October 2015

Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: Change – The Secrets to Success

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Where: Temecula Library Click Here for Map
30600 Pauba Road, Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost:
$25.00 for non-members
$20.00 for member

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Presentation Subject: Change – The Secrets to Success

Continuous Improvement efforts are happening all around us…always have and always will.  If change is good, then why does it sometimes seem so difficult and other times simple?  This presentation will cover some basic techniques (tips and tricks) to make successful change.  After attending this session, participants will be able to return to their work areas and immediately identify actions to be taken to get the results they are after.

Presentation Take-aways:

Take-aways from this interactive session includes understanding:

  • Why change is important
  • How we might see change
  • Tools and models for successful change
  • Tips and tricks

Speaker Bio: Ric Van Der Linden is the Principal Consultant for ProgressivEdge www.ProgressivEdge.com , a consulting business based in the San Diego area focused on the applications of Continuous Improvement techniques to any business type (private and public, service, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, military…).  His career has focused on Continuous Improvement.  For the past 23 years he has led and supported business growth including the start up of two large operations which included facilities, equipment and staffing.  He managed production operations and for the past 13 years has had a full time dedication to Continuous Improvement through the application of Lean Six Sigma and other improvement approaches.

As a Champion of Lean and Six Sigma, he has developed Lean Strategies and Six Sigma programs that have become “best practice”.  He has driven results through Lean and Six Sigma in all aspects of business.  Along with project leadership, he has also trained, mentored, and certified over 700 Lean/Six Sigma individuals that have resulted in a 5 year accumulation of $50 million savings.  He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Organizational Management, is a certified Lean Expert and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He currently holds a board position with the American Society for Quality, was past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and was recently the Lean and Six Sigma Advisor/Instructor at San Diego State University and is an Instructor at University of California, San Diego for Lean Enterprise and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Join us for a wonderful presentation of Change Management by Ric Van Der Linden, October 15th, 2015!!!

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.