by Dale Weeks
Hello Government Division! We continue to grow our division beyond our recently achieved milestone of 1,200 members. This is a quick summary of what we accomplished during our 08-09 ASQ year and what we have planned for the next 12 months, beginning July 1.
A. Our Division Profile:
First, let me highlight the general, overall profile of our division membership as it stands today. Please note the following:
Top 10 States for Membership – Virginia, California, Florida, Maryland, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Provinces of Canada – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario (46 members!), and Quebec.
30 + Countries Involved – United States, Canada, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Israel, Qatar, UK, Japan, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Cyprus, Switzerland, Norway, India, Denmark, Hong Kong, Greece, Slovenia, Belgium, Trinidad Tobago, China, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau, Germany.
As you can see, it is a global world out there for all of us—with close to all 50 states represented along with 30 or more countries! Make sure you take advantage of this continual broad basis for best practice sharing and exchange. We are here to help each other. (read the rest)
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New Information and Events
An Evening With Dr. Deming
These YouTube videos are a nice call to action for the quality profession, and a good reminder about Dr. Deming’s teachings.
First, there is a clip from Mike Micklewright from a program he does where he portrays Dr. Deming. Mike really does a good job capturing the voice, cadence, and style of Deming’s talks.
Enjoy! Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q464Qk-A1s.
Next are three documentary style clips:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3G8ojzq64
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSXRJJwHLY
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q464Qk-A1s
What are You Reading?
Strategic Planning References
Recommendations from ASQ Government Division Members
Here are some resources suggested by the Performance Management Director from Kings County, Washington:
Strategic Planning for the Public and Not for Profit Sectors & workbook by John Bryson
Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government by Mark H. Moore
Strategic Planning for Non-profit Organizations, Michael Allison and Jude Kaye
The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning, Mintzberg
Selling the Dream by Kawasaki
Strategic Planning – What Every Manager Must Know by George A. Steiner
The Free Press: A Division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1979
Future Search from Weisbord and Janoff
Strategic Planning for Public Managers by James L. Mercer
Creating High-Performance Government Organizations (Jossey-Bass Nonprofit and Public Management Series) by David Osborne (Foreword), Mark G. Popovich (Editor)
The Northbound Train by Karl Albrecht
Trying Hard is Not Good Enough, by Mark Friedman
Balanced Scorecard for Government and Nonprofit Agencies by Paul R. Niven
Harry Hatry’s books (not specified)
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