Applications are now open for the ASQ Emerging Quality Leaders Program (ELQP), which is designed to develop the leadership skills of quality professionals through executive mentoring, team projects, and on-site visits.
Candidates for the year-long program include potential successors for senior-level management who embrace engaging and thought-provoking challenges and have a passion for leadership, development, change, and continuous improvement.
The 2018-2019 session begins at the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, which will be held April 29–May 2 in Seattle.
Microsoft’s Sagar Kulkarni, who participated in the Emerging Quality Leaders Program in 2017-2017, said: “EQLP provides a unique outside-in perspective on proven quality practices and methods that have helped organizations succeed in their strategic goals and business transformations.
“The opportunity to network and brainstorm business challenges with seasoned quality practitioners and senior executives is invaluable and will be a long-lasting benefit that will outlast the annual program life cycle.”
Benefits of participating include:
- Gaining best-practice idea sharing from Fortune 500 companies
- Strengthening communications and leadership skills through team building
- Developing relationships with peers and established executives
- Receiving executive mentoring that focuses on strategy
Program highlights include monthly interactive workshops led by thought leaders, in-person visits for hands-on learning of proven quality practices, and the opportunity to connect with other mid-level professionals selected from leading worldwide companies.
As part of the 2018-2019 class, participants will visit Edward Jones in St. Louis; Google in Mountain Views, California; and Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois.
Applications for the Emerging Quality Leaders Program are open until March 15.
Click here to learn more about the Emerging Quality Leaders Program.