|February 2009, Volume 59, Issue 2|
|Our objective: To increase
awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|Next event||Welcome to our new members||ASQ News|
|Ad / Publicité||Sustaining Members||Section Education Program 2008-2009|
|The Editor's Corner||Other ASQ event||Executive Committee Meetings & Officers|
|A Word from your Section Chair||Interest
in Contributing to the Health Care
||ASQ Certification & Recertification|
|This season's planned events||Advertising Rates|
ISO 9001 changes and potential significant impacts
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
Speaker: Denis Pronovost
General Manager, Accademia Qualitas
Includes supper and Parking!
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 email@example.com
General Manager of Accademia Qualitas, Denis Pronovost has worked for 8 years in the public education sector, and has since been in Quality assurance and in Quality management for more than 30 years. As a certified Lead Auditor, he has done many Quality management system audits. He actively contributes to the Canadian Advisory Committee to ISO/TC 176, to the Canadian Advisory Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and to the Canadian Advisory Committee on Risk Management. He is a member of the Canadian delegation to the Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO 26000).
He presented conferences and training sessions in North America, Central America, Europe and Asia. Author of "Internal Quality Auditing" published by ASQ Press and co-author of "The ISO 9000 Essentials" and of "The ISO 13485 Essentials" published by CSA International.”
Chantale Simard, ASQ Senior
CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor
How to get out stronger from this recession?
Since the actual economic cycle, we are seeing more cuts in employment, usually meaning those companies tried everything else before. Are companies that have to cut cost are making sure to cut the right cost? Should they emphasize their efforts on process management approaches like cycle time reduction to identify defects and non-value-added activities? I think so.
Companies that are already strong and well positioned in good time may be more prepared to affront the recession. For example, an organisation that already knows its business process, its customer expectations, priorities and needs as well as how its products and services compares to the competition have a head start.
But, for the others, there is still hope. We can always measure, analyse and especially use the results. In fact, the pressure of a difficult economic environment may push executives to obtained detailed knowledge of how the company creates value so they can set priorities based on that. I also believe that, the use of a good and complete Information System, can help a lot to improve knowledge management and ultimately to make the right decisions.
Gordon Ayotte, ASQ CQE,
third event of the season was a Networking event covering FADS in
Marketing by Hélène Giroux which was a great
learning event with great participation considering the weather.
Mitchell Daudier, 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.
Alain De Guise, Rafik Kaci, Guy-Bruno Leduc, Carlos Mejia and Bruce Tremblay
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our
Interest in Contributing to the Health Care System Continues
By Eric Stern, ASQ Senior Member, CQA, certified coaching system coach, Senior member
I have been publishing articles in this Newsletter for many years and very seldom did I get a response to them.
I was moved when, following Jill Sporidis’ presentation on the subject in November and my subsequent article published here, I have received three letters from people who have related their efforts and that of their organizations, in providing professional knowledge that could greatly improve efficiency and effectiveness in health care organizations.
I am glad to see that our members take on a more active participatory role. I am also impressed by the fact that some of my ASQ colleagues are interested in contributing in their communities in activities that clearly require commitments over the longer term.
As my emotions have me be very enthusiastic one day about doing big things in this domain and stop me in discouragement the next, your contributions can make a big difference for me personally. Hopefully for you too and for our Association.
E-mail me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the my yahoo group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Quality_Montreal/ or to the Quality Montreal Linkedin Networking Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=90170&trk=hb_side_g
section 404 Montréal francophone de l'ASQ
"Clinique qualité sur les statistiques".
de discussion avec Rosaire Ratelle et Gilles Dussault comme animateurs.
Le 26 février à 17h30 au St-Hubert, 10520 rue
Lajeunesse, Montréal. Pour
information visitez www.asq0404.org.
2009 World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 18-20, 2009, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
Section and Division
Satisfaction and Loyalty Studies Open
You Use $5,000 to Attain
Your Master's, Doctorate, or Ph.D. Degree?
Presentation for NQEC 2009!
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 downsizing 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.
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:email@example.com
Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at
different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are
tentatively scheduled for :
2009-03-04, 2009-04-01, 2009-05-06 and 2009-06-03Consult the List of Your Executive for 2008-2009 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).
Please visit www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exams dates.
For members interested in preparing their journals for recertification, please contact Norman Dickinson, Recertification Chair, at telephone: (514) 334-6102 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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