In an effort to reciprocate, my colleagues and your friends and co-workers who are the members of the board and volunteer chair holders are making me look good as they continue to develop & implement the programs for the 2010 -2011 ASQ Winnebago Section 1206 events year. I urge everyone to pay attention to this website and read your newsletter (you have the option to print it right off of the website if you like the ink on the finger method) and stay tuned. We have the entire program year booked and are working on programs for next year! In addition, our chair positions for working the business of the section are full and we have back-up help in most cases. You guy’s ROCK! However, everyone is invited as we turn nobody away from our meetings or offers to help us with the business of enhancing your career advancement through education and networking.
One of the exciting additions to our section to come this year is mostly due to one of our new volunteers who has taken the lead role in developing and hopefully successfully implementing a new student section at local universities. Darci Keplin is doing a great job of organizing this activity and even if the program does not achieve success, it is in no way a reflection on her efforts. Frankly, I think it is going to be really big, and she is starting small at the schools in Fond du Lac. (Marian University / UW FDL / Moraine Park Technical College) If this proves to be successful, there are plenty more great universities in the valley where we can continue to share the knowledge and wealth of our society.
A new activity under development at H.Q. in Milwaukee is the Social Responsibility development activity and associated International Standards that are in process of being developed by ASQ for the international business community. Thanks in part (my opinion) to the debacles of modern business failure and consumer rip-offs of our generation, the Social Responsibility and associated oversight committee and certification process should put some reaction plans to out of control business practices, including containment and corrective action development. I am hopeful that BP. may be the first to be “red tagged” once they actually clean up the spill and associated aftermath from the Gulf oil crisis. Anyway, below are some clips from the ASQ website providing information on that subject. I think its great, and wonder why we didn’t do this a long time ago.
For those of us working in manufacturing & quality, does it seem to you as it does to me, that the focus of quality processes and improvement is no longer on us, but more on the service industry, medical and business practices in general? Who knows, maybe we will actually be able to hold government accountable to the same standards which we in business are held to.
A guy can dream can’t he?