ASQ1001 in Grand Rapids, Michigan was founded in 1953. It is affiliated with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an international organization that is helping to create better workplaces and communities, worldwide.
Our local section provides opportunities to increase Knowledge through education and training, workshops and certification. Networking takes place among more than 400 active members through monthly meetings, LinkedIn, and other professional activities. Members benefit from finding employment postings, volunteering for the section and community events, publishing appropriate professional papers and seeking advancement to Senior and Fellow status in ASQ.
ASQ1001 has proudly lead West Michigan companies into the 21st Century and continues to be the “global voice of quality” in West Michigan and beyond.
Why Participate in the Grand Rapids Section? Increased member value through...
If you do a public survey, and ask people ‘what issues are most important to you?’ education is one of the top items on the list.
This month we are pleased to have Larry Haughn (Principal at Benzie Central High School), with Michael Snell & Bryan Mahan (Science Instructors at Whitehall High School) speaking about “Implementing Lean Six Sigma in the Classroom”. The presentation will include an overview of Deming’s theory of management, and connect it to Lean Six Sigma and applications for the classroom.
These speakers previously presented at the 2013 ASQ National Quality Education Conference on the same topic. Rather than being just being theoretical concepts, this presentation discusses methods currently being used in an actual high school biology classroom. This promises to be an interesting evening that will demonstrate how many of the same Quality Tools we use every day can help improve student achievement.
Just as has happened with manufacturing and healthcare, quality tools effectively implemented in education can lead to significant gains. If you have connections with school teachers, administrators, or others interested in the topic of education, you should invite them to this meeting.
Upcoming Refresher Courses:
One of the great member value activities this section offers is refresher courses for ASQ Certifications. If you have ever considered gaining formal certification in a Quality area, you should consider taking one of our refreshers.
For the spring period, beginning March 31, we are pleased to offer 5 different refresher opportunities
Please review our website www.asq1001.org for details. Please sign up early. Courses will be held only if enough people enroll.
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