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NQA Sponsored Seminars & Conferences

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2015 ISO Transition Road Show!

The NQA Transition Road Show is coming to a city near you! Our technical experts and auditors have developed a day and a half of transition details and information covering the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and AS9100 standard changes. You can choose to attend just one day, or add the ISO 9001 Workshop or AS9100 sesson the morning of the second day. The cost is $395 per attendee for the single day session, or $595 for both days (Day One sessions are required for attendance in Day Two sessions).

NEW! We are pleased to announce that Susan LK Briggs will be joining our team of presenters. Susan is known nationally and internationally for her work developing and implementing Environment, Health and Safety Management Systems.  She is the Chairperson of both the U.S. Technical Advisory Group on Environmental Management and its EMS subcommittee.  With her US colleagues, she developed and negotiated US positions during the 2004 revision of ISO 14001/14004.  Susan served on the ANSI-ASQ Accreditation Council overseeing the accreditation of certification bodies in the U.S.  She is a member of the ISO Joint Technical Coordination Group task force that wrote ‘Annex SL’, ISO’s core management system requirements and the related guidance now used in all ISO management systems standards.  It is this unique set of experiences that enabled her to be elected to the leadership role of Convener of ISO’s international working group responsible for the 2015 revision of ISO 14001.

Be sure to mention NQA for special rates at the host hotels.

Date Location
January 20-21, 2015 San Jose, CA
January 22-23, 2015 Los Angeles, CA
February 18-19, 2015 Orlando, FL
June 1, 2015* Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
May 28-29, 2015 Boston, MA
June 16-17, 2015 St. Louis, MO

*The Mississauga, Ontario event will be one day only, focused on the ISO 9001:2015 standard.


Day One:

8:15 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:50 2015 Standards Revision Overview - High level overview of changes to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and AS9100:2016.  Includes introduction to the new ISO High Level Structure (Annex SL), updates on current status of versions and certification transition timelines.
10:00 - 10:50 Using Risk in a Management System Setting - Risk becomes critically important in the development, implementation and maintenance of management systems moving forward.  This presentation will interpret the meaning of risk within an ISO system and provide ideas of how organizations may integrate the concept into their management system.
11:00 - 12:00 Standards Revisions: Preparing for Changes in Your System - Preparing for the 2015/16 revisions is as easy as P.D.C.A! This session looks at how your existing Quality Management System can provide the tools to ensure a smooth transition to the next generation of the International Standard.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:30
(Break at 2:30)
Track 1:
Details of ISO 9001:2015 – Together we’ll walk through each section of the ISO 9001:2015 standard to review pertinent changes in the current draft standard.
Track 2:
Details of ISO 14001:2015 – Together we’ll walk through each section of the ISO 14001:2015 standard to review pertinent changes in the current draft standard.
3:30 - 5:00 Question & Answer Question & Answer

Day Two:

8:15 - 9:00 Registraton and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 12:00

Track 1: ISO 9001:2015 Workshop - This workshop session will evaluate typical documentation for use as a basis to meet (DIS) ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Examples will be reviewed throughout the session and in individual breakout groups. Feedback on the groups' findings will be used to evaluate suitability to meet (DIS) ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Take-aways from the workshop will include actions which your organization can use to prepare your management system for the changes.

9:00 - 12:00

Track 2: AS9100:2016 - This workshop will build upon the information presented in the ISO 9001:2015 session on day one, and will concentrate on the proposed major changes to this standard, including potential implementation strategies.