Letter from the Chair

Doug Sadtler

Letter from the Chair | Letter From The Chair

To My Quality-Driven Colleagues,

Another ASQ World Conference is in the books.  This year's theme was "The Innovation of You," but make no doubt about it, this year's theme was also about "The Innovation of ASQ."  Very prominent themes regarding Change Management and Innovation were defintiely the Feature, and the Keynotes were heavily reinforcing the Transformation that is ongoing in our Society.

If you would be interested in hearing a Webinar about the changes ASQ is currently undertaking, please let me know and I will be happy to schedule a day and time to put one together and get it broadcast.  Perhaps we can even archive it and have it available to members to watch at their leisure.

The Transformation should not show much change to the general Membership...some changes will be forthcoming in regard to some of the Leadership positions, but for a Section undertaking modest activity, the changes will be relatively minimal.

I encourage you to engage in any Divisions you are active in at this time.  ASQ will specifically be looking for content-creators who wish to publish in ASQ journals & publications, and present at various conferences.  The Divisions are always looking to update their Bodies of Knowledge, and if you have ever felt the urge to write for a professional journal, or present a webinar, this is a great time to act.  Simply let me know, and if you need a Division contact [or a list of available Divisions, I would be happy to get you pointed in the right direction.  Email me at [  chair@ASQ-MiddleTN.org   ]

 
 
In closing, I want to remind you of some important dates coming up:
  • To see the list of events occurring under the ASQ umbrella (webinars, conferences, prep courses, etc.), grab a look at the following page: http://asq.org/conferences-events.html
  • Below are the Certification deadlines that are coming up!!!

Apply by: May 4, 2018        Test during: June 1 – 17, 2018

Interest:

Certification:

Six Sigma / Process Improvement

CSSGB, CQIA, CQPA

Auditing

CQA

Technical / Inspection

CCT

Engineering

CQE, CSQE

Pharmaceutical

CPGMP Professional

For more detailed information, please check the ASQ website:  https://asq.org/cert/dates

Nashville is a fast-growing city, and there are more Quality Professionals joining our area every day.  My goal is to create a healthy dialogue for all of us, and give us a forum where we can be of symbiotic assistance to one another...bringing forth our unique talents.  I look forward to seeing you on March 8th...and hearing from you at your convenience!

Sincerely,

Doug Sadtler, CQA, CQPA