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Advanced Skills in Quality

What skills do you need to grow as a Quality Professional

The success of the quality management system can be related to the knowledge and skills of the quality professional who has the responsibility within the company. It is critical that the quality professional grow to help support continual improvement of the quality management system. This training or methodologies should be directly related to the specific organization.

AS9100 & Aerospace

AS9100 & Aerospace

Aerospace products and services make it a sector that not only needs to be in the forefront of Quality, but must be, in order to provide safe and reliable products and services. Work is currently underway for the next generation of quality requirements and building tools to help organizations improve their maturity both internally and in their supply chains. AS9100 is not just for Aerospace and can be used by any organization wishing to be on the cutting edge of Quality Management.

Audits - Tools & Tips to Overcome the Complexity of Auditing

How to deal with audit anxiety and complexity?

Effectively navigating the activities of an audit can be quite complex. Many dynamic situations can make auditing seem complex and even overwhelming. With that in mind, what are 10 things that will help me overcome the complexity of auditing? They include effective note taking, how to let the evidence speak for itself, and reaching effective conclusions.

Beginners

Where to start with Quality Management Systems?

Beginning work in a Quality Management System (QMS) comes in two forms, professionally and organizationally. For a Quality professional it can open many doors and with over 1.2 M organizations certified across the world to ISO 9001 the job opportunities are endless. There are QMS standards in nearly every sector, which makes it a wise choice for a career. For an organization beginning a QMS will have many benefits that are all worth the time and effort involved. 

Business Profitability Using ISO 9000

How can you improve your profitability utilizing ISO 9001?

How does the ISO 9001:2015 Standard facilitate profitability for an organization? Can profitability be the intended result of an effective ISO 9001 implementation? Many of the clauses provide organizations with the structure needed to determine internal and external issues that may affective profitability. As well as implement processes to mitigate these issues, including tracking of data that illuminates an organizations capabilities.

Career Development in Quality Management Systems

How can you develop your own career?

Multiple ways you can grow your career include learning techniques and tactics for managing, as well as learning to develop a plan, that focuses on the things you want to achieve in your career. Also learning to prepare yourself to achieve the outcomes you desire, and gain the skills to develop your own network and effectively utilize coaches and mentors. As well as understanding skills you will need to develop your own management and leadership abilities.


Change Management in Quality Management Systems

Have you integrated Risk Management into your Change Management Process?

Change Management is a critical part of the QMS life cycle. The recent changes in ISO have increased focus on the value of risk management to enhance customer satisfaction through your QMS. Enhancing the change management system with risk management can also increase overall business value and customer satisfaction

Digital Age & Quality Management Systems

Quality Management Systems in the Digital Age

Converting an existing, paper-based quality management system to an electronic based system can be a daunting challenge. Implementing an electronic system for a startup company may be even more challenging. Considerations are many and include the organization's culture, customers, and resources in both money and talent. Does anyone really have a choice though?

Entrepreneurship & QMS

What are the top five secrets for successful entrepreneurs in consulting and/or start up business?

Learn how to leverage your expert experience with QMS implementation or sustainability within organizations as a consultant. These five secrets will increase your credibility and provide greater sustainability to the customer as well as your own business.

Happiness at Work

How to be Happier at Work - Take Charge of Your Professional & Personal Growth

We’ve all read advice on how to be more efficient and harder working in the office. Productivity tends to be the name of the game when it comes to professional improvement, but ultimately, our mental health is just as important as work we do every day. So, how do we effectively walk the line between being professionally productive and personally happy? 

Healthcare & Medical Quality Management Systems

What are the Quality Management Systems best practices for healthcare & medical?

Whether working in the Healthcare field or needing medical services, each one of us, at one time or another deals in Healthcare and expects best practices to be used. By using QMS tools such as auditing and checklists, Healthcare professionals are able to give patients the quality service they expect. So how do you make sure you and your healthcare providers are following best practices?

Innovation

How does Innovation fit into a successful QMS?

Many of the changes in the ISO standards focus on business and innovation. Learn creative and innovative ways to engage employees and enhance management commitment while building the value of quality into the business through innovation.

Integrating Multiple Quality Management Systems

How to integrate multiple Quality Management Systems effectively?

Is your organization managing multiple QMS systems independently, such as, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001? The development of the 2015 revisions and the Annex SL allow for a more seamless integration of the standards, to create one system. A singular system may be more manageable and more efficient. 

Internal Audit Plan

How to organize your internal audits for the best coverage and useful results?

The most effective internal audit plans take into account the structure and flow of your organization's processes, available resources and available time. Using the process map from your quality management system, you will ensure that all primary and support processes are covered. The plan can then be revised, using risk-based thinking, to provide emphasis to those areas that need it most.

