Webinar --- Critical Thinking Skills for Inspectors (more information)

Enrollment Closed

Event Details

This presentation will be available using GoToWebinar so that participants who can’t attend in person will be able to view the session through a web-based link.

Date Information


0.5 RU
Queen Anne Room
Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport
17338 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 248-1000
Registration 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Announcements 6:45 p.m.
Presentation 7:00 p.m.
Adjourn 8:00 p.m.
Parking: Free on site
Contact: Fred Cramer

Please note: Webinar information will be emailed to registered participants the evening before the event.

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Critical Thinking Skills for Inspectors - How to Better Investigate Using Deductive Reasoning: Make Fact-Based Decisions, Plan, and Communicate

This session will provide attendees some excellent questions to ask and key processes for using facts to solve problems, make decisions, and plan actions; and then communicate effectively to others. One of the takeaways from this session will be to provide attendees with a good thinking process that uncovers data and focuses on the asking of questions to get others to think and reason - instead of the typical inspection where an inspector goes in and tells the team what they are not doing correctly and asks them for change. Think of it as an audit that passes along the logic and thinking to those who you are inspecting, versus everything being dependent upon your expertise.
Ken Peterson
Ken Peterson is a globally recognized quality management systems and CAPA consultant with expertise in both the life sciences and engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in consulting and organizational change, quality management, and product development, and has trained hundreds of companies in leadership, innovation, compliance and CAPA systems. He has served as chairman of the board of directors for Intermountain Biomedical Association (IBA) and on the board of advisors for the Utah Technology Council (UTC). Peterson works closely with the FDA and businesses to drive growth and build lasting partnerships. Most recently, he is an executive with Touchstone Enterprises, an education and consulting firm specializing in compliance and process management. He is currently working on two new books; Innovations for Life Sciences and Performance Management in a Technical Environment. Earlier in his career, he founded and served as the CEO at PathWise, an education and consulting firm specializing in compliance and process management. Prior to his 15-year tenure at PathWise, Peterson worked with Pfizer, where he gained a rich understanding of both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Date: Thursday March 12, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enrollment opens: January 29, 2020

Enrollment closes: March 11, 2020

Pricing Information:

Previous price ending 03/11/2020 was $10.00