When
October 11, 2016
Where
Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Kingsport, TN
Price
FREE!
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Expert Speakers

We've got another fantastic lineup of speakers from the Tri-Cities! With talks ranging from Lean methods to Data Science we have sessions for everyone!

Best Local Conference

For more than a dozen years, TCQF has provided world-class quality education to the Tri-Cities area.

Schedule

Our half-day conference is designed to accommodate the busy professional.
Four compelling tracks and a keynote ensures theres something for everyone!

October 11, 2016

08:00  -  08:15
Auditorium
08:15  -  09:00
Auditorium
David McClaskey

Keynote

Four Keys to Running an Extraordinary Organization Have you ever noticed that most of the organizations that we personally shop at, or that our organizations do business with, are relatively ordinary? But then every once in a while, you encounter an organization that provides extraordinary experiences. Not once, but every time. 

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09:00  -  09:30
Lobby

Networking Break

Enjoy some light refreshments while visiting the booths of local organizations and networking with your fellow attendees.

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09:30  -  10:30
Upstairs Conference Rooms
Kathy Green

Quality Improvement for Key Clinical Indicators in the Nursing Home Industry

The changing landscape in the health care industry brings new medical and business challenges daily. In this session, participants will be engaged in “Quality Improvement for Key Clinical Indicators in the Nursing Home Industry” and will also learn about the opening of Cornerstone Village’s innovative new Vent-Trach Unit.

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09:30  -  10:30
Sharon Collins
Barry Schnabel
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Tim Trent

Using Lean: Getting Rid of Non-Value Adding Activities and Waste (Part 1)

This is a Hands-On Workshop that spans both session times Got Waste?  Like to get rid of it?  Lean is one of the easiest and most versatile ways of doing this. It is about identifying and removing non-value adding activities.  Numerous organizations that have implemented LEAN have realized benefits in speed and quality while reducing […]

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09:30  -  10:30
Upstairs Conference Room
David McClaskey
David Jones

CAP-DO: The Best Improvement Process You Will Ever Use

It’s nice to have a simple improvement process. It’s even nicer to have a simple improvement process that is also excellent. In this session you will learn about a systematic improvement process that is considered best-in-class. CAP-Do is both versatile and intuitive. It can be used on almost any type of problem and is easy […]

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09:30  -  10:30
Mark Ewing

Reproducible Data Analysis with R and RMarkdown (Part 1)

This is a hands-on workshop which spans both sessions. You will need to bring a laptop with R and RStudio installed if you want to follow along. Data analysis is a common, critical task for many people, especially in the field of quality.  The data often comes out of Excel worksheets or maybe it’s in […]

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10:30  -  10:45
Lobby

Networking Break

Enjoy some light refreshments and visit the booths of local organizations while networking with fellow attendees!

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10:45  -  11:45
Upstairs Conference Room
Mark Ewing

Reproducible Data Analysis with R and RMarkdown (Part 2)

This is a hands-on workshop which spans both sessions. You will need to bring a laptop with R and RStudio installed if you want to follow along. Data analysis is a common, critical task for many people, especially in the field of quality.  The data often comes out of Excel worksheets or maybe it’s in […]

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10:45  -  11:45
Upstairs Conference Room
kirkpatrick2

ISO 9001:2015 Updates From ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001 is recognized as the world’s leading Quality Management System Standard. The newest version, released in late 2015, contains significant revisions. Participants in this session will learn the changes to the standard and the implications for quality leaders in business and manufacturing organizations.

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10:45  -  11:45
Upstairs Conference Room
Sharon Collins
Barry Schnabel
randy2
Tim Trent

Using Lean: Getting Rid of Non-Value Adding Activities and Waste (Part 2)

This is a Hands-On Workshop that spans both session times Got Waste?  Like to get rid of it?  Lean is one of the easiest and most versatile ways of doing this. It is about identifying and removing non-value adding activities.  Numerous organizations that have implemented LEAN have realized benefits in speed and quality while reducing […]

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10:45  -  11:45
Upstairs Conference Room

A conference for the whole team

A full set of topics in just a half day? It's true and we designed it that way to be accessible to the busy professional and all their colleagues.

Our Sponsors

The Tri-Cities Quality Forum is offered free of charge thanks to the gracious support of our sponsors.

 

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