September Newsletter Article
OK, summer vacations are over, the kid’s are back to school, so let’s have a great end to 2014!
Call for Volunteers
Michelle Labash has done an excellent job in her role as Youth Outreach Chair and is moving on.
Mark Johnson has done an excellent job in his role as Membership Chair and is moving on. Note: the Membership Chair position is one of the required positions by ASQ HQ.
You are the CEO of your own life, and you have the ability to chart your own path. Great leaders build positive influence, develop broad networks, and have constant access to new ideas. If you are interested in leadership, ASQ PGH is an excellent forum to try out skills and bold ideas that you may be reluctant to showcase at your place of employment.
ASQ PGH has held the election of the required officers and they are Dave Kitska, Chair; Jennifer Halligan, Treasurer and Margaret Smith, Secretary. We still need to hold an election for Chair-elect. On the ballot is Cassie Jodon. Please remember to vote.
Forbes Insights and ASQ – Culture of Quality – Accelerating Growth and Performance in the Enterprise
We at ASQ PGH do quality every day inside of our respective organizations. Utilizing Pareto analysis of our membership, the majority of us are certified as auditors, engineers and managers. As we perform our quality responsibilities on a daily basis, we may see that our organization is perceived as no more than a set of slogans. At the other end of a continuum we may see that in our organization, each and every employee from the entry level to the CEO embraces the company’s quality vision, values and goals as a way of life. The Report provides a number of key findings but more importantly asks a number of questions that we can answer. A few of them extracted from the Report are provided here and they are:
- Where would you place your organization on this continuum?
- Where must it go to achieve your organizations’ objectives and results? and
- What steps are you taking to enhance the culture of quality where you work?
The Columbus Section is holding an Inspection Division Conference on 9/18 and 9/19 at the University of Dayton.
The Education Courses and monthly program meetings will restart this month. See you at the September Program!
That’s All Folks!
Remember: all Member Leaders and Members have 3 roles: member, customer and salesperson to increase participation in events and membership retention and growth.