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ASQ Section 605

The American Society of Quality Section 605 is a community of professionals who are passionate about quality and use their tools, ideas, and expertise to make the world better. 

Our regional section supports this passion locally through hosting educational events, building strategic relationships, and solving industry problems.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome to ASQ Sacramento Section 605. We host a variety of professional development meetings, tours and events throughout the year to facilitate and provide educational opportunities.


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Message from the Chair

 James E. Rogers Jr.
 Chair, ASQ Section 605

I would like to invite you to our ASQ Section 605 events, which enable our  members to network with other local quality professionals that share the goal of continual improvement.


If you are interested in attending a board meeting or participating in the management of ASQ Section 605, please email me.


Networking via LinkedIn

ASQ Sacramento Section 605 hosts a LinkedIn Group. Start or join discussions on Quality or Area Specific topics and network with other members. Click the link to go directly to: 


Upcoming events

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Delta Dental, 11155 International Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    • 28
    ASQ Sacramento Section 605
    Proudly Presents

    Engagement -
    3 Top Ways To Keep Your Teams
    Involved in Quality Activities
    Lela Meinke

    RUs earned = .3

    DATE:  Thursday, April 19, 2018 

    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Meeting Registration - $10 
    Catered Meal: an additional $10 per person
    Dietary restrictions
     must be emailed to chair@asq605.org
    by 4/17.

    Free Parking

    LOCATION: Delta Dental,
    Building B Cafeteria,
    11185 International Drive,
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

    About the Meeting

    Do your employees:

    • Believe that their job is important to the company's mission?
    • Have the opportunity to do what they do best, every day?
    • Feel committed to doing quality work?
    • Have the materials and equipment they need to do their work right?

    Henry Ford is quoted as saying, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Do you, your employees, and your colleagues operate this way?

    Citing from her recent experience with a local manufacturing firm, Lela will integrate core principles from Lean Production and Gallup StrengthsFinder. This interactive dialog will cover why the 3 P’s are critical to a team’s peak performance and will outline strategies you can employ to bring more attention to each area in an integrated approach to Quality.

    • Purpose - Best selling author Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership about starting with your Why. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” We’ll spend time focusing on the softer side of “Why Quality."

    • Participation - People are at peak energy and performance when they get to do what they do best every day. We will spend time talking about leaning into people’s Strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses. This doesn’t mean we don’t solve problems and mitigate weaknesses - rather we improve performance by intentionally focusing on what people do well.

    • Process - Without a structured framework, teams experience chaos. Lela pulls together Purpose, Participation, and Process, making the case for all environments to start with 5S, in order to establish stability and move toward being Lean.

    About the Speaker

    Lela Meinke has over 25 years of diversified experience in high technology, non-profit, public sector and manufacturing industries. She has over 20 years of experience working for Hewlett-Packard, where she held a variety of Quality, Product Management, and Program Management roles.


    She is certified in both Lean Six Sigma (Quality) and StrengthsFinder (Engagement), and is committed to developing servant-based leaders who believe that Quality is about the maximum utilization of people and not technology.


    Mrs. Meinke is currently the founder of Opal Training Group, where she partners, coaches, consults, and inspires individuals and teams toward peak performance through the three P’s - Purpose, Participation, and Process.


    5:00 - 5:30pm - Arrive and gather in the Delta Dental Building B Cafeteria 

    5:30 - 6:15 pm - Lela Meinke presents on “Engagement through the 3P’s of Purpose, Participation, and Process”

