From your program chair, James Persaud…
My Fellow members,
Thank you for attending our January meeting despite the wonderful weather we experience that day. The meeting was well attended with higher than normal registration. Our presenter started the year with a “Go for it” presentation. It was interactive and attendees were involved. You make our meetings what they are. Please continue to participate.
February meeting information
At our February meeting, you get the opportunity to spend time with your significant other. The meeting is as usual, the 2nd Wednesday of the month. It so happens to be February 14th. Bring that special one to our meeting, have dinner with them, even a beverage. How nice of you. It will be different and memorable. Just try it. We were also reminded that it is “Ash Wednesday” we catered accordingly. Of interest at this meeting will be two most interesting topics namely:
“Change Intelligence – that is, helping build the capacity of people, teams, and organizations to lead change that sticks”
Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your improvement projects seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don’t last? The reality is that most changes do fail. As many as 70% of organizational change initiatives fall short of expectations. As a Quality professional, your career progress hinges on your ability to lead successful and sustainable change.
In this presentation, you’ll get introduced to how to get beyond the buzzwords and leverage a proven formula for change. The CQ System for Developing Change Intelligence is based on decades of change leadership in the workplace, years of conducting global research on managing change, and study into the psychology and neuroscience of change. About our presenter…
Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD is author of the best-selling book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over 25 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical change management initiatives – achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients. In 2015 she had the honor of being awarded Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter. Her blend of research, real-world expertise, and actionable strategies makes her an in-demand speaker spanning a wide range of industries across the globe. Clients served include Abbot Laboratories, BP, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, the NYPD, and United Airlines. Barbara holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Our other presenter is one of our own; Arvind Srivastava. He will be relating on “Attribute Agreement Analysis“.
Customers rarely differentiate the causals of a PPM defect at the contract table. A ppm is a ppm. Whether the feature is for a safety or critical nature vs a visual attribute nature, either can keep a company from securing the order. While product and process evaluations by humans are done daily for reasons of efficiency and cost, the effectiveness of this evaluation process can be but is rarely assessed. This leaves the organization wide open for risk of returns, ill-will, rework, and ultimately loss of business. Learn how to identify and manage this risk in a hands-on and engaging manner
About our presenter…
Arvind Srivastava is Corporate Master Black Belt/IE at Accuride Corporation. Prior to joining Accuride, he worked as a quality system and process improvement consultant, and supply chain professional at multiple organizations across various industries in the US and India. Arvind is the co-author of Lean Management: 50-50-20 and Stat-Free Six Sigma books. He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (responsible for ISO 9001 standard) and U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 302 (responsible for ISO 19011 guidelines). Arvind is the Director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches at its Training Institute. He holds BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and MBS from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Arvind is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Accelper Consulting), IATF Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global) and Quality Auditor (ASQ). He is passionate about improvements in effectiveness and efficiency; reading and spreading knowledge; and Hindi old songs.
Meeting details are as follows:
Victoria Banquets – (White Eagle)
6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL.
Agenda: Wednesday, February 14th
5.30pm – 6.00pm registration
6.00pm – 6.15pm Welcome & Networking
6.15pm 1st presentation
8.00pm Main presentation
Dinner – By members’ request:
- Baked New England Cod
- Vegetarian – Eggplant Napoleon
Mushroom Barley French style
Broccoli Carrots & Cauliflower
Roasted red potatoes
Coffee, tea, water
Dessert – Dark Chocolate Mousse
Dinner cost – Save – Register and pre-pay!
Pre-registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment
The meetings are for you, our members, only you can make these successful and beneficial. How? with your participation. What is needed of you again?
- Register early
- Schedule time for the meetings
- Attend the meetings
- Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague along 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you at our meetings. Bring someone along. Meet, greet, eat, and network.
Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner.
Vice Chair Program
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