Advancing Quality with Innovative Thinking
April 28, 2017
The Pittsburgh Section of the American Society for Quality is proud to announce its 2017 Conference on Making Innovation a Reality!
When: Friday, April 28, 2017
Registration: 7:30 AM-8:00AM
Conference: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Where: The Regional Learning Alliance Center
850 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry Township PA 16066
Cost: $99.00 early bird pricing prior to March 1, 2017
$129 after 3/1/17
Registration ends: April 24, 2017 or 200 attendees. Register today!
Call ESWP, 412-261-4300 (hours 7:30am - 4:30pm)
The conference will showcase industry leaders providing practical advice regarding the nurturing, enhancement and perpetuation of implementing or improving quality requirements and cultures in their organizations. They will provide real life examples of utilizing quality tools via avenues such as teaching quality tools, case studies, documentation, tactics and success stories.
Keynote Speaker Tracy Owens—Bridge to Innovation
Tracy Owens has studied and written about the impact that innovation strategies can have on quality engineering. Owens will introduce us to the tools and techniques that fuel innovation. He’ll cover idea generation, translating concept into execution, and the roles that individuals play in innovation initiatives and programs. As the role of the quality professional expands, individuals looking for the next place to make their mark should learn how to apply the principles of innovation!
Owens is global director of continuous improvement for LexisNexis, a leader in legal and business research. He was named an ASQ Society Fellow in 2016 for outstanding technical and leadership accomplishments in creating the ASQ Innovation Interest Group, authoring two books (The Executive Guide to Innovation and Six Sigma Green Belt, Round 2), teaching Lean and Six Sigma at the university level, and for leading quality assurance projects over the course of a lengthy career.
Manufacturing and Healthcare Content
An exciting line-up of speakers will address various aspects of developing and using innovative quality tools and strategies. There are specific sessions for both manufacturing and healthcare companies. The complete agenda will be available soon at www.asqpgh.org/events/upcoming-programs.
One of the most valuable aspects of this or any ASQ conference is the chance to get and share ideas with other quality professionals. The event features dedicated networking time. Plan on bringing business cards and maximizing your value of attending.
Attendees holding ASQ certifications receive recertification units. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) and Nursing Continuing Education Units (NCEUs) will also be granted upon request.
ASQ is collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing to present the Spring Conference. Nurses attending the entire program and completing the evaluation tool may receive a maximum of 6 continuing education contact hours. The University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Cost and Registration
A day’s worth of professional development is only $99 (when registering by March 1) or $129 (registering after March 1). The fee covers all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Quality professionals can’t afford not to attend!
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