The Next Generation Network continues to be the voice of young quality professionals for the CQI.
2017 was another successful year for the Network with the delivery of new campaigns, materials and promotion at lots of events. The following is the summary of the years activities
NGN Strategy & Projects:
Each year the NGN Steering Committee outline a project plan and strategy for the year. Our approach for 2017 was very much focussed around the tag line “Just do it” with our intentions being driven around quick wins.
Support to other SIGs:
In 2017, we have continued to support the other special interest groups of the CQI including delivering projects such as a website for the DEMSIG and supporting them at the annual event at CQI headquarters in London.
Wednesday 25 October 2017 marked the first Foundations in Quality Award celebrated at CQI Wales Branch with the University of South Wales. This very special award scheme was initiated to celebrate the achievement of those who study Quality Management at the USW Professional Skills Academy. The award was presented following a review of the student end of year improvement projects and was judged by members of the CQI Wales Branch, USW and the CQI’s Next Generation Network.
There were two students presenting on the night; Kelly Howells from Olympus and Ceri Herbert from Balmoral Tanks. The standard of both projects was extremely high which is a testament to the level of training provided by the USW professional skills academy.
It all started with an after conference drink with Vince Desmond, several other CQI staff and a few speakers. It just seemed strange that there was nothing out there to support or promote quality for young people.
As a founder of the Next Generation Network, I am immensely proud of the progress we have made to date. At last count we have reached over 600 members, a figure that continues to rise year on year. There have been many highlights to me over the last 4 years and here are just a few.
Recording our online event ‘What about a Career in Quality?’ in November 2013 was a real milestone for the NGN. It was so exciting to prepare and go along to the recording studio, but it was great to know we were reachi...
In a personal address to the NGN membership Natalie Shoemark-Dyer, Chair of the NGN, reflects on a successful 2015, a year of building foundations and consolidation for the new NGN Steering Committee. Now in 2016 Natalie shares her view with you on the year ahead and outlines some of the specifics of the varied and exciting line-up of events. Action is the word!
The last year has been a huge success for the NGN. At the start of the year our focus was around re-establishing the steering committee and restructuring, so that each member had a clear focus. This has made our ability to manage work easier and allowed us to channel our responses to our membership more effectively. Hannah and I were keen to establish a strong team with the same...
Lee Wood, NGN Steering Committee Web and Social Media Officer
gives us an insight into his role and what is going on behind the scenes.
Read more about Lee, or connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter @CQINGN
Tell us about your roles and responsibilities?
Within the Next Generation Network steering committee I am the web and social media officer. I help in creating content for the network, as well as maintaining our microsite and social media accounts.
What made you choose your role?
When I first heard the NGN were recruiting for a steering committee it appealed to me as I was actively looking for a way to give back to the profession I am passionate about. The opportunity came at the perfect time for me, and as soon as my interview had finished I knew...
Ruth Mortby, NGN Steering Committee Membership Officer – Corporate, gives us an insight into the role and what is going on behind the scenes.Read more about Ruth, or connect to her on LinkedIn.
Tellus about your role and your responsibilities?
The core part of my role is around increasing the membership of the NGN and the CQI. This centres around membership engagement, adding value to your membership, and being the first point of contact for new members.
What made you go for this role?
For me, quality is about doing good business. This role allows me to work within that context – supporting business needs and proving the value of the quality profession.
Give an example of a typical day?
Currently, my day to day is all about defining strategy and pl...