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Transition to ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System

May 15th, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Woodvale Community Facility & Golf Clubhouse

Full Day Workshop – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Student: $39, Non-Member: $199, Member: $99.
Please purchase your ticket online by May 8th at; or RSVP and pay at door by emailing

Full Day Workshop:    Colleen Lawrence   –   "Transition to ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System"

Course Content:
This 1-day course can help organizations already using ISO 9001 transition to the new 2015 edition. The interactive course highlights the significant changes to the standard and discusses how to manage these changes in your Quality Management System (QMS), including the benefits of the changes, options of how to implement them, the documentation requirements and the transition steps needed to upgrade your QMS to ISO 9001:2015.

Learning Objectives:
Participant at the end of this course will:

• Have a greater understanding of the structure, key changes, and intent of the ISO 9001:2015
• Discover the standard’s increased emphasis on risk-based thinking
• Discuss the typical approaches to upgrading, plus gain insight as it relates to required
documentation, management review, context of the organization, risk organization knowledge,
quality objectives, outsourced processes, supply chain management, and risk
• Identify what needs to be revised in your QMS and understand your options of how to
implement the changes
• Discover the common areas of non-conformances for upgrade re-registration audits • Create an action plan for your timeline

Who Should Attend:
Anyone involved in planning, implementing, internal auditing, or supervising of the transitions to ISO 9001: 2015 QMS requirements:

• ISO 9001 auditors, quality managers, coordinators, and practitioners • Trainers and consultants
• Senior management and supervisors

Good knowledge of the ISO 9001: 2008 QMS requirements, and principles. (Note: This course is not intended for those considering implementing a NEW Quality Management System or who have had no previous Quality Management System training or experience).

About the Trainer:
Colleen Lawrence, President of Spectrum Quality Advisors Inc.
Colleen Lawrence President of Spectrum Quality Advisors Inc. provides consulting, auditing, and training services for management systems such as ISO 9001 Quality, ISO 14001 Environmental, and OHSAS 18001 Safety. Ms. Lawrence is a certified Lead Auditor, and a former Automotive, Aerospace, and Food Safety Auditor. She is a Senior ASQ member and certified in Change Management.

Her experience includes 20+ years’ in a variety of industries:

• Oil and Gas,
• Engineering,
• Third Party Certification audits,
• Manufacturing and Packaging, and
• Laboratory, Calibration and Repair Services.

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Woodvale Community Facility & Golf Clubhouse

4540 50 St NW
Edmonton Alberta



Invitations from Other Sections:


ASQ Canada Quality Conference – Ottawa Ontario

Future Events:


  • April ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting – April 19th, 2017
  • Full Day Workshop – “Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015” – May 15th, 2017 
  • July ASQ Edmonton Summer BBQ – July 8th, 2017 
  • September ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting – TBD 
  • 2017 Quality Conference “Quality in Canada - 150 years” – October 13th, 2017 
  • November ASQ Edmonton Social Event – November 15th, 2017 
  • December ASQ Edmonton Annual General Meeting – December 6th, 2017

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