ASQ Montreal Section

Created August 12, 1950 - On line since 1999

Welcome to the ASQ Montreal Section website. Our section was created in 1950 and we are proud to be the bilingual voice of Montreal and its region. We invite you to roam through our pages and read the news, comments, event and historical information. We also invite you to visit our myASQ site.



ASQ Creativity Event

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#1. Applying Intentional Creativity to Quality Management
(Appliquer la créativité intentionnelle à la gestion de la qualité)

Webinar in English | Webinaire en anglais
(Bilingual Q&A Bilingue)

2023.03.22 | 19:00

Networking Opportunity | Opportunité de réseautage 18:30

Ruth Stanley 2020We need to intentionally find ways to think differently to achieve continuous improvement.

When we think of quality management, we often think about compliance with standards. We forget that Deming also said, “The most valuable “currency” of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people.

Just think, without creativity, there can be no continuous improvement. We need to intentionally find ways to think differently, change our mindset, or tap into our innate creativity. At the same time, we can learn to enable creativity in others. In this workshop, we will consider quality tools and how they can be used for creative insights. There will also be time for exercises to help you practice ways of thinking differently.

About our speaker: Ruth Stanley is a former Region Director for ASQ,Canada Greenland Region. She is a co-author of Your Creativity Sprint: The Five-Week Challenge to Better Insights and author of A Different Type of Bombshell: The Tin Hats’ Journey Through World War II. Ruth also hosts Boann Imagination Flow Creativity Podcast. At Boann Consulting, Ruth’s greatest pleasures are hearing words sing, watching data dance, and enabling people to grow.

Your participation is worth 0.5 ASQ RU (Recertification Units).


#2. Learning Culture Assessment Helps Transformation
(L'évaluation de la culture d'apprentissage contribue à la transformation)

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Webinar in English | Webinaire en anglais
(Bilingual Q&A Bilingue)

2023.03.28 | 12:00

A presentation by the Institute for Learning Organization (ILO) (
Learning how to learn — Learning Culture Mirror

Prior to the webinar, participants will be asked to answer a six questions survey which will be used to explain how the collation of the results will help them see a framework to think and a tool to act.
To meet the disruptive challenges in the future, all organizations need to strengthen the ability to adapt through learning. The session will cover the key criteria for a strong learning culture and the results of the learning culture survey taken by registered attendees. Breakout groups will discuss the results and will be given the opportunity to come back and share insights and feedback.

Our speakers:

Anastasia Sayegh (Lebanon) Master certification In LSSBB from Villanova / Certified Lean master from PES Ohio-USA. Founder and owner of  Process Excellence Systems in the Middle East. Lecturer and keynote speaker at several universities and conferences on subjects related to OpEx and CI. Held positions and completed assignments at BTS Sydney as well as at different Lebanese hospitals.
She is the co-author of the “ Roadmap for a Lean Hospital” with her affiliates in the states: Leonardo Group Americas LLC since 2016. Her focus is to transfer her knowledge and experience with the Lean Mastery Program. The ROI from lean projects conducted by professionals who went through her certification exceeds 1 million dollars in real savings in less than a year. Anastasia works with clients to help transform the organizational culture to one of employee involvement and continuous improvement. Partner with the  Institute for Learning Organization since 2019.

Samer Hamadeh (England). Partner at Institute for Learning Organizations in Norway, helping companies sustain Lean and adapt to change through stronger learning culture. Samer experienced in Lean and Toyota Way, worked over many years with leaders and specialists from Toyota Motor Company, Sharp, and Toyota Tsusho. He led the process improvement function, supply chain, and product development in a large corporation. Over a period of eight years, he gained substantial knowledge of a wide range of business sectors as part of his work to find and evaluate new technology-related investment opportunities. Samer was a founding member of the Industry Advisory Board at KAUST University. Since 2018, he has been focusing on digitisation, digital Lean, and learning culture transformation.

Your participation is worth 0.2 ASQ RU (Recertification Units).

2022 Upcoming Canada & Greenland Region Webinars

DateDescriptionASQ SectionLocal TimeReservations
2023-01-09Reliability of Autonomous Vehicles with Dr. Jianhua ZhouASQ Ann Arbor Section6:00 PMInformation
2023-01-10AI Computer Vision | Making Sense of Visual Data for Advancing Quality and Lean Manufacturing in ASQ Inspection DivisionASQ Inspection Division6:00 pm CSTInformation
2023-01-11How to Interpret a Statement of Conformance in a Calibration Report with Dilip A. ShahASQ Toronto Section6:30 pm, TorontoInformation
Rev. 2023-01-04

Canada and Greenland Region: 2023 Director named

Vancouver Section’s Natella Isazada, MPA, ASQ CMQ-OE, TEDx speaker and author will be the new Regional Director. She is a Vancouver-based Personal and Organizational Excellence expert, international speaker and author who promotes and empowers organizational excellence through personal growth and development.

Natella Isazada RD 2023Originally from Azerbaijan, Natella experienced life in a few diverse places before finding her home in Beautiful BC in 2007. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in International Journalism, a Degree in Law from Russian State Social University and acquired a Master’s of Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. She also has over 15 years of progressive work experience in the fields of Quality, OHS and Risk Management in Manufacturing and Service industries in the US and Canada.

