Committed to provide quality and international standards, Batangas State University conducted an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Awareness Seminar on April 10, 2018 led by its Quality Management Representative, Prof. Rogelio A. Antenor.
The seminar seeks to help the participants fully understand the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 that will enable them to demonstrate conformity among the University protocols. This will also ensure BatStateU’s ability to consistently promote products and services that meet customer applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
In the opening remarks, Prof. Antenor introduced the new set of selected faculty members and staff who will undergo training and examinations on the Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems or ISO 19011:2011 to become certified internal auditors. The training contains guidance on managing audit program, the principles of auditing, and the evaluation of individuals involved in the audit process. This movement will help the University in the creation of a more systematic process approach in transition to ISO 9001:2015.
Ms. Helen Alian Evalle, ISO Consultant served as the resource speaker. She discussed the Quality Management Systems Requirements which applies the process approach that incorporates the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle and risk-based thinking. She insisted that everyone must continuously seek for process improvements at all times.
Furthermore, she emphasized the changes and additional inputs to be considered by the University’s core offices. She shared some risks that may arise from each department and taught the participants on how to address or mitigate such uncertainties.
Joined by over 150 university junior and senior staff, internal quality auditors, ISO co-chairpersons, deputy documents controller, and ISO coordinators, the event took place at the Lecture Room, International Affairs Office, CITE Building, BatStateU Pablo Borbon Main I, Batangas City.