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Delivering Quality’s Value, Impact, and Results To Individuals and Business Today

ASQ Raleigh Section 1113

Updated July 17, 2013

Joanne Mayo – Region 11B DRD

Contents of this presentation package are subject to change. Please refer to the Raleigh ASQ website for the latest information.

ASQ Today: Reach and Impact

  • Largest quality professional association

  • 150 countries

  • 65+ years of growth

  • 245 Sections, 25 Divisions/Forums

  • Certification recognized worldwide (over 140,000 people in 40 countries are ASQ certified)

  • Leader in quality management information

ASQ Vision

By making quality a global priority, organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, the American Society for Quality becomes the community for everyone who seeks quality technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world.

ASQ is:

  • A global community of the best quality resources and experts in all fields, organizations, and industries.

  • People passionate about quality.

  • Bringing together the people, ideas, and tools that make our world work better.

A Global Economy and Opportunity

  • ASQ Goes Global

    • China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea

  • 19 World Partners

    • The Americas

    • Asia

    • Europe

    • Middle East

  • From manufacturing industry roots to all industries, economies, and regions

World Partners Supporting 12K members outside of US

ASQ Resources and Solutions

  • ASQ Knowledge Center

  • ASQ Learning Institute

  • ASQ certifications; Rochester Institute of Technology credit

  • ASQ communities of experts

  • ASQ Career Center

  • International Team Excellence Award

ASQ Member Homepage













Members by Industry

Membership (as of 12/31/2012)

Individual Membership Categories




Full Member



Organizational Membership Levels




K-12 School/District











Total Members 76,012

ASQ is a member-led organization

Board of Directors sets policy and direction

Approximately 3000 member leaders

Member-led committees support ASQ goals

Sections are under Section Affairs Council (SAC)

Divisions are under Division Affairs Council (DAC)

Six Regional Directors report to the Board of Directors

185 paid staff at ASQ headquarters in Milwaukee

Woody Allen

ASQ Knowledge Center Homepage“Goggle” of Quality

ASQ Learning Institute™

ASQ Learning Institute™

Many companies, large and small, are stipulating ASQ professional certifications as job requirements when hiring new employees or providing salary increases.

Visit a list of all courses ASQ has to offer.

Certifications (updated June 2010)


Biomedical Auditor

HACCP Auditor

Calibration Technician



Reliability Engineer

Software Engineer

Improvement Associate



Master Black Belt

Process Analyst

Six Sigma Black Belt

Six Sigma Green Belt

Pharmaceutical GMP Professional


BIO 674


CCT 1,300


CQE 37,285

CRE 4,482

CSQE 4,874

CQIA 6,951



No one passed exam yet

CQPA 799


SSGB 4,743

CPGP 118

Professional & Technical Journals

  • Six Sigma Forum Magazine

  • Journal of Quality and Participation

  • Journal of Quality Technology

  • Software Quality Professional

  • Quality Management Journal

  • Quality Engineering

  • Technometrics

Publications and Media

  • Quality Progress

  • Quality Press

  • Standards

  • Audiotapes

  • Webinars, Video

  • Software

ASQ Career Center

  • Recruit

  • Service packages and discounts

  • Resume database

  • Partnership with the Career Network

  • Salary Survey access

  • Annual Career Fair at ASQ World Conference

ASQ Divisions: Breadth and Depth

  • 25 industry-specific divisions

  • Divisions include:

  • Audit

  • Automotive

  • Biomedical

  • Chemical and Process Industries

  • Design and Construction

  • Education

  • Energy and Environmental

  • Food, Drug, and Cosmetic

  • Healthcare

  • Lean Enterprise

  • Six Sigma

  • Software

  • Teamwork and Participation

ASQ Sections: Breadth and Depth

  • 245 locally operated sections offering:

  • Meetings

  • Newsletters

  • Online information

  • Education

  • Certification exam preparation

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Are you assigned to a section?

ASQ Networks – Connecting MOC

  • Consultants

  • New to Quality

  • Minorities in Quality

  • Women In Quality

  • Young Quality Professionals

  • Future of Quality

  • Global Networks

    MOC = Members of the Community (includes non-ASQ members)

Social Responsibility

  • Secretariat for ISO 26000 TAG (Technical Advisory Group)

  • Release: 2010

  • Not a management system standard

  • Not intended for certification

  • List of guidelines

TheSRO and Quality for Life

Upcoming ASQ Conferences 2013

  • ASQ Rocky Mountain Quality Conference-Feb. 6-9, 2013-Denver, Colorado

  • 21st Annual International Conference on ISO 9000 & QMS-Feb. 18-19, 2013-San Diego, CA

  • 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference-Feb. 20-21, 2013-San Diego, CA

  • Lean and Six Sigma Conference-March 4–5, 2013 • Phoenix, AZ

  • World Conference on Quality and Improvement-May 6–8, 2013 • Indianapolis, IN


Upcoming ASQ Raleigh Events

  • 2013

  • Jan 16, 2013 Tour – Raleigh Food Bank 6:00-7:30pm

  • Jan 22, 2013 Six Sigma SIG Meeting 5:30-7:30pm: Greg Poole Equipment Company

  • Feb 19, 2013 Dinner Meeting (6:30pm) with Mark Crossley.