    6:15 - 6:45 pm - Dinner and Social Networking 

    6:45 - 7:15 pm - Additional Thoughts; Conclusion with Q & A session 

    7:30 pm - Conclude Meeting 

Past events

12 Mar 2018 March 12, 2018 ASQ Section 605 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
08 Mar 2018 March 8, 2018 PMI Sacramento Valley presents the Project of the Year Recognition and Awards Ceremony
21 Feb 2018 February 21, 2018 SME Sacramento Valley hosts The New Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative
15 Feb 2018 February 15, 2018 Meeting: What is ISO 9001:2015? What You Need to Know - Best Practices and Risk Assessment with Charles Mignosa
12 Feb 2018 February 12, 2018 ASQ Section 605 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
25 Jan 2018 January 25, 2018 Kickoff Mixer for SME Sacramento Valley Chapter
17 Jan 2018 January 17, 2018 SME Sacramento Valley Presents: A Tour at RobbJack Corporation
08 Jan 2018 January 8, 2018 ASQ Section 605 Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
14 Dec 2017 December 14, 2017 PMI Sacramento I-80 Forum: Overview and Discussion of Agile Project Management - Carl Block, PMP, PMO - Director, Adventist Health
11 Dec 2017 December 11, 2017 ASQ Section 605 Board Meeting: 2018 Business Plan
11 Nov 2017 November 11, 2017 All-Day Member Leader Training Event facilitated by Region 6B Director Barrie Simpson
09 Nov 2017 November 9, 2017 PMI Sacramento Valley Chapter presents: Leadership - Are You Ready? Your Personal Leader’s Compass – How It Will Help You Navigate to the Next Level
26 Oct 2017 October 26, 2017 ACM Sacramento Chapter presents: Data Science – What are the Implications for Managers?
18 Oct 2017 October 18, 2017 SME Sacramento Valley Presents: A Networking Event & Tour at Big Sexy Brewery
21 Sep 2017 September 21, 2017 Meeting: “Innovation - What Is It and How Does It Affect Quality in Our Changing World?” with Charles (Chuck) Mignosa
31 Aug 2017 August 31, 2017 SME Sacramento Valley Presents: A Manufacturing Tour of Siemens
27 Jul 2017 July 27, 2017 Meeting: Performance Measurement - Establishment & Sustainment: A Presentation & Workshop with Dr. Jerry Mairani, Ph.D.
11 May 2017 May 11, 2017 SME Sacramento Valley Presents: A Manufacturing Tour of PASCO Scientific
22 Apr 2017 April 22, 2017 Meeting: "An Interactive Discussion on the Future of ASQ Section 605: Meeting Our Members' Needs"
01 Dec 2016 December 1, 2016 Meeting: A Tour & Discussion TSI Semiconductors with Enrico Cano & Jennifer Regoli
24 Oct 2016 October 24, 2016 Meeting: Dinner & Discussion on the Future of ASQ Section 605 with Region 6B Director, Barrie Simpson
22 Jul 2016 July 22, 2016 Event: Sacramento River Cats Game 7:05 p.m. against El Paso
12 May 2016 May 12, 2016 ASQ Section 605 Board of Directors Meeting
22 Apr 2016 April 22, 2016 Continuous Improvement Network (CIN): 1-Day Workshop on Lean Principles
31 Mar 2016 March 31, 2016 SME Sacramento Valley Presents: A Manufacturing Tour of InterMotive Vehicle Controls
17 Mar 2016 March 17, 2016 Meeting: A Tour & Discussion at VSPOne® Optical Technology Center
22 Feb 2016 2/22/16 & 3/10/16 - Continuous Improvement Network (CIN): 2-Day Workshop on 7S Work Place Organization
18 Feb 2016 February 18, 2016 Meeting: "Practice Your Consulting Skills: A Lively and Interactive Presentation on the Seven Tools of Quality" with Chris Moore, CSQE, CQA, CMQ/OPE, CQE, PMP
21 Jan 2016 January 21, 2016 ASQ Section 605 Board of Directors Meeting
03 Dec 2015 December 3, 2015 Meeting: Holiday Party and Awards Banquet on the Delta King
19 Nov 2015 November 19, 2015 Meeting: Lean Series Part II: “Implementing a Lean Enterprise Strategy” with Jes Vargas
29 Oct 2015 10/29/15 - 10/30/15: The 24th Annual ASQ Audit Conference, Reno, NV
15 Oct 2015 October 15, 2015 Meeting: Joint Quality Workshop with SME - "The Lean Workshop that Everyone Needs” with Jerry Mairani, PhD
17 Sep 2015 September 17, 2015 Meeting: Facilitating the Root Cause Analysis Approach: Changing the Face of Patient Safety by Susan L. Cresswell, MHA, CPHQ, CHEM, Sutter Health Director of Integrated Quality Services
18 Aug 2015 August 18, 2015 Meeting - ASQ Sacramento Section 605 & ATD Sacramento Chapter's 2015 Networking Mixer
21 May 2015 May 21, 2015 Meeting: How Quality Science Can Re-invent Government with Rich Mallory
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