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Please join our speakers Andy Freed, President, Virtual, Inc.,
and Greg Kohn, Senior Vice President of Client Services, Virtual, Inc.
for the January 2016 SES Webinar:

Making Your Technical Working Group Work: Strategies for Success

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET


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About the Webinar:

This webinar aims to help standards groups operate their vital technical working groups with optimal efficiency. Attendance will benefit technology association leaders and participants in technical working groups. For many organizations, the success of the technical working group (TWG) is central to driving the mission. However, a TWG may not always operate at peak efficiency, which can imperil progress toward an organization's goals. Common issues are poor meeting quality, low attendance, confusion about roles and delays in decision-making. Though its members may be developing cutting-edge technology, a TWG still requires proper structure and direction to achieve its objectives. Attendees at this webinar will learn: 

  • The importance of a well-established charter that clearly defines roles and expectations.
  • How to best use technology to communicate and encourage decision-making.
  • When to reach out for help to establish your working group or get it back on track.
  • Tips for ensuring participation and group cohesion.
  • Best practices for policies and operating procedures.

LEVEL:  Beginner

About the Speakers:

Andy Freed is President of Virtual, Inc., a leading association management company headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Virtual's clients include organizations that set technical standards in industries ranging from finance to wireless communications. At Virtual, Mr. Freed manages day to day operations and serves as a strategic advisor for over thirty-five client associations. In recent years, Virtual has been honored as one of the Boston Globe's "Best Places to Work" and Inc. Magazine's "Fastest Growing Companies in America." Outside of Virtual, Mr. Freed is active in several organizations. He was recently elected President of the Harvard Varsity Club, a community of over 20,000 current and former Harvard athletes. Prior to Virtual, Mr. Freed spent several years with the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), where we was Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and the Massachusetts Association of HMOs, where he served as Plan Outreach Coordinator. Mr. Freed is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Greg Kohn is Senior Vice President of Client Services at Virtual, Inc. He leads Virtual's client service team, where he oversees strategy and service delivery across Virtual's diverse portfolio of client organizations. In this role, Greg leverages his depth of experience in running association management operations and leading a myriad of technology-based associations in various stages of maturity. Mr. Kohn applies particular focus toward Virtual's technology consortia and standards-setting practice, where he draws upon his long-term involvement in guiding technology standardization and conformity assessment activities. He represents Virtual, Inc. in a number of standards-related industry groups, including ANSI and the Society for Standards Professionals. Mr. Kohn joined Virtual, Inc. in 2011, following a thirteen year stint at the IEEE, where he worked in the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) and the IEEE Standards Association. He earned a bachelor's degree from The College of New Jersey and a master's degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

This Webinar is sponsored by Techstreet