iSixSigma

ASQ Membership Is Valued at $10,000?

Six Sigma – iSixSigma Forums Old Forums General ASQ Membership Is Valued at $10,000?

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #48612

    ASQ Value
    Participant

    I got this in my email today. Is ASQ serious when they put this out? C’mon. Is it April 1 today?Who did they interview, the president of ASQ and his/her staff? What does everyone else think, if you’re an ASQ member?ASQ Membership Is Valued at $10,000What dollar value do ASQ members place on their benefits?   According to focus groups conducted at the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement – about $10,000.  The focus groups have been conducted since 2005 by Rigsbee Research, which conducted two sessions during each of the conferences.  Participants were given a list of ASQ benefits (which could include products or services) and were asked to place a dollar value on each of the items.  Over the course of three years, the participating members said they received an average of more than $10,000 from their membership benefits.  The top ASQ items in terms of member value are: Recognized Certification $2,583 Networking $1,183 Training $1,058 Sections $1,042 Opportunities for Involvement and Leadership $860 Credibility With Customers $600 Divisions and Forums $46

    0
    #164506

    BC
    Participant

    Shhh, don’t let the IRS find out.

    0
    #164509

    Ward
    Participant

    I really don’t find those numbers that difficult to believe. When I transitioned out the military in 1997, it was my ASQ CQE designation that enabled me to have a very smooth transition out of the military into the GE’s Six Sigma world.

    0
    #164510

    Brandon
    Participant

    If membership were worth $10K, they would be charging $10K for it.
    Membership is worth only what the membership dues are – no more.

    0
    #164512

    Kaushik
    Participant

    A certification allowed you to transition easily? That’s it? I guess I need to get certified!

    0
    #164513

    Ward
    Participant

    Let me know how that goes for you.

    0
    #164515

    walden
    Participant

    Are you certifiable?

    0
    #164516

    Ward
    Participant

    I feel pretty comfortable that my ASQ membership is worth much more than the membership fee, and any certifications are worth more than the application fee and the time to prep and sit for the exam.

    0
    #164519

    Brandon
    Participant

    Pete, my point is the membership is worth what they charge for it. Certainly you feel it is a good value – and I don’t question that.
    Capitlaism is a pretty powerful force in balancing the price/value ratio. If it’s worth more – trust me they will charge more – perhaps that’s what is being set up with this “survey”.

    0
    #164522

    Ward
    Participant

    Brandon,Nicely said. You are correct, for some the memberships/certifications mean little. For others they use if for networking and professional recognition and they place more value on it.
    It will be interesting to see if there is a fee increase based on the results of the survey.
    I was much more proud of my CQE designation than the SSBB designation. Pete

    0
    #164523

    Brandon
    Participant

    Pete, I understand your last comment about pride of certification. Glad to have you as a recent addition to the forum. You could see from previous posts of mine about certification that I believe it is a farse in our industry. Short story – we have no recognized certifying body. Certification now is whatever anybody wants it to be or decides to call it.
    ASQ, I believe, holds the strongest position to raise from the quagmire to be that body. Then we would have some standards and certification would mean something. I’m all for it.

    0
    #164524

    Ward
    Participant

    Brandon,You addressed the primary reason I sat for SSBB exam. ASQ has been around the longest and if any organization should oversee efforts towards standardization, they should.The lack of standardization has got so bad I referred to belts as “prism belts” – they change color based on how much light was shined on them.

    0
Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

The forum ‘General’ is closed to new topics and replies.