Section 0401

January 2019 (Volume 69 - Issue 1)

Our objective: To increase awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
quality-related subjects.  Visit our web site at

1 - Next Event

7 - Voice Of The Customer 

13 - Section Education Program 

2 - Ad / Publicité

8 - Student Outreach Committee

14 - Executive Committee Meetings & Officers

3 - Upcoming ASQ Section 401 Events

9 - Welcome to our New Members

15 - Unemployed Member Dues

4 - Mitchell Daudier's Corner

10 - Organization Members

16 - Feedback/Advertising Rates

5 - A Word from Your Section Chair

11 - Other ASQ Events

6 - Had You Come to the Last Event

12 - ASQ News

1. Next Event


Wednesday, January 30, 2019


6:00 PM




2599 boul. Alfred Nobel
St. Laurent, Quebec
H4S 2G1


ISO 9001:2015


Please join us on January 30th, 2019 for our panel discussion event with 3 registars who will discuss the impact of the latest revision of

ISO 9001:2015.

Faciliated by

Sam Weissfelner


Marc Cloutier (BSI)

Tim Ryan (SAI Global)

Sabrina Ippolito (SGS)

2. Ad / Publicité


What impact has ISO 9001:2015 had on all related standards (AS9100, ISO 27001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, etc.) from the point of view of our Registrars, and more importantly, their Customers? Please join us on the evening of January 30th, 2019, to hear from the Senior Representatives of the leading Registrars of Canada as they each share their experiences and knowledge, regarding the just completed Transition.


Marc Cloutier, P. Eng. representing BSI
President, Makena-Ki Consultations Inc.

Marc Cloutier has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Ecole de Technology Supérieure and 30 years worth of quality management experience. Marc progressed from Bombardier Canadair as a Quality Engineer through several positions up to quality director with other large manufacturing companies. In 1997, for Pratt and Whitney, he performed over 60 supplier audits, diagnostics, and supplier approvals around the world. Between 1998 and 2001, he led UTC initiatives to unify supplier quality requirements and assessment with all divisions. In 2003 he became an independent consultant, focusing on LEAN productivity and quality management systems. Marc has had mandates around the world including USA, Canada, Africa, India and Europe. As consultant, he implemented many management systems to various standards of the “ISO” family and helped large and small organisations improve their productivity and supply chain. Since 2010, Marc is an instructor for BSI on various standards (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, IATF 16949) and has trained and qualified more than 400 lead auditors to TPECS. In addition to BSI, Marc teaches at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and Concordia University on quality principles and operations management.

Tim Ryan representing SAI Global
Head of Sales, Management Systems, SAI Global

Tim Ryan strives to make organizations understand and reduce risk. He began his 25 year private industry career managing operations after serving as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. Along with several roles in industrial operations management, Tim worked for a startup to lead efforts commercializing a first of a kind radioactive waste processing technology. Leveraging his operations experience, Tim transitioned to commercial roles in chemicals, energy services, and medical device components before landing with SAI Global where he manages the Business Development team for the US and Canada. Tim received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and received an MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

Sabrina Ippolito representing SGS
Trainer and Consultant

Sabrina Ippolito has been working in the field of training & development for ten years and her involvement has included all facets of the function, from conducting needs analysis and the development of training programs. In addition to delivering knowledge to the cannabis industry, Sabrina provides training & consulting services to clients who are interested in developing their quality management systems to achieve certification to ISO 9001 and beyond. Her experience includes auditor mentoring, coaching & training programs in a variety of topics which include both management-system related topics (QMS, EMS, Pharmaceuticals) as well as management-related programs. Sabrina conducts third-party certification and surveillance audits and has taught courses on topics such as QMS (ISO 9001:2015 Requirements, Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor, HACCP, GMP/GDP Pharmaceuticals), EMS (ISO 14001). Applying her vast experience and knowledge to the cannabis industry is of keen interest to Sabrina, in order to support the development of quality systems in this emerging industry.


