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Stephen is a Senior Member of ASQ, Past Metropolitan Section Chair and is a certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

General Section Meeting – Lessons Learned/Survivor Stories – June 13th, 2013

The Presentation will include:

  • A fun and informative presentation given by Bill Latzko, a Master of Quality (Title given to Bill by Dr. W. Edwards Deming), and Dave Sherman, a 25+ year veteran of Food/Beverage, Environmental, & Clinical Laboratories.
  • The Presentation is subtitled, “A View from the Foxhole”. We will discuss specific issues that occurred while we were “Guarding against a Non-Quality Invasion.”
  • Topics Discussed will include:
    • A CBS Columbia Records Promotion that required $1,755,000 worth of radios purchased in Hong Kong in 1968.
    • A Brilliant way to try to beat a “Drug Test” for Marijuana.
    • The Artificial Adulteration of “Natural” Essential Oils.

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One day course – “What’s Your Problem”

The ASQ Lehigh Valley Section is presenting a one day course titled “What’s Your Problem” by Kicab Castaneda-Mendez on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Days Hotel, 3400 Airport Road in Allentown, PA.

This course involves identifying and solving the five types of Process Problems. The presenter has 30 years of consulting experience, has written several books and numerous articles. He has also given more than 50 conferences. He is a GE certified Master Black Belt, MBB/BB/GB trainer and facilitator. He has two master’s degrees (statistics and mathematics). Continue reading One day course – “What’s Your Problem”

Innovation Imperative – presentation by John Timmerman – ASQ Chairman of the Board

Mark the date! John Timmerman, ASQ 2013 Chairman of the Board and recent Vice President, Global Guest Experience & Rooms Operations for Marriott International, Inc. will be speaking at the ASQ Princeton Section meeting on April 29, 2013. Don’t miss this chance to hear where ASQ is now and where it is going, and have your questions answered by the top Member Leader of the Society. Continue reading Innovation Imperative – presentation by John Timmerman – ASQ Chairman of the Board

Walter Young Scholarship Applications are due April 1st!

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Time is running out….
The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of ASQ has $4,000 scholarships available for 2013!!

Please visit the Scholarship Program & Application page for complete eligibility details and this year’s application form.

The deadline for application is April 1st, 2013 for any questions contact:  Susan Watson at 718-558-3881, or email us at Scholarship@metro-asq.org

Introduction to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®

Section Meeting: April 16th, 2013

Our presentation will provide an informative introduction to the principles and language of the The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and their impact. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey was first published in 1989 and there have been more than 25 million copies sold in 38 languages, and continues to remain one of the best selling nonfiction business books to this day.

In the Seven Habits, Covey presents a presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles that he presents as universal and timeless in his various works. He does not claim to have invented the principles but rather to have rediscovered them and created a simple language for articulating them. In August 2011, Time listed Seven Habits as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.Continue reading Introduction to The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®

Basic Statistics Refresher Class – March 15th, 2013

This course will be of interest to all Quality professionals. The material covers the use and application of Basic statistical tools and techniques. The course will introduce basic data collection and sampling methods, control charts, graphical methods, and practical application areas in statistical quality control.

This all day session (7am to 3pm) training class is organized by the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of ASQ in association with NJ Transit. Continue reading Basic Statistics Refresher Class – March 15th, 2013