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ANSI Education Offers Virtual Workshops on ISO Process and New Deliverables and on the ANS Development Process

Instructor-led courses to be held in late January

New York, Jan 06, 2004

On Friday, February 27, 2004, the American National Standards Institute will offer two virtual workshops on the standards development process of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the new ISO deliverables. These two training courses will be conducted via the Internet and phone conference at 10 am - noon and 1:30-3:00 pm (EST), respectively.

New timeframes in the ISO development processes affect all stages of work – from the preliminary stage to the proposal stage (new work item – NP), and through to the publication of a standard (International Standards – IS). The first workshop will address the six-stage ISO development process, how American National Standards can be adopted as International Standards quickly and efficiently, what alternative standards development program options are, and other related issues.

The second virtual workshop will complement this overview and cover the new ISO deliverables, shedding light on how they provide an alternative to the traditional standard development process, how they can be used to adopt existing standards, and how other countries are using the new deliverables.

The workshops are targeted for corporate standards personnel and subject matter/technical experts participating in ISO technical activities; current or prospective ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG members, officers and administrators; ISO committee secretariats and anyone requiring clarification of ISO procedures for technical work.

These web-based training programs do not replace the ANSI instructor-led courses, but are geared toward those already involved in international standardization that are looking for additional guidance and information on the ISO process, new deliverables and alternatives.

The workshops are facilitated by an ANSI instructor and include participation by an ANSI ISOT staff member. The courses will each be limited to the first 15 people who register to allow for optimum participant interaction. No special software is required. The fee for each workshop is $150 members and $195 for nonmembers. (Download Registration Form)

"The American Way"

Another web-based training course, “The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process,” will be led on February 19 in three two-hour segments beginning at 8:30 am. Participants will gain greater understanding and guidance on the practical application of the American National Standard (ANS) development process and procedures, and the value of ANSI accreditation. An excellent "nuts and bolts" preparation for those who are considering becoming an ANSI-accredited standards developer, this course is targeted toward staff from standards developing organizations; standards committee members, officers and administrators; corporate standards personnel; subject matter/technical experts; and those who want to learn more about how to develop American National Standards.

Education Week

ANSI is also offering a weeklong program of training courses at its New York office during the last week of January. These instructor-led courses are designed to provide efficient and effective training solutions for everyone interested in participating in the standards and conformity assessment process. Participants may choose a single one-day course or opt for a combination of courses during the week. Discounts apply for ANSI members and for anyone registering for two or more courses. To enroll, download the registration from by clicking here. (See related story: ANSI Offers Education Week in January 2004)

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