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SES Webinars 

The webinars provide an excellent opportunity for education in the areas of emerging and current standards topics. Each webinar lasts approximately one hour with up to an additional half hour question and answer session.

All webinars will be offered free of charge to SES members! If you would like to become a member of SES, visit our Membership page.

Webinars count toward Certification! Don't forget that attending a webinar - attending live or viewing later from the SES website - will count as three points toward your AStd or CStd certification requirements. 


Past Webinars



Joint ANSI/SES Webinar, November 7, 2018 


“Artificial Intelligence and the Impact on Standards”


With the involvement of artificial intelligence (AI) into many of the devices we use and the places we travel, how does standardization play a role?  This diverse panel will take a closer look at the standardization of AI as it relates to their current work in their respective fields.


Presented by Peter Bajcsy Software and Systems Division, ITL NIST, Norman Shaw,Director of Product and Business Development IEEE Standards Association, Michael Arnold iON Compliance group, UL LLC. Heather Benko, ANSI

September 19, 2018 1:00-2:30 eastern "The Operational Art of Standards"Presented by: Phil Mattson, Director, Office of Standards, Department of Homeland Security


Wednesday May 23, 2018 “Standards Professional Certification: Why, How, When!”  

Participants will hear an overview of the SES certification program, why it benefits you to pursue a professional certification, how to apply for the program including examples of qualifying events & courses, and when and where you will be able to receive in-person assistance with your application.

Speakers: Lee Webster, SES Certification Committee, Chair and Erik Puskar, SES Certification Committee CStd, Vice-Chair


Erik Puskar, CStd

Senior Standards Specialist

Standards Coordination Office

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Erik Puskar is a senior standards specialist within the Standards Coordination Office (SCO) at the National Institute of Standards & Technology.   Erik provides technical information related to standards and supports Federal agencies by monitoring developments in standards and conformity assessment internationally and helps equip US industry with the standards-related tools and information necessary to effectively compete in the global marketplace.  He leads the Office’s impact assessment efforts and helped launch NIST’s initiative on standards education.  Erik serves on the International Policy Committee of ANSI and is a former vice-chair of the Committee on Education (COE).  He is a previous chair of the International Committee for Education About Standardization (ICES).  He currently serves on the SES certification and awards committees.  Previously he was a program manager with the Advanced Technology Program of NIST and has held other positions with the U.S. Government, international development organizations, and in consulting and was an assessor for the Maryland Performance Excellence Award program.  He has experience in working in over 25 countries.  Erik holds a degree in economics from Rutgers University and a Masters Degree in public management and policy from Carnegie-Mellon University.


Lee Webster, JD-MBA, GPHR, AStd

Director, Standards Development

Healthcare Management Institute (HMI)

University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)


Lee Webster is currently the Director of Operations for the UTMB Healthcare Management Initiative (HMI).  Lee serves as the Secretary for ISO TC 304 for Healthcare Organization Management and for ISO TC 260 for Human Resource Management, and the Chair of the Standards Engineering Society Certification Committee. Lee also serves as the secretary for the US Technical Advisory Groups (US TAG) for TC 260 and TC 304. 


Over a 25-year period prior to joining UTMB, Lee held important HR positions at UTMB, Exxon Mobil, PepsiAmericas, and other international Fortune 500 firms.  He formerly served as the Director Employee relations and the Director of Talent Acquisition for UTMB.  In those roles he oversaw the HR services support for a 12,000 person academic healthcare organization.  For several years, Lee has also been an adjunct professor in human resources and business strategy for Trinity, American, and Regent Universities.  Lee was Chair of the ANSI Organizational Member Forum (OMF) and an Executive Committee member on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board. Prior to his civilian career, Lee spent several years in the military as an Infantry officer.


An active volunteer leader for many years, Lee has served as a certification test item writer and the Body of Knowledge drafting committee member for the HR Certification Institute.  He is currently the Chair of the certification committee for SES – The Society for Standards Professionals.  Lee holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an MS in Management Systems from the University of Central Texas, and a JD/MBA from Northwestern University.




Wednesday - April 25th 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Why, What and How” on education of Standards.

Students and young professionals have no place in the standardization system! A bold statement? Perhaps! Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that seeing students or even young professionals in standardization committees is a rarity. If this is to change, we are in dire need of more education about standards in the formal education system and perhaps even a shift of paradigm in the standardization world?

