HD&L January 2020 News And Updates

General Community Updates
Wow 😲...what a difference a year makes! Our HD&L myASQ community is over 800 members strong (820 as of the writing of this post)! Our membership has grown from 2300 members to over 4100 members in large part to changes in ASQ's membership model allowing members to join as many technical communities as they would like.

As we turn the corner and charge into a new decade (2020 here we come!), the leadership team is already hard at work closing out 2019 and working on our 2020 goals. This year brings a change in our elected leadership as Brooks Carder, our beloved leader for the last two years, moves into the Past-Chair role and Stephanie Gaulding (yep that's me!) moves into the Chair role. We are all very grateful for the service and dedication that Brooks has shown in his service to the division and we look forward to his continued engagement with the leadership team as his time and health allow. We are also excited to see Richard Uphoff and Marilyn Monda move into Chair-Elect and Secretary roles respectively. We also have several new member leaders joining our team and many people electing to take on new responsibilities. Our Leadership Team Resource has been updated to reflect current 2020 positions - feel free to reach out to any of us!

Winter Newsletter Available Now
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Our winter newsletter is now available! Highlights from this edition include:
  • A final note from Brooks Carder as our HD&L division chair.
  • Various articles including:
    • The easiest way to tune your brain (hint - there may be music involved).
    • Discussing the importance of soft skills in quality.
    • Exploring how we question our employees.
    • Lessons for leaders who don't think they're a leader.
    • A self-reflection on an individual's journey in quality.
    • Information about our new integrated BOK model.
View our past newsletters in the files section of our myASQ community

Opportunities to Get Involved!
We currently have several ways you can get involved and share with the HD&Lcommunity:
  • We are currently collecting articles for our spring newsletter. Submissions are due to our newsletter editor by March 15, 2020. 
  • We are also looking for additional webinar speakers for 2020. Topics should be within one of the areas of our Body of Knowledge (see our winter newsletter for more information on our latest BOK model). Reach out to our webinar co-chairs.
  • Consider writing a primer or other BOK content. Reach out to our BOK chair and be sure to check out our FAQs on primer writing!
Recent and Upcoming Webinars
In case you couldn't attend November or December's webinars, the files and recordings are available for download/viewing. 

Our January webinar is happening this Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Are you like me and super interested but can't make it? No worries, we'll be posting the recording so you can watch it later.

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Also, don't miss our upcoming complimentary February webinar where Michael Gutka will share tips on how to energize process improvement teams. Click on the image below to read more about it and for information on registering.

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Posted by Stephanie Gaulding on Jan 13, 2020 10:24 PM America/Chicago

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