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1 ASTM Officers Training Workshop Subcommittee Chairmens Duties And Responsibilities September 11-12, 2006 Joe KouryChristi Sierk

2 OBJECTIVES At the end of this module, you will be able to serve effectively as a Subcommittee Chairman by: At the end of this module, you will be able to serve effectively as a Subcommittee Chairman by: Handling administrative responsibilities Handling administrative responsibilities Conducting an effective meeting Conducting an effective meeting Preparing items for Sub and Main Committee ballots Preparing items for Sub and Main Committee ballots Resolving negative votes effectively Resolving negative votes effectively Utilizing available resources at ASTM Headquarters Utilizing available resources at ASTM Headquarters

3 ROLE OF SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRMAN You serve as a... Leader Leader Communicator Communicator Administrator Administrator Organizer Organizer

4 DELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

5 THE VICE - CHAIRMAN Chairs meetings in your absence Chairs meetings in your absence Assigns projects to task group chairmen and follows up on deadlines Assigns projects to task group chairmen and follows up on deadlines Answers correspondence Answers correspondence

6 THE SECRETARY Records minutes Records minutes Collects task group reports Collects task group reports Distributes attendance lists Distributes attendance lists Assumes responsibilities as delegated by the Sub Chairman Assumes responsibilities as delegated by the Sub Chairman

7 TASK GROUPS

8 Create new standards Create new standards Review and revise standards Review and revise standards Develop a precision and bias statement Develop a precision and bias statement Examine a need for a new standard Examine a need for a new standard Promote membership/publicize activities Promote membership/publicize activities Review standards editorially Review standards editorially Determine a need for a symposium Determine a need for a symposium

9 RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TASK GROUP CHAIR Establish missions and goals of task groups Establish missions and goals of task groups Assign a small working group with experience and expertise Assign a small working group with experience and expertise Monitor progress of task groups Monitor progress of task groups Encourage frequent meetings/contact for accelerating progress Encourage frequent meetings/contact for accelerating progress Coordinate task group reports at subcommittee meetings Coordinate task group reports at subcommittee meetings

10 TASK GROUP REPORTS These should include... These should include... A recommendation on items for ballot A recommendation on items for ballot A recommendation on disposition of negative votes A recommendation on disposition of negative votes A review of existing standards A review of existing standards The status on interlaboratory testing program The status on interlaboratory testing program

11 SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

12 DUTIES Report to main committee on subcommittee actions Report to main committee on subcommittee actions Return required forms to ASTM Headquarters Return required forms to ASTM Headquarters Provide meeting room requirements and audio/visual needs for next meeting Provide meeting room requirements and audio/visual needs for next meeting

13 MEMBERSHIP ROSTER MAINTENANCE Approve new members with classification and vote Approve new members with classification and vote Check balance and classifications of existing members Check balance and classifications of existing members

14 CONDUCTING A MEETING

15 PREPARATION FOR A MEETING Review ballot results Review ballot results Review correspondence Review correspondence Review minutes and action items from previous meeting Review minutes and action items from previous meeting Review status of your subcommittees standards Review status of your subcommittees standards Update subcommittee roster Update subcommittee roster Contact task group chairmen Contact task group chairmen Contact staff manager Contact staff manager

16 WHY IS AN AGENDA IMPORTANT? Prepares chairman Prepares chairman Prepares attendees Prepares attendees Creates an interest Creates an interest Defines clear objectives Defines clear objectives Serves as a valuable organizational tool Serves as a valuable organizational tool

17 AN INFORMATION-FULL AGENDA INCLUDES: Meeting date, time, location Meeting date, time, location Agenda/minutes approvals Agenda/minutes approvals Agenda items with background/goals Agenda items with background/goals Old/New business Old/New business Summary/assignments Summary/assignments

18 OPENING A MEETING Start on time Start on time Delegate the task of taking minutes if you dont have a subcommittee secretary Delegate the task of taking minutes if you dont have a subcommittee secretary Review the agenda/obtain agreement on the meetings objectives and goals Review the agenda/obtain agreement on the meetings objectives and goals Revise agenda if necessary Revise agenda if necessary

19 DURING THE MEETING Use Roberts Rules of Order Use Roberts Rules of Order Use ASTM Regulations Use ASTM Regulations Use time efficiently Use time efficiently Use members effectively Use members effectively

20 PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE Majority rule must prevail Majority rule must prevail Rights of members w/minority opinion are protected Rights of members w/minority opinion are protected Respect for all members assured Respect for all members assured Logical order of business provided Logical order of business provided

21 HOW TO MAKE A MOTION Motion made Motion made Motion seconded Motion seconded Chairman calls for discussion of the motion Chairman calls for discussion of the motion Chairman calls for vote on the motion Chairman calls for vote on the motion

22 ROLE OF THE CHAIRMAN Remain neutral Remain neutral Recognize attendees who wish to speak Recognize attendees who wish to speak Maintain order Maintain order Summarize discussion and future action Summarize discussion and future action

23 CLOSING A MEETING State conclusions reached State conclusions reached Summarize assignments Summarize assignments Review requirements for next meeting Review requirements for next meeting

24 AFTER THE MEETING Prepare Minutes Prepare Minutes - send prepared minutes to staff manager - distribute minutes as soon as possible after the meeting Make a list of subcommittee ballot items Make a list of subcommittee ballot items Make a list of main committee and concurrent ballot items Make a list of main committee and concurrent ballot items

