What is the International Academy for Quality?
IAQ is an independent, self-supported, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is administered by a collegial assembly of individuals who have been elected by their peers from among the most respected, active and experienced protagonists of quality in the world.
Who are the members in the IAQ?
Academicians are invited proportionately from among the major regions of the worlds and are approximately divided into thirds from Asia, America, and Europe-Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Individuals may not apply for membership as the Academy identifies and recruits both thought leaders and exceptional practitioners to receive invitations for membership. Currently, members represent over 45 nations.
What does the Academy do?
Academicians make significant personal contributions to the advancement of quality and collaborate on team-based projects through participation in Think Tanks that operate within the Academy.
Academician outreach has helped to establish many of the national and regional quality organizations and IAQ has supported the United Nations in its early efforts to bring quality to the developing world. Currently, IAQ is assisting national quality movements in Brazil, Russia, India and China as they develop mature programs that support capacity development.
Think Tanks concentrate IAQ member resources on the contemporary applications of quality that require focus and coordinated support to advance knowledge and to leverage lessons learned in order to accelerate the development and adaptation principles and methods to improve performance for the benefit of society or to improve applications of core quality-related methods.
Think Tanks currently address the following social areas of application: governance, healthcare, and education. In addition IAQ Think Tanks also address: standards and compliance and applied statistics.