Empowering Tomorrow's Standards Leaders

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    ASTM technical committees are welcome to nominate a candidate who wants to become more active on their committee.

    The objective of the Emerging Professionals program is to create a new opportunity with long-term benefits for new members who have demonstrated the potential to be industry and committee leaders.

    Up to six selected candidates per committee week will:

    • Receive round-trip domestic economy airfare to and from the committee week
    • Get two-night accommodations in the committee week hotel
    • Attend an Emerging Professionals Workshop for a comprehensive introduction to ASTM and its standards development process
    • Receive leadership development training from a professional facilitator and learn skills such as negotiation, consensus building, and problem solving
    • Participate in technical committee meetings with a committee mentor

    Criteria

    Potential candidates for the program shall meet the following criteria:

    • One to five years’ experience in standards development or in using ASTM standards in their work
    • Works for a company, association, or government agency, that is currently using and/or developing ASTM standards OR attends a university (graduate level or higher) where their work involves/contributes to a significant ASTM activity
    • Is available to attend the appropriate technical committee meeting
    • ASTM International membership is required for the candidate and mentor. Student membership is acceptable for the nominee.

    Workshop Speakers:

    McKinley Advisors in Washington, D.C. will be providing the guest speakers at the June, October and November workshops. McKinley has decades of experience and a steadfast commitment to advancing the work of mission-driven organizations.


    Workshop Dates 2018 - 2019

    • June 26, 2018, San Diego, CA – nominations closed
    • June 26, 2018, Phoenix, AZ – nominations closed
    • October 23, Washington – nominations due 8/2/18
    • November 6, Washington – nominations due 8/16/18
    • June 4, 2019, Denver, CO – nominations due 4/9/2019
    • June 25, 2019, Denver, CO – nominations due 4/16/2019
    • October 22, 2019, Houston, TX – nominations due 8/6/2019
    • November 5, 2019, Houston, TX – nominations due 8/13/2019

    Now Accepting Nominations

    Click here for a 2018 nomination form.


    Testimonials

    "This was a great experience to become familiar with the elements of standard development as well as to meet peers, ASTM management and staff." - Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University

    "The program exceeded my expectations by providing a balanced combination of networking opportunities, committee meetings and learning experiences." - Ash Kotwal, Martin Marietta

    "I have submitted my first standard and the first ballot went very well! 100% of acceptance! Thank you for your support and training!" - Carla Divieto, National Institute of Metrological Research, Italy


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    Questions? Contact Katerina Koperna at +1.610.832.9728 or email kkoperna@astm.org.