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December 11th, 2019 Dinner Meeting Announcement

The Anatomy of Process Standardization

In LEAN, the concept of process standardization and best practice sharing coexist. This meeting includes a discussion about the anatomy of process standardization, which process tools in the LSS toolbox could be used to help catalyze the conversation in our organizations, process standards as a foundation for Andon, and if time permits, we will discuss the process standardization architecture.

Speaker: Azizeh Elias Constantinescu

Azizeh Elias Constantinescu is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with 20 years of applied Lean Six Sigma experience.  Azizeh has worked in both manufacturing and service sectors as a change agent and Lean Six Sigma practitioner.  In her most recent role she works as a Lean Coach and Internal Consultant enabling Lean Transformation in the business.

Azizeh’s undergraduate degree is in Chemistry (UNF); her Masters Degree is in Quality & Manufacturing Management (Penn State University).  She is certified in: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Villa Nova University), Six Sigma Black Belt (Penn State University), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (UL LLC), DDI certified Facilitator.

Over her career, Azizeh has applied her Lean expertise in: chemical manufacturing, contact lens industry, TIC (Testing, Inspection, & Certification) industry, Audit industry, Magazine publication, Insurance, and Mortgage Loan processing.  She has helped design, develop and improve processes in Sales, Fulfillment Operations, Engineering Services, Lab Operations, Human Resources, Finance Shared Services, Ethics and Compliance, Corporate University Operations, and Corporate IT.

Azizeh is a published author and public speaker.  

When: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins (~ 1 hour, followed by Q&A)

Location:
Chef Klaus’ Bier Stube
20827 LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL60423
(815) 469-0940

Cost: $25.00

Menu: TBD

Please register by end of business day on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at http://asq-illiana.org/reservations/  

Hope to see you there!!

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ASQ
600 N. Plankinton Ave.
P.O. Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005

Toll Free North America : 800-248-1946
International: +1 414-272-8575



November 19th, 2019 Dinner Meeting Announcement

Business Meeting
 
At this meeting, the discussion will be on the state of the Illiana Section, and there is no cost for the meal.
 
Speaker: Section Chair and/or Leadership Team Members
 
When:  Tuesday, Nov 19th, 2019
5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Discussion begins
 
Location:
Bullpen Luxury Bar & Grill
1013 W Lincoln Hwy
Schererville, IN 46375 
(219) 322-8383
 
Cost: Free
 
Menu
– Varieties of Pizzas, Chicken Quesadillas, Breadsticks, Garden Salad & Dressing. 
* Beverages (included): Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, and Coffee.
** Cash Bar.
 
Please register by end of business day on Monday, November 18th, 2019 at http://asq-illiana.org/reservations/
 
Hope to see you there!!
 
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ASQ
600 N. Plankinton Ave.
P.O. Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005
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International: +1 414-272-8575


October 23rd, 2019 Dinner Meeting Announcement

Improve Teamwork by Recognizing Behavioral Styles

Technical professionals and leaders sometimes struggle when interacting with others in increasingly collaborative environments. Attendees will better understand their personal communication and behavioral styles, and how to adapt them in one-on-one and team situations. Participants will receive a complimentary DISC behavioral profile.

Speaker: Zbig Skiba

 

Zbig Skiba spent over 25 years as a professional and leader in Information Technology and Engineering. More recently, he has been a peer group facilitator and business coach. Zbig helps teams work together to get things done, by improving how they communicate and collaborate in pursuit of shared goals. Zbig has an MBA from Northwestern and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UIC.

 

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins (~ 1 hour, followed by Q&A)

Location:
True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
8940 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-2122

Cost: $25.00

Menu Selections:
– Chips and Pickles
– Appetizer: House Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with goat cheese, greens, and a raspberry BBQ sauce
– Side Salad
– Entrees (Choose One): Smoked Beef Brisket, BBQ Grilled Chicken Breast, or Dry Rubbed Atlantic Salmon
– Sides (Choose One): Coleslaw, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, or Sautéed Green Beans
– Desserts (Choose One): Peanut Butter Pie or Pecan Pie or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
– Beverages (included): diet and non-diet sodas, coffee, iced tea, and hot tea.
– CASH BAR

Please register by end of business day on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 at http://asq-illiana.org/reservations/  

Hope to see you there!!

