Brisbane Cafe Quality
AOQ Brisbane Chapter currently holds an event each month.
Sessions are free to AOQ members $25 Non Members. Registration is essential
A Brighter Future with AOQ. A reflection on 2017 with an outlook on what 2018 will offer
Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm start
Venue: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George Street, Brisbane
Cost: Event is free to all. Attendees must pay for own meal and drinks
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Registration: Registration via Eventbrite is essential for catering and dietary needs.
Bookings close Thursday 7th December
Contact: Louise Edgley Louise.email@example.com 0409 436 316
About the Event
An opportunity to provide feedback on the 2017 programme and events and to provide input into the 2018 programme.
We’d love to hear your ideas on how we can continue to share and support one another in the world of quality.
With Qualcon being held in Brisbane in October 2018 come and have a chat about how you can contribute to its success.
The Qualcon theme of “Quality in a Complex World” provides an opportunity to pause and consider the importance of Quality to society.
Come along, enjoy a night of invigorating discussion with friends and colleagues, old and new.
About the Speaker
Jacqueline has worked in the quality industry for 26 years, starting out in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry where she worked for 7 years before moving across to the consulting engineering service industry where she’s been for the last 20 years. She has held various professional roles including Scientific Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Regulatory Affairs Officer, Quality & Training Manager and Quality, Environment & Sustainability Leader.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science and is a Lead Auditor in Quality & Environment Management Systems. She works for Aurecon, who provide advisory, design, delivery and asset management services on projects across a range of markets, in locations worldwide and holds a global operations role in quality, environment & sustainability. She has presented at both the Qualcon (AOQ) and APOQ (Asia Pacific Quality Organisation) conferences.
With a passion for quality and those in quality, Jacqueline set up AOQs Brisbane Chapter in late 2016 bringing together a diverse group of enthusiastic quality professionals from varied professions to share, learn and support one another in the pursuit of quality excellence.
Jacqueline was elected as a Director on the AOQ Board in May 2017 and is driven to support the future of AOQ for its members.
2017 Event Calendar
Date and Time Details and Theme Registration
December 12th December 2017 5.30 for 6.00pm
482 George Street
A Brighter Future with AOQ
A reflection on 2017 with an outlook on what 2018 will offer
482 George Street
A reflection on 2017 with an outlook on what 2018 will offer
World Quality Day
World Quality Day provides an opportunity to pause and consider the importance of Quality to society. This year, with the theme of Celebrating Everyday Leadership, we explored the dimensions of Quality leadership, and how to leverage leadership in our own context, regardless of the position or formal authority we hold.
How does the Sales Process Impact on Quality?
Historically, the sales process and quality have either not been thought of as being the best of friends or there is no connection whatsoever. Based on my experience, this needs to change. How often is the front-end of a sales process influencing the quality of the service (either from an internal perspective or from the client’s point of view)? Would a ‘better’ front-end sales process make for improved quality? I am thinking it does and I am putting in place a sales process at Videopro that takes into consideration aspects that will improve the outcome without it being another bloody process! What I am expecting to see is an improvement in our project’s metrics.
About the speaker
Warwick Absolon is a suitably qualified and experienced business leader with a demonstrated track record in delivering specific initiatives and projects through influence and gravitas, across a range of geographies and subject matters. Historically, he has been asked to lead projects over multiple time zones where others dared to tread. Utilising high interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence has enabled me to succeed in these multi-faceted projects that have included increasing the innovative culture of a large organisation, resolving multiple year tax audits in Canada, removing dormant legal entities in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and driving a higher use of a contingent workforce. In his current role, he is responsible for improving the performance of six audio visual account managers across the corporate, government and tertiary sectors.
Merging Companies – Quality Systems and Cultures.
“When a publicly traded global corporation buys an even larger publicly traded global corporation, how do they merge cultures and quality systems, let alone financial systems, IT, HR, and more – all while answering leadership’s demand for operational excellence and business performance? In the case of AECOM acquiring URS and the resultant need to create a unified culture of quality and QMS, the answer lies in collaboration, a shared sense of purpose, and synergy – and quite a few off-hours conference calls. This session describes their journey, and shares seven key steps that any company can take when faced with the challenges of mergers and acquisitions and the need to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts.”
Martin Andrew is AECOM’s Quality & Delivery Assurance Manager for Australia-New Zealand. Prior to this his career spanned environmental consulting, university academic and senior management and CSIRO researcher. This is the presentation he and his colleague Denise Clements (Quality V-P, Americas, AECOM) presented to the World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Charlotte, NC, last May.
Martin has been active in the Australian Organisation for Quality since 2011, following his attendance at Qualcon 2010 which sparked a desire to get involved. He has served as Council member and President at State and National levels, and is a member of the national AOQ Ltd Board. Martin convened the Program committees for the 2011, 2014, and 2016 Qualcons, and is involved with planning the 2018 Qualcon
Business Process Improvement
The internet says that Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a strategic planning methodology aimed at identifying the operations or employee skills that could be improved to encourage smoother procedures, more efficient workflow and overall business growth.
- What does this mean?
- Why should we be striving to achieve it?
- What does it look like in the real world?
Tara and Brett will be leading a lively discussion to help answer these three pertinent questions especially within the ever-changing, fast paced environment we all work in.
Tara Bannister is currently the Quality and Business Improvement Group Manager for Churches of Christ in Queensland. The focus of this role is to manage the development and implementation of the Quality and Business Improvement Management Framework, the Change Management Framework and the Research Framework and facilitate the development and production of process performance measures that align with strategic goals.
Tara has over 10 years’ experience within the Quality sector in community services, as well as further experience in training and project management within retail and government.
Brett Abraham is a Quality Advisor for Churches of Christ in Queensland. In this role he works with stakeholders to help them to understand and manage their processes, as well as assisting them with identifying where productivity gains can be achieved and where risk mitigation strategies should be put into place.
Brett has a management systems career spanning over 25 years across the manufacturing, consulting, sales, oil/gas, project and engineering sectors and has recently moved into the care services/not-for-profit sector.
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