ASQ - A Global Community

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ASQ - A Global Community

Posted by James Spichiger on Jan 31, 2019 11:43 am

ASQ's global presence has impacted me in several ways: travel, conferences, awards, networking, friends, etc.
I’ve written an article for Quality Magazine about ASQ's global impact: https://www.qualitymag.com/articles/95206-asqs-influence

How have you benefitted from ASQ's global presence?  
Jim Spichiger
Jim Spichiger

Re: ASQ - A Global Community

Posted by Amanda Foster on Jan 31, 2019 2:53 pm

I just read your article James Spichiger‍ and I agree wholeheartedly. I joined ASQ in 2011 with no preexisting quality knowledge. I started with the website which was a wealth of basic information as I developed my company's QMS and sought ISO 9001:2008 certification. I got my first certification in 2014 and it opened up a world of opportunities for me. I began judging the preliminary round of the ITEA in 2014 and have done so every year since. I have met so many amazing people through that experience.I attended WCQI in 2016 after serving as a conference abstract reviewer the previous autumn. I then returned to WCQI as an ITEA finals judge the next two years. MyASQ has helped me learn so much more and "meet" so many more people! I feel like the language of Quality is universal and the community that speaks it is so welcoming.

I hope to achieve additional certifications, particularly CMQ/OE and continue serving in the ITEA program. I hope to keep meeting Quality practitioners from all over the globe who can teach me, and someday I can hopefully teach others. I am proud to be a part of this global community.
Amanda Foster, ASQ CQA