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Former NY/NJ Section Chair Dak Murthy has passed away

Photo Dak MurthyWith profound regret, we, Crishna Murthy, wife of Dak Murthy, and Mihir Murthy, son of Dak Murthy, announce the passing of Dak Murthy this morning. Dak valiantly fought for more than 6 years with progressive muscle atrophy, but succumbed to its wrath in the end. Undoubtedly, the disease has proved that it is far bigger, mightier than any one of us could conquer. Dak experienced massive respiratory distress and could not recover from it.

Dak leaves behind his wife, Crishna Murthy, an attorney, and his only child, Mihir Murthy, an engineer, three brothers, three sisters, and nieces, nephews,cousins, and vast number of friends and colleagues.

Dak just reached 65 on January 5th. He was born in Chennai (Madras) and lived his first 30 years in Chennai. He graduated as an engineer from Anna University in Chennai, India and worked nearly 10 years before migrating to USA.

Dak completed his Masters from NJIT and obtained professional engineering license. He also obtained a number of ASQ certifications and held regular teaching sessions to promote quality. He has been working for NJ Transit for 32 years, and for the last 11 years, as Director of Quality. He volunteered hundreds of hours to American Society of Quality, both locally and as a Team judge.

Before passing away, Dak expressed and wanted to convey his deep sense of gratitude to all of you for helping, especially during the last brutal six years of his life.

The viewing will be held at Franklin Memorial Park between 9am-11am.
http://www.franklinmemorialpark.org/

In lieu of flowers, please donate your tax deductible donation to:
Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation
Riverview Medical Center
One Riverview Plaza
PO Box 8157
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Ksperring@joandancyandpals.org Joandancyandpals.org

Upcoming Education Opportunities at LIU Post

Communication & Stakeholder Management (MGE 525) – Mondays 1/22-5/7 from 7-8:50 PM at LIU Post
This course examines the people side of the interdisciplinary project team: leadership; hiring, training, and evaluating of personnel; and technical communications within the project team, with the organization’s managers, outside vendors, suppliers, and other project stake-holders.

Marketing in a Technical Environment (MGE 691) – Mondays 1/22 – 5/7 from 5-6:50 at LIU Post
This course highlights management techniques for marketing technical products and engineering services covers topics, which include: the marketing system, strategic marketing, market opportunity analysis, market planning, product strategy formulation, the marketing mix, the marketing organization, marketing research, marketing information systems and sales force decisions.

The objective of this course is to show you the benefits of using a systematic and analytical approach to marketing decision-making, and to build your skills and confidence in undertaking such analyses and decision-making. An analytical approach will enable you to: (1) identify alternative marketing options and actions, (2) calibrate the opportunity costs associated with each option, and (3) choose one or more options that have the highest likelihood of helping you achieve your business goals.

To Register or if you have additional questions please contact Brian J. Galli

Member Leader Training Opportunity

Greetings!

My name is David Levy. I am the elected Regional Director (RD) for Region 3. December 31, 2017 ends my term as RD. On January 1, 2018 Mike D’Onofrio, currently a Deputy RD (DRD) will take over as your new RD.

You may be wondering why I am telling you this. As a member of a section in Region 3 you should be aware that we serve your section in this elected position and your section leadership selected each of us for this position. Part of our role is representing you and your section on the Section Affairs Council (SAC) which established policies and practices for sections plus providing guidance in all that the section leaders do to serve you, the members.

Hopefully you are still with me. Both the RD role, and those of section leaders, is as a volunteer. ASQ refers to volunteers as Member Leaders. The RD position requires that we provide training to member leaders to help them understand their section roles and responsibilities and help deliver value to members.

Maybe you see where I’m going with this. Because member leaders are. . .members . . . we are inviting you, along with all current section member leaders to attend our annual Region 3 training, at no cost to you. So, whether you are a current section leader, considering becoming a section member leader, or had no clue, but are now interested in learning more, you are welcome to attend this event. Learn about ASQ, section operating requirements, and various roles in section leadership. Get a light breakfast, free lunch, snacks, and 0.8 re-certification units. Meet current leaders of your section. Network with other ASQ members in the region. It’ll be a good time.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Registration: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Program 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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CALL for PAPERS!!!

The 40th ASQ North Jersey Annual “Spring Quality Training Conference” March 29th, 2018 organized by the ASQ North Jersey Section 304

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.
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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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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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Austin Quality Conference – November 6, 2015

Take a journey in excellence listening and learning about the latest in Quality with topics including Leadership, Malcolm Baldrige, ISO 9000:2015, FDA Inspections and Healthcare.

November 6, 2015 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
6121 North IH 35 Austin, Texas

Register Here (early registration ending August 31st)

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