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ASQ Certification Exams Are Moving to Computer-Based Testing

Put down the pencil; ASQ certification exams are moving to computer-based testing. This will allow ASQ to increase the number available exam days from four per year to 102. It also will make it easier for members around the global to access the exam by adding 7,650 testing sites. Get all the details here!

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Want to know how easy and user-friendly the exams can be? Demo the process here, and learn all the cool features included with computer-based testing.

ASQ Member November Gift Bundle: ISO 9001:2015 and Risk-Based Thinking

ISO 9001:2015 and Risk-Based Thinking

Changes introduced in the 2015 revision were made with the intention of ensuring that ISO 9001 continues to adapt to the changing environments in which organizations operate. One key update everyone is talking about is the emphasis on risk-based thinking.

In this gift ASQ shares lots of resources that will help you better understand and apply risk-based thinking through your ISO 9001:2015 transition and after to the benefit of your customers and organization.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through November 30, 2016.

The ISO 9001:2015 and Risk-Based Thinking bundle includes:

  • New Webcast – ISO 9001:2015 – Elevating quality with risk- based thinking (50 minutes)
  • Complete E-book – Lean ISO 9001: Adding spark to your ISO 9001 QMS and sustainability to your lean efforts (248 pp) and webcast (54 minutes)
  • Eight articles on ISO and risk including – Running a Risk: A process for seeing decisions’ potential risks and adverse effects
  • Nine Standards Channel expert videos on ISO 9001 and risk
  • And much more!

Reminder: November Section Meeting – Leadership for the Innovation Economy

Time is running outTime is running out to reserve you space to join us for the “Leadership for the Innovation Economy” presentation and dinner.

This proprietary program, presented by Tina C. Powell a Managing Member and Director of Business Management for Beacon Wealth Management, is designed for motivated business professionals who want to move the leadership needle in their organizations, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting and measurable value for all shareholders.

What you’ll discover

  • How Innovation Causes Anxiety
  • The Unmistakable Differences Between Leadership and Management
  • The Two Variables of Business Performance
  • The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Tactics to Develop Your Unique Leadership Style

Location: Spanish Tavern 103 McWhorter Street – Newark, NJ 07105

Date & Time: November 8th, 2016 – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION: (Includes Dinner)

Section Meeting: Leadership for the Innovation Economy

Business is accelerating at a pace of change we have never seen before. Our world has entered a new era of disruption where change and innovation is the new normal, requiring strong and agile leadership and a comfort with the uncomfortable.

Leadership is about change; being able to make things happen with, and through, other people.
Thriving organizations already know this and depend on leaders to spearhead new ideas and transformative ways of thinking. It’s time to seize these opportunities, take your own leadership to a new level, and inspire your teams to take on the risk/reward challenge of leadership in the innovation economy.

This proprietary program is designed for motivated business professionals who want to move the leadership needle in their organizations, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting and measurable value for all shareholders.

What you’ll discover

  • How Innovation Causes Anxiety
  • The Unmistakable Differences Between Leadership and Management
  • The Two Variables of Business Performance
  • The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Tactics to Develop Your Unique Leadership Style

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Join us for our Annual State of the Section Review

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing the current state of the section along with a recap of the recent World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) conference.

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Call for Papers!! North New Jersey Spring 2017 Conference

39th Annual ASQ North Jersey SectionSpring Quality Training Conference” will be held on April 13th 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Committee for relevance, innovation, demonstrated application, and technical content. Priority will be given to new and unique approaches that have resulted in measurable improvements to organizational processes and customer satisfaction. The following is a list of suggested topics; however, you are not limited to the list. Feel free to send proposals in all areas that you feel are relevant to this year’s theme “Quality Takes More Than Luck.”

Some Proposed Focus Areas:

  • Leadership (Innovation, Change, Empowerment, Alignment to Goals)
  • Auditing (Internal, External, 3rd Party, ISO, 16949, GMP)
  • What’s New (Environmental, Regulatory, lessons learned etc.)
  • Electronics (J-Standard, testing, inspecting, CEPM)
  • FDA Regulated (Pharma, Medical Devices, Lessons Learned, Risk 14971)
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Risk

Timeline Submit ASAP. The deadline for proposal submissions is September 30th, 2016.
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August ASQ Member Gift: Cost of Quality

Time and again research shows that one of the key prerequisites to successfully implementing quality programs and practices is buy-in of leadership. As a quality professional/practitioner it is imperative to effectively communicate the impact, risks, and financial costs of poor quality in a way that leadership will understand and be motivated by. From this need were born the concepts of cost of quality/cost of poor quality (CoQ/CoPQ).

In this gift we’ll get you started down the path of understanding and applying the principles and practices around CoQ/CoPQ, to both reveal opportunities for improvement and to better communicate the value and importance of quality, as it impacts the bottom line.

We include video introductions, webcast walkthroughs, articles, case studies, and not one but two completely free e-books on the topic. I know, it’s a lot of great info … our way of continuing to say thank you for being a part of the quality movement!

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through August 31.

The Cost of Quality Bundle includes:
• The Cost of Quality (ASQ TV Episode)
• The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Quality Cost Programs (e-book)
• The Hidden Factory (Webcast, 18 min.)
• An Introduction to the Cost of Quality (Webcast, 24 min.)

July ASQ Member Gift: Change Management

Changes usually don’t fail because there’s something inherently flawed about the change itself, they usually fail for human reasons. In most cases the promoters of the change did not attend to the healthy, real, and predictable reactions of normal people to a disturbance of their routines.

In this new ASQ Member Gift, they’ve gathered lots of great resources for you from their repository of knowledge, from introductions to the basic elements of change management to detailed case studies, to full e-books and expert videos on how to successfully maneuver the sometimes treacherous waters of change toward desired ends.

Enjoy this gift of resources and save it for your next transition or implementation—because if you’re not going through a change right now, it’s coming.

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Your exclusive member gift will be available through July 31, 2016

The Change Management Bundle includes: