ASQ Global Transformation
During the joint meeting of the SAC (Section Affairs Council) and DAC (Division Affairs Council) this morning, we heard additional information on the Global Transformation Initiative. The effort is to:
- Promote ASQ membership everywhere
- Leverage certifications
- Move from American Society for Quality to ASQ
- Establish local operations in other countries around the world
This is from the press release.
Global Transformation Message
Houston, May 1, 2008
At the May 2008 meeting, the ASQ Board of Directors approved a Global Transformation business plan and first-year funding. The plan is designed to respond to the growing member needs and quality community growth opportunities outside the USA. The plan will also result in enhanced and expanded opportunity for all ASQ members, today and into the future.
To support growing member interests, the plan includes three parts:
- expanded and enhanced services through ASQ China and ASQ India,
- Addtional focus on membership and other quality community opportunities in three other countries: Brazil, Mexico, and South Korea, and
- Creation of an ASQ Global business unit.
The ASQ Global Transformation will:
- Produce increased member value, through new products, services, career path support, and other capabilities for quality professionals and practitioners, locally and globally,
- Respond naturally and appropriately, to support the growing global quality community,
- Make comparable member benefits available to all members,
- Creat a more diverse and global quality community for members who work in global settings and deserve a global ASQ,
- Result in global content, global network of technology and people, global sharing of expertise, solutions, quality applications, and global coverage of global developments,
- Target membership, community and product/service growth to achieve economical viability in key countries in 3-5 years,
- Be supported through increased resources, and focused attention, so as to expand and enhance all ASQ services to members,
- Include new technology and other shared platforms, such as 24/7 support and web enhancements,
- Be directed, driven, monitored and adapted by the ASQ board. The transformational approach has been and will continue to be informed by research, due diligence, and data-driven decisions.
The May board decision follow upon its 2006-07 direction to explore the prospect of becoming a global organization and to develop plans to support that, and to better understand the current problems and issues in servicing the global community in addition to identifying further opportunities.