Letter From AQP’s
Dear AQP Member,
Greetings! I am pleased and excited to share with
you some exciting developments in membership that
we’ve been anticipating since our alliance with
ASQ last year.
A tremendous amount of work has been done to seek
a membership model that will achieve synergy and
integration between ASQ and AQP members. This work
has culminated with ASQ board approval of a new
Living Community Model for members of ASQ and AQP.
This model offers a variety of new and enhanced
member types and benefits, opening doors to all who
care about quality and its practice in our world.
AQP and the Teamwork and Participation
AQP’s traditional areas of
interest, which we frequently refer to as the
“people side of quality,” will find a
home in the new Teamwork and Participation Forum.
This forum will provide the leadership and direction
for what AQP has been doing for years…bringing
people together to share knowledge around teams,
change management, and facilitation. Through our ASQ
alliance and your involvement, we now have the
resources and approaches to codify and expand the AQP
Body of Knowledge like never before.
The International Team Excellence Award
I’m sure you will be
pleased to know that our highly valued Team
Excellence Award Compet-ition lives on as well. The
competition is now an integral part of ASQ’s
Annual Quality Congress (AQC). During this
year’s AQC in Toronto, approximately 27
corporate teams will compete for the ultimate
teamwork recognition. Information about and learnings
from team competitions new and old will be featured
through the Teamwork and Participation Forum.
Your membership choices
don’t end with the Forums. You can expand your
membership by joining ASQ as either an Associate or
Regular member—both offering extended access to
information, education, and networking
I hope you see the same power and potential that I
do in this new Living Community Model and decide,
like me, to be part of this! In the coming weeks, you
will receive further communications regarding the new
membership offerings. I encourage you to join me in
this important journey.
Best personal regards,
Robert J. Scanlon