ISO 45001:2018

Easing in to ISO 45001:2018 - Tools & Tips to Help the Transition Go Smoothly

The clock has begun to tick on the transition to ISO 45001:2018 and it feels like I only almost I understand the new requirements. How do I make sure that all of these worker participation requirements are adequately addressed? What about the need to more effectively account for purchasing activities? What 5 things will make the transition to ISO 45001:2018 go smoothly?

Management Review

Does Your Current Management Review Add Value of the Leadership

Management Review of the QMS is one of the most valuable tools the Leadership can use if it is done well. Learn top secrets and tips to make your Management Review more meaningful to Leadership and how to use it to drive improvement throughout the business. 

Millennials and ISO

How to create successful working relationships with the millennial generation?

We constantly hear about Millennials, whether on social media, print, or TV and how they have different needs and desires from other generations. Yes, it can be a challenge for baby boomers and generation X to communicate with the new generation, but once that bridge is built, great accomplishments can occur. Millennials can bring a fresh spin on things and can help bring ISO and quality to new heights.

Modernizing Quality Management Systems & Audits

How do I modernize my QMS & audit programs?

As organizations look to cope with the dynamic nature of the world they operate in, the quality management system and approach to auditing will also need to adapt. Looking at new and modern approaches for the QMS and the way audits are done, or managed, will aid in proving the type of support organizations will need. This will help establish, sustain and build on organization to success. What 3 things will make my QMS & audit program become more modern?

Oil & Gas Industry Quality Management Systems Best Practices

What are the QMS current best practices in the Oil and Gas industry?

Developing a QMS in the oil and gas industry is a particularly challenging effort. By the nature of the business, processes must be managed over long distances and time spans. Complexity is a never-ending challenge. Billions of dollars are constantly at risk with even tiny field decisions. Learn how organizations are coping with these and the other challenges facing the Oil and Gas sector.

Personal Growth

How personal growth can lead to professional growth?

Did you ever wonder why you were looked over for the last promotion? You had all the necessary skills for the new job but someone less qualified was promoted. At times, your soft personal skills could be holding you back. Gaining more self confidence and finding better ways to deal with stress could be the only thing holding you back from your dream job. In learning how to grow personally, the sky is the limit on the number of professional opportunities that may arise.

Professional Certifications

What professional certifications should I include in my career development plans?

There are many professional certifications that can enhance your career in the QMS area. Learn how to determine which certifications you might find most useful. Review the ASQ certifications that are tied directly to quality-related knowledge and skills. These may include Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer, or Technician certification. Learn what is available and how to choose.

Service & Government Quality Management Systems

Sustained performance in service & government through an effective QMS

While government and service-oriented organizations can be very structured, how would they know if they are effective? These organizations tend to thrive on stellar performers, but often times are not a sustained model. How can an effectively applied QMS provide or promote the sustained success of Service & Government organizations? 

Risk-Based Thinking

How to take advantage of Risk Based Thinking in any organization, new or old?

The ISO standards have encouraged risk-based thinking for a long time and the 2015/2016 updates make it required, but the standards aren’t explicit or prescriptive on the topic.  So what are the ways that risk-based thinking can be used in your organization to reduce wasted time and energy and to provide better assurances to your customers that they are getting the best, safest products?

Soft-Skills in Audits

Why soft skills are important for successful audits?

Perceptions related to past encounters, or those they have heard of, the time needed to answer questions, and the fear of looking bad cause participants to be guarded. As the auditor needs for these participants to speak freely, soft skills in auditing is extremely important. What are the 3 most important soft-skills auditors desperately need? How does an auditor work to develop these skills and ensue the are appropriately applied?

Sustain Success

How can you build a QMS that helps ensure sustained organizational success?

Learn the tools of long-term organizational success. Understand the aspects of the QMS that can be used to create a management system that is the cornerstone of the organization's sustainability over time. Learn to focus leadership, planning and execution on the QMS aspects that are most important for long-term organizational success.

The Future of Standards

What is in the horizon for Quality Management System standards?

The future of quality standards is evolving to keep pace with the advancements in technology and needs of the organizations. The digital world is reshaping how we traditionally have viewed standards and quality. It will continue to advance at a fast pace. Integration of standards and their implementation and maintenance is an area of opportunity that is growing quickly and will be necessary for many organizations in the future.

Speaker
Information

PowerPoint submission deadline: 

January 31, 2020

Deadline for hotel reservation:

February 24, 2020

Speakers’ Orientation Meeting:
Sunday, March 22, 2020
6 PM-7 PM

Please click the link below to download the Speaker Instructions


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