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Leadership Conference

March 31 - April 1, 2022 | Virtual


Lead from Any Level: Strategies to Influence, Impact and Inspire


The future of work has been severely affected by a global pandemic that dismantled the traditional workplace and thrust individuals, teams, and entire companies into virtual—and often isolated—environments. Furthermore, increasing calls for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the global community have prompted the pursuit of lasting cultural changes that acknowledge the role DEI plays in boosting team performance. In short, the next ‘new normal’ is upon us, and the need for effective leadership has never been greater.

At the inaugural ASQ Leadership Conference, attendees will learn how they can develop leadership skills at any career stage that can make a meaningful difference to one’s organization, one’s colleagues and oneself.  From gaining insights into unconscious bias to promoting social responsibility to identifying an authentic leadership style, the Leadership Conference will motivate attendees to influence, impact and inspire.

This new conference from ASQ is positioned to everyone who wants to make a positive contribution to the growth of their organization.  The ASQ Leadership Conference will deliver: 

  • INSIGHT ON INDIVIDUAL VALUE at any level of an organization
  • KEYS TO LEAD with acceptance and adoption
  • METHODS OF INCLUSIVITY AND CONSIDERATION to expand your scope of thinking
  • TECHNIQUES TO ADAPT TO CHANGE—anticipated or not

In addition, the 2022 leadership conference will include exclusive programming for ASQ member leaders on Friday, April 1 offering strategies to strengthen skill and frameworks in enterprise thinking, change leadership, team development and effective meeting execution and communication 


The ASQ Leadership Conference provides a full day of live and on-demand elements in a virtual platform, allowing attendees to explore leadership through a quality lens. ASQ Member Leader receive access to exclusive content programming April 1.

Thursday, March 31, 2022 

(All times Central)

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.    
Conference welcome 

9:05 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Keynote by Rebekah Kowalski, Manpower: Leading in an era of sustainability, digitalization and change

10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.    
General session: Intentional leadership: Establishing your role in a DEI culture

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    
DEI Networking exchange

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Midday break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    
General session: Ensuring organizational impact through social responsibility

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.    
Social responsibility networking exchange

2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.    
General session: Making it personal: Holistic leadership

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.    
Human development & leadership networking exchange

4:45 p.m.    
Conference summary and conclusion


(All times Central)


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome and opening keynote by Harry Hertz, Baldrige: Intentional leadership

10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Understanding culture in your leadership development process

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 
Facilitation: What it is, how you can achieve it, when to use it

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Creating a compelling case for change management

11:50 a.m. - Noon
Summary and conclusion