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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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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


October 23, 2018 Dinner Meeting Announcement

Measuring What Matters in Healthcare
 
Carefully-chosen metrics, presented in a meaningful way, are key to creating organizational alignment and increasing staff engagement.  To demonstrate, let’s go back to healthcare’s original big data scientist – Florence Nightingale. 
 
Nightingale was a pioneer in the use and visual analysis of data, and her impressive talent emerged following her work in field hospitals during the Crimean War.  By providing leaders (thousands of miles away in England) with a better way to understand mortality data and focus on what was important, she sparked unprecedented changes in healthcare delivery and paved the way for evidence-based medicine.  In the field of data visualization, the Nightingale Rose – coxcomb as she called it – is still in use.
 
Even today, in all industries there is much room for improvement in how we collect and present data.  Are we measuring what matters, or what is easy to collect?  What measurements are staff collecting that were not asked for, or no longer necessary to collect, or lacking a connection to external requirements?  It is a business imperative to ensure internal process measurements are clearly connected with stakeholder metrics.
 
SpeakerKeith H. Poole
Keith Poole, MSQA, is a Leadership Advisor with khrusallis, a High Reliability + Lean business transformation consultancy specializing in healthcare. Keith works closely with senior leadership teams to deploy strategy and create alignment in the organization all the way to front-line staff. Proving once and for all that quality tools are universal, Keith turned a Metallurgical Engineering degree into a successful career in healthcare and has served as a Quality Professional for:

ArcelorMittal – one of the world’s largest steel producers;

Merkle-Korff – a world-wide manufacturer of small electric motors;

Here (formerly NAVTEQ) – the world’s leading digital map provider;

Franciscan Alliance (formerly SSFHS) – mid-sized hospital system in IN and IL;

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) – largest hospital system in the US;

Vizient (formerly University Healthsystem Consortium) – a member organization and data processor for 120+ major academic medical centers in the US and Canada

 

Keith’s specialties include: High Reliability, Process Mapping, Process Improvement, Lean, Six Sigma, DMAIC, PDCA, PDSA, kata, healthcare, training, team facilitation, project management, root cause analysis, customer experience, voice of the customer, supplier assessment, and more.

 

When:  Tuesday, October 23, 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:

 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 included, except coffee (The venue does not carry any coffee products in house).

– CASH BAR
 

Please register by end of business day on Monday, October 22, 2018


Prep Courses for CQE & CMQ/OE certification

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 12TH. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

ASQ Section 1302 is offering prep courses for CQE & CMQ/OE certification. These are fully online classes with learner-learner, learner-faculty, and learner-content interaction and activity. 

Classes start the first week of August. For more information, please visit: http://www.asq-1302.org/education-and-training/cqe-test-prep/.

Attached is additional information.

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