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Wakefield is a desirable suburban residential community situated in Middlesex County in eastern Massachusetts. The town is governed by a well informed public spirited citizenry interested in maintaining the natural beauty of the town as well as providing a high quality of services and facilities.

The town has diversification of industry and employment is high. The central business district along Main Street is home to banks, public buildings, specialty shops and professional offices.

Adding to the town’s attractiveness are its two lakes. They are Crystal Lake used as a water supply source and Lake Quannapowitt. This three mile lake is a popular area for skating and fishing, walking and jogging. Town residents confidently and proudly assert that Wakefield is a well managed community.

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"Special Needs Children and Divorce"

"Special Needs Children and Divorce"


9:30 10:00 AM Meet and talk with other professionals Share ideas

Make new contacts Enjoy full buffet breakfast

10:00 11:30 AM Lecture and Discussion

Unique concerns are presented when a couple with a child with special needs decide to divorce. What implications are there for issues such as legal and physical custody as well as the childs education? Is there particular language that is needed in agreements to address these areas? Join us as an attorney who has extensive experience practicing in the areas of family law and special education discusses these and other issues that are raised when divorce impacts a child with special needs.

Speaker:

VANDA KHADEM, ESQ.:Vanda Marie Khadem has over 20 years experience representing clients in family law cases and special education matters. She is an experienced Mediator and Parent Coordinator and also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in cases involving children with special needs. She received her bachelors degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University and also completed the mediation program at Harvard University.Ms. Khadem has been featured on New England Chronicle News and WUMB FM Radios Commonwealth Journal, WBUR and Exceptional Parent Magazine. Ms. Khadem was chosen as a recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Citizens Award presented by the Arc of Massachusetts for her contributions to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has been a presenter at MCLE and is the founder of Autism Higher Education Foundation.





When: Mar 19, 2015 9 AM to Mar 19, 2015 11 AMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true Members through 3/13 30.00

40.00 true Non-Members through 3/13 40.00

35.00 true Members after 3/13 35.00

45.00 true Non-Members after 3/13 45.00

(Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09 )
With Banners Held High -+ The Hurriers

Doors: 19:00
Price: 20
Room: Unity Works
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When: Mar 7, 2015 7 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 (Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19 )
The Twilight Sad

Doors: 20:00
Price: 12
Entry: 18+
Room: The Hop
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When: Apr 24, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 12 (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20 )
Introduction to Design of Experiments
COURSE LOGISTICS

Instructors:Dave Treffs

Duration:This course takes place on 4 Monday eveningsfrom 6 pm to 9 pm.

NUMBER OF PARICIPANTS

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants.The maximum class size is twelve.


INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Dave Treffs is an ASQ Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer. He has worked in aerospace for G-E, Perkin-Elmer, and Itek; in commercial products for Polaroid; as a consultant for Coppers & Lybrand and Rath & Strong; and as a Black Belt, Green Belt, and Executive Overview instructor for ASQ Headquarters. (He has taught over 25 BB and GB waves.) Currently, Dave is a principal at Treffs Associates, a breakthrough improvement practice.


COURSE OUTLINE

Session 1

  • Data location and spread
  • Normal distribution
  • Central limit theorem
  • Confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis tests of means
  • t distribution and degrees of freedom
  • Workshop

Session 2

  • One-way analysis of variance
  • F distribution and degrees of freedom
  • P-value
  • Workshop

Session 3

  • Two-level factorial designs
  • Saturated designs
  • Orthogonal contrasts
  • Factorial plots
    • Main effects plots
    • Interaction plots
    • Cube plots
  • Workshop

Session 4

  • Blocking
  • Prediction equations
  • Path of steepest accent/decent
  • Residual plots
  • Two-level fractional factorial designs
  • Workshop



When: Mar 9, 2015 6 PM to Mar 30, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 264.00 true Member 264.00

363.00 true Non-Member 363.00

(Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18 )
Introduction to Statistical Process Control and Process Capability
COURSE LOGISTICS

Instructors:Dave Treffs

Duration:This course takes place on 3 Wednesday eveningsfrom 6 pm to 9 pm.

NUMBER OF PARICIPANTS

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants.The maximum class size is twelve.


INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Dave Treffs is an ASQ Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer. He has worked in aerospace for G-E, Perkin-Elmer, and Itek; in commercial products for Polaroid; as a consultant for Coppers & Lybrand and Rath & Strong; and as a Black Belt, Green Belt, and Executive Overview instructor for ASQ Headquarters. (He has taught over 25 BB and GB waves.) Currently, Dave is a principal at Treffs Associates, a breakthrough improvement practice.


COURSE OUTLINE

Session 1

  • SPC objectives
  • Components of a control chart
  • Data location and spread
  • Normal distribution
  • Central limit theorem
  • Shewharts control chartsthree-sigma limits
  • Estimating three-sigma limits
  • Control charts for variables data
  • Workshop: creating control charts for variables data

Session 2

  • Sort-run SPC (departure from nominal)
  • Rational sampling and subgrouping
  • Control charts for attribute data
  • Power functions for control charts
  • Workshop: creating control charts for attribute data

Session 3

  • Process capability, Cp
  • Process capability index, Cpk
  • Measurement of centering, Cpm
  • Six-sigma definitions
    • Short-term capability: Cp, and
    • Long-term capability: Pp and Ppk
    • Fraction defective using the standard normal distribution
    • Workshop
      • Calculating short and long-term capability
      • Calculating fraction defective



When: Mar 18, 2015 6 PM to Apr 1, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 198.00 true Member 198.00

297.00 true Non-Member 297.00

(Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18 )
Morain

Doors: 18:00
Price: 7 in advance, 8 on the door
Room: Warehouse 23
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When: Feb 7, 2015 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 7 in advance, 8 on the door (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 18 )
Dry the River

Doors: 19:30
Price: 10
Entry: 16+
Room: Unity Works Minor Hall
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When: Feb 19, 2015 7 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 (Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19 )
Early Intervention Strategies for Family Centered Care: A Practical Solution-based Guide Seminar
Early Intervention Strategies for Family Centered Care: A Practical Solution-based Guide Seminar is happening on 23 Mar 2015 at Sheraton Colonial North Boston Hotel Wakefield, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Medical & Pharmaceutical industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Mar 23, 2015 12 AM to Mar 23, 2015 12 AMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00 )
Cosy Sheridan
Age Limit: All Ages

Cosy Sheridan



When: Apr 11, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20 )
jim henry
Age Limit: All Ages

jim henry



When: Feb 7, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20 )
Katie O'Brien


When: Feb 13, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20 )
"Guiding Light" ****Rescheduled date from Jan 27th snow cancellation****at Lauries 909 Wakefield, MA

Come join us for an entertaining paint and sip party hosted by Painting Under the Influence and Laurie's 9:09 restaurant. Ticket purchase includes simple step by step professional artist instruction and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement!No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies!

Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase

Must be 21 or older to attend



When: Feb 3, 2015 7 PM to Feb 3, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true General Admission 30.00

(Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19 )
Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan
Age Limit: All Ages

Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan



When: Apr 11, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 20 )
New England Software Symposium 2015: Spring Edition


When: Feb 27, 2015 12 AM to Mar 1, 2015 12 AMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00 )
Mystic Runners


When: Dec 31, 2015 9 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09 )
Glass Onion


When: Feb 6, 2015 8:29:00 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:29:00 )
ADFP Greater Boston FEBRUARY 2015 Meeting

In February 2015, Dan Caine will demonstrate Family Law Software capabilities with an emphasis on the recently introduced graphical analytical tools. Divorce planning software is a key tool to analyze divorcing couples financial situation and evaluate the impact of settlement proposals and offers.


This session will be led by Dan Caine, JD. Dan is the President of Family Law Software. In his previous company Dan helped create TaxCut a best selling consumer tax software now marketed as H&R Block At Home. After his company was bought by H&R Block in 1993, Dan started Family Law Software, which is now the leading divorce financial software in the US.

Dan is a graduate of Yale University, and earned his JD at Harvard Law School and his MBA at Harvard Business School


Notes for CE credit:

This presentation is rated as beginner for CFP Board credit and is submitted for 2 hours of credit. Prior experience in divorce financial analysis is assumed. No prior experience is assumed with forensics.


This program is submitted for 2 hour of CPA CE credit as Specialized Knowledge and Applications. ADFP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:www.learningmarket.org.



When: Feb 5, 2015 12 PM to Feb 5, 2015 3 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12 )
SURE Monthly Network with Workshop

We would like to welcome you to the SURE Revolution...