Natella is an active member of the American Society for Quality, and present chair of the leadership team of the ASQ Vancouver Section. She holds several industry certifications including Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor (IRCA). She is an Advanced Communicator designated by Toastmasters International as well as a speaker at TEDx Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Visit her website at

Post: 2012-11-01

In 2023, the following Deputy Regional Directors (DRD) will remain and collaborate with the various Sections and their leaders to accomplish the Geographic Council (GCC) objectives:

Chaitanya Baliga: Maritimes and Toronto Sam Weissfelner: Montreal
Michael Mladjenovic: London Sandra Amador: Kitchener
Lonita Judge: Windsor, Vancouver and the Maritimes Gary Gehring: Manitoba andSaskatchewan
Stephen Hall: Calgary and Edmonton Michel Guenette, Support DRD
Akhilesh Manchanda, Support DRD  

Post: 2013-01-27

Rev. 2023-01-27

ASQ News

Quality Progress March 2023

Quality Progress 2023-03 CoverMutual Attraction

Consider these five determinants to find true alignment between companies and strategic suppliers, which can lead to high-performance quality.

This article by Alon Schonberger, a quality manager in Israel who holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Open University in Israel, presents the facts:

  • In most scenarios, companies must align themselves with the right suppliers and strategically approach these partnerships.
  • Strategic suppliers must look at these partnerships with buying companies and consider five determinants to achieve total satisfaction of the buying company, which leads to performance quality.
  • In addition, there are ways the buying company can make itself more attractive to find strategic suppliers.

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ASQ Open Access

Quality Resources is your one-stop online library of information related to quality. Access more than 75 years’ worth of practical and research-based content, tools, and data about defining, achieving, measuring, controlling, and improving quality, created for all experience levels.

Gathered from around the globe, ASQ content is peer-reviewed by subject matter experts and published in a variety of formats, all accessible on ASQ’s website.

Ways to find content

  • Search Quality Content — Search more than 30,000 journal articles, case studies, books, standards, courses, webcasts, and presentations. The collection is indexed to be searchable by topic, keyword, industry, date, and more.
  • Browse/Learn About Quality topics — Explore A to Z concepts, tools, applications, and technical terms that make up the world of quality.

Who has access to content on

ASQ members have the most access to online full-text content, but all visitors will always find sample content available. 

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Additional open-access and member-benefit publications are also available from topic- and industry-focused forums and divisions.

Quality Progress February 2023

Quality Progress 2023-02 Cover Making a Mend

Lean and Six Sigma guided a hospital in redesigning its ER process to stave off delays and treat more patients.

Navicent Health Baldwin, a 140-bed, acute care facility located in Milledgeville, GA was recently accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a Norway-based international accreditation registrar to ISO 9001. It provides 24/7 emergency and radiology services, women’s care, and general medical and surgical services to the 150,000 residents living in Baldwin and the surrounding counties. Nearly 400 teammates are employed at this facility in various roles and the hospital also offers care in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.

This article by Casey Bedgood, System accreditation optimization officer and Six Sigma Black Belt, presents the facts:

  • To improve how it operated its ER—more specifically, to reduce the number of patients who left without receiving treatment (LWOT)—a Georgia hospital turned to lean and Six Sigma.
  • A hospital improvement team examined the variables that were causing delays and disruptions in the entire process—from intake to patient treatment.
  • The team also analyzed data around the different variables to identify problems and measure improvements along the way. In the end, the hospital shored up the process, reduced the LWOT rate and improved various key performance indicators that measured improvement.

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Calling All NextGens!

myASQ NextGen

Join the myASQ NextGen online community!

Are you a young professional in the quality field? Are you new to the world of quality or in a new job/role? Join the myASQ NextGen online community to share resources, ask questions, and make connections that will help you navigate the early years in your quality career. Click here to join and begin experiencing this exciting new community.

For more information on this ASQ program, visit ASQ NextGen.

ASQ Certifications Earn International ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation!

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April 14, 2022: ASQ announced that five of ASQ’s certification programs achieved ISO 17024 Personnel Certification Documentation Consultancy accreditation through the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. Federal, state, and local authorities rely on ANAB accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency for important public priorities.

By earning ISO 17024 accreditation for Personnel Certification, ASQ demonstrates to the Quality profession it represents and the general public it serves, that its credentialing programs have been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts who have determined that our CQA, CQE, CSSBB, CMQ/OE and CRE programs have met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community.

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ASQ Fellow

ASQ Logo ASQ Fellow Membership It is an honour bestowed by other ASQ members. A Fellow represents the upper echelon of the quality profession and serves as the backbone of the Society. It is an advanced, individual member grade obtained through peer endorsement and Society recognition. Some of the benefits to becoming a Fellow include peer recognition of individual accomplishments in the quality field, networking opportunities, new levels of ASQ involvement and additional member benefits. All ASQ Fellows, worldwide, are members of the ASQ Fellows Focus Group, a global geographic community affiliated with ASQ’s Geographic Communities Council (GCC). Also, a choice of one of the extra benefit options is included with membership dues of $169 US per year: one journal of your choice or one additional section of your choice. For more information, visit myASQ Montreal or

Rev. 2023-02-08

Visit the ASQ sites to find out if these events are webinars or on-site.

Lean and Six Sigma Conference
(Conférence sur le Lean et Six Sigma)
26 – 28 February 2023 | Phoenix, AZ

Collaboration on Quality in Space & Defense Industries Forum
(Conférence : Qualité des industries du spatiale et de la défence)
March 14-16, 2023 | Cape Canaveral, FL

World Conference on Quality
(Conférence mondiale sur la qualité)
May 7 – May 10, 2023 | Philadelphia, PA

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Rev. 2022-12-15

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