The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released its 2015 schedule for two courses that fulfill the training requirement affecting all ANSI-delegated International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Secretariats, as well as all ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrators to ISO [see related news item].
ANSI reminds all TAG Administrators and delegated Secretariat staff serving as the official ANSI contact who have not taken the courses offered by ANSI during the previous two years to register for instructor-led webinars covering procedural issues including a review of the ANSI International Procedures. Other TAG administrators and delegated Secretariat staff are required to take part in an update course, which includes a review of current issues. Going forward, annual update sessions will be required for all ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG Administrators and Secretariats. The training requirement does not apply to TAG members.
The courses are intended to bolster the effectiveness of U.S. participation in international standardization activities, and are offered free of charge to the following eligible constituents:
Officers of U.S. TAGs
Delegates to ISO Technical Committee (TC) or Subcommittee (SC) meetings
Secretariats of an ISO TC or SC
U.S. TAG Administrators for an ISO TC or SC
ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat
This course is intended for those holding, or anticipating holding, ISO committee secretariats on ANSI's behalf and anyone requiring an in-depth knowledge of ISO and IEC procedures for technical work. Attendees will gain a better understanding of all aspects of successful ISO committee management. Attendees will strengthen their understanding of the international standards development process and alternative deliverables, and will learn effective management techniques. They will also develop knowledge of the roles and responsibilities for all committee officers; hear details about ANSI's relationship with ISO; learn the requirements for ISO committee meetings; and receive useful advice regarding preparation for and conduct at meetings. Other topics covered during the course include a review of new ISO electronic management tools, and other special issues for Secretariats.
The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization
This course is intended for corporate standards personnel and subject matter/technical experts interested in participating in ISO technical activities; current or prospective ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG members, officers and administrators; accredited delegates to international standards meetings. Participants will explore the processes and operating procedures associated with ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and to learn how to serve as an effective international delegate at ISO committee meetings. Attendees will also learn about accreditation, membership, voting requirements, and rules for developing positions. The course will discuss the key ANSI principles of due process, consensus, openness, and balance; the significance of the international standards development process; and the formation and role of U.S. TAGs.
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