Welcome to the Human Development & Leadership Division Community!
Our myASQ community space is designed to give our members centralized access to content within our Human Development & Leadership (HD&L) Body of Knowledge as well as the ability to connect and interact with other community members. 

Our Vision is to be the global community of choice for everyone by making human potential an organizational and personal priority.

Our Mission is to enrich the personal and professional lives of our membership, and the global community, to triumph over current and future challenges.

We have a lot of great content that can be found in our community including: 
  • Primers on various HD&L BOK topics 
  • Quarterly newsletters with short articles and news from around the division as well as ASQ 
  • Recorded webinars on a variety of HD&L BOK topics both in video and presentation forms 

If you are new to the community, we encourage you to check out our upcoming events and start interacting with other members through our discussion board

Our True North Roadmap
True North is an established reference point to help anyone navigate in any direction, to any destination. It is the basis of the compass and, as the North Star, is what anchors navigational tools. As proponents of Human Development and Leadership, we are each responsible for defining true north for ourselves and teaching others the best ways to use it for their own development and leadership. In his book True North, Bill George defines True North as the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level.  Let our community be your partner in defining your True North; your fixed point in a spinning world.
Our True North includes:
  • Demonstrate passion for human development & leadership
  • Be a leader in delivering excellent member experience
  • Think positively and share optimism
  • Respect diversity in individuals, communities and cultures
  • Maximize growth by capitalizing on our strengths 
  • Focus on holistic development : intellectual, emotional, physical & spiritual
  • Embrace FUN and the 'Yes, and …'  philosophy
  • Be fully engaged at all times
  • Be genuinely humble
  • Recognize that the team comes before individuals
  • Celebrate achievements, appreciate efforts & offer support


  • HD&L April 2020 News And Updates
    General Community Updates Another month down the road and our HD&L community is over 1000 members strong! (1146 to be exact!) We are so pleased to see so many of our members logging into our myASQ community for the latest HD&L news and events. Spring 2020 Newsletter is here! The spring edition of The Human Element is finally here. Be sure to check ... more
  • HD&L March 2020 News And Updates
    General Community Updates Another two months down the road and our HD&L community is 990 members strong (that's 10 away from 1000)!  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  ... more
  • 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 ... more

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
10/07/2020 2:00pm CDT

Recent Discussions

Zubair Anwar Khurshid

There are always notions regarding high competition that makes it challenging to manage the organizational ...

Zubair Anwar Khurshid

Possessing soft skills or transportable skills play significantly important role in the career growth and of ...

Marilyn Monda
Hi everyone,
Happy 4th of July!

Please take a look at the first of our new HD&L Webinar Short Takes. An HD&L ...
Marilyn Monda Jul '20
Lou Ann Lathrop
Quality 4.0 - what's your insight on this?
Lou Ann Lathrop May '20
Zubair Anwar Khurshid
Recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc and chain of economic downturn is hitting the world. Several hundreds ...
Zubair Anwar Khurshid
Special circumstances require specific ways of management. Current COVID-19 has hit the world very hard and ...
Amanda Foster
Hello all! I am interested in contributions for our quarterly eNewsletter, The Human Element. The next issue is ...
Amanda Foster Apr '20
I'd love to see more on Mentoring & Coaching. 
I find in the age group 35-45 often are tremendous at their skills, but ...
Hello Deborah, I would like to respond to your thoughts about mentoring.  As Sections and Section Leaders, we have ...
Ruth Stanley ‍ I so agree with your input.
In my first Regional Webinar - we purposely set it up that we would pause for ...

Hi Deb,

I am in agreement with you in regards to coaching and mentoring. It will be great to do something about it. 
Ana Liz Figueroa ‍  Thank you for your additional comments and support.
Amanda Foster ‍  - I believe next issue ...
Hello Ladies

It would be great to co-create something on mentoring for the Newsletter.  


The next newsletter is due in June.
I'd be happy to connect
Ruth Stanley ‍ if you want to collaborate on a topic.
Let's ...
Zubair Anwar Khurshid
Special circumstances require specific ways of management. Current COVID-19 has hit the world very hard and ...
Anecdotally and from our experience as Sections, many employees are taking this time to get comfortable with new ...
Zubair Anwar Khurshid

Quarter 1 of 2020 has been horrible for almost all of the countries worldwide. While, the world is still going ...

Thank you Zubair for this thoughtful analysis. I agree that COVID 19 is forcing us to reconsider excellence ...
Jeremiah Genest
What are the best practices in remote mentoring and coaching? What tips. tricks and practices do you recommend? ...
Jeremiah Genest Mar '20
Hi Jeremiah,

I do this regularly, so here are my tips:
  • Where possible, video call. It helps build the connection ...
Hi Jeremiah Genest ‍;

I agree with what Stephanie Gaulding ‍ has already mentioned. In addition to that, I make ...
Hi Jeremiah Genest ‍ 

I'm thinking to prepare a Webinar on this topic, probably in April in Italian language and as ...

Latest Resources

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Writing a Primer Below are commonly asked questions about authoring a primer as a means of contributing to the HD&L Division's Body of Knowledge. If you have a question and it's not answered here, please reach out to our BOK chair.

    Q: Do I have to be a ...

              Date Created: 01/13/2020 09:18 PM
            1. How to configure your myASQ community notifications Ever wonder if you’re missing out on the latest content from the HD&L myASQ community? Then wonder no more. This resource is designed to help you understand how to configure your community notifications to ensure that you receive ...

                      Date Created: 11/06/2019 07:19 PM
                    • Mentoring Program ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership Division is pleased to offer to our division members a Mentoring Program designed for aspiring quality professionals to further their careers by developing leadership skills and ...
                      Date Created: 05/06/2019 07:15 PM
                    • General Webinar Information Our free webinars are hosted live on GoToWebinar at the specified date and time. All attendees participating in our webinars for at least 40 minutes are eligible for 0.1 RUs which are distributed via email after completion of the ...

                      Date Created: 12/11/2018 03:12 PM

                    Community Information

                    About the HD&L Community
                    Our myASQ community space is designed to give our members centralized access to content within our Human Development & Leadership (HD&L) Body of Knowledge as well as the ability to connect and interact with other community members. 

                    Benefits of an HD&L Division Membership
                    • Ever expanding professional content to enhance your leadership skills
                    • Regular newsletters and webinars
                    • Learn how to make all of your relationships more effective
                    • Increase your opportunities for personal development
                    • Be part of an exciting division that is at the heart of quality improvement

                    Want to join us?
                    If you're currently an ASQ member but not a member of HD&L, contact ASQ customer care and add us to your membership!
                    If you're not an ASQ member, we hope you'll become a member and select HD&L as one of your divisions!