ANSI - American National Standards Institute

The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO:
Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization

Course No. 208 - One day seminar


Explore the processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. technical advisory groups (TAGs) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Learn about accreditation, membership, voting requirements and rules for developing positions. Find out how to be an effective international delegate at ISO committee meetings.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why standards and the international standards development process are important
  • How ANSI provides leadership and support for effective U.S. participation in international standardization
  • The formation, function and role of U.S. TAGs
  • The roles and responsibilities of TAG administrators, officers and project leaders
  • The process for accreditation of a TAG
  • The key ANSI principles of due process, consensus, openness and balance
  • Appropriate TAG communications
  • How to use the IEC/ ISO International Electrotechnical Commission Directives and Supplements
  • IEC/ISO deliverables development process
  • Alternate procedures and new deliverables
  • Who the "players" are in the international standards arena
  • How to develop strong U.S. technical contributions
  • How to map U.S. actions to corresponding international actions and vice versa

After attending this program, participants will understand:

  • The rules and procedures governing the activities of ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs
  • The ISO standards development process
  • How to more effectively facilitate the work of U.S. TAGs and delegates to promote the acceptance of U.S. positions in an international standards committee
  • How to enhance U.S. involvement in the international arena

Who should attend:

ANSI will offer this course [FREE OF CHARGE] for individuals in the U.S. who serve in the following roles:

  • Secretariat of an ISO TC or SC
  • U.S. TAG Administrator for ISO TC or SC
  • Officers of U.S. TAGs
  • Delegates to ISO TC or SC meetings

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