Oxebridge Training & Seminars

Oxebridge’s founder Christopher Paris is available for public speaking engagements and training events on a variety of QMS related topics. Bringing a unique “voice of the user” perspective Mr. Paris’ talks and training are lively, humorous and insightful. Target audiences include certification bodies, ISO 9001 and AS9100 user organizations, military organizations, private companies, standards development bodies and combined audiences.

Please contact us for details on these subjects, and availability. International engagements are welcome in North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

For a list of upcoming events in the near future, click here.


seminarheaderImplementing ISO 9001:2015 Without Totally Losing Your Mind

This full day, 8-hour “Braindump” course goes into great detail on the origin of ISO 9001, and then how to implement each clause. It relies on practical experience gained from actual Oxebridge implementations, and includes the Six Sense Auditing module. The full day’s agenda includes:

  • The Secret Origin of Annex SL – how it came about, and why ISO hopes you won’t take this course.
  • COTO & RBT – implementing the new “Context of the Organization” and “Risk-Based Thinking” requirements in the right sequence, without driving yourself mad or spending a fortune.
  • Why FMEA is a Joke – and how to use it anyway.
  • The Clauses that ISO 9001 Forgot – important aspects a QMS should have, but which TC 176 forgot to put into ISO 9001:2015.
  • Bending ISO 9001 to Your Will – how to hammer the standard around your company, and not the other way around.
  • Measuring Customer Satisfaction Without Those Damn Surveys – gobbling up data without harassing your customers.
  • The Process Approach Made Freakin’ Easy – how to implement the process approach so you get real and lasting value.
  • Six Sense Auditing – conducting audits using all six — yes, six! — senses.
  • Dominate Your Registrar! – turn your third party auditor into your willing zombie slave, just by overwhelming them with your awesomeness.

To book this workshop, contact OQR directly.

(8 hours)


Implementing AS9100 Revision D

This two-day “Braindump” course goes into great detail on the origin of ISO 9001 and AS9100, and then how to implement each clause. It relies on practical experience gained from actual Oxebridge implementations, and includes the Six Sense Auditing module.

The agenda includes:

  • The Secret Origin of Annex SL – how it came about, and why ISO hopes you won’t take this course.
  • COTO & RBT in the AS9100 Environment – implementing the new “Context of the Organization” and “Risk-Based Thinking” requirements in the right sequence, without driving yourself mad or spending a fortune.
  • The Process Approach Made Freakin’ Easy – how to implement the process approach so you get real and lasting value.
  • Counterfeit Part Control – how to address the new anti-counterfeit measures for both electronic components and raw materials.
  • The Latest FAR and DFARS Updates – including the latest information on ITAR and aerospace export controls.
  • Six Sense Auditing – conducting audits using all six — yes, six! — senses.
  • Dominate Your Registrar! – how to survive a third party audit without allowing the registrar to undo your quality system.

To book this workshop, contact OQR directly.

(16 hours)



Practical Implementation of ISO 9001:2015’s “Context of the Organization”

This half-day program will provide a practical, step-by-step method of implementing the new “context of the organization” (COTO) requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard adopts a less prescriptive tone, but as a result some of its requirements are not easily understood, making implementation difficult. This workshop will provide clear, real-world guidance on how to implement define stakeholders, their interests, and then identify risk in a manner that is flexible and effective, and goes beyond just using FMEA as the go-to risk tool, nor invoking full blown “risk management.”

• Step One: The “COTO Exercise” – defining the context of the organization: interested parties, issues of concern, and scoping of the QMS
• Step Two: Re-Examining the Process Approach – ensuring your processes are well defined
• Step Three: Defining Risk and Opportunity – applying your own tailored definitions and interpretations of the terms
• Step Four: Practical Risk Based Thinking – putting it all together so that risks and opportunities are defined and acted upon, using the best tools and methods for each particular context.

To book this workshop, contact OQR directly.

(4 hours)


pathforwardThe Path Forward: The Amazing Future of ISO 9001

The result of 15 years of work to improve ISO 9001, the “Path Forward” presents the final 10-year plan to dramatically alter the ISO 9001 certification scheme, and standards development process, to benefit standards end users. In the discussion, Mr. Paris presents damning evidence of certification body malpractice, accreditation body collusion, auditor incompetence and even illegal activities by the various stakeholders. Furthermore, Mr. Paris argues that ISO’s standards development activities have deviated so far from their original mandate, they now violate WTO regulations, and may well result in ISO being sanctioned for impeding global trade. Not just a litany of bad news, the 90-minute talk concludes with a series of concrete actions that the various stakeholders can take right now to improve their activities for the benefit of standards users.

More here.

(90 minutes)


riskthinkingSix Sense Auditing: How to Conduct Perfect Audits Using All Six Senses

Certification Body auditors rely almost primarily on only one sense — sight — when collecting evidence during QMS assessments. In this discussion, Mr. Paris shows how auditors can use all six senses — yes, six! — when auditing in order to root out evidence, create and follow excellent audit trails, and ensure the results of audits provide concrete assistance to the client organization.

More here.

Intended audience: certification bodies, accreditation bodies (all standards).

(60 minutes)


Effective Process-Based Internal Audits

The “Oxebridge Approach” takes companies through the steps of identifying processes, and then planning and scheduling audits by process, while ensuring all ISO or AS requirements are thoroughly audited. Not some anemic “Turtle Diagram” based method, the Oxebridge Approach combines the best of requirements-based checklist auditing with contemporary process immersion techniques. Additional topics include how to record findings, the differences between objective and subjective evidence, and post-audit trend analysis. For AS9100 clients, includes a discussion on the use of internal PEARs.
Intended audience: internal auditors, audit managers, ISO management representatives, supplier auditors.
(Two options: 4 hour or 8 hour versions available. Both available with a focus on either ISO 9001 or AS9100.)