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Grace L Duffy

President, Management & Performance Systems, Eustis, FL, USA

Grace provides services in organizational and process improvement, leadership, quality, customer service and teamwork. She designs and implements effective systems for business and management success. 

She is author of 

  • The Quality Improvement Handbook, 
  • The Executive Guide to Improvement and Change, Executive Focus: Your Life and Career, 
  • The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook, 
  • QFD and Lean Six Sigma for Public Health, 
  • Modular kaizen: Dealing with Disruption, 
  • Tools and Applications for Starting and Sustaining Healthy Teams,
  • The Encyclopedia of Quality Tools,
  • he Quality Improvement Pocket Guide, 
  • Modular Kaizen: Continuous and Breakthrough Improvement, 
  • The Certified Quality Improvement Associate Handbook.

Ms. Duffy has over 40 years experience in successful business and process management in corporate, government, education, healthcare, not for profit, and small business. She is a recognized specialist in leadership and executive performance. Grace uses her experience as President, CEO and senior manager to assist organizations and individuals in performance excellence. 

She is a frequently requested keynote and conference speaker on organizational and professional performance. She is an active coach and mentor to senior leaders in large corporations as well as entrepreneurs, focusing on strategic alignment of individual skills to organizational outcomes.

Grace holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s in Archaeology and Anthropology from Brigham Young University. She is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, Certified Quality Improvement Associate, and Certified Quality Auditor. Grace is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and Manager of Process Improvement.

Grace is a member of ATD, ISPI and ASQ. She is an ASQ Fellow and Past Vice President within the ASQ Office of the President, 2014 recipient of the ASQ Distinguished Service Medal, Quality Magazine’s 2014 Quality Person of the Year, and the Milflora M. Gatchalian Medal for International Women of Quality from the Asia Pacific Quality Organization in 2016.


Call for Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline:
October 11, 2019

Acceptance notification date:
November 11, 2019

Early Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2020

Please make sure to review and prepare the material needed before you start the on-line Proposal Submission Form. Click here to see Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Who May Submit: This online form may be used by a principal speaker, co-speaker, contact person, or a committee member submitting on behalf of a speaker.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals.

Conference Registration Fee:
The conference registration fee is waived for the principal speaker of accepted proposals. Speakers are responsible for their travel expenses and arrangements. Co-speakers will receive a 20% discount for the conference that they are presenting at.

Length of Presentations: Technical sessions are typically 35 minutes. There will be a limited number of "double" sessions, 70 minutes, at the end of each day.


You will need the following to submit a proposal

Proposal Title: Maximum 80 characters including spaces. 

Keywords:Please include three keywords with a maximum of 100 characters, including spaces. 

Industry Sector: Please select the most relevant Industry sector for the proposal from a list.

Abstract: The Abstract should be 1,500 to 5,000 characters (note that it is Characters, NOT words), including spaces.

Biography: The Biography must be 1,500 to 5,000 characters, including spaces.

Public Profile: LinkedIn or Public Profile for link for the Principal Speaker: 

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