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ASQ Edmonton holds approximately six meetings annually. Scheduling is normally between January and June, with the summer off and then resume between September and December. Events are open to ASQ Members and Non-Members to attend.   Please RSVP to

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Upcoming Events:

•  February ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting  –  February 21st, 2018
•  March ASQ Edmonton Workshop  –  Michael Hughes  –  March 15th, 2018
•  May ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting  –  May 16th, 2018
•  September ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting  -  September 19th, 2018
•  October ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting  -  October 17th, 2018
•  November ASQ Edmonton Dinner Meeting  -  November 21st, 2018
•  ASQ Edmonton Annual General Meeting  -  December 5th, 2018

Next Event:

January Dinner Meeting & AGM

January 17th, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, at Woodvale Community Facility & Golf Clubhouse.

Dinner will be served at 6:00, networking from 5:30 to 6:00, presentation 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Member: $25, Non-Member: $30, Student: $15, New ASQ Members: first meeting free.

Please RSVP by 10 am on January 15th by purchasing your ticket via

Speakers:         Kim Belland & Amol Sagare
Presentation:  “LEAN"

There are three major foundation blocks for sucessful 5S & Lean implementation, employee engagement, training & robust system to collect data and track progress.  So If you are using, a paper based system, that means some one is manually filling the  form, then that  is passed on to the  manager, stuck in a file or folder, faxed off to wherever, or just left on a desk, not the most efficient method. Secondly to process gathered data, you may be using spreadsheets then  to create reports excel, powerpoint or kind of similar software is used. Well this is also a basic manual process which takes significant time. Unfortunetly if columns are miss sorted or cells are over ridden resulting in crippled formulas, this could result in loss of data, a state of frustration. Also spreadsheets are typically  inconvenient when shared with  multiple users, especially with staff being in different divisions, different departments, or even different locations, again not very efficient method.

So If you are currently experiencing any of this then I have got an Important message for you “There is a better way”. By using the 5SleanDash software, you can save money, improve performance, foster team environment and improve  individual participation and accountibility by just leveraging the critical business insights that only a web based management system can uncover.

5SLeanDash is a web based software solutions that with its beautifully designed user friendly interface brings information at finger tips and change the way how 5S & Lean programe is managed across entire organisation locally & globally. 

If you want to know more about 5SLeanDash and how it can help “Fast Track Your Lean Journey” meet us at ASQ dinner meeting on 17th Jan 2018. 

About the Speaker:  Amol Jagadish Sagare (P.Eng, LSSBB)


Amol is a Certified Professional Engineer with nineteen years of experience in the field of manufacturing engineering and 5S & Lean deployment at various manufacturing companies like Automotive, Aerospace MRO and Oil & Gas. He received Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Management in 2007 from Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani and he has worked as CI Lead at companies like Etihad Airways and Baker Hughes. In pursuit of excellence thru Lean he is currently leading efforts of 5S & Lean dashboard software development as system architect.


Woodvale Community Facility & Golf Clubhouse

4540-50 Street
Edmonton, Alberta



Next Workshop:

One-Day Networking Skill-Building Workshop
Michael Hughes  –  March 15th, 2018

Anyone that attended the Conference in October was fortunate to enjoy Michael Hughes as the keynote speaker at lunch time. Because of the great feedback we received ASQ Edmonton is bringing Michael back for a full day event.

Here is what you can expect…

After researching this topic and using these skills for twenty-five years, Michael Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru, is now living proof that skillful networking generates exceptional professional and personal success.

DOUBLE your networking results by investing just one day with THE Networking Guru. In these entertaining and educational six hours, Michael will share with you both his powerful insights and his unique expertise.

Master the mechanics of networking by breaking it down into bite-sized, manageable chunks. Then build your skills and develop new strategies with a proven, step-by-step recipe for networking success. When you leave this event, you will have the ability to:

  • Create instant rapport with new contacts
  • Build trust quickly and effortlessly
  • Feel completely comfortable with any conversation partner
  • Feel totally confident in every networking conversation
  • Accelerate networking results
  • Leverage every conversation for maximum results
  • Influence others to want to meet with you again

Use these "insider secrets" to increase your networking results

  • The secret personality factor that dramatically affects networking and your outlook and potential outcomes
  • The personality "Martial Arts" strategy that leverages networking impact and results
  • Maximum-leverage group strategies that exponentially affect trust, credibility, professionalism and integrity.

