Update on Training Courses and Webinars and Webcasts

In 2012, TNI launched its new Educational Delivery System (EDS), a comprehensive training system that utilizes various face-to-face and web based types of training.  So far to date, TNI has supported 25 training events that have been attended by over 800 individuals. One additional training course and 3 webinars are scheduled for later this year.  In addition, three webcasts are now available for you to download at any time to have a training activity at your location.

  • Training Course: Basic Assessor Training, Kansas City; November 27-2
    This course provides examples and a basic understanding of the assessment processes, within the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) framework. The basic principles for assessing environmental laboratories are presented. A summary of the 2009 TNI Environmental Laboratory standards and practical examples for implementation of assessment techniques are an integral portion of this training course. http://www.regonline.com/asikansas
  • Webinar: Internal Audits and Management Reviews, October 5, 12-2 pm (ET)
    This webinar focuses on how the management system elements of internal audits and annual management review provide management with vital real time information and interact to form the basis for continuous improvement.  Definitions will be explored as well as the different types of internal audits that may be considered and the requirements detailed in the TNI 2009 ES Standard.  Responsibilities and accountabilities for meeting the standard requirements and prerequisites for conducting these activities will be presented.  Some of the ways to implement effective procedures for these foundation systems, suggestions that have been implemented in real life organizations, tools to facilitate management of the records and documentation will be a strong focus and discussed.  The participants also have an opportunity to discuss alternative ways for implementation.  http://www.regonline.com/bb3audit

In addition, the following additional webinars are scheduled:

Ethics training for laboratory and field professionals
Establishing a Data Integrity Plan
Roles of the Technical & Quality Manager in the Lab
Method Selection and Validation Topics
November 2, 2012
December 7, 2012
February 8, 2013
March 1, 2013

Details for each of these will be posted later this year.

  • Webcasts Now Available for Viewing
    • Understanding and Implementing LOD and LOQ  and their relationship to MDL and PQL
    • The 2012 EPA Method Update Rule
    • Corrective Action Process and Root Cause Analysis

http://www.nelac-institute.org/eds-home.php (Click on the On-Demand Training Tab)