The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston Professional Section presents:
How to Have Tough Conversations –
Delivering & Receiving the Message
Sponsored by GE
Presented by Christine Callahan, Global Supply Chain Leader, GE Oil & Gas
RSVP by: April 8, 2015
GE Measurement & Control
1100 Technology Park Drive
Whether at work, school, or in your personal life, delivering and receiving tough messages is a difficult skill to master. Join senior leader and Executive Champion of the GE Greater Boston Women’s Network Christine Callahan for a candid dialogue around tough conversations, tips for delivering and receiving feedback, managing negative reactions to feedback, and how to plan for difficult conversations. Additionally, Christine and her GE colleagues will offer their advice and perspective on these topics based on real life experiences. This session will provide a great opportunity to improve your communication, interaction, and overall leadership skills.
5:30 - 6:00: Registration and Networking
6:00 - 6:30: Dinner
6:30 - 6:45: SWE announcements and a few words from GE
6:45 - 7:45: Main presentation, with Q&A
7:45 - 8:00: Wrap up
Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian Option available.
About the Speaker
Christine Callahan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a Bio-medical minor. She began her career with GE in 1990 in EHS and has moved to roles of progressive responsibility in Operations Management and Lean Six Sigma. For the last 25 years, she has held leadership roles within GE’s Global Supply Chain. She served as Plant Manager of the Aviation plants in Rutland, Vermont and Lynn, Massachusetts. In 2004, Christine led the integration of Engineering and Production organizations to form the Lynn Engine Assembly and Test CoE. In 2009, Christine joined GE Energy’s Measurement & Control business within Oil & Gas. Christine is now the Global Supply Chain Leader for M&C’s Measurement & Sensing business responsible for 9 manufacturing plants in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
She is the Executive Sponsor for both the Greater Boston Women’s Network Hub and Billerica GELOT (GE Leaders of Tomorrow) Affinity Groups, as well as, Executive Leader of the Boston Region APAF myConnections group.
Outside of work, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark and her three (3) active children. She is a Girl Scout leader, basketball coach and teaches religious education at her Catholic church in Topsfield, Mass.
GE (NYSE: GE) imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world.
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When: Apr 15, 2015 5 PM to Apr 15, 2015 8 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts Cost: 9.99 true SWE Member 9.99
Come join us for an entertaining paint and sip party hosted by Painting Under the Influence and Newtowne Grille in Billerica, MA. Ticket purchase includes simple step by step professional artist instruction and all the materials you need in creating your masterpiece! Paint party starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm, but we encourage you to come early for dinner or grab a pre-paint cocktail/beverage for a little liquid encouragement!
No artistic experience necessary...we love our newbies!
Food and drink is not included in ticket purchase
Must be 21 or older to attend
When: Apr 7, 2015 7 PM to Apr 7, 2015 9 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts Cost: 30.00 true General Admission 30.00
Nursing home costs – the myth of the five year look back.
• The advantages and disadvantages of Wills and Living Trusts.
• How to maintain your privacy and protect your estate against a living probate if you become disabled
(Hint: Not all Powers of Attorney are valid!)
• How to leave property to your children – yes, there’s a right way and wrong way!
• Why putting property in children’s names may be a mistake
• How to protect one spouse when the other needs nursing home care.
• How to protect your children’s inheritance from their future ex-spouses, lawsuits, and other claims
• How to preserve your estate for your kids if your surviving spouse gets remarried
• How Probate works and more importantly, how you can avoid Probate altogether!
• How you can qualify and use Medicaid to pay for nursing home expenses which average over $10,000 per month locally
• How to provide for special needs (disabled) children and grandchildren
• Recently modified Federal death taxes & how you may be able to minimize federal estate taxes
Dates: 03/17-05/12, Tuesdays (includes one contingency week)
Location: Radisson Hotel and Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, MA
Instructor: Arthur Mawson
Cost: $495 (textbook not included)
Textbook: Introductory Statistics, 9th Edition, by Neil A. Weiss, a la carte edition (ISBN-13: 978-0321697943). Available at Amazon.com and other retailers.
A command of statistics is the cornerstone of the quality professional’s knowledge. It has become an indispensable tool used in virtually every manufacturing and academic discipline; therefore, some familiarity with statistical methods is essential for all of us.
This course is a continuation of the Quality Engineering Statistics series and is recommended for those students who are looking to improve their background in the field of statistics. This course will cover many topics in inferential statistics and will be useful to those pursuing ASQ certifications such as CQE, CRE, or Six Sigma belts. Work will be hands-on using real-world examples to illustrate the concepts under discussion. It is suggested that students take Quality Engineering Statistics I or have equivalent experience as a prerequisite.
