Learning Labs

NEW THIS YEAR! Learning labs are designed to promote conceptual understanding and deeper engagement in problem solving for small groups. Each learning lab will consist of a 60-minute session, where attendees will engage through discussion and activities surrounding the topic. We will offer two Learning Labs this year (20 class limit) and both are open to all registered attendees.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: National Harbor 6

LL1 — Statements of Conformance, Measurement Decision Risk and the New ISO/IEC 17025 Choose your own adventure
Instructor: Jeff Gust, Fluke Calibration

During this learning lab, we will present a situation where a customer requests a calibration and wants to have a statement of whether the unit is “in tolerance” or “out of tolerance.”  You are using the requirements of the approved Draft International Standard DIS ISO/IEC 17025:2017. The attendees will get to make a series of decisions about the calibration service, and decision rules and guardbanding methods from multiple options and you can see how each situation plays out!
Learning Objectives:
Requirements for statements of conformance in the new draft of ISO/IEC 17025
An overview of some commonly used conformity decision rules
Guardbanding methods associated with decision rules
Measurement Decision Risk associated with decision rules

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Room:  National Harbor 7

LL2 — Risk Management
Instructor: Tim Osborne, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

The objectives of this learning lab is to introduce and prepare the participant for the application of risk management techniques as they apply to the FDIS ISO/IEC 17025. The participant will be able to discuss the PDCA process from memory and identify and assess key risk components from specific management system and measurement processes provided to the teams in the laboratory.  The participant will also be able to explain, from memory and using the examples provided, possible mitigating and contingency actions to reduce the affects of risk.