2015 Certification Class Schedule

 

Course Instructor Day Time Dates Exam
Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt CSSBB (QCTC 1000)
Link to ACC
Brian D. Mitchell ONLINE TBD Dec 10th – Mar 3rd
Certified Software Quality Engineer
CSQE (QCTC 1091)
Link to ACC
Norma H. Antunano / David Wight Sat 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Feb 13th – May 21st
IN PROCESS
Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence CMQ/OE
(BMGT-2031)
Link to ACC
Megan J. Oertel TTH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Aug 6th – Sep 29th 10/3/2015
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt CSSGB (QCTC 1005)
Link to ACC
Brian D. Mitchell ONLINE Sep 5th – Dec 4th 12/5/2015
Certified Quality Auditor
CQA (QCTC 1041)
Link to ACC
Doug Schifflett SAT 8:30AM – 12:30PM Sep 5th – Nov 21st 12/5/2015
Certified Quality Engineer
CQE (QCTC 1043)
Link to ACC
Michael G. Harkins TTH 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sep 22nd – Dec 1st 12/5/2015

(Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “Link to ACC” under the Course Title above. Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.)

Sad News – Death of Ken Henderson

20b83f6Funeral services for Kenneth Everett Henderson will be held on Saturday January 10, 2015 at 2 p.m., at Beck Funeral Home; 15709 Ranch Rd 620; Austin, Texas 78717. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ken Henderson,  ASQ Austin 1414 member, passed away January 1st at home from a heart attack.  Many of you may have gotten to know Ken at the monthly meetings, educational events or certification classes.   He was an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and also certified Project Management Professional (PMP).   His  had worked at Applied Materials,  Celerity, Ultra Clean Technology and most recently ThermoFisher.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BSME, Mechanical Engineering Operations Research degree.  Ken was a positive person who sought to serve others in need, continually learning and growing as a human being.  Ken will be missed!

 

 

Webinar – Patient Safety – (01/15/15)

Julie Foster

Topic:  “Patient Safety”

Speaker:  Julie Foster, RN, MBA, CHCQM, FAIHQ , Director, Patient Safety & Accreditation, MD Anderson Healthcare Center

Overview:  In this Webinar Julie will share an overview of patient safety principles utilized at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.   The Webinar will include how Human Factors Analysis Classification System (HFACS) can be successfully applied in a large hospital setting, offering a systematic methodology to collect data, analyze and display critical risk factors to staff, management and leaders that impact patient safety.

Speaker Bio:  Julie Foster is the Director, Patient Safety and Accreditation in the Office of Performance Improvement at MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Julie has been the Director of Patient Safety and Accreditation at MD Anderson Cancer Center since 2010.  Her experience also includes 35 years of nursing,  spending over 20 years with St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. She was the Director of Quality Improvement for Kelsey-Seybold Clinics for 7 years where she was responsible for accreditation, patient safety, regulatory compliance, clinical improvement, credentialing & privileging, clinical education, environmental/employee health and safety. Prior to transferring to Kelsey-Seybold, Julie was the Quality Performance Manager at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.  Additionally, she has 15 years Operating Room experience and completed a one year OR internship.

Julie is Certified in Health Care Quality Management (CHCQM) with Diplomatic status by the American Board of Quality Assurance.  She is a Fellow in the American Institute for Healthcare Quality (FAIHQ).   She is a member of TNA, TAHQ, TGCAHQ and served on the Quality Leadership Council for the American Medical Group Association.  She is Certified in Just Culture by The Just Culture Community administered by Outcome Engenuity.

When:
January 15, 2015
6 PM – 7 PM (CST)

RSVP: to receive reminder and help us to plan better for future events->


Instructions to join the event using a computer:

On a computer, use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.

Join the meeting:  https://join.me/asq-1414-education-norma-a

Instructions to join the event using audio conference:

Dial a phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.

