Dinner & Presentation — Burn the Popcorn: Get more from Brainstorming (more information)

May 1, 2017

Burn the Popcorn: Get more from Brainstorming

Your process improvement effort is going splendidly. You flowcharted, collected data, determined root cause and, now, you finally get to discuss solutions.

1) What’s your approach to the trickier situations, where solutions aren’t obvious?
2) Do you minimize all that preparation by launching a traditional brainstorming session?

You know, the sessions where people just randomly “pop” out ideas, often referred to as “Popcorn brainstorming.” It assumes that all ideas are good ideas (no criticism), people will be inspired by other ideas, and it produces the most ideas. However, the method rarely gets the desired results. .

Keith Sawyer, Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina, summarizes the situation in his book Group Genius: “Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.” This session will introduce alternatives to traditional or “popcorn” brainstorming and let you practice on the spot.

Speaker Bio:
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CAROL KNIGHT-WALLACE,
MBA, PMP, CSSBB

Carol Knight-Wallace is a management consultant with 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors. Her consulting practice includes strategic planning, process improvement, team building, program and project management, training, and facilitation. She is considered expert at program startups and improving programs and processes and was a leader in launching Quality/Six Sigma efforts in three organizations. .
She holds a BA from The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA; BBA from City University, Seattle; and MBA, City University, Seattle. She is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a PMI certified Project Management Professional and an accredited facilitator for Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Date: Thursday May 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hotel 116
Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m. Parking: Free on site

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Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation — Leading and developing leaders for tomorrow

March 6, 2017

Girish Lakshman will be speaking on how we get leaders to thing, cover leadership principles, and identify and develop a talented pool for the organization. Please read more along with Mr. Lakshman history below.
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Hotel 116 Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m. Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Leading and developing leaders for tomorrow

How do we get leaders to think originally? What should leaders do to develop other leaders to make them relevant for today and tomorrow? Leadership principles, core competencies and tenets for an operating model for leaders. How do we keep our leaders engaged and intellectually curious to evolve and resolve the authenticity paradox? Identifying and developing a talent pool that is multi-faceted and fungible across an organization.

Speaker Bio:

Girish Lakshman
President, Fulfillment
Sears Holdings Corporation
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Girish Lakshman is the president of Fulfillment for Sears Holdings, accountable for all aspects of the Supply Chain, Inventory Management, Member Technology and Network Optimization & Modeling organizations.

Girish most recently served as vice president of Worldwide Transportation Strategy, Technology and Customer Returns at Amazon. During his 15 years with Amazon, Girish advanced through the organization, holding a variety of roles in transportation, technology, logistics, operational excellence and management. Girish’s early career experiences included operations planning for manufacturing and industrial engineering functions. His strong operational discipline, process thinking and experience leading change make Girish an asset to SHC and to the capabilities we are building.

Girish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Osmania University in India.

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ASQ-Seattle Section January 12th 2017

January 5, 2017

This month’s dinner presentation will cover the new certification testing process and the 2018 ASQ World Quality conference which Seattle will be hosting. We will discuss opportunities for you to participate in the planning.. At the Description:
This month’s dinner presentation will cover the new certification testing process and the 2018 ASQ World Quality conference which Seattle will be hosting. We will discuss opportunities for you to participate in the planning. Dinner & social 5;30, Presentation 7 pm-8pm.

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ASQ Seattle Section December Dinner Meeting

December 5, 2016

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Bellevue: Presentation Only — NSF International Presentation (more information)
Thu, 12/08/2016
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Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation — NSF International Presentation (more information)
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GoToWebinar — NSF International Presentation (more information)
Thu, 12/08/2016
Description:
What Do the Recent Changes to the ISO Standards Mean to Me and My Organization? As a global certifying body, NSF-ISR works with companies from different cultures, industries, and sizes – giving us the unique capability to communicate early adopter reactions and best practices.

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ASQ Bellevue: Dinner Meeting — ISO 13485:2016

November 7, 2016

ISO 13485:2016 (3rd Edition)

The ISO 13485:2016 specifies requirements for a QMS that can be used by an organization involved in one or more stages of the life-cycle of a medical device, including design and development, production, storage and distribution, installation, servicing and final decommissioning and disposal of medical devices, and / or associated activities.

Several jurisdictions also have regulatory requirements for the application of QMS by organizations with a variety of roles in the supply chain for medical devices. This brief presentation will explain some of the changes between the ISO 13485:2003 (2nd Ed) and the ISO 13485:2016 (3rd Ed).

Speaker : Abe Wong

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Abe Wong has been an active ASQ member for 20 years with almost 1/2 of the time serving the ASQ-San Diego chapter as their Programs Chair before relocating to Seattle. Abe has worked over 20 years in the FDA regulated industries including medical device, pharmaceutical, food supplement, and cosmetics. Besides certified as a FDA Clinical Investigator, he is also an ISO 13485:2016 Certified Auditor, an ASQ-CQA and a Certified Lean Six-sigma Master Black Belt.