25 PREPARING ITEMS FOR BALLOT

26 REGISTERING WORK ITEMS Required upon initiation of work on new standards or revision to existing standards Required upon initiation of work on new standards or revision to existing standards No need for reapprovals, withdraws or reinstatement No need for reapprovals, withdraws or reinstatement An easy seven-step process An easy seven-step process

27 WORK ITEM RESPONSIBILITES u Establish procedures for who will register work items within the subcommittee u Review content and authorize the posting of the work item to the web u Keep active work items current and delete dropped projects

28 BENEFITS OF WORK ITEMS u Promote activity u Provide visibility u Initiate the Tracker function u Serve as tracking number

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30 Use Use

31 ISSUING A BALLOT Subcommittee Ballot: Subcommittee Ballot: Subcommittee Chairman or their designees are authorized to initiate a subcommittee ballot Subcommittee Chairman or their designees are authorized to initiate a subcommittee ballot Motion passed at a subcommittee meeting Motion passed at a subcommittee meeting Rationale required Rationale required Concurrent Main/Sub Ballot: Concurrent Main/Sub Ballot: Minor revision, or new standard and major revisions that have undergone at least one subcommittee ballot can be issued concurrently Minor revision, or new standard and major revisions that have undergone at least one subcommittee ballot can be issued concurrently Concurrent ballot can be issued when approved by the main committee chairman and either approved at a subcommittee meeting or requested by subcommittee chairman Concurrent ballot can be issued when approved by the main committee chairman and either approved at a subcommittee meeting or requested by subcommittee chairman Rationale required Rationale required

32 PREPARING NEW DRAFTS FOR BALLOT Use the standard templates Use the standard templates Use the Form and Style Guide for... Use the Form and Style Guide for... Form of ASTM Test Methods Form of ASTM Test Methods Form of ASTM Specifications Form of ASTM Specifications Form of other types of ASTM Standards: classifications, practices, guides, and terminology Form of other types of ASTM Standards: classifications, practices, guides, and terminology Up Front editing available via Headquarters Up Front editing available via Headquarters

33 PREPARING REVISIONS FOR BALLOT Ensure work item is registered Ensure work item is registered A Microsoft Word version of the standard will be ed to the technical contact A Microsoft Word version of the standard will be ed to the technical contact Instructions are provided with MS Word file to track changes Instructions are provided with MS Word file to track changes Revision bars appear in the margin of the document Revision bars appear in the margin of the document Do not submit entire standard, only revised sections Do not submit entire standard, only revised sections

34 PREPARING COVER LETTERS FOR BALLOT Short, concise explanation for balloting the item Short, concise explanation for balloting the item Previous ballot history Previous ballot history Changes made due to negative votes or comments Changes made due to negative votes or comments Rationale required for all ballot items Rationale required for all ballot items Include all contact information Include all contact information

35 SUBMITTAL FORMS

36 RESOLVING NEGATIVE VOTES EFFECTIVELY Communication Communication Consideration Consideration Documentation Documentation

37 COMMUNICATION Contact the negative voter before the meeting Contact the negative voter before the meeting

38 CONSIDERATION Ensure proper motions are made when handling negative votes Ensure proper motions are made when handling negative votes Tally only official voting members Tally only official voting members

39 DOCUMENTATION Complete appropriate forms before the end of the meeting Complete appropriate forms before the end of the meeting Document motions, vote count and rationale in minutes Document motions, vote count and rationale in minutes Respond to negative voter through correspondence Respond to negative voter through correspondence

40 DISPOSITION OF NEGATIVE Persuasive Persuasive Withdrawn Withdrawn Withdrawn with Editorial Change(s) Withdrawn with Editorial Change(s) Not Related Not Related Not Persuasive Not Persuasive Previously Considered Previously Considered

41 UTILIZATION OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES

42 ASTM STAFF Staff Manager/ Administrative Assistant Staff Manager/ Administrative Assistant Editor Editor Corporate Communications Corporate Communications Symposia Symposia Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) Interlaboratory Study Program (ILS) Member Services Member Services Technical and Professional Training Technical and Professional Training Corporate Development Corporate Development Proficiency Testing Program Proficiency Testing Program

43 TOOLS AND RESOURCES Technical Committee Officer Handbook Technical Committee Officer Handbook Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees Form and Style Manual Form and Style Manual Online Training Modules Online Training Modules Membership Information Packets Membership Information Packets Committee Bylaws Committee Bylaws

44 TOOLS AND RESOURCES

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46 MORE TOOLS AND RESOURCES Standards Tracking Standards Tracking Guidelines for Writing Research Reports Guidelines for Writing Research Reports Publicity Forms for Standardization News Publicity Forms for Standardization News Officers Conference Handbook Officers Conference Handbook

47 REVIEW OF SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES Handling administrative responsibilities Handling administrative responsibilities Conducting an effective meeting Conducting an effective meeting Preparing items for Sub and Main Committee ballot Preparing items for Sub and Main Committee ballot Resolving negatives effectively Resolving negatives effectively Utilizing available ASTM resources Utilizing available ASTM resources

48 GOOD LUCK IN YOUR IMPORTANT ROLE Any Questions? Contact your Staff Manager Joe Koury: Christi Sierk:


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