We have now made a decision to change the time, venue & format of our SURE monthly Networking events to help accommodate busy people in business, to be a more central location, with free parking & wifi & being just off the M62 at Junction 30 & to use eventbrite to book in advance as places will be limited.

We also believe if you are taking a couple of hours out your busy schedule each month we want you to maximise your opportunity with us & it's not just a networking event with us, but also to take something away that will enhance you in your business straight away with our carefully selected monthly workshops by our SURE Associates in all areas required in business you will also receive a delegates list the day before for you to look at who you would like to meet or chat with too.

The Format

- Arrive from 4pm for 4.30pm prompt start & brief tour of the beautiful Hatfeild Hall

- Host update with brief Introductions whilst lovely refreshments are being served

- Workshop from one of our 'SURE Associates' for approx 30 minutes to assist & support you going forward in your business

- Then you are able to have 1to1's with at least 2 attendees or me as SURE Chief Connector I will beable to introduce you to the right contacts

- Continue to network if you wish in the bar thereafter taking in the breath taking views

& with no more passing of business cards across the table or missing out on speaking to all those contacts you didn't get chance to meet we will have a SURE goody bag for you to take away with all the information/offers/contacts so you are able to connect with everyone & then via social media afterwards of all the contacts attended or I can send email introductions after the event for you.

So February's workshop will be from Andrew Cusson's the longest standingAction Coach in the UK on'5 Ways to More Profit' who has many years experience in helping grow & support your Business of which you will be able to introduce these amazing techiques into your business straight away so why not check out Andrew's websitehttp://www.actioncoach.com/andrewcussons

For this month there will be just ONE price at 15 (+booking fee) per person (unless you are a SURE Member)

However from March 2015 the prices will be ' Free' for all SURE Members & Associates & then 20 for visitor's for their first time visit & then if you like what you see you are able to join us & be a part of the fast growing SURE Revolution to drive positive change.

We are always SURE - Supporting, Uniting, Relationships for Everyone!

So we SURE do hope to see you there for our 1st SURE Network Meeting at Hatfeild Hall or if you have any questions please do get in touch with us - Thanks Debs & the SURE Team x



When: Feb 4, 2015 4 PM to Feb 4, 2015 6 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16 )
Breakthrough Agile Coaching

Welcome Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches! If you have landed on this page, you are one step closer to IC Agile's, Agile Coach expert certification. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join Eliassen Group for World Class Experiential Learning through our accredited course- Breakthrough Agile Coaching!


World Class Experiental Training

Eliassens coaching workshops primarily consist of hands-on activities done in diversified groups of 4-6 people. Groups are reformed multiple times throughout the workshops. The workshops are infused with the combined experience of one of the worlds largest and most experienced Agile Coaching organizations.

Course Instructor: Damon Poole, Chief Agilist of Eliassen Group

Damon Poole is a nationally recognized Agile Coach and Training Leader who specializes in helping companies find and implement their ideal way of working in order to increase profits and find and serve new markets faster. His specialties include: Agile Development, Software Configuration Management, Software Development Automation and Lean Transformation.Certification

Becoming an IC Agile certified expert in Agile Coaching has four main requirements. This workshop conveys the Certified Pro Agile Team Facilitation requirement. Click below for more details.

Click Here For More Information On ICAgile Certifcation
Who Should Attend

Anybody interested in gaining or deepening the skills of a Scrum Master or Agile Coach:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Program Managers
  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team leads
Pre-requisites
  • Any 2 day introduction to Agile
Eliassen Agile Coaching Workshop Common Benefits
  • Create or update your self-improvement backlog.
  • Network with and learn from a wide variety of other participants.
  • Gain IC Agile certification and progress towards being a certified Agile Coach.
  • Receive frequent feedback on how you are doing throughout the session.
  • Workshop materials including slides in pdf format, Agile Coach Handbook, Enterprise Agility Maturity Matrix Tool, and Eliassen Planning Poker cards.
  • Practice facilitation using a wide variety of activities and circumstances.
Breakthrough Agile Coaching Specific Benefits
  • Add 20 techniques specific to this workshop to your Agile coaching bag of tricks for use at both the team and organizational level.
  • Learn how to objectively measure team and organizational Agility in order to baseline the current state, set goals, and measure progress.
  • Discover how to improve the outcome of any meeting with an emphasis on standups, retrospectives, iteration planning, and iteration reviews.
  • Learn how to significantly increase the value produced by an Agile team.

