December 5 Newsletter

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New to International Standards Work? Understanding the stakeholders involved will help maximize your efforts

ECIA's Vice President of Standards and Technology Edward Mikoski recently penned an enlightening article  for the publication USNC Current, a publication of the US National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission to help those new to international standards committees sort through the process by focusing on the stakeholders involved.  Read the complete article.
Here's an excerpt:
"Let's assume that you have absolutely no clue concerning the world of standards. Your employer directs you to get involved in the development of an international standard project where it sounds like the scope might affect your company's product or service. That is typically all the specifics you are likely to receive, so where do you even begin? Yes, you can consider simply "diving in," and if you do it would be quite prudent to take advantage of the several online courses, videos, and presentations available. Then begin by identifying as many of the stakeholders as you possibly can. Quickly you will gain a better understanding of just what you are dealing with and where you should consider injecting your energy."
Read the complete article. For more information on ECIA's domestic and international standards program, please contact  Ed Mikoski.

Webinar December 11 |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. eastern |Register Today

Join ECIA Executive Conference Speakers Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O'Connell for a free Members-only webinar to continue the discussion on the art of customer delight.
Drawing on deep research and examples from across many industries, Stewart and O'Connell will teach webinar participants how to use service design to set expectations and meet them in every interaction, across every channel, every time.  Click here to register. 

ECIA D.C. Area Office Move

The ECIA office in the D.C. area has moved!
The new address is:

13873 Park Center Rd., Suite 315
Herndon, VA 20171

Did You Know? Recruitment Resources Page Provides Fresh Ideas

ECIA has a number of resources that can help your team recruit, train and retain employees. Set your company apart - tout your affiliation with associations that give back and provide professional development opportunities. Visit the Recruitment Resources page for some fresh ideas.