  • Tutorial (4:45pm)-The Remarkable Weibull distribution: and The Under Utilization of the Pareto principle.

  • Feb 23, 2013 ASQ Volunteer Opportunity 9am-noon: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Raleigh, NC

  • Feb 26, 2013 Six Sigma SIG Meeting 5:30-7:30pm: Greg Poole Equipment Company

  • Mar 19, 2013 Pharmaceutical Manufacturer tour.

Upcoming ASQ Raleigh Events

  • 2013 cont’d

  • Mar. 26, 2013 Six Sigma SIG Meeting 5:30-7:30pm: Greg Poole Equipment Company

  • April 16, 2013 Dinner Meeting. Topic: Healthcare Quality 4:45-7:45pm

  • April 20, 2013 ASQ Volunteer Opportunity 9am-noon: Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC, Raleigh, NC

  •   April 23, 2013 Six Sigma SIG Meeting 5:30-7:30pm: Greg Poole Equipment Company

  •   May 20-22, 2013 ASQ Raleigh Quality in the Triangle (QIT- May 21, 2013) McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC

Upcoming ASQ Raleigh Events (cont’d)

Food Bank volunteer:


Certification exams:

Education events:

Six Sigma SIG:

Oct 20, Dec 15, Feb 23, Apr 20


Oct , Dec, Mar, Jun


Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 23

Register for events via Eventbrite (see enewsletter or website for specific URL, for example:

ASQ Raleigh Leadership Council

  • Chair – Stephanie Ploeger

  • Vice Chair – Joey Martin

  • Treasurer – Carol Poindexter

  • Secretary – Patti Landolfi

  • Arrangements – Bonnie Pittman

  • Audit – Bob Carter

  • Membership –Mary Chris Easterly

  • Newsletter – Megan Summerlin

  • Nominations – Jim Murrell

  • Programs – Doug McCorquodale/Mike Potter

  • Publicity – Helen Sims

  • Student Advisor – Jennifer Lucas Mincey

  • Website Support – Jodi Robinson

  • Voice of the Customer-Nichole Martin

ASQ Raleigh Leadership Council (cont’d)

  • Quality Management Process – Joey Martin

  • Job Placement – Angie Lucas

  • Education – Jim Murrell (Acting)

  • Certification – Heather Payne

  • Re-certification, Senior membership, Fellow Nominations, QIT – Stuart Walker

  • Six Sigma Special Interest Group – Pam McNulty

  • Community Good Works –

  • Mentor Committee – Joanne Mayo

  • Communication-Tauna Schachle

  • Scholarship-Sarah Anderson

  • Historian – David Goldston

  • Plus many committee members

Quality Management Process - Stephanie Ploeger

  • QMP is our business plan management tool, includes the section’s operating requirements and has a recognition component

  • QMP includes Key dates and assignments related to section business – budgets, audits, membership, etc.

  • Recognition Levels are cumulative:

    • Basics – Level 1 – submit all minimum requirements by deadline, maintain minimum of 30 paid members, no complaints

    • Planning – Level 2 – Meet Basics 1 PLUS Required to submit an annual business plan and budget

    • Performance – Level 3 – Meets Basics 1 and

      Planning 2

Quality Management Process

Recognition Levels – 2 award categories:

  • Total Quality, J.S. McDermond Award

    • Achieve 75% of goals and submit by deadline

  • Excellence: must meet or exceed goals in member retention, satisfaction and loyalty as measured on the annual survey

    • Recognition Levels: Bronze, Silver & Gold

  • The Raleigh Section has received the highest awards for the last 3 years:

Quality Management Process

Recent Awards

  • ASQ Raleigh earned the 2010-2011 Gold Excellence and Total Quality Awards for the fourth consecutive year! Thanks for the hard work by our Leadership Council, committees, and volunteers, and to all the members for creating and participating in the professional development and other quality events each year!

Job Placement – Angie Lucas

  • Coordinate the section’s job placement program

  • Facilitate access to professional opportunities for section members

  • Assist area companies with recruiting quality professionals

Education – Jim Murrell (Acting)













Information tailored to meet your needs.

