QMD Watson Webinar Series on Managing for Quality: #3 Designing Quality as an Inclusive Business System 1555
QMD Watson Webinar Series on Managing for Quality: #3 Designing Quality as an Inclusive Business System
Do you want to know how to coach business leaders in making better decisions, interpreting operational data, and applying quality as the means to improve organizational performance? Is it your personal responsibility to formulate or lead quality activities in your company? This 12-part lecture series by Dr. Gregory H. Watson is intended to help the organization-wide leader of the quality function improve their capacity to advise executives in the important matter of making decisions to enhance overall quality.

These webinars are for you if you are:
  • Quality Executive: Chief Quality Officer, Vice President or Director of Quality or any business-responsible Quality Manager
  • Business Excellence or Operational Excellence Leader
  • Master Black Belt or Experienced Black Belt

You may attend any and/or all of these sessions but please note that registration is required!

No. 3: “Designing Quality as an Inclusive Business System”
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Date: April 2, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm CT/ 4:00 pm MT/ 3:00 pm PT— 45 minutes lecture with 15 minutes Q&A

A major responsibility of the quality role is to design a system that satisfies company needs for competitive performance. This role is not satisfied by a limited perspective of certifications or satisfied by a kit of methods and tools – it must be grounded in the organizational purpose and support a drive to excellence that achieves strategic intent. This webinar describes how to design and deliver an inclusive quality architecture that combines: operational, cross-functional, and holistic business level systems. It integrates elements of certification, self-assessment, customer focus, and business excellence to achieve long-term, sustainable leadership with quality as a competitive differentiator.
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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 5:00pm CDT
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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 6:00pm CDT
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No. 3: “Designing Quality as an Inclusive Business System”
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The first part of the series consists of the following webinars:
No. 1: "Making Quality-based Executive Decisions” February 13
No. 2: "Leading Transformation – Managing Improvement” March 12
No. 3: "Designing Quality as an Inclusive Business System” April 2
No. 4: "Strategy Inquiry, Formulation, and Deployment” April 28
No. 5: "Understanding Japanese-style Strategy Management” May 19
No. 6: "Organizational Learning – Triple-loop Experience” June 16

The series will continue in 2020 with (descriptions will come later):
No. 7: "Managerial Engineering – Designing Future Firms" July 21
No. 8: "Understanding the Financial Component of Quality" August 18 
No. 9: "Strategic Reflections on Kano’s Attractive Quality" September 15
No. 10: "Insights into the Essence of Operational Excellence" September 29
No. 11: "Defining Quality to Apply to Everyone, Everywhere" October 14
No. 12: "Managing for Quality Amidst Digital Turbulence" November 17
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About Dr. Gregory H. Watson  
Dr. Watson has degrees in management, law, and industrial engineering. He is an 18-year ASQ Fellow and past-Chair (2000). He received the ASQ Distinguished Service Medal plus Lancaster, Crosby, and Ishikawa medals. He has been named an Honorary Member by seventeen national quality associations. Dr. Watson delivered speeches to 20 ASQ national and divisional conferences (twice for QMD). A former quality executive with Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, and Xerox and he has coached executives in quality transformations at Nokia Mobile Phones (1993-99); Toshiba (1999-2001); ExxonMobil (2001-02); and over 20 other companies. He is the only Westerner to be awarded a Deming Medal by JUSE – the W. Edwards Deming Award for Dissemination and Promotion (Overseas) in 2009.
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Date & Time: 04/02/2020 05:00:00 PM CDT