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Register Now for June USNC Course: Effective IEC Participation


Just in Time for the IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt

The U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC) will host an online USNC constituent training course on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. ET, to offer best practice information for USNC delegates who wish to enhance their skills as representatives of the U.S. electrotechnical sector at IEC Technical Committee, Subcommittee (SC), and Working Group (WG) meetings.

The course, Effective Participation in the Development of Globally Relevant IEC Standards, will provide delegates with an overview of correct delegate conduct and behavior and detail the most effective ways to represent the USNC.

Register for the course, which will take place just in time for the 80th IEC General Meeting (GM) in Frankfurt this October.

Course instructors are to include John G. Abbott, Ph.D., international chair and U.S. TAG Technical Advisor, IEC TC 87, Ultrasonics, and Elaina Finger, global standards process coordinator at Corning Incorporated.

The course is on a first come first serve basis. The maximum number of participants for the course is 25, so registrants are encourages to reserve a spot ASAP. It is strongly recommended that interested stakeholders view and familiarize themselves with the six USNC self-taught training modules that have been made available to the USNC Constituency since July 2005, which are available online.

Please contact Kendall Szulewski-Francis at [email protected] or (212) 642-4965 if you have any questions.

About the USNC/IEC

The U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC) serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally-relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry.

The Committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification and accreditation. As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC/IEC serves as a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. The USNC/IEC is a totally integrated committee of the American National Standards Institute.


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