November Professional Development Dinner Meeting

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Post-Dinner Keynote Speaker:  Forrest Breyfogle (Main Room I/J/K)

Presentation:  How to Implement an Operational Excellence System

According to Wikipedia, Operational Excellence (OE) is an element of organizational leadership that stresses the application of a variety of principles, systems, and tools toward the sustainable improvement of key performance metrics.  

OE looks to be great, but how can a system be created that truly guides organizations “toward sustainable improvement of key performance metrics”?  What are the challenges to create such a structure and what can be done to overcome these obstacles?  This presentation will illustrate how to both address these issues and provide a roadmap for the establishment of a long-lasting OE system, where there is much organizational benefit.

Attendees to this session will learn how to:

  • Create predictive performance metrics that lead to the most appropriate organizational behaviors and reduce the amount of firefighting that often occurs in organizations.
  • Provide a structural linkage between an organization’s performance report-outs and the processes that created these metrics.
  • Formulate targeted business-area strategies that deliver the most big-picture benefit.
  • Identify and timely execute strategic improvement efforts that enhance the enterprise as a whole.
  • Improve status-meeting report-outs so that there is increased value from these sessions with less invested resources.  

How to implement an Operational Excellence Sysytem .pdf slideshow 

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Pre-Dinner Tutorial 1 Speaker: Erin Urban (Main Room I/J/K)

Presentation: Stand Out for Success, Get the results you want in your job search

DEFY YOUR LIMITS The traditional job search is dead. Robotic sounding resumes, boring ‘task list’ job positions, and the black hole of online job applications won’t get you where you want to go. You are smart, productive, and deserve better. Take control of your career!

LEARN Find out how to market yourself and ensure that the value you have to offer is clear to your future hiring manager! Reinvent your resume to tell a compelling story and get the tools you need to avoid becoming just another victim to resume search algorithms.

TAKE ACTION Set your future in motion! Break down the barriers between you and the organization you want to work for. Harness the power of the electronic age and stand out to your job search network!

WORKSHOP KEY TOPICS:

  • Understanding the Power of Your Job Search Tool Kit
  • Critical: Identifying Your Accomplishments
  • Resume Types, Why You Need Them & When to Use Them
  • Avoid the Online Job Search 'Blackhole'
  • How to Reach Your Potential Hiring Manager
  • Following Up and Getting that Phone Call

Stand Out Series Summary

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Pre-Dinner Tutorial 2 Speaker:  Shu Lin, PHD (Room C/D)

Presentation: Two Design Crown Jewels

The objective of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is to design it right first time by overcoming design vulnerabilities, including conceptual vulnerabilities and operational vulnerabilities. This presentation will feature two crown jewels of DFSS-axiomatic design and robust parameter design-through a case of designing a control system for a chemical process. In this case, the design team applied design axioms to overcome the conceptual vulnerabilities and it used robust parameter design to reduce the operational vulnerabilities.

Schedule:

5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Tutorial Presentation(s)

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Post-Dinner Main Presentation

 

Dinner Menu:  

Entree 1:  Baked Meatloaf, Green Beans , Roasted Veg. and Wheat Roll

Entree 2:  Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread Dressing, Green Beans, Roasted Mixed Veggie and Wheat Roll

Entree 3:  Parmesan Eggplant, Waldorf Salad, Roasted Veg. and Wheat Roll

Cupcakes, Coffee, Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweet Tea

 

As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are no charge.  There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal.  Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event.  If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 (only $5 more).

Speaker Keynote Speaker: Forrest Breyfogle
Forrest Breyfogle is an ASQ Fellow and the CEO of Smarter Solutions.  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides radical management advancements in the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement. Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of ...

Forrest Breyfogle is an ASQ Fellow and the CEO of Smarter Solutions.  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides radical management advancements in the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement.


Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from ASQ in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.  

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Organizer Forrest Rattray

When?

Thu, Nov. 17, 2016
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
United States