ASQ Members, Non-members and Students: $40 for meal, tax and service included
New ASQ Members: Free
Drinks not included

There is FREE PARKING directly in front of the hotel.
As well, the 72 and 225 STM buses will drop you off within walking distance of the hotel.

Bring your business cards and be ready to network

To register for this event, send an e-mail confirming your presence to:

3. Upcoming ASQ Section 401 Events

February 27, 2019
Lean Six Sigma in marketing? That's the question I was asked when I was taking my Green Belt class. Yes, the applications are numerous! This practical and hands-on conference shares how LSS tools can be transposed across other departments and industries, specifically branding, marketing and sales.

Elke Steinwender - Founder and President of Maïeutyk - The human side of marketing.


April 24, 2019: STATISTICS - BORING . . . OR IS IT?

(NOTE: if you would like to be one of our 4 speakers for our always fun and interesting night of Pecha Kucha presentations, please contact Michael Bournazian.


To register any of these events, send an e-mail confirming your presence to:

4. Mitchell Daudier's Corner

In Memory of Mitchell Daudier (1967 - 2018)

In Montreal, Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at the age of 51, passed away, MITCHELL DAUDIER, wife of Ashley Antoine. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother Vania Notis, her father Yves Daudier, her children Alexis and Éli, her brothers Daniel, René and Serge, as well as many other relatives and friends.

The following is a collection of dedications and remembrances for Mitchell. This month's "Corner" belongs to her, and deservedly so.

10 traits I feel defined Mitchell Daudier:

(1) Kind/Encouraging/Supportive
(2) Good natured/Enjoyed having fun
(3) Charming/Charismatic (more than just beautiful)
(4) Intelligent/Capable
(5) Imaginative/Innovative
(6) Confident
(7) Trustworthy/Dependable/Reliable
(8) Leader
(9) Passionate
(10) Adventurous/Courageous

A much valued and appreciated ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team colleague and friend has passed away. Mitchell Daudier held several positions on our Section Leadership Team for several years. She was our Section Chair for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 ASQ fiscal years. She was a truly passionate Quality professional that inspired the team to move onto new ways of doing things. Amongst one of her more notable achievements was to support Chantale Simard's move to an electronic newsletter format. She built many friendships while on the membership team and was an excellent and respected presence amongst the membership. She was a good friend; a wonderful, courageous, passionate young lady. Mitchell will indeed be missed by many. Her passion for Quality will live on through the stories we share of her accomplishments.
Raymond E. Dyer - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair and current Leadership Team Member

Mitchell has been a role model, an inspiration to me.
Holly Zhao - Past ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team Member

It is with great sadness, that I am receiving the terrible news that I have been quietly dreading for some time. Mitchell and I were in communication early in 2018, and despite her illness, she expressed a keen desire to rejoin our Leadership team at its new meeting location and rekindle her quality flame. Alas, her deteriorating health would not allow it. Mitchell was one of those special individuals who infused quality and passion into everything she did: be it in her personal professional creation, "Thellen Environment", being Editor of a women of colour magazine that she founded, and working as THE Environmental (ISO 14000) and Health & Safety Global Specialist and Expert for three prestigious companies, Nortel, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Logistec. I will miss you terribly Mitchell. My condolences to her husband Ashley and her dear children, Alexi and Eli. Consider this as my testimonial to my close friend, and Quality Colleague, Mitchell Daudier.
Sam Weissfelner - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair and current Leadership Team Member

I enjoyed working with Mitchell at ASQ. Her latest presentation on problem solving was an example of her engagement. Mitchell: Caring. Enthusiastic. Dedicated. Professional. Rassembleuse. Respectée.
Jean-Pierre Amiel - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair and current Leadership Team Member

Une très triste nouvelle et une grande perte pour sa Famille, toutes mes condoléances à son époux et à ses enfants. J’ai eu le bonheur de côtoyer Mitchell avec notre association et la remercie. Je la salue et lui souhaite un repos après toute cette souffrance. Mes sympathies à tous ces collègues et amis de l’ASQ. Marcel Charbonneau - ASQ Montréal Francophone Section

