Chief and Senior Executive Networks

Senior Quality Executives Group (10QM) - Dallas - 2018

December 06 - December 07, 2018
Dallas, TX


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Thursday, December 6th, 2018

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Andrew Rush, Vice President, Carpedia International Corp

Performance and Cultural Alignment
Andrew will discuss key strategic levers related to performance and cultural alignment including (but not limited to): creating proactive and problem-solving leaders, creating core values that succeed in driving the culture of the business, improving your organizations planning tools and improved KPI’s related to cultural alignment.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SEN Executive Briefing: Jan Rutherford - Keynote Speaker | Advisor | Author

Secrets of High Performing Teams
Jan is a former Green Beret who teaches and coaches executives, and leads expeditions with execs and special operations veterans all over the world. Jan has been a student of how adversity strengthens character to help leaders and teams realize truly heroic aspirations. He has been recognized as one of “The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018” in Inc.

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
SEN Roundtable Discussions (members vote on which topics they would like to discuss):

Motivating Millennials (from a Manager’s Perspective)
  • Beyond company culture, benefits & compensation, etc. what can managers do on an individual level to motivate and inspire the younger generations? 
  • How can I “lead” instead of “manage?” 
  • Does your organization have processes to build career development paths, mentorship programs, long term goals with payoffs etc.? I’m afraid we are investing too much on the front end but then stop paying attention once folks are on board. 

Promoting and Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Four Components of EQ: Inner - Self Awareness & Self Management, Outer - Social Awareness & Relationship Management
  • What are some ways your company encourages and facilitates developing in any of these four components of EQ? 
  • What have others done to integrate new people into the culture and company decision making frameworks (social awareness/relationship management)? 
  • As an executive, how can I better understand the emotions, needs and concerns of those around me (social awareness)? 

Audit Planning & Best Audit Processes
  • What are some major mistakes and pitfalls when developing an audit process? 
  • What are the ways one can alter their methods of audit documentation to make the process more simple and efficient? 
  • How does one determine the ideal level of thoroughness and frequency of audits for quality assurance procedures? 

Keeping a Focus on Quality in an Ever-Changing Environment
  • When a new product is developed or changed, what are ways to identify important quality procedures that might often go overlooked? 
  • What are the best methods to re-evaluate and improve quality procedures? 
  • What are some changes to the quality process that must occur when integrating new & upgraded technology into a product? 

Procurement & Quality Collaboration
  • When procuring technology from an outside firm, how can one utilize the quality reports and efforts from the other firm to reduce the quality procedures their department must do? 
  • What are some ways to minimize a company’s risk and liabilities when it’s product relies on procured technologies or services from the outside? 

4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - In this session, each member is allowed to describe one key issue in which they would like input/advice from the group.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception/Dinner

Friday, December 7th, 2018

7:15 – 7:40 a.m.
Working Breakfast

7:40 – 10:45 a.m.
SEN Ex-Officio Board Session© - Continued

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Meeting Best Practices Report
In this brief wrap up session each member will summarize their key takeaways from the meeting as a whole.

11:00 a.m.

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