Partner InThinking - Capital Quality Initiative

Capital Quality Initiative

We first featured the Capital Quality Initiative in our January 2007 newsletter.  We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...

The Facts: CQI was started in 1991, merged with Lansing Community College in 1995-1996 and has been part of the college since then.

The mission of Capital Quality Initiative is to inspire continuous improvement and excellence through learning opportunities for individuals and organizations to promote quality.

Our vision is to be a leader in the community as a source of knowledge and expertise in quality and continuous improvement through curiosity, passion and learning.

CQI values the dignity of the individual.

CQI values continuous learning for improving work and life in the community. CQI values the appreciation of a system.

CQI values the understanding of variation and what it is trying to tell us.

How does your organization compliment the In2:InThinking Network?
We promote learning opportunities in quality and continuous improvement. Basic values are aligned with those of W. Edwards Deming.

Tell us about your membership. What does it mean to be a member of your organization and how does one become a member?
We have individual members ($25 per year); organizational memberships ($150 per year); non-profit 501(c)3 organizations ($50 per year). You can download a membership form on our web site or contact us via phone 517-483-1363 or email Adrian Bass at

What resources does your organization offer its members?
Discounts on monthly speaker programs; discounts on quality related seminars; participation in Special Interest Networks; ability to check out books, videos and audio tapes from the CQI Library.

What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
We have a new theme for 2009 - Passion for learning; reaching for excellence. Amidst all the challenges in our economy, we look forward to keeping the passion for learning that our community and organizations possess alive; so that we can continue our reach for excellence, personally and professionally. To this end we are continuing the Leadership Series we started last year, and will bring many inspiring speakers and seminar facilitators to CQI (from home and afar.)

Visit the Capital Quality Initiative website...