As the world gradually (and cautiously!) reopens after the past two years, we optimistically predict that 2022 will be like no other year in recent memory. Companies and industry professionals will go bold in exploring new ideas and pursuing previously unseen opportunities to bring new and innovative technologies to market. And, with supply chain workarounds taking effect, commercial and consumer markets will bounce back in ways that would have been the stuff of fantasies pre-pandemic.
In this promising time, your ongoing personal efforts to refresh or expand your professional and technical knowledge are more important than ever. So, as 2022 begins, we’ve once again queried training resources throughout our industry to provide you with an overview of free or affordable solutions to meet your training goals in the new year. In this article, you’ll find sources of compliance-related seminars, workshops, and other types of training, offered live, including both virtual and in-person options, as well as pre-recorded webinars and on-demand training offerings.
The following information is current as we go to press (early December 2021). But please note that dates for live in-person seminars, workshops, and symposia provided here are subject to change. So check the listed websites for the most up-to-date information on scheduling. Finally, we invite you to submit updates and corrections as well as suggestions for additional listings for our Events section. Please send your comments to us at [email protected]
Live Virtual and In-Person Seminars and Workshops
The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) hosts occasional live virtual webinars related to the Council’s wide range of activities, including technical subjects, ACIL Committee activities, and laboratory business practices. For more information, go to http://www.acil.org and click on the word Education at the top of the page. (Also see listing under Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)
The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) WorkPlace Training portal offers virtual classroom training featuring live instructor-led sessions. There are more than twenty-five separate virtual training offerings, covering areas including international standards, management systems, technical subjects, and soft skills. Course instructors are subject matter experts with many years of professional training experience. Additional details are available at http://www.a2lawpt.org. (Also see listings under In-House/Custom Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)
Keith Armstrong of Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd. will be a featured presenter at the EMC & Compliance International 2022 program in Newbury, Berkshire (United Kingdom) on May 18-19, 2022, and will conduct the following workshops:
- Designing Interconnections for EMC (cables and connectors)
- Suppressing Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
- Suppressing Surges/Transients on AC or DC Power, Signals or Data
For more information or to register, go to http://www.emcandci.com. (Also see listings under In-House/Customer Seminars and Workshops and Recorded Webinars and On-Demand Training)
This year, Dangelmayer Associates will virtually host and present its annual ESD workshop, ESD Best Practices for Technology Change. …….