Includes networking information and skill-building tools

  • Continually develop your networking skills by using the Networking Conversation Self-Assessment
  • Discover your preferred networking style by completing the NFR Networking Style Self-Assessment.
  • Receive the take-away document - The Networking For Results Interpersonal Skills Reference Guide
  • Guarantee results by completing the Networking For Results Personal Action Plan at the conclusion of the program
  • Real-time learning: practice techniques and tactics with others during the session
  • One-on-one coaching: session includes opportunities to get help with your most important networking issues

Location:     Chateau Louis Edmonton
Date:     March 15th, 2018; 8am - 4pm; breakfast & lunch provided
Ticket price:     ASQ-Members $149; Non-members $199.
Purchase your tickets at
Limited seating to a maximum of 50 participants!


Invitations from Elsewhere:




2017 Member-Leader Team

2017 Member-Leader Team

Section Member-Leader Meetings:

Occur normally 3 - 4 weeks in advance of the Section meetings at someone's office.

If you're interested in volunteering, let us know and we'll send you the details.  Roll up your sleeves and help us plan out the next event. You'll get the most out of your membership if we know what interests you most.

Remember, you earn RU credits towards your certification renewals as a volunteer.

2019 Member-Leader Nominations:

Nominations will soon be open for next years leadership positions.
Nominations close October 20, 2018.

Please submit names of nominated individuals to our Nomination Chair via e-mail at

Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition (download here) signed by at least 10 Regular Members*. Eligible individuals must be Regular Members of the Society and have a membership in the ASQ Edmonton Section. *Regular members are voting members of the Society: Full, Senior, Fellow, Honorary, and primary contact of Site/Enterprise/School/District memberships.

For more information, please contact our Nominating Committee Chair, at

Below is a brief description of each position that is open for nominations.  Each of these positions is for the 2019 one year term.


Elected Positions worth 2.0 Recertification Units (RU) upon successful completion of duties

The Chair provides leadership and oversight to the member unit, prepares meeting agendas, and is the presiding officer.  2018 Chair Position Description available here.
Vice Chair & PAR (Business Plan) Chair
The Vice Chair performs duties as directed by the Chair in support of the organization’s mission and goals. This position does not succeed to the position of Chair following the end of the first term.  2018 Vice-Chair Position Description available here.
The Secretary documents member unit business and maintain the records. This position serves as the official correspondent of the member unit.  2018 Secretary Position Description available here.
The Treasurer oversees funds, maintains accurate financial records, and reports on financial condition as directed by the Society bylaws and policies and procedures.  2018 Treasurer Position Description available here.


Volunteer Positions worth 1.5 Recertification Units (RU) upon successful completion of duties

Programs Chair
The Programs Chair determines the focus of section events and programs, solicits speakers to match topics, and coordinates speaker needs.  2018 Programs Chair Description available here.

Education Chair
The Education Chair creates and implements plans to address educational issues of the section, or enhances previous plans.  The Education Chair works with section recertification chair to determine certification course needs of the section and arranges and determines format, presenters, resources, objectives, teaching methods and materials for educational events.  The Education Chair also works to inform Edmonton section members of any courses offered by ASQ headquarters.  2018 Education Chair Position Description available here.

VoC (Voice of the Customer) Chair
The VoC Chair is an advocate for member value, satisfaction, and loyalty, working with leadership to collect and utilize voice of the customer data to recommend appropriate programs and services.  The VoC Chair downloads monthly membership information and works to ensure that all members are being communicated to regularly and in accordance with their preferences.  2018 VoC Chair Position Description available here.

Placement Chair
The Placement Chair serves all section members who are out of work and/or seeking employment, maintains the career section on the website, and is knowledgeable of the ASQ Career Centre to assist section members and companies interested in expanding their employment or recruiting search.  2018 Placement Chair Position Description available here.

Publicity Chair
The Publicity Chair ensures that section meetings and programs are publicized through a variety of media outlets reaching the membership and local community in a timely manner.  2018 Publicity Chair Position Description available here.

Certification Chair
The Certification Chair coordinates and manages section activities related to the ASQ certification program.  2018 Certification Chair Position Description available here.

IT Chair
The IT Chair maintains the website and associated IT services, thereby providing current and relevant information about the section, such as: history, mission, goals, membership benefits, events and activities.  2018 IT Chair Position Description available here.

Newsletter Chair
The Newsletter Chair establishes and adheres to a publication calendar for the newsletter, seeks content from other ASQ volunteers for inclusion; designs, lays out, and edits each newsletter; and ensures distribution to the section membership using the monthly membership list.  2018 Newsletter Chair Position Description available here.