NCSLI UPCOMING REGION EVENTS
Mid-Western Training Event - May 9, 2013
Mid-Western Region Meeting - May 10, 2013
Meeting Time (s)
May 9, Training Event
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pre-registation required for Training Event
May 10, Region Meeting
TBD planned 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost to attend meeting:
Regional Training Event Attendance: $200.00 per class (cancellation may occur if minimum number of registrants is not met) Region Meeting $25.00
Courtyard by Marriott – Fort Wayne Downtown
1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
All individual reservations should be made via telephone by calling 866-704-6163
Meeting Contact Person
Found at the following website:
Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
11627 Coldwater Rd. Suite 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Consumers Energy-Laboratory Service
GE Measurement and Control
Laboratory Accreditation Bureau
Trescal Dynamic Technology, Inc.
Interested in Sponsorships or Exhibiting? Contact:
Dynamic Technology, Inc.
P.O. Box 559
Hartland, MI 48353
The combined Regional Training Event and Meeting will provide attendees the opportunity to attend low-cost professional training and presentations in subjects requested by the region’s membership. The RTE focuses on subjects useful to calibration and testing laboratory managers. The meeting subjects compliment the RTE with a combination of technical and managerial topics. The Regional meeting will bring together members and non-members from throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. The meeting offers an excellent opportunity to network and share ideas with new people. Additionally, the larger venue allows for vendor exhibits and demonstrations of new products.
Speakers’ Name: Mr. Duke Okes - APLOMET/Applied Logical Methods
Course: Root Cause Analysis
Abstract: A 1-day course consisting of lecture, discussion, examples and practice that will provide attendees with an understanding of how to analyze a system in order to identify the root causes of problems. The course provides a five-step model for problem diagnosis, and how to use many common quality tools for understanding the problem, process and causes.
Learning Objectives: Clarify the differences between physical and system/root causes; Understand how a model improves diagnostic rigor; Communicate minimum tools for decision making
Speakers’ Name: Mr. Ryan Fischer – Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L.A.B.) Inc.
Course: ISO/IEC 17025 Overview and 17025 Observation Exercises
Abstract: This 1 day tutorial will cover an overview of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 as well as reviewing observations from an audit/assessment in a group setting. This tutorial is meant for laboratories familiar with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and those looking for objective evidence needed to meet those requirements of the standard. The group exercises will cover observations from an audit/assessment setting and discussed within a group setting to determine which area(s) of the standard those observations are applicable.
Learning Objectives: This 1 day tutorial is targeted for anyone interested in an overview of ISO/IEC 17025 standard and discussion of observation from an audit/assessment.
Speakers’ Name: Dilip Shah, E=MC3 Solutions
Topic: Practical Measurement Uncertainty Workshop
Abstract: Please join us for a hands-on measurement uncertainty tutorial. Your workshop leader Dilip Shah shall facilitate this workshop. It will provide an understanding and application of measurement uncertainty for both consumers and suppliers of calibration services. After participating in this workshop, you will be able to understand, calculate and report the measurement uncertainty for a customer. In addition, accredited laboratories shall learn useful techniques to comply with ILAC P14 requirements. Participants will be provided with worksheets to perform the exercise as Dilip facilitates the workshop. Please bring laptop loaded Microsoft Excel or a calculator if possible.
- Understanding the requirement for measurement uncertainty and its relationship to measurement traceability
- Identifying and selecting the measurement uncertainty contributors for an electrical and dimensional parameter.
- Assigning the appropriate statistical distributions to uncertainty contributors and convert to standard uncertainty.
- Identify methods for calculating Type A and B uncertainty data.
- Developing the measurement uncertainty budget.
- Identifying the major contributors of measurement uncertainty.
- Develop some "real thinking" for scrutinizing measurement uncertainty budgets.
Speakers’ Name: Mr. Vernon Alt, VP NCLSI 160 Learning and Development and Matthew Denslow, NCLSI 160 Training Resources Chair
Topic: Training for NCSLI RP-20 “Laboratory Workforce Planning”
Abstract: This class provides an overview of key workforce development concepts from both human resources
(HR) and laboratory top management perspectives as described in RP-20. It illustrates workforce planning methods for practical application within the metrology laboratory and for the larger organization of which the laboratory might be a part.
Learning Objectives: Describe and list the content and purpose of RP-20; Communicate the value of RP-20; Explain RP-20 to coworkers, or teammates, in sufficient detail to be able to apply it in their organization.