Very sad loss. This is always sad. And unfair. Mitchell was young and had a young family and had so much to look forward to. My sincerest condolences to her husband and family.
Eric Hosking - Current ASQ Montreal Section Chair and Leadership Team Member

Je suis tellement triste. C’est avec une immense tristesse que je reçois cette nouvelle.
Chantale Simard - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair and current Leadership Team Member

I am saddened to learn of Mitchell's passing. I was acquainted with Mitchell when she was a young woman; I was her Prof. and her Academic Adviser for 4 years when she was a student in our Department and spoke with her quite often. Subsequently, after she came to our Section, I did let her know that I was proud of her professional achievements and encouraged her to accept the Section Chair. Having known Mitchell for many years as a student and as a colleague in our Section, there are many good things about her to remember; for me especially was her laughter and her sense of humour - I feel these made her special.
Inteaz Alli - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair

OH MY GOSH! I am in California this weekend and this is not the sort of news one wants to hear about. Ever. I didn’t even know that Mitchell was ill. I do hope that she did not suffer! My sincere condolences to her husband and family. Oh my gosh!
Brenda M. Fisk - Past ASQ Canada Regional Director & Current Deputy Regional Director

This is so sudden. I never knew Mitchell was so sick, goes to show how life is precious.
Richard On - Past ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team Member

My most sincere condolences to the family. It was a shock to learn the bad news. I really enjoyed the time that I worked with Mitchell during our involvement with ASQ. Again it is a great loss to all that knew her. Bernard Doiron - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair

Holiday Season, time to enjoy with the family, to laugh and gather around a good table. It is time to rest and get ready for a new beginning. Unfortunately, this new beginning will not come for Mitchell Daudier. Mitchell was ASQ Section 0401 Chair ten years before me and then became Program Chair two years later. She recently presented a conference on "Human Factors in Incident Investigations". She will be missed by all those she knew at ASQ and I am sure members of all sections join me to offer our condolences to her family and friends. Right now she is probably discussing with our past friends Denis Pronovost & Eric Stern to prepare a QUALITY place for all of us who will doubtlessly join them again. R.I.P. Madame.
Robert Demers - Past ASQ Montreal Section Chair and current Leadership Team Member

Je suis ébranlé par la nouvelle. Une grande dame avec qui j’ai eu de très belles discussions.
Guy Plouffe - ASQ Montréal Francophone Section

Really sad to hear about Mitchell's passing. Sincere condolences.
Anjali Awasthi - Past ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team Member

Very sad indeed. Mitchell was very young and energetic! So hard to believe the news. We will all miss her.
Sukhvinder Jutla - Past ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team Member

I worked with Mitchell at Pratt & Whitney. She was always smiling, positive & energetic. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. I am sure her loss has left all of us deeply saddened. My deepest condolences to her family!
Khaled Khattab - Past ASQ Montreal Section Leadership Team Member


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5. A Word from your Section Chair

By Eric Hosking, Senior Consultant to Shainin, CQE, CSSBB and CQA

ASQ Montreal Section 401 members: I would like to take the opportunity to say that I have been favoured and one would say privileged to have been elected Section Chair and I look forward to serving in that capacity. I hope to bring the time and energy that it takes handle the challenges facing us as a section this year. These are challenges we have not seen in my nearly ten years in the section.

Before I talk about the year to come I would like to thank Robert Demers for his even handed leadership over the last two years. He has lead us as we have rebuilt the leadership team and as we have been exploring new event venues and alternate ways to bring value to members. He was also the guy on the spot as we started to deal with a process of extensive transformation of ASQ structure and operating processes. We are fortunate that he stays on in the Leadership Team wearing multiple hats.

