Credits for Community Service
I did some pro-bono work with a non-profit in Milwaukee, helping them to improve their processes. It included classroom teaching in A3 methodology and coaching them through an A3 project. Can this be parlayed into Recert credits?

Bob
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Bob,

You may be able to apply your teaching experience under the Instructor credits as shown below. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

Clark

RU Credit:

Course Type RU Credit Example
College 1 Semester/Quarters Credit = 1.5 RUs 3 credits = 4.5 RUs
Non-College 1.0 CEU = 1.5 RUs
or
0.15 RU per hour of instruction
12-hr. course = 1.8 RUs
ASQ-Sponsored
or
Company-Sponsored
1.0 CEU = 1.5 RUs
or
0.15 RU per hour of instruction
12-hr. course = 1.8 RUs
Category Maximum: 10.8 RUs
  • All courses must clearly apply to at least one area of the Body of Knowledge for the discipline (CQE, CQA, CRE, etc.) being recertified OR be job-enhancing.
  • Non-college courses are those sponsored by a technical society other than ASQ or sponsored by an independent consultant. This category also includes seminars and workshops.
  • ASQ-sponsored courses are those sponsored by a section, division, or forum, or by Learning Offerings at ASQ headquarters.
  • All courses must be taught IN ADDITION to your usual job responsibility and verified as such in writing by your immediate supervisor/manager or HR department or from client. Courses must be completed during the recertification period.
Documentation Required:
  • A letter from the college, company, or organization verifying the course title, dates, and hours instructed, OR
  • Course outline or description that documents the instructor's name, course title, and dates


I will certainly work to craft my story to fit within the Teaching umbrella.

I'm thinking that there could be a special category of recertification credits for using your skills (applying the BOK) to give back to the community. This would provide a great incentive for ASQ members to seek out ways in which they can make their communities better. I think this could be a major step for ASQ in the social responsibility arena and give members a greater opportunity to find joy and even greater meaning in their work. I would be glad to share my thoughts with those who are intrigued by this possibility.

Bob
Bob,

This sounds like a good idea since ASQ is very interested in community outreach and service. I suggest that you call ASQ HQ at 1-800-248-1946 and ask to speak with the certification department manager. Best of luck.

Clark
Trish Borzon
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Hi Robert Loose‍ - I checked with the cert team. here's their reply

if it was an instructional course, something with a syllabus or outline for example, the activity could be claimed under the courses-instructor section.