Institute For Quality and Innovation
Developing the next generation of transformational leaders

Calendar

Sep
6
to Nov 15

2019 FALL IQI Academy

IQI Academy classes are from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Register here: https://conta.cc/2Ojtqam

Fri, Sept 6 - Introduction to SoPK, Theory of Knowledge

Fri, Sept 20 - Voice of the Customer

Fri, Oct 4 - Appreciation for a System

Fri, Oct 18 - Understanding Variation, Measurement

Fri, Nov 1 - Psychology

Fri, Nov 15 - Transformation, Capstone presentations

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Leadership Conference
Nov
8
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Conference

8:00am Registration

8:30am Intro to IQI and Conference

9:00am Opening Keynote

10:00am Breakouts:

Topic 1

Topic 2

Topic 3

11:30am Presentation

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Presentation

2:00 Breakouts

Topic 1

Topic 2

Topic 3

3:00pm Break

3:30pm Wrap-up Presentation

4:00 -6pm Cocktails and networking

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IQI Networking Reception
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

IQI Networking Reception

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We are excited about the new and improved Institute for Quality and Innovation and want to shout it from the rooftops! We hope to see you on April 24th! You are an important part of transformational leadership and we invite you to help celebrate our next stage of growth. Come enjoy networking, live music, food, drinks and door prize giveaways!

This event is open to all individuals or organizations looking to take their leadership skills to the next level!

Institute for Quality and Innovation is a high-value resource for professionals to develop and hone their skills in quality, innovation and leadership, thus enabling personal and professional growth. Our programs, events, and knowledge resources give professionals the tools to do their jobs more effectively, make better decisions, and increase their contribution to their organization’s success

Committed to the purpose of “Developing the next generation of transformational leaders,” the Institute for Quality & Innovation (IQI) is the next step in the CQI’s 27‐year journey of transformation. The renamed organization remains a leader in teaching The System of Profound Knowledge for quality and innovation. Individuals and organizations continue to benefit from the learning and networking opportunities provided in the popular Academy and Lunch & Learn programs and now we have more!

Come learn more about IQI and all that it has to offer.

  • IQI Academy

  • Lunch and Learn

  • Mixers

  • Leadership Conference

  • Improvement Lab - Participants in the Improvement Lab meet quarterly in a safe, open discussion setting to review and plan approaches to their current improvement projects. Using the lens of the System of Profound Knowledge and free from some of the organizational constraints that may exist when exploring challenging issues, the Improvement Lab is where we experiment with the work of getting better.

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2019 Spring IQI Academy
Mar
8
to May 17

2019 Spring IQI Academy


IQI Academy classes are from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Register here: https://conta.cc/2Ojtqam

Fri, March 08 - Introduction to SoPK, Theory of Knowledge

Fri, March 22 - Voice of the Customer

Fri, April 05 - Appreciation for a System

Fri, April 19 - Understanding Variation, Measurement

Fri, May 03 - Psychology

Fri, May 17 - Transformation, Capstone presentations

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Prediction is Fundamental
Sep
25
10:30 AM10:30

Prediction is Fundamental

Keys to rapid learning and effective improvement methods are designed into your biology. Attend the next IQI Lunch & Learn, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, to learn some of the latest research about your neocortex. Experience how the design of your brain may be influencing your ability to lead, to change, to produce desired results. 

"Your neocortex is constantly predicting its inputs."
Jeff Hawkins, Founder & President of Numenta, author of "On Intelligence." 

This fundamental brain process—constant prediction of inputs--has profound implications for leaders and managers. It impacts:

  • How effective we are at interpreting our conversations

  • The automatic meanings we attach to other’s actions

  • Levels of stress and fear we experience in the office

  • Missed observations on the shop floor (during Gemba walks, etc.)

  • The ease with which we make a change, or not

The neocortex is that part of the brain which distinguishes mammals from other creatures on our planet. The structures of the cells that make up the neocortex are remarkably similar throughout. Areas of your brain that process inputs from your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin are structurally identical. The “signal” processing methods used by each area of the neocortex are basically the same. 

Our brain encodes memories as sequences of patterns. As inputs are received, our brain is predicting what the next sequences of inputs will be. In unknown situations, more of our neurons are active. In familiar situations, fewer neurons are active. 

This information has implications for how well we can work together and learn together. 

Bring an associate and together you’ll participate in the Learning Curve Experiment, designed to highlight a significant feature of how your brain deals with learning and improvement.

Eric Budd is the Improvement Coordinator at Peaker Services, Inc. Peaker is a successful, 47-year old company based in Brighton, MI. Their workforce and management team seek to implement approaches to leadership, feedback processes, compensation and improvement based upon the work of W. Edwards Deming. Eric was a co-developer of the original version of the CQI Academy, has led and updated the CQI Academy since 2012 and now the IQI Academy. He holds a B.S in Information Management and a M.S. in Quality Systems Management. 

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IQI Academy
Sep
7
8:30 AM08:30

IQI Academy

Schedule for Fall 2018 Academy

Enroll Here: https://conta.cc/2G5gxxd

Class Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Day One – Introduction to Quality, Introduction to the System of Profound Knowledge® and Project Selection and Initiation (Fri, Sept 07)
Day Two – Voice of the Customer (Thur, Sept 20)
Day Three – Appreciation for a System (Fri, Oct 05)
Day Four – Understanding Variation, Measurement (Fri, Oct 19)
Day Five – Psychology (Fri, Nov 02)
Day Six – Transformation and Capstone Project Presentations (Fri, Nov 16)

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HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE
Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TOP PERFORMANCE

  • Learn the top 20 obstacles in today’s modern business world which sabotage effective communications
  • Identify your professional communication issues and blind-spots
  • Assess the impacts of organizational ineffectiveness found in common email and meeting practices
  • Design your individual (or team-based) solution with clear actions to generate effective communications

Susan Topping Gauthier

Susan specializes in high-performance acceleration in business for leaders, teams, organizations, and institutions. She is a partner at Mark Kamin & Associates, Inc., a boutique management consulting firm which focuses on transformational training applied to organizational culture shifts, leadership development, sales mastery, highly effective communications and top performance. Susan has over 35 years of experience in management and consulting. She has expertise in working with C-suite executives and leadership teams to generate and execute enterprise-wide transformation in industries such as information technology, manufacturing, banking, retail, media, and government.

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