Date: Thursday November 10, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

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ASQ Seattle: Dinner & Presentation — Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements

September 12, 2016

Bellevue: Dinner & Presentation — Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements (More Information)

Event Details Description:

Deborah Hopen will be presenting the human factor and how it relates to DMAIC. The Lean Six Sigma methodology is well known and is practiced by many organizations around the world. Much of the focus when training Belts to lead, provide technical support to, or participate in LSS teams involves the technical concepts and tools associated with the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control Phases.
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Coast Bellevue Hotel 625 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m.-Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer
Human Factors That Impact LSS Team Improvements

The Lean Six Sigma methodology is well known and is practiced by many organizations around the world. Much of the focus when training Belts to lead, provide technical support to, or participate in LSS teams involves the technical concepts and tools associated with the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control Phases. In real life, however, when teams experience project delays and resistance to proposed solutions, the underlying issues are related more toward human factors associated with change. This presentation will share some considerations on how research regarding American cultural archetypes impacts and can be leveraged to support the LSS process.

Speaker Bio: Deborah Hopen

Deborah has over 40 years of experience in total quality management. She has served as a senior executive with both Fortune and Inc 500 companies. Her varied experience includes time spent in general management, quality assurance and quality control, training, human resources, organization development, research and development, process engineering, and accounting.

From July 1995 through June 1997, she served as President and Chairman of the American Society for Quality. She also has served as President of the Washington State Quality Award Program and the International Standards Initiative, as well as being involved as a leader with numerous Washington State cultural and charitable organizations. Hopen is a Fellow of ASQ and is the editor of ASQ’s Journal for Quality and Participation.

In 2015, she was recognized with the Asia Pacific Quality Organization’s Miflora M. Gatchalian Medal for Women in Global Quality Leadership. She was a 2014 recipient of the ASQ Distinguished Service Medal. In 2011 she received ASQ’s Gryna Award, its Quality Management Division’s Roger Berger Spirit Award, and its Los Angeles Section’s Simon Collier Award. She also received the APQC C. Jackson Grayson Distinguished Pioneer of Quality Award in 2012.

In addition to being the author of more than 200 publications and presentations, she has taught statistics and statistical process control, quality management, production management, and production costing at the university level. She has a B.S. in Applied Science. Since then she has completed advanced studies in business administration, industrial and clinical psychology, and operations research. She was a Certified Quality Engineer for over 15 years and is recognized as a LSS Master Black Belt. Her consulting list includes clients from the manufacturing, service, military, government, healthcare, education, and not-for-profit sectors.

Date: Thursday September 8, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: July 4, 2016

Enrollment closes: September 8, 2016

Pricing Information:
Current Price: $35.00
Valid until 09/05/2016

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ASQ Seattle – June: Dinner and Presentation

June 1, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016

Time: Registration 5:00 PM,
Dinner 6:00 PM,
Presentation 7:00 PM

Location: Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Title: Getting the Most of Your ASQ Membership

Speaker: Scott Siderman

Participation Options:

Dinner and Presentation—$25 for ASQ Members who register by June 6, 2016; $35 for all Non-Members and ASQ Members who register after June 6, 2016 Click Here

Presentation Only—$10; Click Here

Web-Based Connection—$10 for registrations received by June 8, 2016; no late registrations accepted Click Here

Register to Attend: Click Here

Presentation Details

Presentation Description:

You might be a new member or have been a member for many years. You may have joined ASQ for many reasons. Some of you might even not be members yet and are wondering, “Should I join?”

Regardless of your situation, you expect to gain something from your membership and/or participation in ASQ activities. Some of you have realized gains; others might be unaware of what resources are available to you, and others still may be wondering how to take best advantage of their memberships. If any of these categories describe your perspective, you definitely should attend this month’s meeting.

Join us for this interactive session to learn how you can get the most from your ASQ membership. Come and help the Seattle Section Chair, Scott Siderman, as he leads this highly participatory meeting that will enlighten you to the many benefits of an ASQ membership.

Speaker Biography:

Scott Siderman is a management consultant with Strong-Bridge Consulting. For more than 20 years, Scott has been helping his employers and clients transform the performance of their processes and organizations. His approach is simple; ask provocative questions while forging high-performing teams.

