March Professional Development Dinner Meeting

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Keynote Speaker: Margaret A Johnson, P.E.

Presentation: Fairy Tales and Fables – Lessons for Work and Fun

Our favorite childhood fairy tales and fables come back to provide lessons we are able to apply specifically to our projects, and work management in general, for greater effectiveness and productivity.  With lessons like –

· risk taking and the steps to being more successful from The Emperor’s New Clothes;

· being proactive or reactive and how to keep an eye open for possibilities from The Mule in the Well;

· taking responsibility for our situation in the Wizard of Oz;

· paying attention to other people’s opinions and the trouble it can cause in The Miller, His Son, and Their Mule;

· and the problem with assumptions about ourselves and our capabilities, others and their strengths or weaknesses, and situations that can or cannot be changed in the One Eyed Doe.

You are sure to enjoy a storied evening with practical actions to follow!

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Pre-Dinner Speaker (Tutorial 1) Main Room: Efrain Solis, Senior Project Manager for Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Presentation: The Marshmallow Challenge

Building effective teams is far more than having the right people in the room with you, it’s the way we task, delegate and communicate with one another. The Marshmallow Challenge in this setting is a designed team building & familiarizing activity that will allow you to work with your peers. In the span of 20 minutes you will work together to create something unique with limited supplies and the added pressure of competing against your fellow attendees.

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Pre-Dinner Speaker (Tutorial 2) one of the small meeting rooms: Jeremy Scott, MSQM, Quality Manager at Vallourec Tube-Alloy

ASQ CSSBB, CQE, CRE, CMQ/OE, CQA

Presentation: ASQ Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Presentation

An overview of the Certified Quality Auditor Body of Knowledge to help attendees understand what is required to study for the exam and learn auditing concepts. 

Meet the ASQ Houston Special Award Winning students from the 56th Annual Science and Engineer Fair of Houston. Their presentions will be on display in meeting room E

Schedule:

5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Presentation

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

6:45 - 7:00pm Houston SEFH Award Presentations

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Keynote Dinner Presentation

Dinner Menu: 

Entrée 1: Grilled Chicken

Entrée 2: Jumbo Pork Chop

Entrée 3: Vegetable Lasagna

Sides:

Seasoned Green Beans

Mashed Potatoes

Salad

Cookies

Coffee, iced-tea, and bottled water

As always, our monthly professional development dinner meetings are open to the public. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to purchase a meal or to attend. Online registration closes on Tuesday at 11:45am before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 and food choices may be limited.

Science Fair Students with parents and SLTEfrain Solis Marshmallow Tower

Speaker Margaret Johnson
Margaret wasn’t born in Texas. She was raised in the Clawson, Michigan (Detroit area). She moved to Texas as fast as she could, (the bumper stickers playfully say), after graduating from college where she quickly learned to say y’all instead of you guys, eat chicken-fried steak and ride a horse. ...

Margaret wasn’t born in Texas. She was raised in the Clawson, Michigan (Detroit area). She moved to Texas as fast as she could, (the bumper stickers playfully say), after graduating from college where she quickly learned to say y’all instead of you guys, eat chicken-fried steak and ride a horse. She worked in the electric utility industry, oil and gas O&M services and started her own business in 1997. She utilizes her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, MBA, professional engineering license and ICF (International Coach Federation) coaching credentials to inspire people and organizations to move from S.O.S. (Same Old Stuff) to W.O.W.! (Well On the Way) to where they want to be. Energetically and enthusiastically she worked in the energy industry, performing engineering analyses, managing technical and non-technical personnel, selling mechanical services and marketing O&M services to energy executives. As President of Ideal Training, Inc she trains and coaches professionals with a mission to unleash creativity, ignite ideas and remove barriers to success. She applies creativity and encourages risk taking to assist clients in solving problems and opening doors, and to keep her classes – from leadership development to indoor cycling and yoga - engaging. You can contact her at margaret@ideasandbeyond.com Follow her blog - Creativity & Risk Taking at http://igniteyourideas.blogspot.com/

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Organizer Forrest Rattray

When?

Thu, March 19, 2015
5:30 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 - Texas 77007
United States