March 2019 Chair’s Message

Dear ASQ-0704 members,

Spring is on the way, and our Section continues to move forward with plans for the year. Such as we will once again provide our discussion series of member benefits to remind you what is available while being a part of ASQ. ASQ strives to maintain the best source of Quality related information along what we call the Body of Knowledge for Quality (QBOK). As a member of ASQ you are eligible for discounts on events, conferences, training, certifications, publications and standards. You also have access to career-building tools and sources. Plus, you have the opportunity to meet and network with your peers, national and local leaders in Quality and business improvements.

The ASQ Phoenix section has connected with the Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE) to gather and share ideas for a Peer-to-Peer Mixer event. Starting on March 27 ASQ members have been invited to join SWAE members in an open format, informal networking event. There is no particular agenda, just an opportunity to share information (and enjoy some refreshments – on your own) with others on business improvements or whatever topic you chose. See the notice later in the Sundial or on our website for the location and time. The event will be held every quarter immediately following the SWAE Board meeting.

As we have noted previously, section volunteers will be helping out at the ASQ Lean Six Sigma Conference here in Phoenix at the Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs. This is a great opportunity for the section to promote its services and members to the broader ASQ quality community. This year we have arranged to have a table as a part of the exhibition event. If you are going to be at the conference please stop by meet some of your section leaders and let us know what the section can do to improve your member experience and / or business strategic and operational processes.

Finally,  our Program meeting this month will feature Joanne Flynn of Phoenix Strategic Performance, a strategic human capital advisory consulting firm. Her discussion will focus on our business’ most important asset: Human Capital. Human Capital Asset Planning should offer a unique view into planning and managing our workforce to build capability and increase capacity,  enhancing business competitiveness. Hope to see you there.


Dave Gibson – Chair ASQ-0704, Valley of the Sun