The IEC Academy is currently hosting a two-day Committee Officer Training for nine Chairs and Secretaries to IEC technical committees, subcommittees and system committees (TCs/SCs/SyCs). This is the first officer training to take place in-person since 2020. Ensuing sessions have been delivered virtually.
As part of the training, participants will learn more about the IEC and its structure, the role of technical officers, the process for developing and editing standards and the online tools available. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with IEC staff from the sales, communications, and other teams.
According to Ian Gardner, Head of the IEC Academy, “Face-to-face events such as this one are a great opportunity for experts to meet officers from other committees and learn together with IEC Secretariat colleagues. A lot of work is needed to prepare these events and we are pleased to have had such a smooth and successful event, especially given that we have not organized an in-person event like this one in quite some time. Many thanks to the officers for their interest and contributions as well as to colleagues for sharing their expertise.”
The new Chairs and Secretaries attending the training include two system committees (SyC SET and SyC COMM), five technical committees (TC 35, TC 90, TC 101, TC 113, TC 129) as well as one subcommittee (SC 18A) and one project committee (PC 128)
The IEC Academy organizes two to three training sessions each year at its Secretariat in Geneva in addition to sessions organized in the IEC Regional Centres for Asia-Pacific and North America.