Welcome ASQ Members!

Help needed: We are still seeking assistance from our members to find & schedule speakers for BOTH the Technical AND Membership Sessions at our monthly meetings. If you can help by speaking at one of the sessions yourself, can recommend a speaker or can assist the committee on a regular basis, please contact the Section Chair or another Leadership member.


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ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2019. If your company is interested in hosting the Section for a monthly meeting and facility tour, contact the Section Chair or Programming Chair. (Use of a cafeteria or similar area would be helpful for dinner.)

Welcome new members! (March):

Andrew Abate, Wayne Barry, Adam Bergman, Brad Bever,

Muge Bilgin, Justin Bloyd, Don Bromeier, Shauna Butauski,

Ping Cai, Benjamin Crook, Enetisha Dailey, Allen Dobranic,

Ralph Haubert, Elizabeth Jodon-Jacewicz, Kara F. Klco, Steven Marx,

Mary Messuti, Scott Neuhofs, Rob Nordman, Curtis Obert,

Joseph Otcasek, Andrew Ryan, Sabra T Scott, Allison Slaga,

Ty Trykowski, Aaron White, Marko Zgela, Elizabeth A. Zumwalt



Location:       Tri-C Corporate College East: 4400 Richmond Rd, Cleveland, OH 44128, unless otherwise noted (click here for printer-friendly directions).


From I-271: Take the LOCAL lanes to the Harvard Road exit. Turn west onto Harvard Road. Turn left (south) onto Richmond Road, Corporate College East will be on your right.

5:15 to 5:45 PM                      Technical Session – *when listed*
5:45 to 6:30 PM                      Networking. Also, Dinner *only* when listed (reservation required)
6:30 to 7:30 PM                      Presentation/Questions

When dinner is listed, reservations for dinner are REQUIRED to allow proper planning to ensure everyone who placed a reservation receives a meal.

Dinner cost is $5. Call the Meeting Reservation Line at 216-556-0723 to register for dinner and/or meetings no later than 12 o’clock noon the Monday prior to the Wednesday meeting.

Meeting schedule:

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Corporate College East

5:15 PM – Technical Session – TBD, none scheduled yet
*** THERE IS NO Dinner currently scheduled for March ***
6:30 PM – Member Session – Joe Watson, “Design Thinking.”

Design thinking brought Airbnb from the brink of bankruptcy and helped them grow to a billion-dollar company. Organizations like IBM have successfully incorporated design thinking across their entire enterprise. But what exactly is design thinking, and how can it work for your organization?

Joe Watson, Principal of Go Big Creative Lab, has over 20 years of experience as a design thinker, brand consultant, and educator. An innovative thought leader, Joe believes that design thinking and the creative process have tremendous power to impact businesses and organizations.

Over the course of his career, Joe has provided strategic and brand development for hundreds of organizations, ranging from startups and non-profits to Fortune 100 companies. As an educator, he has taught an MBA course at The University of Akron and senior-level design curriculum at Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College.

Joe now helps organizations develop leaders and solve wicked problems through custom experiential design thinking programs like Level X and Organizational Rhapsody.

Join design thinking consultant and Go Big Creative Lab founder Joe Watson for this design thinking workshop. We’ll define design thinking, briefly look at a couple of case studies, and discuss how to apply design thinking to real, tangible issues within your organization.