Upcoming Learning Opportunities from our Experts

ASQ Philly has upcoming course offerings to help you brush up on your existing skills or to add to your repertoire. There will be online options available so you can study when your schedule allows. We also will offer classroom courses, which allow for and promote in-class discussion and comradery not experienced in individual study courses.

Meet some of our instructors and learn more about them on our Instructor Biographies page.  Lou Angelucci has written an article of the benefits of a CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) certification. Tom Reed talks about the benefits of studying the body of knowledge of the CMQ/OE (Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence) in the video shown, below. Visit our YouTube channel for more exposure to our instructors.

Watch our website for a new catalog that features abstracts of some of our more popular courses. And, we’ll be maintaining our website calendar with upcoming courses and registration details.

Message from the Chair

Hello Everyone,

I’m Clark Fuss and I’m honored to serve you as Chair of the Philadelphia Section of the American Society for Quality for 2016. I have six months to go before I turn the job of Chair over to my able successor, Alex McCambridge.

Folks, I want to make the most of these six months and provide more value for your membership. So I thought I’d write to you today to discuss with you just how I can best lead the leadership team to do that.

As you know we are a non-profit organization, so our real mission is serve the membership and advance quality principles wherever and however I can.

I feel a particular responsibility to those members among us who are unemployed or underemployed. There is a very powerful service that that the section provides which is very low cost certification training that could leads to a better career. For every class the section holds we reserve one or two seats for our unemployed members (through a selection process) giving you a FREE class.

If earning an ASQ certificate has been on your “to-do list” then this truly is the year for you to get it. We can’t do anything about the exam price itself at the section level but we can do something about training costs. Therefore, we’re revising our pricing down for the next round of classes prepping for the November and December exam dates, starting with my PMP course (July 25th) that I teach once a year for the section priced at only $350. All other certification classes (starting in August and September 2016) will be similarly discounted.

So watch for upcoming announcements. Like I said, this is your year to improve your skills, justify what you already know by getting an ASQ certificate and stand out from others applying for the same job. The generosity here is possible because of all of us who have invested our time and money in Section 0505 classes and programs in the past.

Get to know your membership! We’re going to hold our annual BBQ in September, bigger and better than before. Great food will be provided (burgers, ribs, chicken, salads, beverages and more) and great activities for the whole family. (music, games, fun and giveaways). All for (that’s right!) a price that’s insane!

We’re planning great dinner program events in the Fall that will be fun as well as informative and we’re planning a memorable Holiday party? combining our membership awards ceremony to honor the section’s best for 2016.

And we’re always looking for ways to help our members earn RUs. As you know the best way is by volunteering to help us plan, execute and get the word out for all the events we want to do. Checkout our redesigned website for more information on volunteer opportunities.

Our next event is our Quality Discussion Group that will now meet monthly including July and August. The feedback has been tremendous so the leadership team decided to have these monthly meetings to promote open discussion and mentorship between seasoned and new Quality professionals. Everyone seems to really have a good time and we’d like to see more members join us. Look for the next Eventbrite invitation coming soon!

Best Regards to all,

Clark Clark Fuss

News from the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE)

The Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) is announcing the Development of the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) which now includes the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  A half day workshop on an “Introduction to the Baldrige Framework” will be held at the Educational Testing Service, near Princeton, NJ , 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 21, 2017.  Click on Introductory Workshop more information.