to illustrate how to build paperless solution that are used throughout quality, auditing and inspection.

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Anita Marx 19 Feb 2019 ASQ Dinner at Favazza

Anita L Marx, AIM Consulting, LLC

19 Feb 2019

Apply fundamentals of Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve project results!

Ever wonder why most projects, plans, training programs, or processes fail to deliver expected results?

The answer lies in the Baldrige Excellence Framework. Whether you work for a company that uses the Baldrige or not, understanding the fundamentals of The Criteria for Performance Excellence will help you improve project results.

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Dr. Alex Vidan 15 JAN 2019 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Alex Vidan DC

Dr. Alex Vidan, Vidan Family Chiropractic

Getting to the Root Cause of Compromised Health

Dr. Vidan will be discussing logical approaches to correcting the root cause of some of the most common health concerns affecting your family.

While many professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, my concern is with strengthening the body to suit the environment. I look for, and most often times discover, the root CAUSE of the problem. I do not treat symptoms…but the cause of what ails you.

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Bill Hooper Awards Night 04 DEC 2018 ASQ Dinner at Sunset 44 Bistro

Bill Hooper, Adjunct Professor for the Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research at Purdue University

Close-Up Magic, Juggling and Copperfield

A creative hands-on approach to teaching Six Sigma

While Lean Six Sigma (LSS) has been widely accepted in manufacturing and service organizations, it’s acceptance in higher education has been slow. Universities are beginning to teach the concepts of LSS in courses, yet even fewer are actually applying these tools to their operations. Training and energizing students, faculty, staff, and administration to use Lean Six Sigma requires an interactive approach. Active participation by the learners is necessary for complex topics to be truly understood. This presentation will address a different model for teaching probability and statistics leading to an energized application of continuous improvement.

To understand and remember a subject, according to experts in the field, three areas must be in place: useful, relevant and interesting. It is necessary to transform the classroom from a passive to an active environment to improve the learning experience, increase content retention, and improve student engagement. This presentation will demonstrate several unique and unusual techniques to teach probability, statistics, and design of experiments including two innovative audience participation card illusions that provide creative ways to engage students.

  • “This was an outstanding presentation one of the best this section has had in years. The use of card illusion in this session was not only a unique method but highly entertaining. Demonstrating how the illusions were done and tying them in with probability theory and an FMEA was an extra added bonus. And need I not forget, about 75% of the audience learned how to juggle during his show!” — Manual Lopez, Ft. Wayne, Indiana ASQ”
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