Keynote Speaker: Wanda Sturm, MBA, MBB, CCM
Sustaining Change: Busting Change Management Myths
As quality professionals, we are often called upon to implement change. Whether it is a design, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC) project or a corporate initiative, we need to understand the dynamics of change to assist in achieving improvement and strategic goals. Sustaining change is elusive. Are we to be guided by common change management myths? For example, it is enough if we have a communication plan or are assigned a change resource; change is soft, i.e., intangible, yet we need tangible results; our leader is charismatic so everyone will follow; etc.? Do we even need to consider change management if the change is small?
Pre-Dinner Speaker: Vijai Venkata (Main Room I/J/K)
ASQ Strategy and Member benefits review
ASQ offers you access to the tools, techniques and insights that can help distinguish an ordinary career from an extraordinary one. As an ASQ member, you have unlimited, 24/7 access to ASQ's Quality Resources, an extensive online library of quality information. Members have access to industry events and conferences, including the annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement. The geographic communities (sections) offer various educational and networking opportunities. ASQ’s forums and divisions are formed based on member interests, and cover a variety of industries and topics. During this tutorial we will share our expectations and experiences with these ASQ offerings. New members are encouraged to review these offerings prior to the meeting at https://asq.org/why-asq/individual. We will also review how the transformation initiatives at ASQ will enhance our membership value as it relates to – Content, Community and Capabilities.
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
Pizza by Papa John’s
Coffee, Water, Sweet Tea, and Unsweet Tea
As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner Meetings are open to the public and are only $5.00. There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal. Online pre-registration closes on Mondays at 11:45pm before the event. If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $15 (only $5 more).