|January 2008, Volume 58, Issue 1|
|Our objective: To increase
awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|Next event||Welcome to our new members||Section Education Program 2007-2008|
|Ad / Publicité||Sustaining Members|
|The Editor's Corner||Had You Attended the Last Event||Executive Committee Meetings & Officers|
|A Word from your Section Chair||Your can't leave this world...||ASQ Certification & Recertification|
|This season's planned events||Notes from our Sept Networking event||Advertising Rates|
Networking event -
Six Sigma Successes & Failures
DATE: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
Reynald Régnus, M Sc. GOP,
Business Process Analyst for Transat Tours Canada
Includes light supper and Parking!
event will start by Raymond Dyer, ASQ Montreal Section 0401 Program
Chair, following up on some comments made back in the September 2007
Networking event and then facilitating a very brief feedback session.
Bring your business cards and be ready to network!
For registrations or information please contact:
Mitchell Daudier at
(450) 463-0990 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Ray Dyer at
(514) 818-7410 or e-mail at email@example.com
Reynald Régnus, M Sc. GOP – Business Process Analyst, Transat Tours Canada.
Reynald is a recent graduate of HEC Montréal. As part of completing his M Sc. GOP degree, he conducted an online survey on Six Sigma Projects.
By Chantale Simard, ASQ
CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor
New Year's resolution
I wish to all of you a wonderful and happy new year! I hope every member will find, within our Section, something useful for his or her progress and success. I wish that our ASQ Section will become stronger this year!
In addition to being the Montreal Section Newsletter Editor, I am also the Membership Chair. So this issue, I am using my "Corner" to convince you to:
• help increase recognition for ASQ in our community and
• build an even bigger and stronger Section for everyone to benefit from.
ASQ is the world’s leading authority on quality. We are experts in certification and standards development. ASQ can help you achieve relationships, solutions, credibility and inspiration. You can build your knowledge and find innovative ways to improve in ASQ magazines, case studies, training, journals, discussion boards, books and more. Our numerous Montreal Section 401 events give you the opportunity to network with your fellow quality professionals, share knowledge and learn. More people should know about this and you can help on that matter.
If you are an ASQ member, you probably know about the Each One Reach One Refer a Member Program : For every individual ASQ Member you refer that joins, you will earn 5 ASQ Bucks (5 ASQ Bucks = $5). Refer a company that joins as a Sustaining Member, and you’ll receive 120 ASQ Bucks.
So, if you are searching for a New Year's resolution, here are some suggestions: “participate in the ASQ Montreal Section events”, “try to reach a new ASQ member this year” or “join ASQ this year” if you are not already a member.
You may be wondering who the Montreal Section members are… You will find below some statistics and information about them.
There are about 300 members in our Section. More than 30% of us hold one or more ASQ certifications. Most of our members are Regular and Senior members. Here is how they are distributed by membership type: Student 7%, Associate 3%, Regular 54%, Senior 33%, Fellow 1% and Sustaining 1%.
Here is a non exclusive list of the types of jobs our members occupy: Administrator, Advisor, Analyst, Auditor, Chemist, Consultant, Coordinator, Director, Engineer, Facilitator, Inspector, Librarian, Manager, President, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Senior Staff, Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt, Specialist, Supervisor and Technician.
Our Section is very dynamic. We have 7 or 8 events every year, each event is preceded by a Section Newsletter (you can participate in it by writing an article), and we have a leadership team of 14 volunteers (you can join or just come to our meetings).
Thank you in advance for your support. I hope to see you during our next events.
By Mitchell Daudier, Section
complains - Customer helps.
Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ CMQ/OE
& CQA, Program Chair
Date, time, and location will be confirmed as we progress into the year. Most events are planned for Wednesday evenings and are held at the Dorval (PET) Airport Hilton Hotel. Watch the newsletter and our web site for further details.
The following events were planned for our 2007/2008 season but only 2 remain to be scheduled. Stay tuned!
• Supply Chain Quality: Controlling the supply chain across the world
• A practical application of Cost of Quality management
• The role of Quality in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing
Francisco Henao, Shawn Hunchberger, Bennie Lue, Denis M. Martin, Nathalie Pankiw, Cindy Sakr and Jinsong Zhang
By Eric Stern, ASQ CAQ, Publicity co-chair, ASQ CMQ/OE & CQA, Program Chair
November 21, 2007 Beverley Patwell spoke about “Triple Impact Coaching”. Using situations encountered at Mitel, Transcontinental, VIA and Progeco Ms. Patwell described how the coaching of leaders has a ripple effect through several layers of an organization when a coaching culture is implemented.
A portion of the presentation was dedicated to organizational development: examples about changes in culture related to the merging of organizations, the way champions and supporters are influenced, the way the choices facing people can be re-framed and become learning opportunities. Assessments like MBTI, examples on how specific problems were solved and a practical exercise in listening and learning from each others were some of the other aspects that I have found interesting.
Talking to some other event participants I have found that many came away with different opinions – it is just another piece of evidence that just reading my short notice here is not likely to give you the same opportunity that you had if you attended the event personally. We all filter out from the message just the portion that fits better our existing knowledge and preference for ways of learning. So there: I sneaked in here my teaching point of view.
Jean-Pierre Amiel, ASQ CQA, ,
Maybe you heard that
interesting ideas often come from odd places.
I attended the Mouvement
Québécois de la qualité’s
15th «Salon sur
les meilleures pratiques d’affaires 2007».
Yes, time flies — the MQQ celebrates twenty-five years and it
is their fifteenth event.
Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ CMQ/OE
& CQA, Program Chair
Sorry for the delay. Sometimes there are simply too many things to do. However, this was important so, as I promised, listed below is the feedback I compiled from the Networking Event back on 19 September 2007.
By David Tozer, Ph.D., ASQ CQE
and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
Having ASQ certification gives you an edge in the market and can significantly increase your income.
ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in. People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.
Certified Quality Engineer Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, human resources, team formation and group dynamics, inspection, metrology, sampling, reliability, quality standards, quality audit, statistics, design of experiments, process improvement, liability, and modern management methods for improving quality.
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, lean enterprise, statistics, design of experiments, and design for six sigma.
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, and statistics.
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Topics include: quality concepts, quality planning, customer focus, quality standards, project management, cost of quality, team formation and group dynamics, human resources and improvement.
Certified Quality Auditor Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, management responsibility, audit objectives, audit preparation, audit conduct, audit reporting, sampling, and basic statistics.
Certified Quality Inspector Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, geometry, metrology, reading drawings, mechanical processes, statistical process control, inspection, and sampling.
Calendar and Registration Form
Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at
different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are
tentatively scheduled for :
2008-02-06, 2008-03-05, 2008-04-02, 2008-05-07 and 2008-06-04.Consult the List of Your Executive for 2007-2008 here
Note that all dates planned are subject to change. Please call ahead to attend by contacting the Section Chair or the Section Secretary.
Note: Available on request for section members only are minutes of section executive meetings (contact the Secretary) and section operating budget information (contact the Treasurer).
Exam dates may be revised by ASQ at any time.
For the latest dates, please contact ASQ at
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