The rebuild of the section was becoming urgent with the retirement of a number of long time leadership team members. As we reported at our annual General Assembly, the team has been bolstered by the addition over Roberts's tenure of no less than 4 new faces and 4 old faces that have returned to pick up where they left off.

The new executive includes longtime member Chantale Simard as Vice Chair, Robert Fairbairn who returns to the team as Treasurer, and Flor Marlene Diaz, a new face, as Section Secretary.

Many thanks to the other outgoing executive team members, Chantale Simard past Treasurer and David Tozer past Section Secretary.

2019 holds promise and the challenges I alluded to earlier.

On the bright side and continuing in the pattern of the last year or so, we have locked in an agenda of events far enough in advance that you can now find them on-line months ahead of the event date, so you can block out your agendas. This month will be our 'Night of the Registrars'. Register early because we expect a large crowd!

We have also been looking at how we can bring value to members through what I will call non-traditional approaches. As the year evolves and as the ideas solidify into concrete actions, we will present them to you in this Newsletter. In that vein we have built a team, lead by Veronica Marquez, committed to outreach to our student population.

The transformation of the ASQ is something HQ is undertaking to freshen up the organization and to update elements that have been in need of a refresh for some time. It presents new opportunities but challenges as well.

The most benign transformation potentially is that our region, Canada, now includes Greenland. This should not affect what we do locally for members, but it is interesting from the point of view of our interaction with other sections in the region. Note that this is in the context of more radical changes in the other regions throughout the world.

Changes that have far more impact include the management of funds which is to be centralized. We have enjoyed autonomy and flexibility in the management of funds, and we are concerned that we will lose those key elements of our operating process. Chantale has agreed to be part of the team that is redefining those processes.

We hope to see this year a new web format from ASQ HQ that we can use to rebuild our own website. This should accomplish two ends: It will modernize our site and it will give it a look and feel that is common across sections. Anyone who has looked at the section websites across our region, Canada (and now Greenland), will know how necessary this is. It will also add functionalities and links to ASQ central that we currently do not have in our site.

ASQ has been challenged by the adoption of the European General Data Protection Rules. They have to be compliant due to the rising number of members offshore. We chose to be completely compliant hence we have local issues in terms of managing data that we did not have before. It means new processes for the Leadership Team members.

Roles at HQ have changed and it has an impact on how we get things done with HQ.

We also face challenges from outside the ASQ HQ. CRA has mandated that ASQ start collecting taxes on a range of goods and services provided in Canada. How that impacts our section is yet to be determined.

2019 portends to be, if nothing else, an interesting year.

In closing I would like acknowledge the contribution to our section of a dear colleague Mitchell Daudier. Although she left the Leadership Team some time ago as she undertook new and demanding job responsibilities, she had served in numerous roles, including executive roles and was at one time the Section Chair. It is with great sadness that I have to report that she passed away last month leaving her husband and two children behind. To me it is so unfair: she was far too young and vital. She will be missed by all or her friends in this section.

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6. Had You Come to the Last Event

By Eric Hosking, Senior Consultant to Shainin, CQE, CSSBB and CQA

Had you come . . . Self-Regulated Professions

We were treated to a discussion on a subject that is far from the mainstream discussion in quality. Gabriel Ahmarani lead us through an awareness of how quality is controlled in the self-regulating professions. Since this includes doctors and engineers you really want to believe that quality principles govern their actions!

From a definition of what a profession was, he pointed out the impact of professions on an economy that is now 70 service based. Alas there is very little in traditional Quality Standards, such as ISO that can be used to govern Profession. He gave a very interesting historical view of the guilds starting in 7th century BC and through the 13th and 15th century supplanted by scientific thought and the industrial revolution.

He then spent most of his discussion on the difference between the professional associations and the professional regulatory bodies, showing how the professional regulatory bodies do actually follow the principles of quality, albeit without a formal international standard. He even did a QFD exercise for a professional activity to show the parallels.

The whole presentation was an eye opener to me and it was well received by the others.

