ASQ Section 0511 February 2011 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Amphora Restaurant

Herndon, VA

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Change Management:

Jim Bowie

Speaker Biography:

Jim Bowie serves as Senior Vice President for JBR Resources, A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (

Jim Bowie is a strategic performance improvement expert with more than 18 years experience leading continuous improvement efforts in diverse environments and industries around the world including Federal, Corporate, and Non-Profit organizations. He is a published author as well, and his new book, Lean Acres: Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting will be available from ASQ Quality Press in January 2011.

Jim is a former United States Army Infantry Officer and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, holds a Master of Business Administration, is Kaplan & Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (including ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, a Certified Lean Master, a Certified Project Management Professional, and a certified facilitator. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and a member of the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative and the Execution Premium Community. Mr. Bowie’s expertise was most recently recognized as he was selected to serve as a member of the 2010 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. His educational track has included Salisbury University, Villanova University, University of Tennessee, Yale School of Management, University of Michigan, Auburn University, and he has been accepted into the Doctor of Management program in the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Presentation: Change Management

Change can be hard. It is often difficult to conceive performing tasks in a different order, in a different place, at a different time, or in a different manner altogether. And this is only for the individual. When we talk about organizational change the difficulty increases exponentially with each individual that is added to the equation. Regardless of organizational improvement methodology (Lean, Six Sigma, ISO, Balanced Scorecard) as programs they are difficult to implement; as disciplines they are difficult to understand. Integration of the appropriate methodologies with each other and with the local and corporate cultures is paramount to success, but the journey can still be painful. The question we all must face is this: “Do we have a choice?”



Email by Friday 11 February 2011 to register for this dinner meeting and presentation. Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by deadline, $30 if otherwise. To prepay for your dinner using a credit card submit the section's preauthorization charge form to the treasurer. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. If your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 - Amphora, Herndon, VA

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