During this webinar, Signe Annette Bogh from Danish Standards will share her views and experiences on the why, what and how on education about standards. This will include an introduction to different methods, which can be used to educate about standards, and a look into how we can encourage more young people to participate in standardization in the future.    


Signe Annette Bøgh, Consultant  Dansk Standard


Mrs. Signe Annette Bogh holds a master in engineering in International Technology Management and has been working with standardization for several years in the field of education and research. She has been the main driving force in developing games and other educational material about standardization. The material is built on the problem based learning approach and aims at facilitating interaction, reflection and learning by doing. In addition to this, Signe also has a high degree of experience in teaching at university level. In the field of research, she has participated with several national and European research projects featuring standardization including the

BRIDGIT consortium (Bridging the gap between research and standardization).



March 21, 2018 1:00-2:30PM ET Presenter Scott Colburn, CAPT Scott A. Colburn is the Director of the Standards Program at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The Regulators Role in Improving Standards to Support International Harmonization – International Medical Devices Regulators Forum [IMDRF] Standards Working Group

Wednesday February 21, 2018 !:00-2:30 PM  Mobile Health standards and emerging role of Cybersecurity in healthcare (CYBERHEALTH) presented by  - Gora DATTA, HL7 International Ambassador, is a US based ICT Subject Matter Expert.

2017 Webinars

 Wednesday, November 15th from 1-2:30 pm ET - Copyright: A Case Study presented by Clark Silcox, General Counsel at NEMA.

Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT Standards Make Cities Smarter, What is “Smart Cities”? What does it include? What does it mean? And how can standards make cities smarter? Presented as a moderated panel discussion with industry experts who will share their view on current challenges in defining smart cities, the role of standards, and their thoughts on the future. Speakers soon to be confirmed. Joint webinar SES/Standards Council of Canada (SCC) in honor of World Standards Day. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET  - Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs) in Standard Setting, presented by Henry Wixon, Chief Counsel at NIST, and Kim Turner, Senior Director Client Services at Virtual, Inc.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET Certification of Standards Professionals - Roy Swift, Executive Director at Workcred  • SES Certification Program: Lee Webster, Director, Employees Relations at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)  • Korea’s Certification Program: Donggeun Choi, Principle Researcher, Korean Standards Association (KSA)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET.Mapping Terminologies: Increasing Access to Knowledge -  Ashleigh N. Faith, Professor at the University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern - A New Revolution: SDOs are Turning "Dead Text" PDF Standards Into Usable Digital Data, presented by Andrew Bank, Strategy and Business Development, XSB, Inc - The Makers of SWISS.

2016 Webinars

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern - Next Up in the Series of SES Standards: SES-3 - The Essential Framework for Joint Standards Development, presented by SES Standards Committee members Tricia Sena, Standards Project Manager at UL and Mark Ramlochan, Standards Project Manager at ULC Standards. To view a recording and slides. Click here for a recording and here for slides.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET - Developing Standards Professionals: Perspectives from New Professional
Keith Jansa, Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Travis Murdock, ASTM International,Marianna Kramáriková, Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 pm - The Integration of Academic Research and Standards - Benefits for Both Communitiespresented by Stephen J. Elliott, Ph.D., Director of the International Center for Biometric Research (ICBR) at Purdue University.   

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 pm -
Standards Training for New Hires, Grizzled Veterans, and Their Management, presented by Mike Hogan, Standards Liaison, NIST Information Technology Laboratory. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 1:00 to 2:30 pm - 
Making Your Technical Working Group Work: Strategies for Successpresented by Andy Freed, President, Virtual, Inc., and Greg Kohn, Senior Vice President of Client Services, Virtual, Inc. -

 2015 Webinars

November 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30 pm - What to do About SES-1 and -2!presented by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group. 

Click here to view the slides.         Click here to view the recording.

October 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30 pm - Developing Standards Professionals: Competencies, Training, and Mentors. The webinar was a special event jointly hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society for Standards Professionals (SES), featuring a moderated panel of three leaders in the world of standardization.      

September 16, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm - Standards and Trade, presented by Eileen Hill, Team Lead, Standards, International Trade Administration (ITA).

