Dawn Newman 20 FEB 2018 ASQ Dinner at Favazza’s

Dawn Newman, Executive & Professional Coach and Organization Development Consultant

20 Feb 2018

Applied Creative Problem Solving – Building ASQ 1304’s Next Generation Value

Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Creativity continue to top the list of future capabilities for Quality professionals. The Creative Problem Solving approach will tap into your creativity, spark fresh thinking, and uncover new ways to tackle complex challenges.

This workshop will explore the tools of Creative Problem Solving (CPS).
ASQ’s November 22, 2017 Roadmap for Growth: Providing Member Value email to members identified the challenge of delivering Next Generation Value to Members through the Three C’s of Content, Communities, and Capabilities.

The February workshop will explore tools of Creative Problem Solving (CPS), share a project application, and apply the CPS framework to generate new ways of addressing what matters in our local chapter & community.

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John Paschkewitz 20 MAR 2018 ASQ Dinner Meeting at Syberg’s

Accelerated Stress Testing

John Paschkewitz, Product Assurance Engineering, LLC.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

Key Points in Reliability Engineering

My presentation will summarize key points from my lecture series at three universities in China
during May 2017, and it will highlight my observations during the 25 days in China.
I presented a series of six lectures at each of three universities. My wife and I visited Beihang
University in Beijing, Northeast University in Shenyang, and Zhejiang S & T University in

The lectures were presented to PhD students in reliability engineering and included:

  • Overview of Design for Reliability
  • Early Risk Assessment Methods
  • Accelerated Stress Test and HALT
  • Quantitative Accelerated Life Test

Afternoons and weekends were spent touring unique and historical sites and enjoying regional Chinese cuisine. The presentation will be structured to interest a general audience.

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Anita Marx 20 MAR 2018 ASQ Dinner at Syberg’s

Anita L. Marx, Founder, AIM Consulting LLC

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

B-FITSM:  Improve Organizational Fitness with Baldrige Basics

Whether it’s your body or your business, regular checkups are important to know what’s working and what needs improvement. Organizational fitness is a mindset and a process for overcoming status quo, continuously improving, and adapting to stay ahead of the competition.

The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence is recognized throughout the world as the gold standard for assessing and improving organizational performance. It’s a roadmap on how to compete in this fast paced, hyper-competitive, ever changing world.

Although Baldrige is the gold standard for performance excellence, you may have heard myths and even wonder if it is still around. The reality is the Baldrige framework has stood the test of time and works for organizations…all sizes, all sectors.

In this session, we will:

  • Define organizational fitness and how to quickly assess fitness
  • Identify practices, policies, and procedures that contribute to status quo, complacency, and zap organizations of energy, sales, and profits
  • The basics of the Baldrige framework and how you can use it to B-FITSM
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Dr. Mark Lynch 16 JAN 2018 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Mark Lynch PhD PE

Mark Lynch, Development Team Lead, Superlative Technologies, Inc.

 ASQ’s Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK) Framework

What is the Quality Book of Knowledge (BOK)? More importantly, what is in the BOK?

ASQ has created and maintained the Quality Body of Knowledge (QBOK) for a number of years.  The QBOK’s purpose is to assist in the knowledge and professional development of the quality community.  In this presentation, we will explore the QBOK Foundation, discuss many of the topics included, and discover where to find additional information on QBOK items.

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Tony Vago 16 JAN 2018 ASQ Dinner at Forrest Park Golf Course Clubhouse

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

Tony Vago, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Mercy Hospital St. Louis

The Cost of (Poor) Quality: Why Do We Care?

Why do systems and processes fail, and what could some of the possible outcomes be when failure occurs? This presentation will look at why Quality professionals are needed in all industries and in all points of design, testing, and deployment of systems and processes. It will also look at why, when ignored, poor quality can be costly and even deadly.

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Awards Night 05 DEC 2017 ASQ Dinner at Sunset 44 Bistro

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017 Sunset 44 Bistro


6:00 – 6:45   AWARDS PROGRAM
6:45 – 7:30   DINNER
7:30 – 8:30   EVENING PROGRAM – Trivia Fun night with an emcee reading the questions
At least one round will be quality-focused.
Answers will be submitted in teams (team size will be dependent on number of attendees)

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Jo Pang 17 OCT 2017 ASQ Dinner at Orlando Gardens

Jo Pang, management consultant, Slalom

Driving Quality From the Inside Out

As technology eliminates more simple, repetitive and purely logic-based labor, the work that’s generated requires more creativity, collaboration and empathy than ever. In other words, the Digital Age is enabling us to be more human. But are we ready to take advantage of that?

As quality professionals, being versed in process and technical capabilities as well as the invisible, but very real, psychological underpinnings of our organizations will be more important than ever.  This workshop will explore how we can develop our own skills through practical mindfulness training, and how this can positively impact our lives and the work that we do.

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Stephen Mundwiller 17 OCT 2017 ASQ Dinner at Orlando Gardens

Stephen Mundwiller, QM Liebel-Flarsheim, LLC

Traveling on International Business


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