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A QualitEvolution is intended to capture positions and experiences as a participant in the evolution of the Quality profession into the 21st century. From its origins as the brainchild of Corporate Industrial Statisticians, our profession has transformed and evolved to incorporate and adapt to the demands and expectations of our modern existence.

The scope of the subject matter within A QualitEvolution extends to the furthest ranges of quality, business transformation, management science, and quality issues especially pertinent to the members of ASQ in Canada.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Career Transitions in Quality: New Tricks for Old Dogs

This is a summary of my recent presentation covering a framework and approach to navigate through the different industries and competency areas.

Critical To Quality Segments for Managing Your Career Transition:

What is driving the change? Why is this change right for you?
•Visualize and capture your emotional desire –sustain persistence

Bring To Table
•Existing Skills, Experience, Capabilities
•Industry Participation: (see following slide for examples from Oil and Gas)
•Itemize your personal inventory of capabilities –Gallup Strengthsfinder

•Align and prioritize with the demands and desires of your target destination

Add New
•Incremental Skills needed
•Capabilities to train on the job or upgrade during career transitions
•Understand the demands and work to address personal gaps
•Learn how to learn, devote time to self-enrichment and personal pursuits

•ASQ Mentorship, ASQ Certifications, Professional and Academic Training
•Use Informational Interviews to make contacts and elicit target knowledge
•Pursue mentorship, ASQ Certifications, Professional and Academic Training

Ride The Wave
•Identify and align with prevailing trends and preferences
•Connect and couple Quality with positive and popular initiatives including:
•Productivity, Business Transformation, Organizational Development, Due Diligence, M&A
•Social Responsibility, Safety, Environmental Mgmt., Employee Empowerment, First Nations
•Non-Profit, Public Service (Healthcare, Education) –can’t be offshored nor outsourced
•Understand and adapt to ongoing trends (i.e. globalization, technology)
•Prepare now for world in 2017, 2020, 2036

ASQ is a source and provider of the Quality Body of Knowledge to support Career Transitions and professional growth

ASQ Members are a source of mentorship and expertise
•Explore ASQ
–globally at www.asq.org
•Attend the ASQ programs & events in person and virtually
•Follow ASQ Influential Voices, ASQ Career Connection
•Join ASQ Community groups on www.linkedin.com
•Support your local ASQ Section and ASQ Divisions