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ANSI and SES Sponsor Education Courses as Part of SES Annual Conference

New York, Mar 27, 2003

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Standards Engineering Society (SES) are jointly sponsoring two courses in conjunction with the 52nd SES Annual Conference slated for August 11-12, 2003, in New Orleans, LA.

The first course, scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 2003, is titled “Standardization Principles and Practices: Fundamentals of Standards.” This primer will cover the development and use of industry standards and conformity assessment. In addition to the basics, it will highlight the practical experiences and application in standard developing organizations. It will help those faced with new standards-related responsibilities to get a “head-start” to being productive and effective standards professionals.

The second course, scheduled for Thursday, August 14, is titled “Standardization Principles and Practices: Elements of Global Standardization.” The scope of this course covers the development and use of national vs. international standards, quality and environmental management systems standards, and the impact of standardization on global trade. It will help those faced with new international standards-related responsibilities to get the edge they need to be productive and effective standards professionals and committee and working group participants.

“Fundamentals of Standards” is recommended for corporate management, engineers, government and public administration staff, standards developing organization staff and volunteers, consumers, and faculty and students. “Elements of Standardization” will benefit this same population, as well as anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of national and international standards development issues.

The material will be presented by Diane C. Thompson, an internationally recognized expert with 25 years of experience in standardization practices, business development, and technical information management. Ms. Thompson provides professional services as an independent consultant to clients in both the public and privates sectors. Registrants that attend both courses will receive a copy of the book “Standardization Essentials: Principles and Practice” by Steven M. Spivak and F. Cecil Brenner (a $115 value).

For more information, interested participants may contact Pamela Suett, ANSI manager of education and training (tel: 212-642-4976; e-mail: or register on ANSI Online. More information on the SES Annual Conference is available from SES.

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