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A Message from your Vice Chair – Programs

From your program chair. – James Persaud

My Fellow members,
We take it that you had a most enjoyable summer break. The Chicago section of ASQ is ready to resume the program schedule.
Welcome back all.

We have a meeting on 13th September 2017. Please see our program schedule here –

You will notice at the upcoming meetings we have some interesting topics and a sort of social meeting/event. Yes, in November we plan on being at the Medieval Times. It was eventful the last time we had our agenda there. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. We only have two meetings before the Medieval times and the end of the year. Make your recertification easy, accumulate those RU’s by attending. We look forward to meeting you.

As we review the meeting attendees list, we recognize several of the same names attending. A special “thank you” to our loyal and dedicated members who make the effort to attend. We also recognizing some new names. That is most encouraging. Keep on attending. Help us help you. Give us your feedback. We are here to help you our members. We want to improve what we offer our members. We can only do so by hearing from you. Make every effort to attend and give your input.
Here is what we ask of you our members –

  • Schedule time for the meetings
  • Register early
  • Attend the meetings
  • Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague to the meetings
  • Network at the meeting.
  • Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
  • Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board).

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me

Looking forward to meeting you at our meetings.
Bring someone along.
Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Joe Lisy Award 🗓 🗺

From your program chair. – James Persaud

My Fellow members,

Thank you for attending the May general meeting. The room was at capacity. Keep up the good work of attending. Bring a colleague along. It is worth it, just ask those who attended. June is our last meeting before we break for summer. Remember, there is no meeting during the summer, July & August. Enjoy your summer break. Come on out and help congratulate our awardee.

At the June meeting we will be honoring one of our own. It is called the Joe Lisy award. Created to honor him for his dedication, devotion, and service to the section. There are lots of volunteers in our section. There are those who are really devoted and sincerely go beyond the norm in ensuring that the work of the section is done. Our honoree is just one of those. He has served in numerous positions within the ASQ Chicago section. He has always stepped in whenever we have a void to a position to get the section work done. He exemplifies what the Joe Lisy award is about.

I am requesting that you all make an effort to attend. Just as Richard makes effort to help you the members in conducting the section business.

Meeting details

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017,

Venue:  AVALON Banquets in Elk Grove Village IL

 (1905 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village IL  60007)


Dinner is Free for all ASQ Section 1201 Members
Bring a Guest
 for $25/person – registration required.


Dinner is family style – Menu as follows –

Soup – Cream of broccoli

Salad – Garden with Ranch and vinaigrette dressing

Chicken breast

Top sirloin of beef


Hot apple sundae

COFFEE/TEA/WATER/milk included


Agenda – tentative

5:30pm-6:00pm Check in and network.

6:00pm –  award ceremony

7:00pm- dinner



Please, peek at our Program schedule for 2017 and plan for it. Check it out at –

Bring someone along.

Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud

Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed


CSSBB Lab and Review Course

Prepare to take the ASQ CSSBB Certification Exam in November 2017.  Register for this exam review class now.

This course is instructor-led, and is presented in a hybrid classroom and on-line environment. The instruction is a blend of lecture, study, application, and individual and team-based exercises. Laptop computers will be used extensively during the class.  This course spans 21 calendar weeks.

The course provides participants with a comprehensive and disciplined model for continual improvement and further provides participants with hands-on experience working on carefully selected real life projects applying the LSS Black Belt tools.  This course is designed for experienced professionals seeking to obtain Six Sigma Black Belt Certification and who are in need of a project affidavit, with at least 3 years of work experience in one or more areas of the Six Sigma Body of Knowledge.  Successful completion of this course allows participants to obtain the required project affidavit to become eligible to apply for the Certified Six sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) examination, provided participants meet other requirements for CSSBB certification.

Go to for specific CSSBB requirements.

CSSBB Lab and Review Class – June 4, 2017 to October 29, 2017

@ Fox and Turtle, Itasca, IL. – Draft

Facilitator: Arvind Srivastava, 630-670-2848   MBA / MBB

Facilitator: Nik Porfyris, 630-543-0103  MA / CSSBB / CMQ/OE / CQE / CQA / PMP / CAE


Class Number CSSBB ASQ Testing Window Application Deadline
4041 Six Sigma Black Belt Review and Lab Exam Review (SSBB) Course November 3-19, 2017 October 6, 2017


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

ASQ Chicago Training Institute Spring 2017 Class Registration Form
Date: Class Number Class Name Cost:  $2,995
ASQ Membership No. ASQ Site or Enterprise Member
Students Name: Company/Work:
Address: Address:
City: City:
State/Zip State/Zip
Preferred Email Address: Work Email
Preferred Phone: Work Phone
PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Note–Registration is not official until payment information is received.

FAX completed form to with Credit Card information to: 773 237-1230

Use the Online Registration Form, and Call the TI at 773-237-0592 with Payment Information

EMAIL the completed form to: and Call the TI at 773-237-0592 with Payment Information

Name on Card:


Card Type: MasterCard        Visa               AMEX Card # Check                 Number:  ____________________
Card Number:


Expiration                                           ____/____




Signature:   Date
PLEASE NOTE:  1) Check or Credit Card only; TI cannot accept Purchase Orders.

2) For your Credit Card Security, DO NOT EMAIL CREDIT CARD NUMBERS to the TI.  FAX or Phone Credit Card information to the TI.  Credit cards will not be processed and checks will not be deposited until just prior to start of class. The TI does not retain or store credit card numbers.


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

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