November 2014

Presenter:  David C. Markovitz

Location: Temecula City Library

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Start Date: November 20th., 2014
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Price: $ 20.00 – 25.00


Title: Discover the Secrets of Preparing Written Procedures that Work!

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Six-Sense Auditing
This lively training presentation teaches how to use all six – yes, six! – senses when conducting external conformity assessments or internal QMS audits, in order to maximize the gathering of objective evidence, and to ensure the highest level of confidence in the final audit results.This eye-opening and invaluable discussion will give even seasoned auditors a new perspective, and will help improve the audit experience not only for clients, but also dramatically reduce problems with Certification Body internal review committees and Accreditation Bodies.As a clinic participant, you will:The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.Speaker Bio:  Christopher Paris is a former Chemical Process Engineer, and has worked with ISO 9001systems since 1988.  In 1999, he founded Oxebridge Quality Resources, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and200 small and medium sized organizations. He was a member of the US TAG to TC 176,and is an international speaker on the subject of quality and ISO 9001, primarily advocatingfor the point of view of standards users.  See link for more on Christopher Paris bio.
This lively training presentation teaches how to use all six – yes, six! – senses when conducting external conformity assessments or internal QMS audits, in order to maximize the gathering of objective evidence, and to ensure the highest level of confidence in the final audit results.
This eye-opening and invaluable discussion will give even seasoned auditors a new perspective, and will help improve the audit experience not only for clients, but also dramatically reduce problems with Certification Body internal review committees and Accreditation Bodies.
As a clinic participant, you will:
The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.
Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.
Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Paris is a former Chemical Process Engineer, and has worked with ISO 9001 systems since 1988.  In 1999, he founded Oxebridge Quality Resources, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and
200 small and medium sized organizations. He was a member of the US TAG to TC 176,
and is an international speaker on the subject of quality and ISO 9001, primarily advocating
for the point of view of standards users.  Click Here for more on Christopher Paris bio.

Discover the Secrets of Preparing Written Procedures that Work!


Written procedures are critical to producing quality products and services consistently. Developing effective written procedures that actually work can be a challenge. In this hands-on session you will discover proven strategies in developing effective written procedures.

Starting with a distinctive interactive exercise, we will work through the essential elements of a well written procedure that works for the intended audience. We will then identify the reasons why people don’t follow written procedures and what to do to mitigate these reasons. This will be a highly interactive and participative session.

By attending this clinic presentation, you will:

  • Leave with a checklist for preparing effective written procedures
  • Leave with a checklist of reasons why people don’t follow written procedures and how to address them
  • Leave energized and prepared to tackle your biggest issues and concerns regarding written procedures

Our speaker: David C. Markovitz

David Markovitz, Founder and President of GMP Training Systems, Inc., has over three decades experience in FDA regulated industries. David honed his expertise on Quality Systems when he had the rare privilege of assisting Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the 20th century’s leading quality guru, in several of his famed Four-Day Seminars. David created and led the Deming Roundtable, an intensive year-long cooperative effort involving eight different organizations working to implement Deming’s teachings and develop a Quality Systems approach.

After two decades in Operations Management with four leading companies, David started GMP Training Systems, Inc. in 1996 to help organizations improve their productivity, quality, and long-term profitability by implementing strategies focused on innovation, continual improvement and optimization of work systems and processes throughout all levels in an organization.