______________________________________________________________________________

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ASQ
600 N. Plankinton Ave.
P.O. Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005

Toll Free North America : 800-248-1946
International: +1 414-272-8575



September 17th, 2019 Dinner Meeting Announcement

 

Driving a New Culture to Embrace the Digital Age

 
The advancement of the Internet over the past two decades has taught us that we must run our organizations differently for our businesses to thrive, and perhaps even survive. This digital transformation is inevitable. To successfully move into the future, organizations need to strike a balance between traditional hierarchy and cross-functional coordination. While there still needs to be accountability for results, organizations need to move faster to achieve these results.
 
In this engaging talk, Steve shares his transformational leadership framework, and how it’s used to adjust your culture for success in the digital age – to create a digital organizational culture. Steve weaves in stories of his rich history leading several types of transformational change in the face of growing digital reliance. The results? You’ll learn how to accelerate change to fuel the growth of your firm in this new world and propel your personal leadership success.
 

Speaker: Steve Salisbury

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Steve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to bridge the strategy to execution divide to drive successful transformational change. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable enterprises to set the change in motion by creating transformational capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. In an industry where projects continue to underperform, Steve holds a remarkable 85% success rate.
 
Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America and Europe.
 
Steve serves as the Immediate Past President of the Midwest Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). The purpose of ACMP Midwest is to develop change professionals who provide substantial value and expertise to the organizations they serve – through a lens of creativity, passion and excellence.
 
When speaking, Steve weaves in lessons from his rich and diverse history including agriculture, winemaking, lay-ministry and association leadership – in addition to his varied corporate, public sector and non-for-profit business and leadership experience.
 
Steve spent most of his adult life in southwestern Michigan and now lives with his wife in Chicago. His hobbies include Chicago history, architecture, and family history. He still owns the southwestern Michigan family vineyard his parents purchased in the 1960’s.
 
When:  Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
5:50 PM: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 PM: Registration and networking
6:30 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Presentation begins (~1 hour, followed by Q&A)
 
Location:
DOC’s Smokehouse & Craft Bar
1420 Calumet Ave.
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 262-3627
 
Cost: $25.00
 
Menu: Buffet Style Dinner 
– Smoked Onion Dip with House cut Chips
– Tossed Salad (Mixed greens, Carrot, Cucumber, Tomato), with Ranch & Balsamic Dressings
– Entrees: Smoked Wings, Smoked & Sliced Turkey, and Smoked Beef Brisket
– Sides: Bacardi Baked Beans, Crispy Brussel Sprouts
– Buns, BBQ Sauces, & Pickles are included
– Dessert: Jumbo Cookies
– Beverages (included): Non-Alcoholic Beverages
– CASH BAR
 
Please register by end of business day on Monday, September 16th at; http://asq-illiana.org/reservations/

 



November, 29 2018 Dinner Meeting Announcement

ASQ Illiana Section 1213 – November 29th, 2018 Dinner Meeting
 
Good Grief – It’s Internal Audit Time Again, Charlie Brown!!
 
Internal auditing is required by every management system standard and regulation.  It can be profoundly beneficial to any organization but typically ends up being an exercise in bureaucratic paperwork taking more resources than providing results.  This guided discussion is designed highlight common audit failures and misconceptions while presenting alternative ideas and insights to reinvigorate your company’s internal audits and bring bottom line value.
 
SpeakerDaniel J. Brown, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, RAB/QSA Principal Auditor of Quality Management Systems
 
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President of DB Performance Solutions, LLC, Dan has been a quality professional for over thirty (30) years in a variety of industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nuclear suppliers, sales incentives, warehousing/distribution, and machinery rebuilding/repair.  He has held a variety of positions, from Technician to owner. He is also Lead Auditor for Eagle Certification Group and the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI).  Dan is a Director of the ASQ Chicago Section 1201 and an instructor for their Institute for Quality Control Training.
 
When:  Thursday, November 29th, 2018
5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)
6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.: Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins (~ 1 hour, followed by Q&A)
 
Location:
 
True BBQ & Whiskey Bar
8940 Calumet Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-2122
 
Cost: $25.00 (0.5 RU Points)
 
Menu Selections:
 
– Chips and Pickles
– Appetizer: House Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders with goat cheese, greens, and a raspberry BBQ sauce
– Side Salad
– Entrees (Choose One): Smoked Beef Brisket, BBQ Grilled Chicken Breast, or Dry Rubbed Atlantic Salmon
– Sides (Choose One): Coleslaw, Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Green Beans, or White Cheddar Mac-N-Cheese
– Desserts (Choose One): Peanut Butter Pie or Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
– Beverages (included): diet and non-diet sodas, coffee, iced tea, and hot tea.
– CASH BAR
Please register by end of business day on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at