Virtual Classroom for Members

    ASTM International is pleased to offer a series of free one-hour online training workshops. For more details on each training session and to register, please click on the appropriate link(s) below. If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Ashley Wiand


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    New Member Orientation & Training

    This module will provide new members with an arsenal of electronic tools that facilitate your participation at any place, at any time. These tools prepare you for meetings, keep you informed, provide technical contacts, and ultimately enable your input to the consensus process.

    One way our staff can welcome you into ASTM is to "show you around" the website. The PowerPoint below will walk you through these online tools to assist you from preparing for meetings, to voting on standards, to contacting colleagues. If you have any questions about New Member Orientation, please contact Kevin Shanahan.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, November 5 - 11:00 am ET

    View New Member Orientation & Training Presentation (PDF - 1 MB)

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    Balloting & Handling Negative Votes

    This session will inform members on how to effectively move documents through the ASTM balloting process, from initiating a subcommittee ballot through main committee and Society review. A review of the role of COS (Committee on Standards) is included. In addition, learn to get positive results from negative votes! Special focus on the procedural handling of negative votes throughout the balloting process. If you have any questions about Balloting and Handling Negative votes, please contact Rick Lake.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 10:00 am ET

    View Balloting & Handling Negative Vote Presentation (PDF)

    Standardization News Article on Negative Vote Resolution

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    WebEx Training

    This session provides members the opportunity to host WebEx meetings or web-based conference calls. These WebEx or virtual meetings combine teleconference capability with real-time document sharing through the web. These WebEx meetings may be used by ASTM Committees for task group meetings to develop draft revisions and new standards, officer/executive subcommittee meetings, training sessions and presentations, strategic planning meetings, etc.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    The PowerPoint will give you details on how the WebEx system works and assist in preparing you to host your own WebEx meeting. If you have have any questions about WebEx Training, please contact Ashley Wiand.

    View WebEx Training Presentation (PPT - 3 MB)

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    Training on ASTM Online Tools

    This module is designed to provide information about the vast array of tools on the ASTM website that facilitates worldwide participation in the ASTM standard development process. The module will provide information on registering work items, work item collaboration areas, submitting ballot items and online negative ballot resolutions. This session will showcase the administrative tools that allow the technical contacts and subcommittee chairs to do their ASTM responsibilities more effectively. If you have any questions about ASTM Online Tools, please contact Kate McClung.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:00 am ET

    Video Demonstration of the ASTM Collaboration Area Draft Editor

    View Training on ASTM Online Tools Presentation (PDF)

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    Roster Maintenance Training

    This training module assists officers in classifying new members, granting official voting status, and maintaining balance on your committee and subcommittee rosters. This is a quick, online training session that covers the numerous functions of the web-based Roster Maintenance tool. This session will also cover accessing new membership applications, as well as creating Membership Reports for your upcoming meeting. If you have any questions about Roster Maintenance, please contact Christine DeJong at Christine DeJong.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    View Roster Maintenance Training Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

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    Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard

    This editorial training module will follow both new and revised standards to publication. The module will cover the key roles of your editor and the standard's technical contact in the writing, revising, and balloting of your standard until it is approved and published, as well as review ASTM's tools that help with the process. Included in the module will be a brief review of work item registration and the three stages of balloting. If you have any questions about this training module, please contact Emilie Olcese at Emilie Olcese.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 10:00am ET

    View Developing & Revising a Standard Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

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    Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts

    Recently taken on the role of a task group leader or technical contact in your committee? This training module will provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of task group leaders and technical contacts, as well as help you navigate the ASTM systems and various tools available to assist with your standards development work. Some applications that will be introduced are registration of a work item, organizing a collaboration area, submitting items for ballot, scheduling a virtual meeting, and handling negatives and comments. If you have any questions about Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts, please contact Joe Hugo.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    View Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts Presentation (PDF - 2 MB)

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    Interlaboratory Studies Program

    This workshop is designed to familiarize members with the ILS Program, its features, capabilities, and the online registration process. Accessed via the .Members Only. pages of the ASTM Website, you will be guided through a complete ILS registration, highlighting the information that will be requested in the process. This program will benefit anyone planning to run an Interlaboratory study to generate a precision statement for an existing or new ASTM test method. If you have any questions about Interlaboratory Studies Program, please contact Phillip Godorov.

    Click on the link below to register for an upcoming training session:

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm ET

    View Interlaboratory Studies Program Presentation (PDF - 1.5 MB)

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    Electronic Balloting

    ASTM International introduced an electronic balloting process in 2001 to enable its members and customers to better meet their standardization objectives. This module focuses on the mechanics of the process and highlight recent enhancements that were engineered to provide access to a greater amount of information while reducing the time required vote on-line. Specific areas covered are gaining access to the ballot, downloading individual and collective ballot items, submitting negatives and comments, accessing a ballot after successful vote submission, and other technical information.

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    Identifying and Accelerating the Development of New Standards

    ASTM International has developed several tools and techniques for efficiently developing an initial draft standard and quickly moving it through the ASTM balloting process. During this module, you will not only learn how new standards ideas are introduced, drafted and publicized, but you will also receive helpful information on ASTM's electronic tools and time-tested techniques for accelerating the development of a new draft standard.

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    Strategic Planning and New Activity Development

    ASTM International committees are designed to reflect the breadth of the industries they represent, with all stakeholder groups present. Due to the inherent complexity of many industries, it is imperative that committees retain focus in regard to their overall mission — strategic planning is a tool that can greatly assist a committee in accomplishing this goal. A comprehensive Strategic Planning philosophy reinforces a committee's strengths, maximizes potential resources.

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