Reminder: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and SES: the Society for Standards Professionals will host a joint webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 pm EDT focused on enhancing skills through training and mentoring.
The web event, "Developing Standards Professionals: Competencies, Training, and Mentors," will feature leaders from the standardization field, who will share how mentorships and training boosted their careers, and give feedback on how their professions in the industry evolved. As ANSI reported recently, various research studies have shown the benefits that mentorships can provide to new professionals and mentors alike. "Career benefits associated with mentoring for mentors," for example, found that mentors who engaged in career support perceived that they had greater career success, and those who engaged in role modeling support also reported better job performance. Other reports describe how young professionals and their mentors benefit from the support, motivation, and guidance that mentoring provides.
Richard Forselius of Sikorsky Aircraft/United Technologies will serve as the event moderator and the panelist line-up is scheduled to include Elaine Newton, deputy standards liaison of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Information Technology Laboratory, Bob Noth, former chairman of the board for ANSI and retired manager of engineering standards at Deere & Company, and Donald Deutsch, vice president and chief standards officer at Oracle.
The webinar is beginner level and is free for ANSI and SES members and $50 for non-members. Register by clicking here.