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


Amanda Foster , our newsletter editor, is looking for articles for our upcoming fall edition of The Human Element. All of our members are welcome to submit content for consideration. Articles relating to our HD&L BOK categories are given preference: more
Posted by Stephanie Gaulding on Human Development and Leadership Division Aug 10, 2021 3:44 PM CDT
Proposals are now being accepted for WCQI 2022. To learn more or submit your application(s), please visit the WCQI website to review event details and timelines. When ready, click on the “Call for Proposals” button to apply. (NOTE: You will need to create a user account on our new Linklings reviewer/speaker platform. Your ASQ login details aren’t ... more
Posted by Stephanie Gaulding on Human Development and Leadership Division Aug 5, 2021 10:43 AM CDT
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
Posted by Stephanie Gaulding on Human Development and Leadership Division Apr 14, 2020 3:00 PM CDT

Upcoming Events

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Recent Discussions

Stephanie Gaulding
I'll be at this year's WCQI in Fort Worth and looking forward to seeing many friends again this year....I've ...
Yes!  I'll be there too!  And if you are coming, think about going to our workshop session " Leading teams: Conflict ...
Yes, I will be attending WCQI also.  I look forward to see y'all there! 

- Lisa Simpkins
Las Vegas Section 705 Audit ...
Zubair Anwar Khurshid
Possessing soft skills or transportable skills play significantly important role in the career growth and of ...
Stephanie Gaulding
The attached information was shared with HD&L leadership regarding the ASQ Houston Regional Conference on ...
Deborah Coviello
Dear HD&L Community, I'm a passionate mentor because I lacked a mentor during my career. Now I am giving back ...
I've had several mentors speaking into my career, many of whom I am able to tap into for advice whenever needed to ...
Thank you Amanda for sharing!

I think when you have the gift of one of these amazing relationships, good things come ...

I had several very good mentors. Unfortunately they were all men. It would have been enormously helpful to have had ...

Yes, I have had several mentors throughout the course of my career. My first mentor was my father. My mother died ...

Oh my, I answered the first part of the question, but not really the second part. My dad’s wisdom helped me build the ...

Janet - I consider myself fortunate that I had the opportunity to have one of my mentors along my journey be female, ...


Stephanie Gaulding
I'd like to thank John Breckline ‍ for a great webinar that provided an overview of the new myASQ platform and tips ...
Zubair Anwar Khurshid
Recent COVID-19 pandemic has caused havoc and chain of economic downturn is hitting the world. Several hundreds ...
Stephanie Gaulding
We are currently looking for a new newsletter editor for our division's newsletter The Human Element, for the 2020 ...
Stephanie Gaulding ‍, what are the software requirements for this? 
Amanda Foster ‍ - Pretty simple. The newsletter is assembled using Microsoft Word and then converted to a PDF for ...
Daniel Zrymiak
I have a general topic on Servant Leadership at  https://my.asq.org/discuss/viewtopic/98/874 I welcome any ...
Daniel Zrymiak Dec '18
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 ...
Deborah Coviello
Dear Community, I'm curious what techniques you use when you present information used for decision making, but ...

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: 01/14/2020 03:18 AM
            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: 11/07/2019 01:19 AM
                    • 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: 05/07/2019 12:15 AM
                    • 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 09:12 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!