Dale Moore to Offer Keynote Address – Canceled

NAVAIR AIRSpeed Deputy Corporate Deployment Champion Dale Moore will provide the keynote address at “Bringing It All Together: A Process & Quality Improvement Conference” to be presented by the Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, on April 24 and 25.

Moore leads the Naval Aviation Enterprise AIRSpeed Governance Team to develop the organizational governance construct for deploying and executing AIRSpeed across the 180,000-person NAE workforce and is directly involved in supporting Department of Defense and Department of the Navy enterprise-wide productivity transformation. Moore will address the conference on April 24.

The conference will present the major process improvement models to help organizations understand what will work for their situation. The conference combines explanations by national and state experts on Baldrige, Lean, Six Sigma, ISO 9000 and SEI/CMMI, as well as presentations by organizations that have achieved excellence by applying one or more of these process and quality methodologies.

Speakers will include Syed W. Ali, principal professional staff member of Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory; Patricia Costa, scientist with the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, University of Maryland; Ron Hawkins, associate director, regional manager of Maryland Technology Extension Service; Harry Hertz, director of National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Maulik S. Joshi, former president and CEO of the Delmarva Foundation, and recipient of 2005 US Senate Productivity Award; and Stephen Wood, president of Allegro Manufacturing Consultants.

“This is the first time that the major process and quality improvement methodologies will be presented at one time in an understandable format—a valuable benefit to the organizations in Southern Maryland,” said Allan Kutz, vice president of CSM's Corporate and Community Training Institute. “Every organization, for profit or non-profit, private or public, service-oriented or manufacturing, must reduce costs, become more efficient and make the customer satisfied. But how do you know which process and quality improvement program is the most useful for your business? This conference will bring experts to help you determine that.”

Designed to address the needs of all sizes and types of businesses and organizations, the conference will provide information for government, services sector, production firms, as well as for financial staff, CEO's, production and quality managers.

The two-day conference includes a networking event April 24 for participants to talk to the experts in a casual, informative setting. For a full agenda, information or to register by April 13, call 301-934-7593 or 301-870-3008, Ext. 7593 for Charles County; 240-725-5499, Ext. 7593 for St. Mary's County or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7593 for Calvert County or visit http://www.corporatecenter.csmd.edu/ProcessImprovement/index.html.

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