May Nothern Virgina Section 0511 Members' meeting - Join us as we discuss Quality Forward – the Decision to Join

ASQ Section 0511 May 2020 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

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Quality Forward – the Decision to Join
Presented by
William “Bill” A. Eastham, Jr

>William Eastham

Short Narrative/Description:

Quality Forward – the decision to join.
A short 15 to 20-minute overview of ASQ membership for both the Northern Virginia Section and ASQ National for worldwide membership. Why has membership declined from a high of 136,000 in the 1990s to 52,000 in 2020 – the current worldwide membership for ASQ is 52,456 of which 43,442 are in the United States. In fact, the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) has noted: an estimated 62 percent of associations in the United States are experiencing flat or declining membership. To guide the discussion after the short review of the research and data, think about the following: 1) what affects membership,
2) who are our quality leaders in today’s environment, who do we turn to as quality experts at the local level, national level, and
3) what is affecting our ability to maintain an interest/engagement in quality and membership in ASQ; are people just not joining associations or are there now so many more options, is there a generational difference with Millennials and generation Y when it comes to quality?
These are just a few questions to guide the discussion.

How do we as members of a professional quality association move quality forward, how do we continue to ensure quality is a keystone and attract and maintain individuals’ interest in and engagement with Quality and ASQ. What are those little steps (habits) we can take each day to build and move quality forward…

Speaker Background:
William “Bill” A. Eastham, Jr’s. (Ph.D., CQA, PMP, CPA), career spans more than 40 years of diverse experience as a consultant to the federal government as well as a federal senior executive employee. He has served in leadership positions as a Senior Program Manager, Director and Vice President for such companies as SAIC, Windwalker, The Centech Group, SI International, Booz Allen Hamilton, Pathfinder LLC, and Abrams Learning and Information Systems (ALIS) and as a Senior Executive for the US Postal Service as the Training Manager for more than 600,000 USPS employees. His expertise ranges from program/project, change, quality, cyber security, and performance management to human capital, career, and leadership development programs.

Mr. Eastham started his career as an officer in the United States Air Force as an ICBM Minuteman Missile Launch Officer. During a 40-year career, he consulted with more than a dozen Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, participated in exercises and operational ready assessments, serving on and leading Crisis Action Teams (CATs) a

Date & Time
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 5:00pm CDT
End Date & Time
Wednesday May 13th, 2020 6:30pm CDT
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Wednesday, 10 June 2020 — TBD

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