APQC US Conference

In the United States of America, the APQC program is called North Star as it represents a guiding star in the United States of America. In Australia, the Southern Cross is the best known and brightest star group, so Independent Schools Victoria has adopted this name.

Process and Performance Management Conference, Houston, United States of America

17-19 September 2013

Hear are some of the highlights captured at the PPM Conference. To view the videos, click on the images below.

School district Aldine ISD
Presenter Dr Janet Ray
Project topics Transportation review and Managing budget cuts. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Arlington Public
School
Presenter Matt Smith
Project topics Owning PPM throughout school district, displaying process maps visually and textually. Using RACI model to articulate responsibilities. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Boone County School
District
Presenter Dr Randy Poe
Project topics Total PPM savings of approximately $1.7m, new work order process, electronic HR system.  Important to focus on culture and change management – take staff on the journey and focus on the positive outcome. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Cypress Fairbanks
ISD
Presenter Maggie Wiley
Project topics

School Culture and Team Planning projects. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Edgewood ISD
Presenter Edward Romero
Project topics Purchasing project focussing on a paperless process. Click on the image to see the video. (Poor sound quality due to background noise.)

School district Edgewood ISD
Presenter Florencio Zepeda
Project topics Improving processes/problems to support the school so that teachers can teach and students can learn. Click on the image to see the video. (Poor sound quality due to background noise.)

School district Frisco ISD
Presenter Bob Allen
Project topics Focus on improving business process operations, hiring, contracts and payroll.  Huge growth being explored and achieved savings through cost avoidance.  One project saved $750K per annum recurring. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Jubilee Academic
Center
Presenter Tom Koger
Project topics Audit of school processes and review of hiring and payroll. Cost of poor quality was $70K and value of happy teachers is priceless. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Harlingen Consolidated ISD
Presenter Dr Steve Flores
Project topics The importance of focusing on the student. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Harlingen
Consolidated ISD
Presenter Norma Garcia
Project topics Early literacy project and bilingual ESL project.  Importance of impacting a student through their heart to connect their mind. Click on the image to see the video.

School district Harlingen
Consolidated ISD
Presenter Tina Garza
Project topics

Summer school curriculum and strategic staff development plan Click on the image to see the video.

School district McAllen ISD
Presenter Adrian Garza and Raul Macias
Project topics Teacher attendance and student attendance at school. Click on the image to see the video. (Poor sound quality due to background noise.)

School district Nash Rocky Mount
School District
Presenter Dr Eric
Cunningham
Project topics Paying contractors, professional learning applications/approval process and IT resource management projects. Click on the image to see the video.