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ASQ Boston May Meeting

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AC Hotel Boston Cambridge

10 Acorn Park Drive

Cambridge, MA 02140

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ASQ Boston invites you to our May 2018 monthly meeting and networking event

Reconsidering the concept of “Human Error”

Cher Nicholas, PhD., ASQ CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, IISE Master Lean Practitioner


The age of technology has also ushered in the age of industrial accidents. These accidents can be significant, costly, and can impact multiple individuals. We often hear the term “Human Error” associated with accidents due to that the human is on, what is called, the “active end” of the accident pathway. The science of human factors and cognitive engineering can provide insight as to why and how human error modes could occur. This will be an interactive presentation demonstrating how the human mind can be predisposed to make an “error.”


Cher Nicholas is a multidisciplinary engineer and researcher. She has her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering specializing in Human Factors, Psychology, and Human Error. Her research studied the impact of interruptions on human performance and included developing error mitigation techniques to improve performance and safety. Her work in Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering methods contributes to a risk management process by identifying the knowledge experts use to solve complex problems. She also focuses on the human-machine interface issues that is often overlooked in identifying solutions to improve safety and quality systems. She holds four certifications from the American Society for Quality; CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE, and CSSBB. She is also certified as a Master Lean Practitioner from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Her web site is techteamworks.com.

April Event Location

AC Hotel Boston Cambridge, 10 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

Social Hour starts at 5:30 pm. Dinner and program from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

(Tickets include dinner and program, 0.5 RU/CEU, beverages not included)

Complimentary self-parking will be available at 90 Acorn Park Drive. It is the garage that is adjacent to the hotel.
When you park at the garage, you will receive a ticket that you will need to get validated at the front desk before leaving.

Full refunds until May 17, refunds after that date incur a $10 service fee. Substitution of attendees are no charge.


June 21 meeting and program

The Key to Career Advancement: Leadership Soft Skills, Ashley Paré

Join us for an intimate and interactive discussion on leadership development in the workplace. We will discuss the keys to success in bringing out your innate leadership skills and why soft skills are inherently the secret ingredient to managing conflict and building trust in teams. If you are looking to take your career to the next level or improve in your current role, join us and learn:

  • the importance of sharing your personal story

  • the benefits of communication and self-advocacy

  • how to discover your unique leadership brand

  • how to set professional boundaries and build trust in teams

  • best practices in giving and receiving feedback


Ashley Paré is the Founder of Own Your Worth, LLC, on a mission to break glass ceilings through career negotiation. As a Negotiation and Career Coach, Speaker and corporate workshop Facilitator, Ashley is passionate about equal pay and women's advancement in the workforce. She has over 12 years experience in corporate HR and extensive experience in coaching highly motivated leaders in technology, finance, marketing and startups. Ashley coaches private clients and consults with organizations to create and implement fair pay and women's leadership advancement programs. In addition, Ashley is a Lean In Circle leader and facilitates for the AAUW Work Smart program in the city initiative to close the gender pay gap. You can connect with her about coaching or speaking opportunities at www.ownyourworth.com.

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September 12-13, 2 day event

Mastering 8 Dimensions Of Excellence, Robin Lawton

  • Day one How to Align Strategy, Culture, Customer Experience and Measures of Success.
  • Day two Uncover, translate, measure & deliver what customers want.

Register by clicking here, or go to https://www.c3excellence.com/events/list

Early Bird price ends 21 days before-.

Check our website at www.asqboston.org

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