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May 2018

Problem Solving and Personal Style Workshop

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Problem Solving and Personal Style Leader: Jeffrey Soper Abstract:  Through the completion of a series of highly-interactive discussions, large and small group activities, workshop participants will be able to: Identify and capitalize on their individual problem-solving style as identified through an individual, on-line psychometric tool and workshop activities; Leverage differing problem-solving styles using critical and creative thinking skills through small group interaction and workshop activities; and Facilitate enhanced individual and small group problem-solving effectiveness.  This workshop will leave you with…

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Improving Reliability Using Designed Experiments Workshop

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Improving Reliability Using Designed Experiments Presented by: Mark Crossley. Abstract: The workshop will give a brief introduction to the concepts of Reliability, Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Weibull Analysis, and other methods to evaluate and verify your reliability. The reliability discussion will follow with demonstrations on how to perform a Design of Experiments (DOE) to improve reliability. There will be a “Hands-On” activity using an 11-factor device. Teams will compete to achieve the best process outcome. 

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ASQ Raleigh 2018 Quality in the Triangle Conference

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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ASQ Raleigh 2018 Quality in the Triangle (QIT) Conference Organizational Transformation and the Role of the Quality Professional May 15, 2018 Click here for ASQ Raleigh 2018 Quality in the Triangle Conference Information Click here for Conference registration!! NCSU McKimmon Center 1101 Gorman Street Raleigh, NC 27606

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Strategic Business Partner Skills: Looking Beyond the Cost of Quality Workshop

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Strategic Business Partner Skills: Looking Beyond the Cost of Quality Leaders: Jeffrey Soper and Dace Richardson Abstract:  As a function, Quality has placed a great deal of emphasis on the topic of the Cost of Quality. In this highly interactive case-based session, the facilitators will help participants develop a broader and more holistic perspective on the value-added potential Quality truly offers—an added value that even executives will not ignore. This workshop builds upon the information provided in the ASQ Raleigh 2018…

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Writing Exceptional Audit Reports Workshop

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Writing Exceptional Audit Reports Leader: Mary Chris Easterly Abstract:  You conducted a thorough audit: observed processes, reviewed procedures and records, and interviewed personnel.  How do you communicate the results to gain the maximum benefit?  By writing a clear, concise audit report. Ineffective audit reports: Inhibit continuous improvement of the evaluated systems, Lead to confusion about requirements, and Waste time addressing insignificant issues.  Exceptional audit reports: Communicate gaps in compliance to the audit sponsor, and Facilitate the auditee’s response to gaps in…

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ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) preparation course

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) preparation course Leader: Jim Spichiger, Chair, ASQ Inspection Division Abstract:  The Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Course focuses on preparation for the ASQ CQI certification exam. Attendees should have previous learning and/or experience in the topic. The course material is designed as a review to aid quality inspectors or individuals looking to achieve their CQI certification. Attendees of this course should have some prior knowledge of statistics, metrology, calibration, and inspection and test, as this course is designed…

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Improve Communication Through Fishbone Diagrams and the Five Why’s Workshop

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title:  Improve communication through fishbone diagrams and the Five Why’s Leader: Sam Yankelevitch See Promotional Video at this Link: https://youtu.be/pKqoFviRYPY Abstract:  Using case studies and examples from real business situations, quality professionals will have hands-on experience on how to use fishbone diagrams and Five Whys to reduce problems rooted in miscommunication.  The seminar redefines the process of communication in a way we can adopt our quality and lean skills to perform correctives and continuous improvement.  The solutions proposed in the seminar are…

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Reducing Waste and Misunderstandings in International Projects Workshop

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Reducing Waste and Misunderstandings in International Projects Leader: Sam Yankelevitch See Promotional Video at this Link: https://youtu.be/pKqoFviRYPY Abstract: When projects require the involvement of team players from other countries, the possibility of misunderstandings can have a negative impact on the quality, timeline, scope, and budget of the project. Variation associated with multiple languages, different cultures, and physically separated team players, creates additional levels of complexity, increasing risk for the project. This seminar clarifies questions surrounding language, culture, and distance with a mindset…

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Strategic Business Partner Skills: Daring a Different Perspective on Quality’s Value Proposition Workshop

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
NCSU McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St
Raleigh, NC United States
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Title: Strategic Business Partner Skills: Looking Beyond the Cost of Quality Leaders: Jeffrey Soper and Jason Spiegler Abstract: Like many functions, Quality is often compelled to substantiate and quantify the value added by the function. This interactive session is intended to help you develop new perspectives and leverage different skills to enhance your effectiveness in creating value in your organizations. During the workshop we will identify tangible ideas to develop and apply these skills as part of your personal development strategy. This…

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