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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).

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

Root Cause Analysis Workshop – April 18th

Learn to significantly reduce the recurrence of quality, safety or environmental problems. Upon completion of this workshop, one will be able to understand selected root cause analysis and corrective action terminology; understand and perform or facilitate root cause analysis using a variety of techniques – e.g., Change Analysis, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Hazard-Barrier-Effects Analysis, Time-line Analysis, Cause and Effects Analysis.
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March Section Meeting – Joint meeting with NJIT Student Section

photo: NJIT Campus
NJIT Campus Building
The section’s March meeting will be a joint meeting with the NJIT Student Section on March 4, 2013. The program will consist of diner followed by the following short presentations:

  • Welcome by Austin Lin, ASQ Section 300 Chair and 2013 Feigenbaum Medal recepient along with Dr Paul G Ranky, NJIT Professor, ASQ Member (15 mins plus Q/A)
  • Andrew Campbell and Heiko Sieling, Eastern Millwork, Inc., NJ: High Quality, Complex Woodworking Project Challenges and Solutions (30 mins plus Q/A)
  • Yijun Zheng and Paul G Ranky: Towards an Integrated Lean Six-sigma Statistical Methodology and Toolset For Digital Enterprise Improvement (30 mins plus Q/A)
  • Gregory N. Ranky: Sustainability and Energy Independence for the Future: Alternative Nuclear Fusion Approaches (30 mins plus Q/A)
  • Paul G Ranky: Continuous Quality Improvement Opportunities and Challenges for Small, Large and Megacities: a Multimedia Journey Around the World (30 mins plus Q/A)

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Austin Lin awarded the 2013 Feigenbaum Medal

Photo: Austin Lin
Austin Lin
Congratulations to the current NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Chair. ASQ has announced Austin as ASQ’s 2013 Feigenbaum Medal recipient!

In part the citation reads:

“For the interdisciplinary collaborative application of quality methods, both within and beyond the quality profession’s traditional scope, with an emphasis on career development and nurturing the growth of professions’ future leaders.”

Austin will join the growing list of past medal recipients.

The presentation of the medal will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 5th prior to ASQ’s annual business meeting which will take place as part of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement to be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis IN May 6 – 8, 2013.

“The Feigenbaum Medal is presented to the individual who is 35 years of age or younger, who has displayed outstanding characteristics of leadership, professionalism, and potential in the field of quality and also whose work has been or, will become of distinct benefit to mankind.”

November Section Meeting – Understanding Graduate Programs in Quality Management

If your interests are to advance your education, this presentation offers insight into the available Graduate Programs in Quality Management/Quality Assurance. Discussed will be the differences between the programs. This presentation is limited to only MS programs in the US, and also will not include certification programs, or those programs with an emphasis on Quality.
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