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Mason Enterprise Center

Jun 28, 2016    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

The “Whys” and “Hows” of a Creativity Toolkit

Presented by Ms. Janet Cook, PMP

Tuesday June 28, 2016

5:00 – 7:00 PM – Membership Drive & Meet & Greet

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Program

 There is no cost to attend at Fairfax or Silver Spring

 You’ve probably come across articles about workplace creativity, and perhaps felt intrigued by the possibility of using such activities in your projects. What might the benefits be? And how do you implement the techniques? This lively, interactive presentation gives a framework for understanding how creativity stimulates the kinds of problem-solving thinking your teams need in areas such as process improvement, quality management and more. It includes numerous handouts and resources.


Janet G. Cook, PMP (2012) holds M.A. degrees in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She’s worked in the public and private sectors as a case manager, store manager and project manager. At a University of Maryland language research center, she conducted meta-analyses of creativity research and developed portions of a creativity test currently used by various branches of the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. She loves sharing ways to improve workplace creativity and productivity.

June flyer here.

Locations and Registration

 The presenter will be at George Mason University’s Mason Enterprise Center location with the presentation video/teleconferenced to the following locations:

George Mason University

Mason Enterprise Center-Fairfax

4031 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Host: Hung Ngo, Phone: 571-765-3333

US Food and Drug Administration (White Oak)

Building 66, Room G512

10903 New Hampshire Ave

Silver Spring, MD 20993
host: James Simpson, Cell: 301-996-4976

If you can host another location via VTC, please contact Hung Ngo (below)


Join online meeting: https://asq509.webex.com/asq509/j.php?MTID=mbe1b51c2d4c0cc7126819b7acedf6218

Meeting number:

805 274 863

Meeting password:


Join by Phone:

1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)

Access Code:  805 274 863


Registration: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/DoSurvey/i/117448


You must register by noon on Monday, June 27.  If you cannot attend at any location, select telephone dial-in when you register.  FDA (Silver Spring) cannot host non-citizen visitors.  If not a US citizen, please provide your title, employer, and address.  Allow 2 business days for registration before the meeting.


For registration problems or further information contact Hung Ngo at: hung.n.ngo@live.com or 571-765-3333



Software SIG Chairpersons: Hung Ngo (ASQ 509), Kristine Hejna (ASQ 511), Rhonda Farrell (IEEE-CS)


Software SIG Committee: Salwa M Abdul-Rauf, Farzad Aidun, Scott Ankrum, Aaron Dagen, Richard Eng, James L. de la Houssaye, Chris Jones, Lance Kelson, Alfred Kromholz, Mary E. Lewis, James M. Simpson

Sponsored Jointly By: The American Society for Quality (ASQ), Washington DC & Maryland Metro Section (509) & Northern Virginia Section (511) Software Special Interest Group (SW SIG); and IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC & Northern Virginia Chapters.  Members of the ASQ SW SIG include software quality professionals, software engineers, and others interested in applying quality principles to the field of software development.  

See our web page: http://www.asq509.org/ht/d/sp/i/2499/pid/2499.  We meet every month in person, as well as with VTC to other locations.   

Our Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cybersecurity Discoveries from Machine Learning