September 2017 Program Meeting

Chair’s Night at the Urban Growler

When:. . . . Tuesday September 12, 2017

Where:.  . .Urban Growler
. . . . . . .  . 2325 Endicott St
. . . . . . . . . .St. Paul,  MN  55114

$35 Members/ $45 Non-Members / $10 No Meal Option

Registration Closes Friday 09/08/17 @ Noon for Regular Registration (w/meal) and Tuesday 09/12/17 @ 3:00 PM for the No Meal Option

Only personal checks or cash will be accepted at the door.

5:00 P.M.  Registration & Networking
5:45 P.M.  Welcome, Announcements
6:00 P.M.  Dinner
6:40 P.M.  Workshop: Changing Competencies for Quality Professionals
7:50 P.M.  Presentation Concludes, Closing Announcements
8:00 P.M.  Meeting Adjourns


About Our Presentation


Changing Competencies for Quality Professionals:  What do we do with what we’ve learned?

ASQ and the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) conducted a research study in 2016 to understand the changing competencies of the quality professional for the next 10 years.

The research was focused on the following areas:

  • What are the key changes you see in business in the next 10 years?
  • What are the skill gaps in the current Quality Professional?
  • What skills do they need to meet business needs in the next 10 -15 years?


At the 2017 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, the findings of this research study were shared.  The findings identified the change in competencies, but didn’t dig into solutions.

Paul’s presentation will summarize the findings of the research study, and present some possible solutions – that may challenge our thinking as quality professionals.  Part of the presentation will be interactive discussion where participants will share ideas on how to prepare for our futures!

About Our Speaker


Paul Grizzell of Core Values Partners is an international speaker, trainer, and leadership consultant who help his partners focus, align, and accelerate their improvement efforts through effective deployment of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  Much of his work is focused on helping organizations use the Baldrige Criteria to improve processes – all with an eye toward improving outcomes.  He is active with ASQ in multiple roles, including as past Membership Chair with the ASQ Healthcare Division, US representative on the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee, and as the Performance Excellence Partner with ASQ-China and ASQ-India.

Paul has been involved with Baldrige-based performance improvement since 1997.  Paul is an Alumni Examiner on the Baldrige Award Board of Examiners where has led multiple site visits and trains Baldrige Examiners.  Paul has been a Judge for the Gold Level of the American Health Care Association Quality Award for five years. He is also a Judge for the Minnesota, Illinois, and Virginia Performance Excellence Awards and.  He is an Assessor and Licensed Advisor for the European Quality Award and Foreign Evaluation expert with the China Association for Quality.

Paul is a co-author of Insights to Performance Excellence, An Inside Look at the Baldrige Award Criteria, published by the American Society for Quality.