Word from the Chair – Mot du président(e)

  • VIDEO: Mot de la présidente | Word from the Chair
    Par Veronica B. Marquez, M.Sc., ASQ Senior Member, CSSBB (English text follows)   NOUVEAUTÉ! Ce mois-ci, je partage mes commentaires en format vidéo. Je parle de nos efforts sur les objectifs 2024, des prochains événements et de notre page LinkedIn. NEW! This month, I’m sharing my comments with you in video format. I’m talking about our efforts on the 2024 objectives, upcoming events and our LinkedIn page.     Pour visionner… Read more: VIDEO: Mot de la présidente | Word from the Chair
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    Par Veronica B. Marquez, M.Sc., ASQ Senior Member, CSSBB (English text follows) C’est avec beaucoup d’honneur et d’enthousiasme que j’assume le rôle de présidente de l’ASQ Montréal. Alors que nous entamons ensemble ce nouveau chapitre, je me sens très honorée par l’occasion qui m’est donnée de servir cette communauté, fondée sur l’excellence et le dévouement à la qualité dans tous les aspects de nos activités professionnelles. Je tiens à exprimer… Read more: Mot du président | Word from the Chair
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    Par Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (English text follows) Il s’agit de mon dernier article de bulletin en tant que président de section. Deux années passent vite. En 2024, vous verrez une nouvelle présidente de section qui, je le promets, apportera des changements intéressants et pertinents. Veronica Marquez est une personne intelligente et charismatique, dotée d’un merveilleux sens de la collaboration, de solides compétences interpersonnelles… Read more: Mot du président | Word from the Chair
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) As it has been since ASQ changed their fiscal and operational year from July 1st to June 30th to one that aligned with the calendar year (i.e. January 1st to December 31st), ASQ Montreal Section has been holding its Annual General Assembly (AGA) near the end of October. As we did last year, we plan… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) In this newsletter issue, you’ll see that our Nominating Committee is proposing a slate of section officers (Section Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) for the 2024 mandate. Because 2023 will have been my second consecutive term as Section Chair, I must step down in 2024 and allow another leader to take over. The Nominating… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) In April, ASQ Canada launched a VoC (Voice of the Customer) survey to its members. All sections participated and were provided their section’s responses. Out of 180 respondents, the ASQ Montreal Section accounted for 24. What the analysis of the ASQ Canada results suggested was that the benefits from ASQ HQ were especially information on… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) I imagine many of you have noticed since May 1st, the very different look of our myASQ web site. ASQ has moved over their platform to a different service provider. Our section’s main contributor, Jean-Pierre (JP) Amiel, is currently going through the updated platform to see what he can recuperate from the multitude of posts… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) We were busy in March. We had three events: Our regular Wednesday evening section event held March 22nd entitled “Applying Intentional Creativity to Quality Management” presented by Ruth Stanley who is well known by our section; A Student Outreach event held March 23rd entitled “Adversary Simulation, Threats Against Financial Institutions” presented by Dr. Mohammad Reza… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (Texte en français suit) For those of you that use LinkedIn, this post from Karen Martin might be of interest. The reason it is interesting is that it demonstrates, in an easy to understand manner, how individual efficiencies and improvements might seem like a good thing, but can actually harm the overall efficiency and effectiveness of a process. The… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) So many thoughts roam through my head. As ASQ Montreal Section Chair, one of the major ones is ensuring our membership and section leadership team grows and is sustained. No easy tasks given life’s priorities in general and the state of professional involvement such as in Quality with ASQ. I guess it really comes… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) We had our Section Leadership Team meeting this week. After the meeting was over, a few of us stayed on the call to network a little and share our stories. I couldn’t help noticing that, while we’re all Quality professionals, we each have our preferred areas of expertise, e.g. management system audits, Lean Six… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) Well, it looks like my year as Section Chair is wrapping up. However, instead of preparing to say goodbye, I’m going to go one more year. 2022 has been a busy year filled with interesting virtual events, section communications, professional exchanges, and a long awaited in-person event. Your Section Leadership Team members get involved… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) We’re coming up soon to our Annual General Assembly which will be on October 26th. This is the time we share with our members the makeup of our Section Leadership Team (SLT) and some of our roles. This is also the time we try to encourage new members to join the SLT so as… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) I recently discussed Quality 4.0 and how it affected the Quality professional. According to ASQ references (refer to https://lnkd.in/eJKudJtK), Quality 4.0 brings together Industry 4.0’s advanced digital technologies with quality excellence to drive substantial performance and effectiveness improvements. That’s quite a mouthful! Let’s try to break it down into simpler terms. Digital technologies are… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) On June 3rd, 2022, Ontario’s government enacted a right to disconnect act. It’ll be interesting to see where things go from there. Why is that of such interest to Quality professionals you ask? How many of you have worked extra hours just to keep Quality deliverables, e.g. audit reports, on time? How many of… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) I’m writing briefly about three topics this month: The “New normal” for Quality professionals; Topics of interest for the Quality professional; Call for volunteer ASQ section leaders. 1. Wikipedia defines a “New normal” as a state to which an economy, society, etc. settles following a crisis, when this differs from the situation that prevailed… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) How much information can you digest? Information comes from all kinds of sources: conversations, presentations, books, newspapers, magazines, television newscasts, emails, electronic newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and social media postings. In today’s world, we’re constantly bombarded, Quality professionals included, with all kinds of information, on all kinds of topics, using all kinds of media. The… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président
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    By Raymond E. Dyer (Ray), ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, & CQA (un texte en français suit) Our section’s mission statement starts with “To promote and enhance the quality profession”. I wonder how many different responses I’d get if I asked our members to describe what a Quality professional is and does. Some might go as far back as to remind us of the “Control” part of the function that used… Read more: Word from the Chair | Mot du président

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