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We meet regularly for professional networking and to enjoy presentations on quality-related topics. To see what’s coming up, check the Upcoming Events section, below: 

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Recent Discussions

Michael Mills
Everybody complains about paperwork. But—as with any process—the problem is when the originator thought about ...
Michael Mills Aug '22
Michael Mills
Last week's post sparked a long debate asking, "What's the point of #iso9001 anyway?" This week I answer that. ...
Michael Mills Nov '22
Michael Mills
Last week a reader charged that certification to standards degrades quality, instead of enhancing it. Today I ...
Michael Mills Apr '22
Michael Mills
Recently I was talking about Context of the Organization, and I had one more point to make: these things change. ...
Michael Mills Sep '22
Michael Mills
Are management systems really "systems"? I briefly look at systems theory to find out. Pragmatic Quality Blog: ...
Michael Mills
Christopher Paris at Oxebridge is offering a great class on how if you understand the Context of your ...
Michael Mills Jul '22
Michael Mills
Should ISO 9001 address ethics? It's been suggested. But what would that look like? I discuss. Pragmatic Quality ...
Michael Mills Nov '22
Michael Mills
Will the war in Ukraine undermine the system of worldwide standards and certifications that we take for granted in ...
Michael Mills Apr '22
Michael Mills
Jordan Peterson recently interviewed Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley, the authors of "Superabundance," who argue ...
Michael Mills Sep '22
Michael Mills
A recent article in Fast Company about Elon Musk's highly-visible actions at Twitter -- thanks and shout-out to ...

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Community Information

Established in 1963, the Channel Cities section (0709) includes members from a wide array of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, and service.

In 2015 Channel Cities was recognized by ASQ with the PAR Gold Award for our work gaining, engaging, and retaining members throughout the society. The Channel Cities section was one of only 4 sections to earn this prestigious award!

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Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo & Ventura counties, CA, United States