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Registration for USNC Online Training Course Extended Through July 31


New York, Jul 19, 2006

The United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has extended the registration deadline for its online training course, Effective Participation in the Development of Globally Relevant IEC Standards. USNC constituents are invited to register through July 31, 2006.

The program will equip participants with the skills and know-how needed to participate advantageously on behalf of U.S. interests in the development of globally relevant electrotechnical standards.

Led by Kenneth Gettman, director of international standards at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the course will explore the strategic importance of regional and international cooperation in standards-setting; guidelines for developing, communicating, and advancing U.S. positions; and how to leverage maximize benefit from reference documents, resources, and contacts.

Participants will gain valuable strategies for meeting preparation and conduct, effective communication, and post-meeting reporting. Current hot button issues—including intellectual property rights and dual-logo standards, global relevance policy, and standards activities in China—will frame the course’s discussion. Numerous opportunities for question and answer periods will foster open dialogue between participants and the instructor.

A full program of course topics is available here.

The course will take place August 11, 2006, and will run 11:00 am - 1:30pm. To register, please e-mail the registration form and participant profile to Dana Holmes, program administrator (dholmes@ansi.org; 212.642.4990); the forms may also be faxed to 212.730.1346. The cost of the course is $75 per person.

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