Virtual Classroom for Members

    Dear ASTM Committee member,

    ASTM International is pleased to offer a series of free one-hour online training workshops. There are several different training sessions offered to assist you as a member, including Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts, Balloting & Handling Negative Votes, Developing & Revising a Standard, New Member Orientation as well as several others.

    For more details on an upcoming session and to register, please click on the appropriate link(s) below. All sessions are scheduled for Eastern Standard Time zone.

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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 Kristy Straiton

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

    Thursday, March 7th — 2:00pm

    Monday, March 18th — 11:00am

    New member orientation (In Spanish) Thursday, March 21st — 10:00am (S.America Pacific Time)

    Thursday, April 11th — 9:30am

    Thursday, May 9th — 2:00pm

    Tuesday, May 21st — 1:30pm

    Wednesday, June 12th — 7:30am

    Tuesday, June 19th — 11:00am

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

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    Balloting & Handling Negative Votes Training

    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 Alyson Fick.

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

    Wednesday, March 20th — 11:00am

    Friday, May 3rd — 11:00am

    Thursday, June 13th — 2:00pm

    View Balloting & Handling Negative Vote Presentation (PDF)

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    WebEx Training

    This session provides members the opportunity to host WebEx meetings or web-based conference calls. These WebEx 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.

    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 Kate Chalfin.

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

    Tuesday, March 26th — 11:00am

    Wednesday, May 8th — 2:00pm

    View WebEx Training PDF (PDF - 4 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 Krista Robbins.

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

    Monday, March 4th — 9:00am

    Tuesday, April 30th — 12:00pm

    Thursday, May 30th — 2:00pm

    View Training on ASTM Online Tools Presentation (PDF)

    View Training on Updated ASTM Collaboration Area (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 Kelly Paul.

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

    Monday, March 18th — 2:00pm

    Thursday, May 2nd — 9:00am

    Tuesday, June 18th — 2:00pm

    View Roster Maintenance Training Presentation (PPTX)

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    Developing and Revising an ASTM Standard Training

    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.

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

    Tuesday, March 12th — 2:00pm

    Thursday, April 25th — 9:30am

    Tuesday, May 7th — 2:00 pm

    Wednesday, June 12th — 9:00am


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    Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts Training

    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 meeting, and handling negatives and comments. If you have any questions about Responsibilities for Task Group Chair & Technical Contacts, please contact Tom O'Toole.

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

    Tuesday, March 19th — 10:00am

    Tuesday May 7th — 10:00am

    Thursday, June 20th — 2:00pm

    Task Group Chair and Technical Contact Responsibilities JF DL (PPTX)

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    Subcommittee Chairman's Duties and Responsibilities

    The role of a subcommittee chairman involves many titles, such as leader, communicator, administrator, and organizer. This module provides tPlesips to conducting an effective meeting, preparing ballot items, delegating tasks, and managing subcommittee activities. If you have any questions about this training module, please contact Jimmy Farrell

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

    Thursday, March 7th — 11:00am

    Monday, May 6th — 2:00pm

    Tuesday, June 18th — 11:00am

    View Subcommittee Chairman's Duties and Responsibilities (PDF)

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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, March 13th — 2:00pm

    Wednesday, April 10th — 10:00am

    Tuesday, May 7th — 2:00pm

    Interlaboratory Studies Program (ILS)

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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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    If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Kristy Straiton at