Classroom for Members

    ASTM International recognizes that understanding the consensus process is crucial for members who wish to participate in the development of technical standards. Below you will find a variety of materials that were developed to assist members. In addition, ASTM also offers trainings via the WebEx tool and encourages members to take advantage of whatever trainings/materials they need to effectively participate in their committee work. For specific questions related to your committee please contact your staff manager. For questions about the online trainings please contact Kristy Straiton.

    Member Training Materials

    Virtual Members Trainings

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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, August 29, 2019 – 9:00 am

    Monday, September 16, 2019 – 2:00 pm

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 11:00 am

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 2:00 pm

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


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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.

    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

    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.

    Interlaboratory Studies Program (ILS)

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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