AOQ Adelaide Chapter currently holds a Cafe Quality events every third Wednesday of the month.
Sessions are free to AOQ members. Non members and guests attending with a member free.
Registration is through Eventbrite
Miriam Rowley – Business Development Manager SGS Certification
Date: 21 February 2018
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm (ACST)
Venue: Halifax Cafe – Adelaide
Address 182 Halifax street, Adelaide
Cost: Free to members, $25 for non-members
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2018 Event Calendar
|2018||Date & Event||Event Details||Booking details|
|Feb||21st Café Quality|
Ms Miriam Rowley BD Manager at SGS Certification
|Miriam will present on her role as BD Manager at SGS and more widely on the senior roles women have in Quality.||Diarise Now|
|Mar||21st Café Quality|
|John will discuss the launch of new standards and the impacts on industry||Diarise Now|
|Apr||18th Café Quality|
Dr James Galloway CEO JAS-ANZ
|James will discuss the take up of the new ISO 9001 Standards and lessons learnt from the 3 yr roll out process||Diarise Now|
|May||16th Café Quality|
|John will talk about the NDIS||Diarise Now|
|May||30th Site Visit|
|Join Craig Ottaway on a tour of the General Dynamics Land Systems Aust. Workshop at Pooraka||Diarise Now|
|June||20th Café Quality|
Mr Bruce Riley
Details to be advised
|July||18th Café Quality|
Simon Baker AECOM
|Simon will present his research.||Diarise Now|
|Aug||15th Café Quality|
|Ron will discuss the Compliance Quality Conundrum||Diarise Now|
|Sept||19th Café Quality|
Dr Martin Andrew
|Details to be advised||Diarise Now|
|Dec||12th Dinner and 2018 Review|
|Venue: Halifax Cafe|
Speaker: Peter Knapp
Peter will provide and overview of AOQs direction and activities during 2018 and planning for 2019.
“Celebrating Everyday Leadership”
Australian Organisation for Quality invited Mr Gary Bettcher from LMA to briefly talk about “Celebrating Everyday Leadership”. One challenge that many leaders and managers have is balancing their own and their team’s creativity and innovation whilst maintaining high standards and compliance. The main points discussed were –
What does leadership look like in 2017? ?
The positive role of influencing in leadership. ?
What does an “above the line” leader focus on? ?
The Top 5 Leadership Competencies. ?
What do you want to improve, for yourself and your team?
Presenter Gary Bettcher
Transitioning to ISO 9001:2015? This Workshop will look at section 4 – Context (of your Organisation) of ISO 9001:2015 and provide you with the tools to start the process of Certification or Transition.
ISO 9001:2015 is here but many organisations have yet to consider its impact on the business or possibly have no understanding where to start the process. One size certainly does not fit all. How do we make this new Standard fit with our business?
Many members have been closely involved and have a detailed awareness of the new Standard. Many have recently undergone their transition assessment to ISO 9001:2015.
It is this wealth of knowledge and experience which will help you face the challenges of the requirements of the new Standard and assist you in managing the Certification process, AOQ is planning to hold a series of workshops providing you the opportunity to engage with others who have achieved a successful transition.
Presenter: Craig Ottaway
Knowledge Management and Quality
This session introduced Knowledge & Information Management and discussed the interaction with Quality. We explored the important differences between Knowledge Management and Information Management. This session continued threads from the May Café around the meaning of quality outside of “meeting specification”
Presenter – Ian Fry is a Director of Knoco Australia which is a Knowledge Management consultancy and part of a world-wide group. He is also approaching 50 years IT experience and moved into Knowledge Management after award winning projects combining Information and Knowledge Management. His Knowledge Management clients include Emergency Services, the Oil and Gas sector and Legal. He is a frequent speaker on Knowledge Management and in 2016 chaired the National Conference.
He is also the principal behind the Lessons Management Hub (LMH) software for managing Lessons Learned which is sold internationally.
Dr Martin Andrew:- 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.”
About the speaker
“Martin Andrew (BSc (Hons), PhD) is has been active in the Australian Organisation for Quality since 2011, following his attendance at Qualcon 2010 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.
Review of the TED Presentation and have a discussion about whether Quality is inherently counter to productivity, or not.
“The real battle is not competitors. This is rubbish, very abstract. When do we meet our competitors to fight them? The real battle is against ourselves, against our bureaucracy, our complicatedness – only you can fight it” Yves Morieux This is very relevant to Quality (esp. Lean) and Productivity, themes of Qualcon at Novotel Hotel Sydney July 4-5, Sydney. His recent TED talk is most thought provoking: https://www.ted.com/talks/yves_morieux_how_too_many_rules_at_work_keep_you_from_getting_things_done
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