Welcome ASQ members!

ATTENTION: We have moved! Beginning April 2017, Section 800 will be meeting at Tri-C’s Corporate College East.

ALSO: ASQ Certification Refresher Courses are now available at Corporate College! Click here for more info.


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.


To receive monthly email updates from the Section, update your email information at ASQ National. (After logging in, click “My Account“; under Communication, click “Opt In/Opt Out“; then click “Edit“, then check the box next to “Section Communication“.) Section 800 will not distribute your email address or send unnecessary messages.

ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2017-18. 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 necessary for dinner.)

Welcome new members! (September):

R. Alshayeb, Don Beckett, Larry G. Doty Jr, Rani Chowdary Duggirala,
Katy Dzurisin, Joe Evan, Jeff Fredle, Maria Galindo,
Arpan Gandhi, Victoria A. Miller, Jessica Ohneth, Ankit Patidar,
Rick Peters, Karen Powell, Ralph Soeder, Kaleigh Velette,
Pete Weber, Deshawn Wilson, Rob Wise, Steve Zemanek



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

Important!: As a reminder our main entrance is closed while we are rehabilitating our parking lot. Please enter Corporate College through the Tri-C East campus. Stay to the left and follow signs to our upper parking lot and entrance to Corporate College East.  See the detour map along with the below directions:



From the West: I-480 East toward I-271 North LOCAL to Harvard Road exit. Turn left onto Harvard Road. Turn left onto Richmond Road and enter Tri-C’s Eastern Campus.

Follow detour signs to the left to enter CCE upper parking lot and Executive entrance.
From the South: I-271 North to Harvard Road exit. Turn left onto Harvard Road. Turn left onto Richmond Road and enter Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Follow detour signs to the left to enter CCE upper parking lot and Executive entrance.

5:00 to 6:00 PM                      Technical Session – *when listed*
6:00 to 6:45 PM                      Dinner and Networking (reservation required)
6:45 to 7:00 PM                      Registration, Networking and Announcements
7:00 to 8:00 PM                      Presentation/Questions

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.

***New members attending their first meeting will receive dinner for FREE, please call in your reservation.

Meeting schedule:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Corporate College East

7 PM – Member Session: Lydia Gadd, “Mindfulness Training for Quality Improvement.”
Global economic indicators show that people in westernized countries are working more hours and producing reduced outcomes. Additionally, workers are increasingly stressed and dissatisfied at the workplace, despite the increased use of extrinsic incentive programs. An underlying problem appears to be a distracted workforce. Mindfulness training is a viable solution as it has been scientifically shown to enhance industry performance, productivity and safety. There is a reason that companies such as Adobe, Google, Sony and General Mills are embracing this practice. Learn what mindfulness is, how it can help improve quality at the workplace and some simple ways to implement it in your own practice.

Lydia Gadd is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Ball State University in 1990.  She provided direct clinical work for over 15 years providing both mental health and chemical dependency assessments and counseling in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including:  community mental health centers, private practice and hospitals.

Over the past 10 years she transitioned her supportive and motivational skills to a career in management, leading the Community Outreach Department at St. John Medical Center, and currently the City of Westlake’s Community Services Department.   While at St. John Medical Center, her department had the highest employee engagement scores in the hospital, for the 3 consecutive years it was measured (by Press-Ganey and others) with scores in the 98th percentile nationally.  Her current team was recently recognized by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute for Senior Centers (NISC) as having a Program of Excellence in 2015. The NISC represents approximately 11,000 senior centers across the nation.  She was invited to present this program at the national convention in the fall of 2016.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Corporate College East

5 PM – Technical Session: TBD
7 PM – Member Session: TBD