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Online Training Course Offered to USNC Constituents

New York, Jun 15, 2006

The United States National Committee (USNC) to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) will offer an online training course for USNC constituents on August 11, 2006. The instructor-led training program will arm participants with the necessary skills to effectively promote U.S. interests in international and regional electrotechnical standards and conformity assessment forums.

The course, Effective Participation in the Development of Globally Relevant IEC Standards, will detail tactics for successful participation in IEC activities. Participants will take away strategies for preparing for meetings, correct modes of conduct, tips on post-meeting reporting, and guidance on providing leadership. The course will bring into focus current “hot button” issues, such as intellectual property rights, global relevance policy and procedures, standards activities in China, and dual-logo standards.

The training program will also survey the role and guiding principles of the USNC in international standardization, voting guidelines, and the organizational relationships that tie the IEC with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). A full program of topics is available here.

The course will be led by Mr. Kenneth Gettman, director of international standards at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Mr. Gettman has been responsible for coordinating NEMA’s IEC activities and USNC efforts in numerous technical committees since 1994.

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

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