Plant Tour 15 OCT 2019 ASQ Dinner at Craftsmen Industries

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

event marketingCraftsmen Industries Plant Tour

Join us for a tour of Craftsmen Industries on Tuesday, October 15th.

We’ll have a tour followed by discussion with SugarFire food catered in!  Early registration is required and they have a limit of 60 “tourists”.  Just like our regular meetings, with check-in starting at 5:30.  The tour begins at 6:00.  Dinner at 7:00 and we’ll wrap up by 8:00.

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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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Jason Peach 17 SEPT 2019 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Jason Peach

Jason Peach, President/CEO, West Community Credit Union

Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019

West Community Credit Union’s Quality Journey: Use of the Baldrige Framework

West Community Credit Union has been engaged in a continuous improvement journey since 2008, utilizing the Malcolm Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence.  In 2018, West Community was named a recipient of the Missouri Quality Award, the state-level Baldrige award administered by the Midwest Excellence Institute.  Jason Peach, President/CEO, will describe key lessons learned by West Community and its leadership team over this 10 year journey.

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11th Annual Quality Management Conference – University of Central Missouri

Quality Management

Thursday, September 19, 8:00am – 4pm
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg Main Campus

Hosted by UCM SOT Graduate Programs and UCM ASQ Student Branch

Activities include a keynote talk by Erin Urban, expert panelist open discussion, student presentations, poster competition, and more.

Registration is free; lunch is provided for pre-registered guests. ASQ members receive 0.6 RUs for full attendance.

Keynote Speaker: Erin Urban

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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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