The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality
OF MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Buffet Restaurant, 1400 Upper James St. Hamilton
(Just South of Stone
Church Road - see map below)
||Cash Bar, Networking and Registration
Charge: $30 includes Dinner and Presentation. $10
for Presentation only.
Non-member guests are welcome
This presentation will cover the new and innovative products that are
available from The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Education and
Training department. Come and see how these innovative learning tools are
applied to Management Systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. CSA provides
extensive training opportunities for Canadian companies. One new format
includes game based learning packages that engage the learner in an
interactive learning environment. This interactive approach provides a new
fun, dynamic for on-site training and helps build awareness of quality
principles. For quality professionals this session will provide some fresh
ideas and approaches to training.
Also covered will be the new CSA
standards that follow the Plan - Do - Check - Act approach. Highlights of
other software tools, programs and standards will also be reviewed in this
Manager, Business Systems and Risk Management, Canadian Standards
Over the last 15 years Richard has held a variety of
training and development roles in several industry sectors including Quality
Management, IT and Software development, Healthcare, Manufacturing and
Retail Systems prior to coming to CSA.
Initiatives he is responsible for include the
management and development of training products to support the management
systems standards that CSA is involved in, these include ISO 9001, ISO 14001
OHSAS 18001 to name a few.
He is also responsible for the development of products
to support the new Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program
Standard (Z1600). Richard’s background with Management Systems lends itself
well to the development of programs to support Z1600 which follows a
Management Systems approach to the program.
attending the dinner, please e-mail Jeff Race at firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon on Friday,
November 14, 2008 and provide your name and phone number.
Corrective Action - Larry Coudenys,
Coudenys Management Systems
Nov 12, 2008
|Document Control - Ralph Robinson, STC
Associate Fellow & Canadian Head of Delegation, ISO/IEC JTC1
Jan 14, 2009
Effective Table and Graph Design
-Tim Dietrich, ArcelorMittal
Jan 27, 2009
Call for Members to Volunteer for Sub-Committees
Your ASQ Hamilton executive is working on strategies to
ensure that your section continually improves the value
offered to its membership. Currently, we have identified a
need for two sub-committees:
1. Website/Internet Sub-Committee
2. Awareness/Recruitment Sub-Committee
As with all tasks, a team effort can bring forth unimagined
success and innovation. We encourage you, our valued
members, to consider participating in one or both of these
two ASQ Hamilton sub-committees. To paraphrase
Roberto M. Saco, ASQ President: We all
need to get involved in as many “Really Big Q” conversations
as possible. This is your opportunity to do just that.
Each sub-committee will be required to first develop a
project charter with a scope and responsibilities for the
project. Every attempt will be made to meet through email
communications and may require one meeting in person. Time
requirements for this phase are estimated at a few hours per
month spread out over several months.
The next phase would be to complete the project. Depending
on the sub-committee, a few members will be asked to market
and/or conduct presentations. For your efforts, each
sub-committee member will receive 1.5 RU points per year.
For more information, please contact the section Chair Jeff
The Division Affairs Council is
soliciting nominations from divisions for a nominee for the position
of ASQ board of directors division representative. There are three
positions to be filled.
Qualifications Candidates for National Director representing
divisions must meet the following requirements:
The candidate may NOT serve in another elected position in the
Society during the term of office as National Director. Division
officers are considered Society-elected positions. If interested
please contact Stan Sobota
- Shall be a member of an ASQ division
- Shall be a Senior (or higher) grade member in good standing
of the Society
- Shall have previously held a leadership position within a
division or interest group
- Agree to comply with the roles and responsibilities defined
for National Directors representing divisions in Position Guide
to ASQ Certification Achiever
Hamilton Section member Tibor Muszik was successful in the
for ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
held in June 2008.
If you have passed an ASQ certification exam that you wrote at a
location other than Hamilton, please e-mail the Section Chair Jeff Race
with the information.
Jobs and Ads Web Page
Check out our Jobs & Ads web page - link on
- for employment opportunities in the quality field.
ASQ Hamilton members seeking employment or a career change can also have
their resumes posted in the Classified section of our Jobs and Ads web
page. There is no charge for this service to our members. Resumes (MS
Word preferred) should be sent to the section webmaster Bob Mok at email@example.com
CQE Practice Exams
The Hamilton ASQ section recently
launched a complimentary web-based e-learning solution for candidates
wishing to become ASQ-Certified Quality Engineers (CQE). For further
details, click : http://www.asqhamilton.com/cqepexam.htm
ASQ Certification Study
Materials Available for Loan
The Hamilton Section
Executive is pleased to make Certification Examination preparation materials
available to our membership. Section members can sign-out these resources,
free of charge. Resources include study materials for: CQT, CQM, CQA, CQIA,
CRE, CMI, and CSQ. These are not the ASQ's latest versions of the
certification body of knowledge, but they will serve to give a good overview
of the material and help members determine the scope and focus of each
certification. (Members are encouraged to obtain the latest versions prior
to completing their studies in order to ensure that they are completely
To borrow these materials, please contact Jane Devries firstname.lastname@example.org.
The materials will be available for 3-month loans on a first come, first
served basis, and can be picked up at section meetings.
If you have materials that you would like to offer for the Section library,
please also contact Jane.
ASQ Hamilton Section Newsletter is posted online about six times per year
announce upcoming section meetings, plant tours and other events of interest
The newsletter will be sent electronically only to
those members who have agreed
to receive Section information by e-mail. Except for the September issue,
the newsletter is no longer sent out by regular mail.
To ensure that you receive your copy, as well as special announcements of
ASQ events in between issues, check your ASQ profile at www.asq.org.
Log in and type the word profile in the search box.
Select My Account: Update Your My ASQ Profile, and verify that your
correct e-mail address is included in your profile.
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