7. Voice Of The Customer

By By Pierre-Luc Avoine, Eng., ASQ Senior Member, CSSGB, VoC Chair

Dear readers and ASQ colleagues, I am thrilled and excited to join the ASQ Montreal 0401's Leadership Team as the Voice of the Customer Chair for 2019. I am an ASQ member since 2014 and it is truly an honor for me to give a hand to our local section and help promote the benefits of our organization in our community. I am taking over from Eric Hosking in this role and I thank him for his support in the transition.

At the ASQ HQ level, since it has been announced in 2018, that the VOC coordinator role will be abolished in the new HQ structure. We are still in the waiting to see if the HQ will resume the lead of the VoC coordination of the sections. As most local sections are believing this role remains necessary, we will keep you closely informed as soon as we get any development on the topic.

Locally, our last event held at Via Marcello on November 28th, 2018, and covered the self-regulated professions from the viewpoint of Quality practitioners. Our guest speaker, Mr. Gabriel Ahmarani, was greatly appreciated by the attendees. The audience gave him high marks of appreciation; scoring him at 84%. The meal was the most appreciated item of the event; scoring at a very high mark of 89%. On the other hand, due to the noise from a party in an adjacent part of the restaurant conflicting with the speaker, we received a score of 22% for the room. We have had many successful events at the Via Marcello so we will closely work with the Via Marcello management to ensure that this does not happen again.

Your Voice matters to us! Consequently, do you have any comments, feedbacks or suggestions that could improve your experience with our local section?

Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thank you!

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8. Student Outreach Committee

By Veronica Marquez, ASQ Student Outreach Committee Chair

2019 has arrived and with it, new challenges and opportunities! I keep reading articles that talk about AI, Machine learning, Data analytics, blockchain, and all I can think is that the future that I heard so much about growing up has arrived. Hence, I’ve started using a new mantra to push myself to continuously learn and develop new skills: The future is now!

Befitting this new mantra, the Montreal Section has undertaking a revamping of its student branch. Noticing that the student branch activities were more difficult to plan due to the regular changing of its team (after all, who wants to stay a student forever?), the leadership team embarked on a reflection on the matter and in order to create a continuous flow between the students and the professional members of the Montreal section, the student branch is undergoing a facelift of sorts!

The first change is that the branch will now be called “Student Outreach Committee”. And second, it will be headed by professional members who are extremely intent in working with the students and universities to generate more interest towards the quality professions.

For ASQ’s Montreal section to be successful and relevant, we must all make some efforts in investing for the future, hence my message will finish with these two points:

• To the students: I encourage you to reach out and to participate in our monthly events, to network with quality professionals, and to share your knowledge with us all by offering to become a presenter for a conference. Pecha Kucha anyone?

• To the professionals: I encourage you to share your knowledge with the students and become mentors, to think about the students’ members when looking for interns and for new hires, and to volunteer to be part of the ASQ professional team when the activities in universities are announced.

2019: the future is now! And more than ever, we need to work together to reach our common challenges. Looking forward to meeting you this year. Happy 2019!

9. Welcome to our New Members

Jeremie Lauzier
Manmeet Singh

Salim Badis
Adam Elharit
Gurkirat Kaur
Ali Lavasani
Abbas Mirakhorli
Achille Njike
Gabriel Seguin


10. Organziation Members

ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Organization Members:

Jon U. Schafer - PACCAR

11. Other ASQ Events

ASQ Montreal Francophone Section 404 (Thursday, January 24, 2019)

The ASQ Montreal Francophone section will be holding its next conference on January 24, 2019.  The topic is "PMO Bureau de Projet 6 Sigma".

Visit the section's website for the latest information (CLICK HERE).

12. ASQ News

ASQ Announces Sales Of Shares In ANAB To ANSI
ASQ has announced an agreement to sell its share of ownership in the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, LLC (ANAB) to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ANAB has been owned equally by ASQ and ANSI since 2005 and this transaction will result in ANAB becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of ANSI. The transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 28, 2018. This transition will allow ASQ greater focus and investment in its core priorities and mission to help individuals and organizations achieve excellence through quality by delivering knowledge, solutions, and thought leadership.

