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Thursday April 18th: MAXIMIZE CORE VALUES FOR OPTIMAL ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Millenium Hotel
2040 Walden Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14225

 

5:30pm to 6:00 Registration

$30 per ASQ Member

$30 per Non-ASQ Member

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Nancy P. Askins PhD, CMQ/OE

 

 

Nancy Askins

 

 

Summary:

 

 

Although countless organizations routinely establish core values and mission statements, how many have formally established strategies designed to bring those official declarations "to life" and capable of positively impacting overall performance? Explore a research-validated, six-step paradigm and implementation model for successful deployment of organizational core values to enhance mission integration and corporate culture in multi-industry settings.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

 

An organizational performance excellence scholar-practitioner and human performance technologist, Dr. Nancy P. Askins has 25+ years' multi-industry experience as a master trainer, facilitator, teacher, and independent consultant. Dr. Askins earned her PhD in Education: Training and Performance Improvement, which was conferred with distinction from Capella University in November 2012. Her dissertation, Core Values Implementation by Mid-Level Managers of a Faith-Based Healthcare System (conducted at Catholic Health System), was selected by the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) for the 2013 Award of Excellence: Outstanding Research/Student Research. Dr. Askins also developed Askins Core VALUES Paradigm & Implementation Model (© 2012) as a result of her doctoral research.

She was previously conferred dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Education and Home Economics from the University of Cincinnati, plus a Master of Education in Student Personnel Services, Counseling and Guidance, with specialization in Group and Interpersonal Communications. Dr. Askins also earned additional doctoral and MBA credits from SUNY at Buffalo, Temple University, and Capella University, as well as earning Capella University's Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Training Online in 2004. She maintains current professional certification from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

Dr. Askins served three years on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners and is currently a Baldrige Ambassador. She was also a national examiner for the President's Quality Award (a Baldrige-based program for governmental agencies) in 2000. Other Baldrige-based experience includes multiple years' experience as an examiner, state quality award judge, and trainer-consultant for various state and regional quality awards' boards of examiners in several states. She has also taught multiple ASQ Buffalo Section certification preparation courses for the ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) exam.

Dr. Askins has served as Executive Director of the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara, NY since October 2005. Her independent training and consulting firm, Askins Learning Institute (formerly Askins Training & Consulting), specializes in values-based organizational development and performance excellence, also offering Baldrige-based training, consulting, and coaching for both profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has guided many not-for-profit organizations in establishing and/or upgrading their core values, mission statements, assessments, and visionary directions for optimal mission integration. Through Askins Learning Institute, Dr. Askins has been an authorized partner for 20+ years with Wiley (formerly Inscape Publishing Company) of Minneapolis, and facilitator of DiSC™ and other research-validated instrumented learning profiles (leadership, management, teams, communications, sales, and workplace relationships). She is also a certified facilitator of Wiley's team partner training, "The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team", as well as a certified John Maxwell teacher, coach, and speaker.

Active in professional, faith-based, and civic organizations, Dr. Askins has held a plethora of officer and board positions locally, regionally, and nationally, along with being a presenter at numerous national and regional conferences, seminars and tutorials, plus a commencement and various keynote speeches. Organizations have included ASQ, ISPI, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), American Business Women's Association (ABWA), and multiple chamber of commerce boards of directors in New Jersey, Florida, Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the Niagara River Region. A 2004 Leadership Niagara graduate, Dr. Askins was lead facilitator and curriculum designer of various Leadership Niagara (LN) and Leadership Youth of Niagara Communities (LYNC) learning programs for many years.

She and her husband, Arthur J. Askins, CPA, CFE, CHA have had their biographies included in Who's Who in America and related publications for more than 20 years; they reside in Western New York.