ASQ Montreal — 2024 Business Plan (2023-09-22)


ASQ Montreal — Business Plan 2024

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By J.P.  Amiel, ASQ Senior, CQA ret., Secretary

As fall slowly settles in, your Montreal Section leadership team is looking ahead at next year’s line-up of action plans based on ASQ’s continuing development of its own Strategic Plan. Basically, our Business Plan lists what steps the section will be taking to achieve a specific goal. It is broken down into actionable steps that can be easily followed and tracked so as to clarify what resources will be required to reach it within a specific timeline. You will find below a preview of what we will be working on in 2024.

As for the 2023 Business Plan Objectives, we are proud to report that for the 16 objectives that we defined, so far 12 are 100% completed, 2 are 90% completed, one is at 80% and the last one at 78%. What a Q3 report, indeed!

Here are the 2024 goals for your Montreal Section Section Leadership Team (SLT).

1. DELIVER MEMBER VALUE: Design programs and initiatives that are diversified and add value to membership, meet/exceed their identified needs and expectations and support the Mission of ASQ. Think out of the Box to WOW members.
  • Deliver events and opportunities that address evolving needs of current and next generation quality professionals to ensure each has an optimized member experience.
  • Help quality professionals understand how they can guide their organizations by leveraging standards to achieve operational excellence by publishing multimedia on the use of standards.
2. ENHANCE THE ASQ BRAND AND PUBLIC IMAGE: Highlight Quality experts and provide Quality knowledge growth opportunities in your community and others.
  • Create opportunities to showcase knowledge of Quality subject matter experts by publishing multimedia on ASQ Montreal Section subject matter experts.
  • Generate opportunities for training, learning, and education in Quality:
    • Offer and publicize the offering of ASQ certification preparation courses;
    • Promote ASQ in local industry conferences by attending local industry conferences with the intent to promote ASQ;
    • Conduct Student Outreach events by doing networking session with educational institution(s)/students;
    • Recognize section leaders and/or members: Present awards to section leaders and/or members having demonstrated section leadership and involvement.
3. DELIVER OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Leverage the expertise of Quality Professionals to ensure best practices in Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) culture, member experiences, efficient operations, access to quality content and education, governance, and financial responsibility are implemented to support ASQ and Geographic Communities.
  • Advance a culture of DEI&B to make the Society a place everyone feels welcome:
    • Engage francophone members and customers through sponsored French professional events;
    • Have Section Leadership Team (SLT) attend a course on DEI&B;
    • Develop a DEI&B plan.
  • Deliver a greater member experience and make it easier for ASQ members to participate and make their voices heard:
    • Issue regular newsletters throughout the active part of the year;
    • Post content on myASQ website targeting member feedback.
  • Drive efficiency and manage resources responsibly by meeting the approved budget bottom line and taking into account adjustments made throughout the year.
  • Contribute content to the myASQ community site to reach members across channels by posting content on the Montreal Section myASQ website.
  • Create meaningful learning and networking opportunities.
    • Conduct in-person networking session with members;
    • Conduct networking session with educational institution(s)/students.
  • Deliver Geographic Community minimum requirements:
    • Acknowledge the Member Unit Operating Agreement (MUOA);
    • All Member Leaders complete General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) training;
    • Deliver member value by conducting member events;
    • Conduct Section Leadership Committee (SLC) meetings;
    • Participate in Geographic Community Council’s (GCC) meetings or trainings;
    • Submit officers list using Committee Manager and after having conducted the elections;
    • Prepare and submit yearly business plan and budget to RD for approval;
    • Member value by posting content on myASQ;
    • Submit ASQ Community Annual Report in Q1 by communicated deadline;
    • Submit year end financial report, if applicable (not required for sections on Billhighway);
    • Sustain the section’s leadership team by recruiting section members to join the Section Leadership Team (SLT).

We look forward to seeing you at our events and should you decide to help us in our endeavours, we will make room around the Section Leadership meeting table. We’d love to hear from you here.


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