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Free International Delegates Training Course Now Available Online


ANSI Strongly Encourages All U.S. Delegates to International Standardization Meetings to Participate

To facilitate and advance strong U.S. participation in international standardization activities, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a free multimedia training course entitled U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities. The course offers helpful advice and instruction on how to be an effective international delegate at International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee (TC), subcommittee (SC), working group (WG), and other international standardization meetings.

Access the free course on ANSI's website.

The intent of the course is to give participants an understanding of the requirements for international standardization meetings, the roles and responsibilities of delegates, and how to best prepare for and conduct oneself at meetings. Video testimonials from standardization community leaders highlight the critical importance of effective U.S. delegate participation and offer first-hand accounts of successes and challenges. The course also provides an overview of the standards landscape, including ANSI's role in U.S. and international standardization, and presents the benefits of standardization to U.S. organizations and the United States as a whole.

U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities is divided into three modules:

  • Why do you want to be a U.S. delegate?
  • What it means to be a U.S. delegate
  • How to be an effective delegate at international meetings

The course is geared toward accredited delegates to international standards meetings, as well as corporate standards personnel and subject matter or technical experts interested in participating in international standardization activities.

Individuals in the U.S. serving as delegates to ISO or IEC TC or SC meetings are strongly encouraged to take the free course. All other interested parties are also invited to participate.

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.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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