Click Here For Full Course Outline and Details
Preparation Work

In preparation for the in class work, there is about day of work you can do at your own pace prior to the start of the class. This includes a series of videos (webinars), some reading material, and a few assignments to create materials for use in class. It is mandatory that you complete all of the work ahead of time for certification and for you and the other participants to have the best experience possible in class.

First Requried Webinar 1/14: Advancing Your Agile Coaching Career, Hosted by ICAgile

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Second Requried Webinar 1/20:Agile Vital Signs, Presented by Eliassen Group

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*Please stay tuned to your email for important details and other information from the instructor.



When: Feb 3, 2015 8 AM to Feb 4, 2015 5 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08 )
Osset Albion Festival -+ New Vinyl

Doors: 18:00
Price: 5
Room: Osset Albion
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When: Jun 6, 2015 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 (Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18 )
Katie O'Brien


When: Mar 14, 2015 8 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20 )
Headliner -+ King No-One

Doors: 18:00
Room: The Hop
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When: Mar 27, 2015 6 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18 )
Cupid's Chase 5K


When: Feb 14, 2015 10 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: pre-registration $29 individual $55 Couple, day of: $35 individual, $65 Couple (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10 )
Wakefield -+ Heaven 17

Doors: 19:30
Room: Warehouse 23
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When: Apr 10, 2015 7 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19 )
Holiday Craft Fair
Holiday Craft Fair is happening on 14 Nov 2015 at Elks Lodge Wakefield, United States Of America. Its a premier event in Gifts & Handicrafts industry.

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Nov 14, 2015 12 AM to Nov 14, 2015 12 AMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00 )
Walk MS Wakefield 2015
Connect. Walk MS.

Join us for a 3-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt starting from the common. There will be refreshments, a raffle, and t-shirts for walkers. Come walk, donate, and support this cause.

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 21,000 individuals and theirfamilies affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Forming a team is a great way to fundraise. Teams provide inspiration and competition for other participants, its contagious; it puts the fun in fundraising, plus the more the merrier!Join a teamorstart your own. All you need to do is get 4 or more people together, including one team captain, pick a team name and then register. Being a part of a team makes it easier and more fun to reach a fundraising goal so let's lace up and walk together to end MS!

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

Minimum Fundraising Amount: $25

The primary goal of Walk MS is to raise funds to help people who have MS, and their families, through MS education, support, advocacy, services, and research. All walkers 12 years of age and older are asked to raise a minimum of $25. If you need help meeting your fundraising minimum prior to walk day, please contact the Chapter atWalkMSGNE@nmss.orgor 1-800-344-4867 opt 2.

Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.

If you have any additional questions please contact Danielle Paonessa

Danielle.Paonessa@nmss.org



When: Jun 21, 2015 9 AM to Jun 21, 2015 2 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09 )
Walk MS Wakefield 2015
Connect. Walk MS. Join us for a 3-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt starting from the common. There will be refreshments, a raffle, and t-shirts for walkers. Come walk, donate, and support this cause. Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 21,000 individuals and their families affected by multiple sclerosis in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Forming a team is a great way to fundraise. Teams provide inspiration and competition for other participants, its contagious; it puts the fun in fundraising, plus the more the merrier! Join a team or start your own. All you need to do is get 4 or more people together, including one team captain, pick a team name and then register. Being a part of a team makes it easier and more fun to reach a fundraising goal so let's lace up and walk together to end MS! Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. Minimum Fundraising Amount: $25 The primary goal of Walk MS is to raise funds to help people who have MS, and their families, through MS education, support, advocacy, services, and research. All walkers 12 years of age and older are asked to raise a minimum of $25. If you need help meeting your fundraising minimum prior to walk day, please contact the Chapter at WalkMSGNE@nmss.org or 1-800-344-4867 opt 2. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today. Register here: http://walkmam.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/MAMWalkEvents?fr_id=25497&pg=entry Please reach out to Danielle Paonessa with any questions - danielle.paonessa@nmss.org

When: Jun 21, 2015 9 AM to Jun 21, 2015 2 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 09 )
MADD Dash


When: Apr 25, 2015 11 AM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: $30 (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11 )
Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) Preparation Course
COURSE LOGISTICS

Instructors:David A. Manalan

Duration:This course takes place on 8 Wednesday eveningsfrom 6 pm to 9 pm.COURSE GOALS

