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Lifelong Learning for Lifetime Success!

February 23, 2021
5:45 PM to 7:20 PM
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Free Virtual PDM



Lifelong Learning for Lifetime Success!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 5:45 PM (Eastern Time)

Free Virtual Joint PDM with ASCM Massachusetts Minuteman,
ASCM New Haven, Danbury, Fairfield, and South Shore Chapters,
Granite State Chapter, and ASQ

Presented by Michael D. Ford 

Michael D. Ford

In our ever-changing world, particularly one in which the pace of change is accelerating, we need to constantly upgrade our skill sets to satisfy the needs of the marketplace.  If you’re thinking that sounds just like matching supply to demand, you’re right on!  As Michael D. Ford explains in this presentation, The critical resource that constrains throughput, has evolved from being inventory, to capacity, to information, to knowledge.

How is knowledge different from information? Information sits in a database, whereas knowledge is our ability to use information.  It takes the form of skill sets, technical expertise, wisdom, and decision-making ability.  Put another way, information is stored by a computer; knowledge is possessed by a human being.

As we journey through life, our needs, wants, and expectations will change.  Our value system evolves as we go from being young and carefree teenagers to responsible adults with obligations to our families, employers, and society-at-large.  We find that our learning comes from both formal education, and the practical “lessons learned” we develop from life’s experiences.  Often, the key to maximizing our success is in striving for a balance among the following conflicts:

  • Theory v. Practice
  • Old v. New
  • Risk v. Reward
  • Standard v. Creativity
  • Satisfaction v. Yearning

This presentation will discuss these elements, as part of an examination of learning, and the role it plays in the broader scope of life.  Mike will share entertaining experiences from his personal and work lives, that promise to share lessons learned.  This will be a very entertaining and educational event!

Attending this meeting earns 1.0 CEU.

Virtual PDM Schedule:

  • 5:45 – 6:00 PM: Virtual networking
  • 6:00 – 6:10 PM: All chapters – quick business notes
  • 6:10 – 7:10 PM: Presentation
  • 7:10 – 7:20 PM: Q & A


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