By Chantale Simard, MBA, Project Manager (XRM Vision), ASQ CMQOE et CSSGB
Is it possible to interact, network, maintain our contacts and create new ones during virtual events? The ASQ Montreal Section proved it is possible. We have done many virtual networking events during the past 2 years, and at each monthly event, we offer a half hour opportunity to network at 6:30pm. More and more of our events include workshops or discussions in breakout rooms.
On a larger scale, our Canada Conference at the beginning of October was interactive and in fact, 34% of the responses we got to “What was your favourite part of the Conference?” were “Interactions with speakers and other participants”, “Networking” and “Breakout rooms”. We offered many opportunities for interactions: chat, workshops, and networking sessions. Some activities were directed with the help of a facilitator. This is what participants used to interact with others:
If you want to make new contacts in the Quality field or maintain your current ones, don’t wait for in-person meetings to come back. Join our virtual events. Many sections in Canada are having virtual events, even the Canada Region offers a free webinar each month at lunch time (minimum 2 per year are in French). You may also chat with us on our LinkedIn groups (Montreal and Canada) and on myASQ Montreal (English and Français).