2018 Event Calendar for ASQ Austin Section 1414




Activity / Location



Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ
Palmer Ln
Jason Ballentine
Creating a Spare Parts Purchase List with Confidence
Circuit of the
Vijai Venkata
 2018 Region 14A Member Leader Training 
Belinda Chavez
What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership 
March Wednesday 03/21/18
Jason Jowers
Counterfeit Elect. Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods
Thursday 03/29/18
Punch Bowl Social
N/A ASQ Social – Young Quality Professionals
Manuf.  Solutions
Plant Tour
 Kristine Bradley 
 Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide
Tuesday 06/26/18
12365 Riata Trace Pkwy
Chuck Reeves (video)
Austin IoT Group and ASQ Austin Section Joint Event
Ladybird Lake
ASQ Social – Sunset Dinner Cruise with Lone Star Riverboat
National Instruments Campus
Dan Bauer
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Overview
National Instruments Campus
Henry Schneider
Deriving Business Value from Business Capabilities- 9/12 Presentation Materials
National Instruments Campus


Rudy’s BBQ 3914 North Lamar

Michael Brucker
Andrew Davison
Automotive Service and Zero Defects 10/10/18 6-8PM
Young Quality Professional – Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!
National Instruments Campus
Kathryn Leroy
What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST
Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer
Holiday Dinner

Spring 2019 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2019 Spring Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2019 Dates Test Window
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Jan 22 – May 19


Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration 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.

ACC Overview Brochure

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS MBB) Training Feb/March 2018

ASQ Austin Section 1414 is excited to share a unique training and career development opportunity right here in Austin, TX

Smarter Solutions, Inc.

in partnership with 

 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training


Course Description:


Join a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course that teaches you how to manage an improvement program that is tied to organizational success – not just projects and hard savings. This intensive two-weeks-over-two-months robust curriculum is based upon wise application of next generation Six Sigma and Lean concepts via the Integrated Enterprise Excellence system. Topics included in this training meets and exceeds the ASQ MBB Body of Knowledge.

This Master Black Belt training offers an enhanced how-to methodology for creating an organizational Operational Excellence system.   Operational Excellence Master Black Belt training describes the benefits of this two-week offering.

Testimonials explain both personal and organizational gains received from this beyond Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt offering.


Instructor Bio:


Forrest Breyfogle III is an ASQ Fellow who has an MSME degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is CEO of Smarter Solutions Inc. (www.SmarterSolutions.com).  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides an enhanced operational excellence system for the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.

Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.

Forrest W. Breyfogle III

CEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc, Austin

Smarter Solutions, Inc.


The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Map & Directions


Course Schedule:

February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018


Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Registration / Cost:

Learn more at http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/epd/leansixsigma.php

The nominal registration cost is $7500 and early registration is $7000, however discounts are available for a variety of situations.

The registration cost includes:

  • Coaching (during, between training weeks, and after the course) – Value of $800
  • Master Black Belt Certification (project required) – Value of $500
  • Reference Text/Materials – Value of $525
  • Certificate of Completion – Documentation of the number of hours completed that can be submitted for Continuing Education Units.
To obtain a quote, contact Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions: info@smartersolutions.com
  • “Forrest really helped me connect Lean Six Sigma concepts back to the types of business process we see in a school division, creating true relevancy.” … J.B., Manager Information  Technology, Public Schools
  • “Forrest offers a very practical and effective methodology to provide more insight to the use of data. This approach can be a huge game changer in pursuing improvement goals.” … P.M., Healthcare Consultant
  • “This course changed the way I usually approached analyze and look for improvement opportunities.” … N.G., Manufacturing Production Manager
  • “This workshop was very engaging and well structured.” … S.S., Hospital Quality Improvement Manager
  • “Forrest continues to innovate and provide alternative approaches to Lean Six Sigma providing a clear roadmap to success.” … K.L. Director Operations Healthcare Provider
  • “Forrest training is really more than a regular Master Black Belt training.  Forrest’s training is not just teaching statistical tools, the training goes far beyond because it teaches the use of an Operational Excellence approach that combines with continuous improvement (CI) tools to create a truly CI system.  Forrest also makes you think again and challenge current processes and tools in a way that you really think in a continuous improvement mindset.  This training is like no other.” … A.C. Supply Chain Project Manager, Manufacturing

A Legacy Driven Life™ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Every human being is genetically engineered for success and has an immense potential for making a positive impact on this planet. However, for the potential to be realized, one needs a definite goal or purpose. A “legacy” provides the definite purpose to individuals and acts as a “north star” and a “lighthouse”, keeping us on a steady path through the ups and downs of life. Leaving a legacy is not an afterthought or an accident. Leaving a legacy requires one to live a legacy driven life. Today, as we experience global economic and social upheaval on an unprecedented scale, there is an immediate need for all corporate and national leaders to learn how to lead a legacy driven life themselves and encourage their teams to design and live their own personal legacies to ensure accelerated growth of individuals, corporations and nations. Learning Objectives: -The eternal quest for “true north” -Current planetary chaos and the path out of it -The power of one -The importance of a legacy driven life -The need to live a legacy, in order to leave a legacy -The V-factor™ and how it can help in designing a legacy -Wisdom from the power of some simple legacies The webinar is based on a critically acclaimed book, A Legacy Driven Life: Live a Legacy to Leave a Legacy, published by Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC.
Web site: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/240785735

Event Location: Virtual On-Line UNITED STATES
Contact Information:
Name: Wanda Sturm
Phone: 281.546.0753
E-mail: hdl.division@gmail.com

All dates, locations, times and activities are subject to change.