This course will be presented in eight (8), 3-hour sessions, one session per week (24 hours total instruction). There will be some homework assignments but no tests or quizzes will be given. Bring a calculator capable of performing basic statistical functions. We look forward to having you join us!
Course Outline: Session 1 (03/17):
When: Mar 17, 2015 5 PM to May 12, 2015 8 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17 )
The New England B2B Networking Group will be hosting an exclusive networking event on April 9th in Billerica, MA at DGI Technologies located at 101 Billerica Ave Building 6. The event is from 11:30am to 1pm with a $20.00 admission fee. Because space is limited to 10 people with no overlap of professions, you must register on Eventbrite if you would like to attend. No walk in registration is available.
Each person will receive a few minutes to discuss their business followed by open networking. Pizza will be served.
The New England B2B events focus on the B2B or Commercial market. The types of professions that attend include, but are not limited to: realtors, mortgage officers, attorneys, cpa's, financial planners, payroll companies, commercial lenders, commercial realtors, commercial insurance, coaches, health insurance companies, marketing and IT companies, business coaches, internet service providers, printers, promotional products, recruiters, HR Firms, CFO for hire, mobile phone providers, tradesmen.
If you don't see a ticket for your occupation please email me at Kevin@newenglandb2bnetworking.com
The great thing about these events are the attendees change each month. There are no attendance requirements and you are always meeting new people.
I would like to thank DGI Technologies for hosting this event. Please check out their website at: http://www.dgitechnologies.com/
To learn more about the New England B2B Networking Group please and to see a list of upcoming events please visit our website at www.newenglandb2bnetworking.com
When: Apr 9, 2015 11 AM to Apr 9, 2015 1 PMin Billerica, Massachusetts Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11 )
This is a look at the history of reliability with notable examples of why things fail. Events from several industries will be used to explain reliability concepts and the types of reliability failures that have plagued various industries.(Automotive, Aerospace, Semiconductor, Electronic, etc.)
Menu:Fresh rolls and butter Soup du jourClassic Caesar saladWhipped garlic potatoesGreen beans and carrotsHarvest chickenRoast sirloin of beef with demi mushroom sauceChef's selection of dessertsCoffee service
Bob Deysher has over 40 years of manufacturing experience in the semiconductor industry. During that time Bob has held senior management positions in industrial, process engineering, package assembly, manufacturing, quality and reliability. He has also held, in between managerial assignments, individual contributor roles as a senior staff and consulting engineer in quality and reliability. Bob has started new business opportunities in a large corporation and has significant experience in process development and certification, process transfer, new product introduction into manufacturing, quality system design and assessment, corrective and preventative actions, process change control, non-conforming material, process and product yield analysis, statistical process control and failure analysis in a multi-factory environment. He has been with the Quality Support Group since 2011. His focus has been on ISO 9001 / AS 9100 standards as well as interests in LEAN.
Bob has a BS&MS in Metallurgy and Material Science from Lehigh University.
Location: EMD Millipore Corp., 290 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821
Instructor: William O'Brien
Cost: $545, includes all course materials (book and solutions text)
Textbook: CQE Primer, Quality Council of Indiana
Planning on taking the Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) exam in June? ASQ Merrimack Valley is pleased to offer this 9-week CQE prep course starting Thursday, April 2. This course provides a comprehensive review of the CQE body of knowledge (BoK) and is taught by a CQE-certified instructor with over 35 years of experience in quality assurance and quality management. Course textbook (CQE Primer) and solutions text are included. We look forward to helping you prepare for certification!
Week 1: Certification Overview and Management and Leadership
Week 2: Quality Systems
Week 3: Product and Process Design
Week 4: Product and Process Control
Week 5: Basic Statistics
Week 6: Statistical Applications
Week 7: Advanced Statistics
Week 8: Testing and Measurement
Control and Management Tools
Week 9: Review: Statistical Problems
About the Instructor:
Bill O'Brien has been a member of ASQ for 41 years. He is a senior member and holds certifications in Quality Engineering, Quality Auditing and Quality Management. Bill is past Chair of ASQ's Granite State Section and has also served as Vice-Chair, Programs & Arrangements Chair and Education Chair. He is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Bill is currently president of W.F. O'Brien & Associates, a quality consulting, training and auditing business. Bill recently retired from Saint-Gobain Corporation as Director of Quality.
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