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Southern Maryland Special Interest Group  

IHOP Restaurant, 21991 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653 Phone Number: 301-862-5209

Oct 29    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

ASQ Section 509
Southern  Maryland Group 
 "Personal Career Development as a Quality Professional"
Joseph  Ludford 
Group Coordinator
Thursday, October 29, 2015
At the 
 IHOP Restaurant
Lexington Park, Maryland


Registration & Networking: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Business Meeting: 6:30-7:30
Dinner or Snacks From
Program:  7:30-8:30 p.m.
Adjourn 8:30 p.m.

Registration: Southern Maryland members should register with the group coordinator ()

Please  register by Tuesday, October 27.  If there are fewer than 10 registrations the meeting will be cancelled.

Presentation Overview: Personal Career Development as a Quality Professional

“Personal Career Development as a Quality Professional” is about career planning and preparation for advancement at any stage in one’s career. The presenter advocates that all quality professionals have a plan for their career and a strategy for executing the plan. This is not the same as participating in career development programs that employers might have. The difference is that employers are trying to optimize staff performance to improve business results, while this presentation is directed to individual quality professionals to motivate them to have successful and personally rewarding careers. Presentation topics include:

           Career areas and roles for quality professionals
           Skill sets needed for different fields and roles
           Sources of learning and experience
           Leadership and personal communication in a successful career
           Identifying impediments to performance
           Survival, security, and self-satisfaction
           Clear thinking, values, and commitment
           How to get the most from ASQ membership

Speaker Biography: Joseph Ludford 

Mr.  Ludford is a retired engineer and Air Force Reserve Officer, and  has also been an adjunct instructor at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. He began his career at the Rome Air Development Center in New York State, and completed it 48 years later after working as a systems engineer and quality professional at several profit and non-profit aerospace and defense organizations in the Washington, DC area. He has engineering degrees from Manhattan College in New York and Syracuse University, and a management science degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He also attended Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Ludford is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, and is a Past Chair and Past Education Chair of Section 0509 in the Washington, DC-Maryland Metro Area. He has five quality related certifications from ASQ, one certification in configuration management from the National Defense Industrial Association, and a Professional Engineer registration in New York State. He is also a Life Member of IEEE and a member of the IEEE EMC Society and its Washington, DC Chapter.

We look forward to seeing you in Southern Maryland!