  1. Complete high-level review of Biomedical Auditor Body of Knowledge (BOK).
  2. Use BOK to solve sample examination questions.
NUMBER OF PARICIPANTS

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants. The maximum class size is twenty.
TEXT, INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION

CBA Primer, Quality Council of IndianaCOURSE OUTLINE

I.Auditing Fundamentals (10 Questions)
a. Types of audits
b. Audit roles and responsibilities
c. Ethical, legal, and professional issues

II. Auditing and Inspection Processes (24 Questions)

a. Audit preparation and planning
b. Audit performance
c. Audit reporting
d. Audit follow-up and closure
e. Audit procedural reference

III. Biomedical Quality Management System Requirements (47 Questions)

a. Regulatory laws and requirements
b. FDA guidance for the manufacture of (IVD) products
c. International standards for quality systems
d. Quality system regulation (QSR) requirements (21 CFR 820)
e. Post-market surveillance (Guidance under section 522 of FD&C Act)

IV. Technical Biomedical Knowledge (40 Questions)
a. Risk management
b. Sterilization
c. Biocompatibility
d. Controlled environments and utility systems
e. Software development and maintenance for products,
f. Laboratory testing and failure analysis
g. Sources for new and evolving standards
h. Packaging
i. Reprocessing/reuse and cleaning of medical devices

V. Quality Tools and Techniques (14 Questions)

a. Quality control and problem-solving tools
b. Process improvement techniques
c. Data types and samplingINSTRUCTOR PROFILE

David A. Manalan, President and founder of INQC Consulting, Inc., has over 40 years of experience with companies regulated by FDA, EPA, OSHA and similar agencies. David is a Fellow of the ASQ, a member of the Boston Section, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Biomedical Auditor, and Certified Software Quality Engineer. David has served on the board of the ASQ Biomedical Divisions New England Discussion Group for ten years, served as Publications Chair and as Program Chair and now Awards-Scholarships-Grants Chair for the ASQ Biomedical Division. He has been a contributor to AAMI courses on CAPA and a contributing author to CLSI (NCCLS) working groups on quality. Specialties:ISO 13485, MDD, IVD, CLSI, FDA-medical devices, FDA-finished pharmaceuticals, ISO 14971, professional programs, MIT ReunionsIMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are depending on an ASQ Boston certification preparation course to prepare you for the ASQ Certification Examination, DO NOT register for the certification examination until after you receive an email from ASQ Boston Education Committee which confirms the course will start as scheduled. Reason: ASQ Boston may not have the minimum number of registrants required to start the course. If the minimum is not attained, we will notify you in time to prevent your unnecessary examination registration.



When: Jan 7, 2015 6 PM to Feb 25, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: ASQ Member Price 628.00 true Member 628.00

WebEx supplied, student buys text on their own. 450.00 true Webex supplied 450.00

(Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18 )
Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Preparation Course
COURSE LOGISTICS

Instructors:Scott Howes

Duration:This course takes place on 8 Thursday eveningsfrom 6 pm to 9 pm(January 8 to February 26).

The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence is a professional who leads and champions process-improvement initiativeseverywhere from small businesses to multinational corporationsthat can have regional or global focus in a variety of service and industrial settings.

A Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence facilitates and leads team efforts to establish and monitor customer/supplier relations, supports strategic planning and deployment initiatives, and helps develop measurement systems to determine organizational improvement.

The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence should be able to motivate and evaluate staff, manage projects and human resources, analyze financial situations, determine and evaluate risk and employ knowledge management tools and techniques in resolving organizational challenges.

COURSE GOALS

1. Complete high-level review of Body of Knowledge (BOK) for Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence.
2. Use BOK to solve sample examination questions.

NUMBER OF PARICIPANTS

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants.The maximum class size is twenty.

