We start networking at 6:00 with the presentation at 6:30 followed by dinner. The presentation is free and dinner is $20 (cash or check only).
James August will be presenting on Creative and Critical Thinking:
Creative and critical thinking are complimentary approaches to analyzing situations, problems and opportunities. While traditional critical thinking tools help to narrow possibilities to those that meet the criteria, creative thinking expands the universe of possible solutions. It is reasonable to assume that you may need both critical and creative thinking skills to be an effective problem solver and change agent for your processes.
While we often provide technical training to increase knowledge, we rarely teach people how to think for themselves; we need to provide every employee with the tools and skills needed to think both critically and creatively. Creative and critical thinking tools let you turn win/lose situations into win/win situations. In this presentation, you will explore the use of several tools to step outside the box and find win/win solutions. We will look at how to integrate these tools into the types of analytics and problem solving that we do every day.
Presenter: James August, ASQ CMQ/OE, CQA
James August is a quality professional with over thirty years’ experience in commercial, industrial and military/aerospace manufacturing. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters in Materials Science from SUNY Stony Brook. Currently, Jim is Quality Assurance Manager for CCL Label (Robbinsville) where he is working on integrating ISO 9001, GMPs and Lean Manufacturing into a single business quality management system that spans five separate plants.
As a Senior member of ASQ, Jim belongs to the Princeton and South Jersey Sections. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor since 1993 and a Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence since 2008. Jim was active in Quality New Jersey between 1991 and 2007. Mr August has taught courses at Rutgers, Raritan Valley Community College and Middlesex County College. He has been a workshop leader and trainer for ISO 9001 and ASQ CMQ/OE and CQE certification refresher courses. Jim has a wide range of professional interests and is often a guest lecturer at Rutgers in addition to being a regular presenter to ASQ local Sections and ASQ regional programs.
All ASQ members are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring friends and colleagues who may be interested in the presentation or who want to learn more about ASQ. Please RSVP to SMasarek@sections.asq.org by October 20 if you plan to attend.
Deptford Township, NJ 08096