Siderman started out as a consultant applying Just-in-time/Lean manufacturing philosophies to the banking industry, and his career has evolved to include quality, process improvement, process redesign/reengineering, performance measurement, and customer-focused organizational design. His industry experience includes banking, insurance, government, criminal justice, mail-order retail, customer care, behavioral health, high tech, higher education, and healthcare. Within these industries, Siderman has facilitated successful process improvement/redesign teams in such diverse processes as claims, financial close, procurement, customer care, grant and technical assistance oversight, and hospital patient care. He also has led organizational design teams in customer care and information technology organizations. In order to assure the organization’s success, each of these projects included the development and implementation of performance metrics (key performance indicators).

Siderman has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Tufts University) and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (Carnegie-Mellon University). He is a leader and frequent speaker for the ASQ and currently is the Chair of the Seattle Section. Prior to relocating to Seattle, he was a leader of the Boston Section Business Process Improvement Committee and recognized as the Boston Section’s Quality Engineer of the Year.

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ASQ-Seattle: Dinner & Presentation

March 21, 2016

Overview of the Toyota Kata and how it can impact your organization’s lean initiatives.

Enrollment Open

Event Details
Description:
This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement Kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement Kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.
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Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.

Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer
Improvement Kata

What is a kata? A kata is something most often associated with martial arts. It is a routine you practice purposefully with intent of making that pattern a habit. Bike riding, driving and typing are all katas. Once you learn to ride a bike and it becomes second nature, you no longer have to concentrate on the skill of riding the bike, but are now able to focus on getting to your destination.

Ask yourself what patterns exist and are reinforced in your own organization. Are these routines supportive or obstructive to meeting your improvement goals?

The improvement kata is specific routine for improving, adapting and innovating. It is scientific and goal-directed, not a random disconnected reaction to problems. The overall goal, as with any kata, is to make the routine of the improvement kata a habit that happens almost unconsciously. This happens through deliberate, coached practice in daily work.

The Improvement Kata benefits your organization by:

• Providing a systematic, scientific routine that can be applied to any goal.
• Standardizing how the members of an organization navigate uncertainty and develop solutions.
• Transforming managers from a role of firefighters to coach and mentor, by teaching them to conduct coaching
cycles.
• Representing PDCA in a way that has people learning from iterative steps daily.

Learning Outcomes: This session introduces participants to the concepts of the improvement kata, how to use the approach to create internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.

Takeaways: a map for implementing improvement and coaching kata in their own organization.
Speaker Bio
Chris Hayes CEO,
Impact Performance Solutions
www.impactperformancesolutions.com
chayes@getimpacts.com
801-791-1654

Chris Hayes is the CEO of Impact Performance Solutions, a professional business coaching and training organization that provides optimized services and solutions to businesses to help them achieve their most critical objectives. With a cross-industry background that includes healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, aerospace and non-profit, she has provided services that have directly resulted in over $100 million in verified savings. She is a proven business performance improvement leader and sought after speaker. Chris is a full spectrum coach and trainer with practical experience from the shop floor to the boardroom. She utilizes integrated process improvement techniques that emphasize engaging the workforce, meeting objectives and sustaining results. She is an active member of ASQ and currently Webinar Chair for the Lean Enterprise Division. Chris has an MBA and BSBA in Project Management with certifications as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS), Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Manager of Quality / Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Project Management Specialist, Human Resource Development specialist, Organizational Systems Improvement Specialist, as well as bronze certification in Lean manufacturing (LBC).

Chris specializes in working with organizations across the globe providing services and training in the arenas of Lean Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Training Within Industry, Sales and Marketing, project management, auditing, environmental, leadership development, ISO and API quality management system implementation, problem solving, statistics, value stream mapping, ASQ certification prep, balanced scorecard / hoshin kanri, visual workplace and pay-for-performance system development.

Date: Thursday April 14, 2016 Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: March 13, 2016
Enrollment closes: April 15, 2016

Pricing Information:
Current Price: $35.00
Valid until 04/11/2016

Price from 04/12/16 to 04/15/2016: $35.00

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ASQ Seattle Section 606 Presentation Jan. 14th, 2016

January 20, 2016

Due to the unexpected unavailability of the speaker, the December
2015 meeting has been rescheduled to January.

Time: Registration 5:00 PM,
Dinner 6:00 PM,
Presentation 7:00 PM

Location: Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-9444

Title: Keys to Your Leadership Development

Speaker: Ed Landauer

Participation Options:

Dinner and Presentation—$5 for ASQ Members and Non-Members Click Here

Web-Based Connection—Registrations are free Click Here

Presentation Details

Presentation Description:

As we progress through our careers, whether it is in our regular job or in a professional society like the American Society for Quality, our approach to our responsibilities must evolve. When we first start a career, the focus is always on how well we do our job. As we advance in that career, the focus becomes more and more on how we direct and train other people. Our success will be determined by how well we can evolve in this transition. In this presentation, we will discuss some techniques that can be used to make this transition as well as how we can facilitate this transition in others.

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