Biomedical Auditor (CBA)

Calibration Technician (CCT)

HACCP Auditor (CHA)

Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)

Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP)

Quality Auditor (CQA)

Quality Engineer (CQE)

Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)

Quality Inspector (CQI)

Quality Process Analyst (CQPA)

Quality Technician (CQT)

Reliability Engineer (CRE)

Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)

Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)

Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)

Certification - Heather Payne

  • Quality Professionals achieve certification by passing an exam; certain certifications also have additional requirements

  • 16 certifications currently offered

  • The exam covers the Body of Knowledge that ASQ has identified for that area

  • Exams are given locally by the Section four times per year (Oct, Dec, Mar, Jun), with each certification exam given twice

Recertification – Stuart Walker

  • If paying with credit card, Email with scans is fine

  • If paying with check hard copy needed

  • Usually processed within five business days

  • Members are notified by email

  • ASQ processes all payments, contact them for receipts if needed

  • Mail to:

  • Stuart Walker 205 Veranda Court Raleigh NC 27615

Senior Membership – Stuart Walker

  • Leadership and professional achievement do not go unnoticed by ASQ. The Society offers Senior membership for individual members who represent the upper echelon of the quality profession and serve as the backbone of the Society. ASQ Senior membership rewards members with enhanced benefit selections.

Senior Membership

You may apply for Senior membership status if you meet the following criteria:

  • Been an ASQ Full member in good standing for one year

  • Have 10 years of professional experience

  • Meet one of four professional criteria outlined on the Senior membership application (see next slide)

Senior Membership

At least one of the four options below:

  • Have conducted quality-related engineering, inspection or audit, or statistical work, or applied the methods and principles of quality on the job for at least two years.

  • Have taught quality or related arts or sciences at an accredited institution for at least two years.

  • Have been a Senior member or comparable type in a recognized professional organization.

  • Currently hold an ASQ certification that requires recertification.

Senior Membership

Senior Benefit Options

A choice of one of the extra benefit options below is included with Senior member current dues.

  • Select one journal of your choice, or

  • Select two divisions of your choice, or

  • Select one additional section of your choice

    Download the Application for Advancement to the Grade of Senior (PDF, 52 KB)

    Fax or mail the completed form directly to ASQ

Fellow Nominations – Stuart Walker

Please help section identify members to be nominated for Fellow

Six categories: Technical expertise, Responsibility, papers (etc), ASQ activities, Professional affiliations, Teaching/Consulting

each has minimum points needed

nominee candidates have to provide information

Applications to National by May 1

reviewed, approved by Raleigh ASQ prior to submittal to National

Contact Stuart for more details or look on national web site at application

2013 Quality in the Triangle Conference

  • Scheduled for May 20-22, 2013

    • Conference Tuesday May 21, 2013

  • McKimmon Center

  • Call for papers to be issued by October 15, 2012

  • Speakers to be selected by Dec 15, 2012

  • Brochure to be out by March 1, 2013

  • Same fees as last year:

    • conference $125, early bird $99 until 1 May 2013

    • pre-conference seminar/workshop $TBD

    • post-conference seminar/workshop $TBD


  • Need Speakers!!!!

Six Sigma SIG – Pam McNulty

Purpose of the Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group (SIG):

 The SIG shares six sigma and lean discussion topics led by facilitators using examples of current or past projects. The goal is to generate 2 way dialog and best practice sharing.

The SIG meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at Greg Poole Co. from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Sample topics:

  • Using Six Sigma to Drive Strategic HR Results

  • Leveraging the Power of Six Sigma and Good Works Programs

  • How Applying Lean Six Sigma principles in Sourcing helped save IBM millions

Good Works Programs –

What is ASQ Good Works?

  • Volunteer projects focused on the utilization of quality methods to facilitate organizational improvements

  • Targeted to community-based, non-profit organizations with ASQ members contributing as volunteers

    Past projects Completed:

  • ISO 9001 Implementation Project for a Kinston non-profit

  • Piedmont Wildlife Center (Durham) – Database Development

    Current Projects

  • Toys for Tots

New Mentor Program – Joanne Mayo

  • Primarily for new members and potential members (Rookies):

    • Educate new members about section, division, headquarters offerings

    • Educate potential members about benefits of ASQ membership

  • Seasoned ASQ members (Gurus)

    > 3 yrs ASQ Membership, and

    • Active in ASQ events (minimum 3 in past year) or

      2. ASQ Leadership member

  • Guru Application process

  • Rookies choose Gurus based on their expertise, industry, certifications, etc. via webpage

New Mentor Program

Current Approved Gurus

  • Joanne Mayo

  • Mary Chris Easterly

  • Jim Murrell

  • Haleh Byrne

  • Branch Sternal

  • Joe Knight-McKenna

  • Frank Golden

  • Mike Nichols

  • Stephanie Ploeger


  • Joanne Mayo (Chair)

  • Jim Murrell

  • Branch Sternal

Guru’s earn Recertification credits (0.1 credit per hour). Join us in becoming one of Raleigh’s ASQ “Gurus”.

See handout and webpage for more details:

Additional links and information

  • ASQ Raleigh section website

  • ASQ Raleigh section Linked In

  • ASQ Raleigh section twitter

  • main Member Leader webpage (Interact, Key Tasks, Position, Resources, Initiatives, News & Dates)


  • (2052 followers) Lists:






Additional links and info (cont’d)

7) (1000 fans)

8) (17100 group members)

9) (100 communities, 7000 users, 154 Bloggers)

10) – Join the ASQ Community

11) (Region 11B leaders)

12) includes short introduction video

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