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Taking Quality to the Enterprise – 28 April 2016

Posted: April 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Professional Development Events are Open to all Public. No membership required.

“Professional Development Event”

Program Details:
Networking: 5:30 p.m. To 6:00 p.m.
Buffet Style Dinner: 6:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m.
(Please bring $20.00 cash for the buffet)
Presentation: 7:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m.

Students who do not wish to take part in the dinner and networking may arrive at 6:45 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. presentation — $5.00 at the door.

Event Location:
Centurion Conference & Event Center,170 Colonnade Rd, Ottawa, ON K2E 7J5


“The Lean CEO” reveals the true power of Lean through in-depth interviews with CEOs who have gone beyond tool adoption and established Lean as a corporate-wide management system.

You can win this book during our event.

WIN A BOOK – Eligibility Rules:

Drawing/Raffle Question:
Who was the first chairman of the Deming Prize Committee?

To be entitled to the prize the guest has to:
(a) answer the above question during registration period online or at the door before the event starts.
(b) Winner has to be present be at the event during the draw period; otherwise another ballot will be drawn.
(c) ASQ Ottawa Valley Chapter Leaders and/or Volunteers ARE NOT entitled to the prize.


(a) Ballots could be guest’s business card, or ASQ cards done for this purpose.
(b) Registration list will indicate who had answered correctly the questions during registration online.

Register for this Event

While W. Edwards Deming’s revelation that “quality is made in the boardroom” is widely celebrated, few leaders run their businesses accordingly. The exceptions are those who have fully embraced the Lean management principles that Deming helped establish in Japan over 50 years ago. 

This talk, based on research for Jacob’s book The Lean CEO, will highlight pivotal moments where the leaders took these leaps of faith and changed the history of their companies.

Such exceptional leaders offer a unique perspective on the meaning of quality. Through their stories and insights, we learn that Deming’s bold vision calls for not just methods, but profound leaps of faith in people, processes, and the nature of work.

This talk, based on research for Jacob’s book The Lean CEO, will highlight pivotal moments where the leaders took these leaps of faith and changed the history of their companies. We’ll explore the ground-breaking work of CEOs such as Mike Lamach of Ingersoll-Rand, Brian Walker of Herman Miller, Steve Brenneman of ATC, John Toussaint of Thedacare, Jim Lancaster of Lantech, Art Byrne of Wiremold, and others.



Jacob Stoller is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in communication between experts and outsiders in areas such as Lean management, information technology, accounting, and engineering. A frequent commentator in the business press, Jacob has delivered a variety of learning events in Canada and the US, and authored reports, training materials, and other corporate documents for clients such as Microsoft, Dell Computer, Staples, Pitney Bowes, International Data Corporation (IDC), CMA Canada, and the Conference Board of Canada.

Jacob’s recent book The Lean CEO uses CEO narratives to bridge the communication gap between Lean experts and the general business community.

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