June Chair Message
As summer begins, the Quality Management Division (QMD) Leadership is planning summer rest and relaxation from our intense efforts to increase the value of ASQ and QMD membership. The results from WCQI are just now being analyzed, but all indications are that the member retention and growth totals for QMD are significantly ahead of the same metrics for other ASQ divisions. The trends continue to reflect increases in both areas. For the leadership team, these positive results indicate we are providing products and services that meet member needs.
If you haven’t already done so, please read the reviews of QMD activities from WCQI and ICQI posted in this website.
The leadership team will conduct annual planning meeting this year in Milwaukee. We want to assure that our goals and objectives for 2014 are aligned with the strategies developed by ASQ. The new leadership team for 2014 and 2015 will be chaired by Ken Sadler and his vice chair will be Jan Tucker. Sandy Low has agreed to remain as treasurer for another term. Peggy Milz will also serve as second term as secretary. These individuals contain an extensive amount of diverse professional expertise, as well as QMD leadership experience. They will continue to advance and improve the operational plans developed during my term as chair. Please join me in congratulating this team and letting them know their efforts are appreciated.
Now that the 2013 WCQI success has been accomplished, QMD has already focused its efforts to our annual joint conference with the audit division. This conference will take place Oct 10 and 11 in Tucson, Arizona. More details are available on our conference web page and http://2013auditconference.com/ Many of you attended the ICQI track at WCQI. The feedback we received and the attendance totals indicate the speakers we promoted and their subject areas were of interest to many WCQI attendees. It is very possible that the conference plans for 2014 will not include an ICQI track. The QMD-Audit Division sponsored conference in Tucson provides conference attendees opportunities to attend sessions presented by global subject matter experts (SME)related to Quality management and auditing. There is also the advantage of being able to meet face to face and discuss currently issues with these SMEs. The informal atmosphere of 200 attendees allows time for the speaker to interact with attendees outside of the structured session time.
The program for Tucson is in the final stages of planning. Please check the QMD Conference webpage for updates. This conference will probably be event in the next year to have so many SME and authors together at one time. If you missed WCQI, we plan to conduct our famous Wheel of Quality game and share updates for the 2014 revision of the CMQ/OE exam in Tucson.
Please visit the Conference link on the QMD home page for more information about the Audit Division conference. On the Conference page is also the call for papers link for the:
Institute for Continual Quality Improvement
Managing Change to Improve Quality and Performance
Sponsored by ASQ’s Quality Management and Statistics Divisions
Held Jointly with the 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 6 - 8, 2013, Indianapolis, IN
This is a great opportunity for members to prepare and present case studies and examples of practical applications of Quality methodologies and theories.
New Members Welcome to the Quality Management Division
New QMD members, please take a couple of minutes to view this very brief 5-minute welcome message from your 2012-2013 chair. After you have viewed this welcome message, please take a couple of minutes to answer several very brief survey questions. Let us know if you would like you name to be entered for our monthly drawing for a free copy of one of the popular books from the QMD Executive Guide Series. Each month ten survey respondents will be selected at random to receive one of these QMD sponsored publications. Thank you for taking come time to help the QMD leadership team gather information in order to provide products and services that provide value and meet our member’s needs.
Spring 2013 QMD Council Meeting
The 2013 Quality Management Division (QMD) leadership recently met to review our 2012 performance and the goals for 2013. Our goals are based upon the strategic plan for ASQ and how the QMD can provide products and services to support ASQ and enhance member value. We are very proud to announce that 100% of our goals were accomplished in 2012. Among the goals were participating in many regional events, providing the Quality Management Forum on a quarterly basis, bi-monthly e-blasts, and developing an information exchange with global QMD members. For the corporate world, the goals of QMD might not appear to be very demanding, but we are all volunteers. These accomplishments are above and beyond our full time job duties!
During our recent meeting, the annual financial audit was performed. Dick Matthews and his team conducted a very thorough audit of how we utilized our financial resources to enhance member value. QMD financial records were found to be in conformance with generally accepted accounting practices.
For 2103, QMD has increased our budgeted activities plan by 20% to provide products and service to our members. Our goal is 100% completion again this year. Your QMD leadership team appreciated your comments and suggestions as to ways we can continue to serve the members of QMD. Please look for us at one of the many upcoming ASQ events where QMD will be actively involved.
Milt Krivokuca ASQ-QMD Chair 2012/2103
In attendence-Front Row L to R: Dick Matthews, Heather McCain, Ellen Quinn Middle Row: Diane Dixon, Peggy Milz, Bill Denney, Sandra Lowe. Back Row: Thane Russey, Jan Tucker, J.D. Marhevko, Milt Krivokuca, Jerry Rice, Claud Russey, Ken Sadler.