April 2016 Newsletter


 Our next meeting is April 21, 2016

The April meeting is at Dover Straits in Mundelein.

Members and non-members are always welcomed.

Pre-Meeting Presentation  5:30 – 6:00 pm 

Dinner, Networking, and Main Meeting: 6:00-7:00 pm 

Main Presentation Only: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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There is no charge for people who wish to listen to the speakers and forego dinner.

Although walk-ins are welcome, we strongly urge you to pre-register.

Door prizes of wine, books and other great gifts are given out every month.

March Raffle Prize winners were:

Karen Spiezia

Joan Chibe

Monica Rydzinski

Frances Blosser

Our meeting venue changes from time to time, so be sure to check

the Meeting Announcements each month.

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Eventbrite - ASQ Section 1212 April 2016 Meeting and Dinner

April 21, 2016, Main Speaker: Illinois Global Scholar, Seth Brady


This month only, ASQ 1212 will treat your executive to dinner. So please invite a senior member of your organization to come and discover the value ASQ offers your company.

5:30 – 6:00 Pre-Dinner Speaker: Mike Moutrie, ASQ Focus on Education

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner and Networking

7:00 – 8:00  Post- Dinner Speaker: Seth Brady, Illinois Global Scholarship Initiative


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Seth3Illinois Global Scholar aims to create a certificate that awards merit, on the Illinois transcript, to students who demonstrate Global Competence.The purpose of the certificate is to recognize students who have attained the skills, knowledge and disposition necessary to successfully compete and collaborate in an increasingly globalized world. The primary requirements for this certificate include globally-focused coursework, service-learning, global collaboration, and a capstone project tied to a global issue or concern.  A vast coalition of stakeholders including leaders of business and higher education, members of Illinois Title VI centers, non-profit organizations, and educators created the requirements for the certificate.  Those who support the creation of the Global Scholar Certificate believe that increased emphasis on technical skills must be matched with increased emphasis on cultural competencies. Brady will explain how the working group developed the metrics for measuring Global Competence and what it means to Illinois high school scholars.

Seth Brady is an educator at Naperville Central High School where he teaches anthropology, comparative religions, and world cultures for the past 12 years.  In 2013, Seth was named a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow by the US Department of State.  After a year of specific training and a field experience in Indonesia, Mr. Brady organized a coalition of stakeholders to create a Global Education Certificate for Illinois High School Students.  In March legislation (SB 2469,) creating the certificate, passed unanimously through the Senate Education Committee and is due to be called to the Senate floor in April.  In addition to serving as Project Director for Illinois Global Scholar, Mr. Brady has been published in a variety of venues including EdWeek and has presented at both national and international conferences.  In 2014, Mr. Brady was named Naperville District 203 Teacher of the Year and subsequently became one of ten finalists for Illinois Teacher of the Year in 2015.  Seth lives in Naperville, Illinois, with his wife and three children.


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April 21, 2016 Pre-Dinner Speakers: Lean Six Sigma and Chicago Public Schools

George Chemers and Michael Moutrie applied  Lean Six Sigma at Chicago Public Schools. Together, they explain how the six sigma framework was applied to a public school procurement process to improve efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction, while at the same time reducing its cost. Application of some of the well-known six sigma tools is highlighted along with key constraints on …

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April Thoughts from the Chair, by Regina Fullin

It’s April and April brings us so many things to anticipate! We expect Springtime and better weather in our climate. We also look forward to the coming of World Conference in Milwaukee, from May 15 through May 18.  I also have good news: Section 1212 will be honored at the conference! ASQ’s Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) committee has awarded Section …

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Shifting the Audit Process Paradigm by Chris Harbeck  

The current paradigm is that auditing is a process of deficiency: “What are the non-conformances?”  Audit summary reports rare;u provide much information beyond that. In the performance of a Quality Management System audit, the auditor reviews a company’s various processes and assesses compliance to the applicable Standard, as well as the internally documented procedures.  The documented procedures themselves are also reviewed …

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RAPS Chicago Chapter: The Shifting Risk Landscape for BioPharma and What’s Next for Pricing and Patient Access

The RAPS Chicago Chapter invites you to kick off the spring by joining us for a double header. We’ll be conducting two programs on 5 and 6 April, and are offering a discounted registration if you attend both. Early Preparation is Key to Successful FDA Panel Reviews 5 April 2016 5:30-8:30 pm AbbVie Abbott Park, IL Understand the process …

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Announcing ASQ Human Development & Leadership Webinar

Quality Leadership… The Legacy of a Lifetime! Each of us will leave a legacy…In our work and with our families. The only question is…will it be the one that we want? The new ISO 2001:2015 Standard addresses Quality Leadership both directly and indirectly. We will explore these changes and what they mean to us and how we can use these to …

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Your Publicity Chair, Donna Nash

Standard Study Group

We changed the ISO Support Group to Standards Study Group. The new name brings new direction, allowing us to expand our areas of study. Dave Taylor decided to retire from leading the group. Many, many thanks for his years of time and devotion to the group. The new leader of the group will be Donna Nash.   Donna Nash Left …

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