Member Leader Q and AASQ Chair Elmer Corbin Reflects On Year Of Aspiration, Innovation
2018 has been a year of aspiration, innovation, and collaboration. In his year-end video message, ASQ Board of Directors Chair Elmer Corbin reflects on the steps ASQ has taken this year to position the Society to respond to the needs of its members and customers and serve the quality community and the world. ASQ’s storied reputation was built by dedicated members over generations of volunteerism and a passion for quality. They would be proud to know the present generation of ASQ members are building on the foundation they laid, and that the milestones achieved this year will benefit ASQ members, customers, and volunteers for years to come. Click here to watch the video now to hear more about ASQ’s most significant accomplishments in 2018.

Reminder: Online Recertification Required Starting Jan. 1
Keeping your ASQ certification current is key to continuing your professional development, staying current within your industry with new and relevant knowledge and maintaining your credibility within a competitive work environment. And now, recertifying your certification(s) is easier than ever using ASQ’s new online journal. The new online journal is user-friendly, secure and more efficient -- saving you time, effort and expense -- and it is available 24/7 from the convenience of your home.

As a reminder, starting Jan. 1, ASQ will require all recertification to be processed through the new online Recert Journal application.

Specifically, the new process will deliver consistency in processing, reduce cycle time to 5-7 business days, reduce security concerns about personal data and financial information, eliminate extra cost incurred with mail, provides a dashboard for your RUs, affords simplicity with drag-and-drop document upload, and comes with a complete document history. The online application also will automatically integrate recertification units directly into your account for activities such as ASQ membership and certification.

The changes will provide customers greater value and a more consistent, rewarding experience. To view the new application, click here and sign in to your account.

Quality Professionals’ Salaries Up Again, According To Quality Progress Salary Survey Results
For 32 years, Quality Progress has released its annual Salary Survey, outlining the health of the quality profession. The survey breaks down results, in 26 sections and sorts the data by several variables, including job title, education, years of experience and geographic location. In addition to the survey, Quality Progress magazine has updated its online salary calculator reflecting 2018 data. The calculator, which is available to ASQ members, allows users to pinpoint salaries based on several variables. ASQ members can view the entire QP Salary Survey results by clicking here.

13. ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2019

By Dr. 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.: Dr. David Tozer:  (514) 694-2830,

14. Executive Committee Meetings & Officers

Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for:

February 6, 2019

Consult the List of Your Executive for 2019 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).

15. Unemployed Members Dues

Unemployed ASQ members receive a discount on their membership dues based on consecutive years of membership.

Consecutive Years of Membership Dues Discount
1-4 50%
5 or more 100%

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a Full, Senior, or Fellow member.
  • Any years as a Forum, Associate, or enrolled student do not qualify.
  • You may submit this application only after being unemployed for at least 90 days.
  • You must be actively seeking employment.
  • Retired or self-employed members are not eligible. ASQ offers a similar benefit for retired members.


  • Your basic membership dues for the current membership year will be paid or partially paid by ASQ. Basic membership dues exclude
    additional Forums and Divisions, journals, and additional Sections (Seniors and Fellows—you keep your extra benefit of choice).
  • You may participate in the program for no more than two years in your membership lifetime. You must complete an application for the second
    year of participation.
  • After renewing your membership, please visit Careers in Quality to search for jobs, apply for positions online, and post your resume for employers to view.

NOTE: The following links require that you be logged into your account before you try to activate them.

Download the ASQ Unemployment Program Application PDF (105 KB)

NOTE: The information related to this benefit was correct at the time this Newsletter was issued.  But as the ASQ has the right to revise its benefits, please contact the ASQ for the latest information on this benefit.  It may be revised or discontinued at any time.

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