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ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

The TI did not receive sufficient registrations to begin classes on April 29.

Please Note The New TI Target Start Dates Below.

How to register:  To register for a class, please submit a completed registration form to the TI.  A check or credit card for payment is required to be registered.  Download the Registration Form… 

  • Target Start Dates: The start dates given in the schedule are TARGET dates.  Classes will start on the target date provided there are sufficient registrations to run the class.  Typically, 6-8 registrations are required to run a class.
  • Registration Posting: received registrations for each class will be posted on the ASQ TI Webpage so that students can monitor and anticipate if class will or will not start on the target date.
  • Insufficient Registration for Target Start Date: Insufficient registration approximately one week prior to the target start date will postpone start until the next target date.
  • Payment Processing: Payments will be processed one week prior to start of class.  Payment information is required for registration.
  • Location of Class Sites: Locations will be announced when running classes are determined.

Certification Exam Review Classes

Number CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSSGB Exam Review Class ASQ Test Window

August 4-20, 2017

TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4013 Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)Exam Review Saturday, May 27, 2017

Register by May 20, 2017


July 29, 2017
4015 Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Review
4025 Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Exam Review:
4035 Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Exam Review


Number CQT, CQI, CRE, CMQ/OE, SSBB, SSYB Exam Review Class Test Window

September 1 – 17, 2017

TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4026 Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Review (SSYB) Saturday, June 24, 2017

Register by June 17, 2017


August 26, 2017


4037 Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review (SSBB)
4041 Quality Inspector Exam Review (CQI)
4042 CQM/OE Exam Review
4044 CQT Exam Review
4713 CRE Exam Review

Non-Exam Review Classes

Number Class TI Class Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4002 Basic Statistics/SPC Saturday, May 27, 2017

Register by May 20, 2017

July 29, 2017
4009 Blueprint Reading and GDT
4014 Quality Cost Management
4032 Design of Experiments
4040 ISO 9000 2015 Revisions
4038 Six Sigma I:  Black Belt Theory Saturday, September 9, 2017 Saturday November 18, 2017

May General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Wednesday, May 10th


Victoria Banquets @ Edward Hotel
6600 N Mannheim Rd
Rosemont 60018


  • 5:30PM-6:00pm Check in and network.
  • 6:00PM –  Advance session presentation. “Decision Mapping for Better Decision Making” – Keith Poole
  • 7:00PM – Dinner
  • 8.00PM – Main presentation. “Project Management Tools – Building a Better Floor” – LaWanda C. Lacy
  • 9:00PM Adjourn


Chicken Breast Marsala
Rosemary Potato Wedges
French String Beans
Dessert: Chocolate Sundae

Dinner Cost:

  • $30 Pre-Register Online
  • $35 at the Door (Cash/Check Only)


Decision Mapping for Better Decision Making

Keith is a Leadership Advisor with Khrusallis, a company dedicated to Lean transformation in healthcare. Currently Keith is working closely with the CEO and leadership team at Franciscan St. James in south suburban Chicago, guiding the entire facility on a journey towards Lean Culture.


Project Management Tools – Building a Better Floor

Identify project management principles found in the project management body-of-knowledge and demonstrate the principles stepping the audience through a real-world example using the project management life cycle phases.

LaWanda C. Lacy is a Global Project Manager for Fresenius Kabi with a current focus on launching Serialization for over 700 products in the domestic US market. Building on a Bachelor of Science in Biology, LaWanda’s advanced education from the Keller Graduate School of Management includes the Masters in Business Administration with a specialty in Quality & Operations Management, and a Masters in Project Management. LaWanda attained certifications for Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Quality Improvement Associate. LaWanda continues her training with certifications in process for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Pharmaceutical GMP Professional. LaWanda specialized in Pharmaceutical/Life Science industry Project Management for the last 5 years. As a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Society of Quality (ASQ), LaWanda pursues to grow the body of knowledge that allows effective Project and Program Management for the Quality System.

Note: June is the Joe Lisy award presentation. You are invited to attend. Please, peek at our Program schedule for 2017 and plan for it.

Pre-Registration is Closed

Chicago Section 1201 – Awarded PAR Gold

Great news!

Our Section has been awarded the PAR Performance Gold.   We have been working towards this goal for several years.  We finally achieved it.  Congratulations to all for your contribution.

Some of the key elements were our Treasurer’s meticulous on time submissions of the required reports, our World Class Auditing process, Programs’ innovating events, Membership’s new initiatives, Nik’s presentation at last year’s Member Leader Conference and our successful presentation on Sister Sections, spearheading a new corporate initiative, introducing Social Responsibility, HQ’s recognized efforts from our certification renewal process, the Proctoring, Jim fanning’s Website development and Eric’s Programs PAR submittals three years ago (it was kept alive), TI educating our volunteers and offering free tuition to our veterans, and all of the coordinated efforts/contributions from all of the member leaders / volunteers that make the Section work so well.

Thank you and congratulations to all for your dedication and selfless efforts.

Click Here for a list of all Awardees: 2016-Par-Award-Listing

Eric Jakubowski
Past Section Chair 1201

2017 Bunny Rock Chicago 5K Run / Walk & Egg Hunt

ASQ Chicago Section is pleased to announce an upcoming 2017 charity event under the Social Responsibility (SR) program initiatives. All members and their families as well as guests are invited to register for the Bunny Rock Chicago 5K Run/Walk & Egg Hunt for the Red Door Animal Shelter Charity. Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. This event will take place at 9 am on April 15, 2016 at Montrose Harbor (601 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL). ASQ Chicago SR team is forming a small group of 5K Run/Walk participants to represent our section in this charitable event. Registration fee for those participants will be covered. In addition, a group of volunteers will be formed to help with various event-related tasks. Please be advised that the participants/volunteers spaces are limited and will be assigned on the ‘first-come/first-served’ basis. All participants will receive bunny ears, sunglasses, a dri-fit t-shirt, goody bag and a finisher medal. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Please send your request for participation to by 4/12/17. Event participants/volunteers can pre-register their kids for the Egg Hunt at the charity event site. Additional event information can be found at ASQ Chicago Section Social Responsibility team is looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun-filled rewarding volunteering experience.



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