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ANSI to Offer Free Education Courses for Eligible Constituents in 2012

To facilitate and advance U.S. participation in international standardization activities, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will once again offer two education courses free of charge for eligible constituents in 2012. Depending on the date, the courses will be offered either as in-person workshops or via webinar, as outlined below.

Individuals in the U.S. serving in the following roles may be interested in taking these courses:

  • Secretariat of an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) or Subcommittee (SC)

  • U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrator for an ISO TC or SC

  • Officers of U.S. TAGs

  • Delegates to ISO TC or SC meetings

Course 205, ISO Secretariat Operations: Taking the Secret out of the Secretariat
This course will help stakeholders become fluent in all aspects of successful ISO committee management. Attendees will increase their understanding of the international standards development process and alternative deliverables, and learn effective management techniques. They will also acquire knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of all committee officers; hear about ANSI's relationship to ISO; learn about requirements for ISO committee meetings; and gain helpful hints on preparation for and conduct at meetings. Also covered are special issues for Secretariats, including a review of new ISO electronic management tools.

Course 205 is geared to constituents holding or looking to hold ISO committee secretariats on ANSI's behalf, and anyone requiring in-depth knowledge of ISO and IEC procedures for technical work.

Webinar Dates Open for Registration
Tuesday, March 27
Wednesday, November 7

In-person Workshop Dates Open for Registration
Wednesday, June 20

Course 208, The Operating Procedures of U.S. TAGs to ISO: Strengthening the U.S. Voice in International Standardization
In this course, participants will explore the processes and operating procedures of ANSI-accredited U.S. TAGs to ISO and learn how to be an effective international delegate at ISO committee meetings. Attendees will also learn about accreditation, membership, voting requirements, and rules for developing positions.

This course is geared toward corporate standards personnel and subject matter/technical experts interested in participating in ISO technical activities; current or prospective ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG members, officers, and administrators; and accredited delegates to international standards meetings.

Webinar Dates Open for Registration
Wednesday, March 28
Thursday, November 8

In-person Workshop Dates Open for Registration
Thursday, June 7

Questions regarding course specifics may be directed to [email protected].

For information about all ANSI training sessions, visit the Institute's education and training page.


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