!!!CANCELLED -Special Quality Discussion Group (In Person and Webinar) Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Special Quality Discussion Group with live webinar (free for those who cannot attend in person) by Jay Arthur, developer of QI Macros an MS Excel add-on for statistical analysis on March 21, 2018 at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA, ATC bldg., Room 218, 6:00 – 8:30 PM.

Need a smart solution for statistical analysis but are dreading the learning curve with “statistical software?” QI Macros is an elegant solution that is a MS Excel macros add on.

Send your data (please make sure it is cleared of any proprietary identification as well as free of any virus) to chrisconnors811@gmail.com and Jay will try to incorporate that into his presentation. Offer is available to the first 5 people who send me data prior to the event.

Cost: $20 includes pizza, dessert and water bottles. If online, you are very welcome to join the program.


From your browser on your computer.

Contact Chris Connors for password information on how to connect.

New Course Offerings Early Winter from ASQ Philly

The Education Committee has been busy. They are offering these courses coming up early this year.  Share this information with professional friends and co-workers.

For information about more course offerings click here.

ES 244 Root Cause Analysis – February 21, 2018

ES 131 ASQ Introduction to Quality Inspection Tools – March 13, 2018

QM 421 ASQ Risk Management/Risk Analysis – March 14, 2018

ES 211 ASQ Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – March 22, 2018

QM 301 Basic Quality Tools for Process Improvement – March 28, 2018

ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Exam Prep/Refresher Course – ONLINE ONLY

Can’t Attend Classes Offsite? Bring the class to you at your work location.

Advantages of On-site Workshops

  • Your organizations establishes the schedule
  • Direct application of quality tools to issues facing your organization
  • A discount for an on-site workshop


Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence Seeking Applicants and Examiners for 2018 Awards Cycle

The Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE), a Baldrige-based awards program serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, is seeking applicants and examiners for its 2018 Awards cycle.

MAAPE is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation that helps all types of organizations improve their performance and outcomes, including productivity, workforce engagement, competitiveness, and customer and stakeholder satisfaction. The MAAPE process is modeled after the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which uses specific criteria to perform low-cost, non-prescriptive assessments that address each applicant’s unique challenges. Intent to Apply forms are due by January 5, 2018 with applications submitted by mid-March. MAAPE is also seeking examiners, volunteers who want to help drive breakthrough improvement in their own organizations, and learn and promote role-model practices. They are selected based on knowledge of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, industry expertise, communication and leadership skills, and team-participation experience. Examiner applications are due by January 12, 2018.

Participating in the MAAPE Awards process goes beyond receiving recognition as a regional role model. Every applicant receives a feedback report detailing strengths and opportunities to continue improving its performance. Submitting an application is a practical step organizations can take to help achieve their goals. Direct questions to Robert Bitner, MAAPE’s president and chief executive officer.

Have Trouble Hiring Great Talent?

Do you find your company is having trouble hiring great talent specifically in the quality field?

ASQ Philly wants to remind you of two resources for finding great talent. List your job with our job listing page. Or take a look at our freelance/consultants list provided by our section members.

We do not directly endorse any of these candidates however they have been been vetted for their credentials with our leadership team some of whom have worked with these professionals.

Job listings

Freelance/Consultants listing

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