ASQ Certified Manager of Quality (CMQ/OE) Exam Prep/Refresher Course $800, 9-sessions July 29 to Aug 26, 2017
July 29 @ 8:30 am - August 26 @ 11:30 am$720.00 - $800.00
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Preparation / Refresher managed by ASQ’s Philadelphia section (Course # CP350-2)
Cost: $800 individually, or $720 with 3 or more from same company
Instructor: Tom Reed MBA, CMQ/OE
ASQ members earn 2.7 RU.
Timing: The live classes are scheduled twice a week for 4-1/2 weeks preceeding ASQ’s computer-based testing window September 1-17. Classes are Saturday mornings 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30pm.
The live class dates are 7/29, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12, 8/17, 8/19, 8/24, and 8/26.
Class Availability: a minimum registration of 6 students is required to hold the class so sign up soon.
1) Live online: via www.GoToMeeting.com link to be sent by instructor.
2) Live in person: NHS Meeting and Conference Center, Building 640 2nd Floor, 350 Sentry Parkway, Blue Bell, PA 19422.
3) Recorded: watch all sessions via uploaded video recordings.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this preparation/refresher class; 5 to 10 years of on-the-job experience is required (depending on education level) to apply for the certification examination. More precise information is found in the ASQ Brochure at: http://asq.org/cert/resource/pdf/certification/inserts/CMQ-OE%20Insert.pdf
ASQ CMQ/OE certification is considered a mark of quality excellence in many industries – not just through mastery of the body of knowledge in quality systems and tools, but also through ability to build alliances across functions.
The seven broad topics of the CMQ/OE Body of Knowledge include:
- Strategic Plan Development, Deployment
- Management Elements and Methods
- Quality Management Tools
- Customer-Focused Organization
- Supply Chain Management
- Training and Development
Having the CMQ/OE certification will differentiate you and your company.
- Managing Quality in or outside the quality function organization
- Leveraging the quality organization and management systems
- Motivating and evaluating staff
- Managing projects and human resources
- Leading teams in monitoring, measuring, and improving performance with customers/suppliers
- Champion process-improvement initiatives—everywhere
- Building alliances – strengthening relationships
- Understanding company cultures and personalities
- Contributing to the strategic planning and deployment initiatives
- Analyzing financial situations,
- Determining and evaluating risk
- Integrating quality systems and tools into the fiber of assorted management systems
Be part of a local study group led by an experienced,.qualified instructor, covering the fully body of knowledge with plenty of sample questions in just five weeks. Be part of a facilitated, small, study group of local professionals doing a page-turn of Quality Council of Indiana’s ASQ-approved CMQ/OE primer. Your comprehension and exam score will surely increase by not studying alone. Join us!
Familiarize yourself with the exam: This course is presented in a way that reinforces current knowledge, re-introduces applications that may not be used every day, explains the rationale for use and highlights sample questions, both multiple-choice and constructed responses. Participants will be asked to pre-read each section of the Quality Council of Indiana’s CMQ/OE primer each class. The pre-reading amounts to about 2 hours per week for five weeks. Doing some more sample questions on your own might add time to that.
Six hours of Live Class Time per week for 4-1/2 weeks is where the action is. The instructor will plan and encourage stopping points doing the page-turn of the reading to discuss rational for and/or likelihood of examination questions. Time will also allocated to review “topic at a glance” quick- reference aids based not only on the reading material but also based on the ASQ CMQ/OE Handbook, where the required reading is too “light” as attested by section members who taken this course and passed the exam.
Practice and receive critiques: The instructor will allow time at each session also to practice multiple choice questions. The instructor will provide individualized critiques on practice constructed response questions via email inbetween classes. Time spent in-class will not only be fun but give you confidence entering the examination.
Find your strengths and weaknesses just-in-time: The instructor will pace the group through, and help you determine yourself how best to organize your quick ref.-guides for the open book portion of the exam. The instructor will also flush-out memorable / practical examples from work, from all participants.
The primer is not included in the course fee. Before the first-class students must purchase the $80 printed copy of the Quality Council of Indiana CMQ Primer at http://www.qualitycouncil.com/CMQ.html.
We also recommend purchasing for yourself a copy of the $35 CMQ Solutions guide. Additional course material will be provided by the instructor.
Exam Registration is not included. The ASQ exam registration deadline is August 4th, 2017 for the September 1 – 17, 2017 Computer-Based Testing window. To register for that exam you need to go to ASQ.org https://asq.org/cert/catalog to find “Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence”.
Cost saving option: Coordinate with your coworkers and save: 10% fee reduction applies when three or more register from the same company.
About the instructor: Tom Reed’s LinkedIn connection is https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomreed610/
Email Tom directly at email@example.com with any questions.
The section reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment is not met. Cancellation notification will be via the mobile phone number you provided at registration.
PayPal: Follow instructions on Eventbrite registration page
Pay by Check: Make payable to ASQ Philadelphia Section 0505
Mail to: ASQ Section 0505, Treasurer
c/o Dr. Chris Connors, 811 Williamsburg Blvd.
Downingtown, PA 19335