By phone:
United States – Hartford, CT +1.860.970.0010
United States – Los Angeles, CA +1.213.226.1066
United States – Thousand Oaks, CA +1.805.309.5900
Access Code 558-262-817#

 

RUs: Participants can earn 0.1 RUs for attending this webinar. To receive RU credit, please identify your name in the meeting room once you are connected (easy instructions will be provided in the virtual room)

Sponsored by ASQ Section 1414

 

Webinar – The High Reliability Healthcare Organization – (12/17/14)

Topic: “ The High Reliability Healthcare Organization”  from a NASA Engineer’s Perspective

Speaker: :  Timothy Adams,  Senior  Engineering Assurance at NASA Kennedy Space Center

Speaker Bio:
Tim Adams is a senior engineer in quantitative reliability and risk for the NASA Kennedy Space Center.  Tim’s interests, experience, and education provide a multidisciplinary approach.

Tim’s corporate work experience includes various engineering roles pertaining to the design and use of computerized (CNC) machine tools. For a large international oil-services company, he provided business development strategies and product analyses for the marketing department. In municipal government, Tim was an operations manager and the Executive Director of Management Services.

Tim’s formal education is in Mathematics as an engineering work-study student, Education with a two-year internship using a systems (competency-based) approach, and General Management with an international perspective.

When:
December 17, 2014
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (CST)

RSVP:  Please RSVP to receive reminder and allow us to better plan

 

Instructions to join the event using a computer:

On a computer, use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.

Join the meeting:  https://join.me/asq-1414-education-norma-a

 

Instructions to join the event using audio conference:

Dial a phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.

By phone:
United States – Hartford, CT +1.860.970.0010
United States – Los Angeles, CA +1.213.226.1066
United States – Thousand Oaks, CA +1.805.309.5900
Access Code 558-262-817#

 

RUs: Participants can earn 0.1 RUs for attending this webinar. To receive RU credit, please identify your name in the meeting room once you are connected (easy instructions will be provided in the virtual room)

Sponsored by ASQ Section 1414

Two Central Texas Organizations Receive 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Austin’s St. David’s HealthCare and Fredicksburg’s Hill Country Memorial, both of Central Texas, are two of the four 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients!

Full Announcement ->

ASQ Healthcare Division’s Nightingale Scholarship

The deadline for applying for the ASQ Healthcare Division’s Nightingale Scholarship is January 31, 2015 and the application is available on the Healthcare Division website: http://asqhcd.org/awards-and-scholarships/

From the application website:
“The purpose of the ASQ Healthcare Division Nightingale Scholarship is to further critical use of quality theory and methods in modern healthcare. This competition is open to any student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution who is nominated by a member of the Healthcare Division and who is pursuing studies related to healthcare quality. The student need not be an ASQ member at the time of application.”

Webinar: Discover Deeper Value in KPI (10/21/2014)

Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, this webinar has been cancelled

It will be rescheduled to a later date

 


Discover Deeper Value in KPI Report-outs: General Cable’s Case Study


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Speakers: Mark Feller and  Forrest W. Breyfogle III

Why do the tracking and reporting of key performance indicators (KPIs) often fall short of providing their expected value to an organization?

This question is too common in organizations that are committing many of labor hours and software expenses to producing a scorecard or reporting of their KPIs.  The real issues are not that the KPIs are poorly chosen or that they are assigned to the wrong people. The most common issue driving KPI underperformance reporting is that the presentation does not provide the organization with information in a format that supports making good business decisions. Attend this webinar to learn more!

 

Register Here

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HOUSTON REGIONAL QUALITY CONFERENCE – 11/14/2014

hous REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for our SECOND ANNUAL HOUSTON REGIONAL QUALITY CONFERENCE

“Value Creation Through Quality Assurance”

DATE Fri, Nov 14 2014  |  TIME 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION Crowne Plaza Reliant,  8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas, 77054

Implementation of a strong Quality Management System has a direct impact on creating value for an organization. Elimination of defects throughout the manufacturing and service delivery processes drives reductions in operating costs and successful on-time delivery, whereas implementing design quality assurance can result in superior products/services and increased market share. This one-day conference is designed to bring together quality professionals from the various industries active in the Houston region to illuminate quality ideas and tools which will enhance a company’s competitive advantage.

T  W O   K E Y N O T E   S P  E A  K E  R S

MORNING 
Annise Parker | Mayor, City of Houston

AFTERNOON
Robert P. Moschetta | Sr. Vice President of HSSE, Training and Quality with Oceaneering International, Inc.

