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The Virtual Workshop Series is a professional resource designed for early career faculty and graduate students.

Register for the next session, 18 November 2015: Standards Education. See the flyer and draft program in the next section.


A professional resource designed for early-career faculty and graduate students

Through this web-based live conference format, you can interact directly with faculty members from around the world to learn:

  • The importance of standards in meeting technical, economic, environmental and societal challenges
  • The basic concepts of standardization, the types of standards and how they are developed
  • How, by introducing standards education into the classroom you can augment the learning experience and better position your students for industry practice
  • The different types of standards education resources available and how to access them for your own use
  • Recommended steps for the integration of standards education into your courses

View flyer and detailed program for 18 November:

View past conference programs below:


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Why would you want to participate?

Through sessions devoted to developing a career plan, effective teaching, and conducting research, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, participants will:

  • Acquire tips and guidance to put into action immediately
  • Gain the knowledge needed to develop critical competencies
  • Lean how to develop a five- to seven-year plan to support career advancement
  • Have an opportunity to get answers to career and professional-development questions
  • Expand a global network of colleagues and professional contacts 

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You can attend from your home or office. These mini-conferences make use of a new virtual platform that will also allow you to view sessions you might have missed at other times.


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Available on demand

  • "Student Assessment," held 23 October 2015
  • "Creating a Research Program," held 12 December 2014
  • "Effective Teaching," held 18 September 2014
  • "Launching a Successful Career," held 15 November 2013

The above events can be viewed on demand by visiting the ECFD Virtual hosting website.

For more information, send an email to


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Future conference dates

  • 17 December 2015: Creating a Research Program


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