June 22, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm - Globalized Agrifoods Production (ANSI 2014 student paper winner), presented by Lu Hao, Institutional Research Analyst, Georgetown University  

May 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm Standards Education, presented by Susan Tatiner, Director, Standards Education at IEEE-SA, and Jennifer McClain, Sr. Manager Standards Education & Business Development at IEEE-EA

April 22, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm Involving Software Engineering Students in Implementing and Improving International Standards, presented by Claude Y. Laporte, Professor, Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS)

March 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm - Conformity Assessment - Threat or Menace, presented by Gary Schrempp, Director of Global Regulations and Safety Investigations, Dell, Inc.

February 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm - NFPA New Technology Applications, presented by Angela Burke, Product Manager, NFPA 
January 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30pm - The Standards Alliance: an ANSI-USAID Public-Private Partnership, presented by Cory O'Hara, Division Chief for Regulatory Reform Programs, USAID, and Leslie McDermott, Senior Manager - International Development, ANSI   

 2014 Webinars

November 18, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30pm - Challenges and Opportunities in Contextualizing Standards: Enhancing the Role of the Standards Professional in Corporate Planning, presented by Jeffrey Strauss, Associate Director at Northwestern University BCICS Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CTIM)

October 15, 2014, 1:00 to 2:30pm - IEC TC114 and the IECRE System, International Standards and Conformity Assessment Activities Relating to the Marine Energy Industry, presented by Jonathan Colby, Director of Technology Performance, Verdant Power

September 24, 2014 - Convergence of Open Source Projects and Standards Development, presented by Andrew Updegrove, Co-Founder and Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP

June 18, 2014 - Standards Education in Europe and Internationally, presented by Laurent Oberlé, President, Acanor 

May 21, 2014 - We’re Only Human: Addressing Human Imperfections and Variability in Standards Work, presented by Molly Story, Head, Usability and Risk Management at Sanofi, Mannheim Area, Germany - Medical Devices

April 16, 2014 - Jointly presented by SES and USNC/IEC, Conformity Assessment Aspects and Opportunities Available from IEC, presented by Timothy Duffy, Senior Manager of Conformity Assessment, Rockwell Automation

March 19, 2014 - The Evolving eBook and Mobile App Revolution - A Standards Developer's Perspective, presented by Ron Jones, Vice President, Business Development, IDS America, Inc.

February 19, 2014 - Standards on a mobile app the jouRney 2.0, presented by Mark Terzigni, Project Manager at Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)

January 15, 2014 - A Global Perspective of Programs for Young and Emerging Professionals in Standards Development and Conformity Assessment: What is the World Up To?, presented by Jonathan Colby, Hydrodynamic Engineer at Verdant Power

2013 Webinars 

November 20, 2013 - Federal Government Agency Participation in Consensus Standards Activities. Why Bother?, presented by Gregory Saunders, Director of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

October 16, 2013 - Emerging Digital Access to Standards and Content Authoring Technologies, presented by Mike Petosa, Vice President of Information Technology at ANSI 

September 18, 2013 - ASEE and How Standards Find their Way into the Classroom, presented by Bill Kelly, Director of External Affairs at ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

June 19, 2013 - EPA and the Giant Circular, presented by Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., Standards Executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ASTM International

May 22, 2013 - Insights on the Strategic Value of Standards Education, presented by Donald Purcell, Adjunct Faculty for Strategic Standardization, School of Engineering, Engineering Management Program, Catholic University of America

April 17, 2013 - XML Publication Workflows for Standards, presended by Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera Incorporated, Standards and Industry Innovations Department

March 20, 2013 - Trends in Machinery/Automation Safety, presented by Roberta Nelson Shea, Director, Safety Consulting Services Applied Manufacturing Technologies

February 20, 2013 - Using ANSI Human Resource Standards to Create a Business Advantage in the Workplace, presented by Lee Webster, Director of HR Standards, Society for Human Resource Management

January 16, 2013 - How Environmental Performance Changes the Standards Landscape, presented by Michael Kirschner, Prinicpal Consultant at ENVIRON International Corp.

2012 Webinars 

November 15, 2012 - Incorporation by Reference in Federal Regulations, presented by Emily Bremer, Attorney Advisor of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS)



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