E I G H T E E N   S E S S I O N  S P  E A K E R S

AUDIT  Mike Gentry, Ann Phillips, Bikash Ghosh, Bryan Wollam
LEADERSHIP Kathryn LeRoy, Marshall Nauck, Efrain Solis, Shane Yount
MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Wali Alam, Miriam Boudreaux, Don Swift, Mark Troup
QUALITY  ENGINEERING / SIX SIGMA AND LEAN  Kenza Bouzaher, Steve Mazzone, Christina Morrison & Karen deKay, Pheba Phillips & Laura Burke

Conference Tracks:
1. Audits/Assessments: Auditing, Performance Improvement, and Assessment of effectiveness
2. Management Systems: Integration of management systems (e.g. Quality, Environmental & Safety) Imminent changes to industry standards such as ISO 9001 and API Q1/Q2 and in particular the role of risk management in these standards.
3. Leadership: Influencing without authority and leadership in organizations. Ideas to drive inspiration and foster innovation.
4. Quality Engineering / Six Sigma and Lean: Application of quality tools and principles to create value and drive continual improvement with an emphasis on Six Sigma and Lean.
Attendees with ASQ certifications will earn 1.0 Recertification Units. Please check with you associated professional organization for conference event continuing education credits.

 

REGISTER TODAY

More Information ->

Free Resources from Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions

Mr. Forrest Breyfogle from Smarter Solutions, has graciously shared the following resources for the benefit of all ASQ Austin members!.  Access to over 300 FREE articles, videos, podcasts, and recorded webinars is available through the following links.  Practitioners and management can gain much from this information.

  1. Forrest’s favorites challenges the norms and offers enhanced approaches; e.g., control charting and process capability statements: https://www.smartersolutions.com/resources/forrest-favorites/
  2. 10 application examples convert traditional scorecards/dashboards (that only examines the past) to predictive measurements: https://www.smartersolutions.com/business-system-iee/iee-enterprise-process-management/performance-measurement-system/
  3. Over 250 articles, recorded webinars, podcasts, and videos on performance measurement, strategy creation, and Lean Six Sigma process improvement: https://www.smartersolutions.com/resources/articles/

Webinar – ASQ Reliability Introduction – (10/13/14)

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Presentation Link-> ASQ Reliability Presentation

Topic:  ASQ Reliability Introduction

Speaker:  Norma Antunano, PhD

 

Overview:

In this Webinar Norma will share an overview of ASQ  Reliability Division and Region 14A,  perspective, the diverse  opportunities to apply Reliability in our evolving environment,  and how to engage and locate Reliability related  on-line materials using the ASQ website.

Speaker Bio:

 

Norma Antunano is section 1414 Education Chair and Secretary, and region 14A Reliability Councilor.  In this Webinar Norma will share an overview of ASQ  Reliability Division and Region 14A,  perspective, the diverse  opportunities to apply Reliability in our evolving environment,  and how to  engage and locate Reliability related  materials  on line in ASQ site.

Norma  has worked in the technology industry in different Quality and Reliability roles, and is passionate about Continuous  Improvement. She has led  and mentored  diversity of technical and business improvement and innovation projects at Medtronic, Honeywell,  Broadcom and Hewlett Packard from scoping to successful completion.  Norma  has been Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner for several years,  has facilitated diversity of courses including Probability and Statistics for  Business  graduate students at the University of Phoenix, and has authored papers for  IPC,  ECTC and ASQ.  Recently, Norma has been  working with  ASQ Reliability Division preparing content on areas of interest.  Norma is a Systems Engineer, holds a Master in Engineering Sciences,  MBA in International Management  and a PhD in Engineering.  She is also  IEEE Senior member, certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt,  Scrum, CQE, CSQE, CRE and SSBB.

On a computer, use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: asq-1414-education-norma-a

You have the following options to listen this webinar:

When:
October 13, 2014
6 PM – 7 PM (CST)

Join the audio conference:
Dial a phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.

By phone:
United States – Hartford, CT   +1.860.970.0010
United States – Los Angeles, CA   +1.213.226.1066
United States – Thousand Oaks, CA   +1.805.309.5900
Access Code   558-262-817#

By computer via internet:
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required

RUs: Participants can earn 0.1 RUs for attending this webinar.   To receive RU credit, please identify your name in the meeting room once you are connected (easy instructions will be provided in the virtual room)

Sponsored by ASQ Section 1414 in partnership with  ASQ Section 14A Reliability Division