COURSE OUTLINE

I. Leadership (25 Questions*)

1. Organizational Structures and Culture
2. Leadership Challenges
3. Teams and Team Processes
4. ASQ Code of Ethics

II. Strategic Plan Development and Deployment (15 Questions)

1. Strategic Planning Models
2. Business Environment Analysis
3. Strategic Plan Deployment

III. Management Elements and Methods (32 Questions)

1. Management Skills and Abilities
2. Communication Skills and Abilities
3. Project Management
4. Quality System
5. Quality Models and Theories

IV. Quality Management Tools (28 Questions)

1. Problem-Solving Tools
2. Process Management
3. Measurement: Assessment and Metrics

V. Customer-Focused Organizations (20 Questions)

1. Customer Identification and Segmentation
2. Customer Relationship Management

VI. Supply Chain Management (15 Questions)

1. Supplier Selection
2. Supplier Communications
3. Supplier Performance
4. Supplier Improvement
5. Supplier Certification, Partnerships, and Alliances
6. Supplier Logistics

VII. Training and Development (15 Questions)

1. Training Plans
2. Needs Analysis
3. Training Materials/Curriculum Development and Delivery
4. Training Effectiveness and Evaluation

* Refers to number of questions on certification examination.

HANDBOOK SUPPLIED WITH REGISTRATION

Westcott, Russell T., editor,The Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence Handbook: Third Edition.

INstructor profile

Scott Howes,Program Manager, MorphoTrust, USAhas over 20 years of experience in quality and supply chain Management. He has worked in a variety of regulated industries including defense, medical devices, automotive, and homeland security. He is an active member of the Leadership Team for ASQ Boston Section. Scott is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).

IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are depending on an ASQ Boston certification preparation course to prepare you for the ASQ Certification Examination, DO NOT register for the certification examination until after you receive an email from ASQ Boston Education Committee which confirms the course will start as scheduled. Reason: ASQ Boston may not have the minimum number of registrants required to start the course. If the minimum is not attained, we will notify you in time to prevent your unnecessary examination registration.



When: Jan 8, 2015 6 PM to Feb 26, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: ASQ Member 628.00 true Member 628.00

(Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18 )
Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Preparation Course
COURSE LOGISTICS

Instructors:Dave Treffs

Duration:This course takes place on 8 Monday eveningsfrom 6 pm to 9 pm(05Jan15 through 23Feb15)

The Certified Reliability Engineer is a professional who understands the principles of performance evaluation and prediction to improve product/systems safety, reliability and maintainability. This body of knowledge (BOK) and applied technologies include, but are not limited to, design review and control; prediction, estimation, and apportionment methodology; failure mode effects and analysis; the planning, operation and analysis of reliability testing and field failures, including mathematical modeling; understanding human factors in reliability; and the ability to develop and administer reliability information systems for failure analysis, design and performance improvement and reliability program management over the entire product life cycle

COURSE GOALS

1. Complete high-level review of Reliability Engineer Body of Knowledge (BOK).

2. Use BOK to solve sample examination questions.


NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

ASQ Boston reserves the right to cancel the course if there are fewer than six registrants. If the registration exceeds twenty, ASQ Boston may add a second section to the course.


INSTRUCTOR PROFILE

Dave Treffs is an ASQ Master Black Belt and Certified Quality Engineer. He has worked in aerospace for G-E, Perkin-Elmer, and Itek; in commercial products for Polaroid; as a consultant for Coppers & Lybrand and Rath & Strong; and as a Black Belt, Green Belt, and Executive Overview instructor for ASQ Headquarters. (He has taught over 25 BB and GB waves.) Currently, Dave is a principal at Treffs Associates, a breakthrough improvement practice.


COURSE OUTLINE

I. RELIABILITY MANAGEMENT (18 Questions)

A. Strategic management
B. Reliability program management
C. Ethics, safety, and liability

II. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR RELIABILITY (27 Questions)

A. Basic concepts
B. Statistical inference

III. RELIABILITY IN DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (26 Questions)

A. Reliability design techniques
B. Parts and systems management

IV. RELIABILITY MODELING AND PREDICTIONS (22 Questions)

A. Reliability modeling
B. Reliability predictions

V. RELIABILITY TESTING (24 Questions)

A. Reliability test planning
B. Testing during development
C. Product testing

VI. MAINTAINABILITY AND AVAILABILITY (15 Questions)

A. Management strategies
B. Maintenance and testing analysis

VII. DATA COLLECTION AND USE (18 Questions)

A. Data collection
B. Data use
C. Failure analysis and correction

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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When: Jan 5, 2015 6 PM to Feb 23, 2015 9 PMin Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: ASQ Member price 628.00 true Member 628.00

(Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18 )
Supporting Glass Caves -+ masses.

Doors: 19:00
Price: TBC
Room: The Hop
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When: Feb 6, 2015 7 PM in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Cost: TBC (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19 )

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