March 20, 2014 Section Meeting: RU Ready to Recertify? Recertify – Recertification Process Improvement and On-site Recertification Reviews! (7:30 – 8:30 PM)

One of the most important services Section 1212 offers it’s members is assisting in their recertification of ASQ certifications. As an ASQ certified Quality Professional, the recertification process is three years between renewals. Some quality professionals view the recertification process as time consuming.  They are unsure of what documentation is required, and assume it is difficult to assemble.  This presentation will take the guesswork out of what documents to collect, when to collect them, how to assemble the recertification package and provide helpful tips for addressing gaps in Recertification Units (RUs). The presentation will address two key areas. The first is identifying the recertification package of information you need to collect, documentation requirements and the process for assembly and submission for review by our Recertification Chair. A key part of this is improving your understanding of how many recertification units are granted for a given activity. For example, did you know that by participating in the Section Leadership Committee you can obtain 1.5 RUs per year of committee participation? The second part of the presentation is a process overview of how to synchronize multiple certifications into a single recertification package. We have some ideas to share about how to make this a simple, one step process.

Merle Goddard

Merle Goddard

Recertification Chair, Merle Goddard will be assisted by her wonderful ASQ colleague, Dee Miranda in both the presentation, panel discussion and question and answer period. Merle is a Sr. Member, has been doing Section 1212 Recertifications for over 10 years, is a multiple certification holder and looks forward to assisting you with your customized package for submission. Bring your packages to be reviewed!   Recertification only takes a minimum of time to do ‘on the spot’. Plan to join us to gain knowledge on how to develop a personal process improvement for your recertification efforts. Merle has over 20 years of AI and AN Division, EU, Asia and North American experience, including Plant and Division Supply Chain, Distribution and Quality Operations, Affiliate support and Plant start ups in emerging markets. Merle has been Director of Corporate Quality, a Dietician, has worked for Kraft Canada in R&D and as Manufacturing Manager, and more recently owned a Gourmet food business in Chicago. She is certified in American Society for Quality for Auditing, Quality Management and Quality Engineering. She is on the ASQ Executive Board and is ASQ Recertification Chair for NE Illinois.  Merle is also involved with the Masters of Science Program im Quality and Regulatory at Northwestern University, and may speak on this topic during her presentation.

Merle has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph Ontario, Canada and a Masters of Science in Organization Leadership from Dominican University, Chicago.  When not traveling, Merle is golfing, sampling world foods/wines with husband Keith, enjoying their 2 children, and teaching her schnauzers that it is not polite to beg.

Dee Miranda

Dee Miranda

Dee Miranda, Master Black Belt, Strategic Program Office, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Round Lake, IL. Trains, coaches and mentors Green and Black Belts globally at Baxter on Lean Six Sigma methodology and all types of tools such as Value Stream Maps, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DoE), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Basic Statistics, and Baxter’s DMAIC Problem Solving/Lead Investigator Training, etc.  Prior to her 18 years at Baxter, Dee was a Maintenance Trainer for two years at Greyhound Lines, Inc and served 10 years active duty as an officer in the US Air Force.  American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Manager, Quality and Operational Excellence.

 

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