Next Meeting Summary

We plan to continue to deliver interesting, informative, and useful topics as a service to our membership.  In order to do so, your suggestions for topics and/or speakers would be very helpful.  Please contact the Programs Chair at Programs@ASQ-MiddleTN.org with your valued input.  Keep in mind that your suggestions may not be able to be implemented until the following year since the plan for this year may be completed.

Membership Meetings &Tours 
Membership meetings and tours are regularly scheduled for the months of January through May - and - September through December of the following year.  The membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month except for May and December when we usually conduct tours of interesting businesses within the section. 

The LOCATION of Membership Meetings is at the Hermitage location of the Golden Corral Restaurant  at 315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Hermitage TN, 37076.  For a map & directions to the Golden Corral Restaurant, click here.

Reservations
The membership meetings are divided into two portions: the Clinic and the Main Presentation.  Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, the Clinic begins at 6:00 pm, dessert and coffee are at 6:45 pm and the Main presentation begins at 7:00 pm.  The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $14 for each member with ASQ Section 1118 paying the gratuity.

New members to Section 1118, students, and professors are invited to attend their first meeting as a compliment of our section.  For a Complimentary ASQ Meeting gift certificate, click here.

Please contact our Reservations Chair (tracy.rhea-fox@ccbcc.com) if you plan to attend this meeting.


Next Clinic



Tamera Fields Parsons - TNCPE

Date:  1/10/2019, 6:00 & 7:00 PM

Presenter:  Tamera Fields Parsons

Topic:  TNCP

6:00 PM

Overview of the Baldrige Framework for Excellence

By the end of this session, you will be familiar with

·        The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

·        The seven categories of the Criteria for Performance Excellence

·        The linkages across the categories and requirements of the Criteria for Performance Excellence

7:00 PM

How the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence(TNCPE) Fits into Your World

By the end of this session, you will be familiar with:

·        An overview of the TNCPE organization

·        How to benefit from participating as an organization

·        How to benefit from participating as an individual



Next Main Presentation


Date:  1/10/2019, 6:00 & 7:00 PM

Presenter:  Tamera Fields Parsons

Topic:  TNCPE

Biography:

Tamera Fields Parsons is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.  She oversees TNCPE’s daily operations, continuing its mission of helping organizations reach peak performance and making their communities better places to live and work.

Prior to serving as President and CEO, Fields Parsons held volunteer roles with both TNCPE and the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program through her tenures on the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners, the TNCPE Board of Examiners, and the TNCPE Panel of Judges. She has served many years in both the state and national program as a trainer and team leader. In 2009, she received the first Champion of Excellence Award from TNCPE.  Fields Parsons has a BS degree from Tusculum University.

Before joining TNCPE as the President and CEO, Fields Parsons served as the Vice President for Quality and Performance Improvement for Mountain States Health Alliance in NE Tennessee and SW Virginia.  She has served as a volunteer for Junior Achievement for 25 years, and currently serves as a pet rescue driver for Kindred Hearts Transport Connection.




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