E-zine Wild About Testing

Wild About Testing is our newsletter aimed at certification professionals interested in continuously improving the certification experience for their certificants and other stakeholders (employers or government agencies that might use the certificate).

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Our current e-zine: December, 2011 – Volume 3, Issue 5

Outsource Your New Year’s Resolutions to Your Customers

Wild & Associates, Inc.’s 2012 New Year’s resolution, to provide more opportunities for clients to learn about excellence in certification and to learn about best practices from each other, came directly from my customers. Did yours? Do you have the two-way communication necessary to know what your customers need and want?  The December 27th issue of the Wall Street Journal has an article entitled “To Stick to New Year’s Resolutions, Try to Outsource Them.” They are talking about oursourcing the identification of resolutions – not necessarily the implementation of the resolution.

Not Broken or Just Not Working?

I was recently informed that my seat belt wasn’t broken – it just didn’t work. Certification organizations sometimes have procedures that aren’t broken but don’t always work – a few examples are described.

ANSI/ISO/IEC 2012 Is Coming!

I just returned from the final meeting of the international working group to revise the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard, which should be published by the summer of 2012. My evaluation of the revision is that the standard has many positive changes, making it easier to understand from a certification body’s perspective, easier to evaluate from an assessor’s perspective, and an important standard for conformity assessment from an international perspective.

In the News

Preview new books that are now available and will be of interest to my readers.

Join me at the Association of Test Publishers meeting in February in Palm Springs, California.  Innovations in Testing 2012 promises to be an exciting and informative program designed to facilitate the echange of ideas, best practices, research and applications for the testing community.

Are you interested in Improving the Quality of Your Certification Program?  Join me in Longboat Key, Florida in March for this exciting learning and planning experience.  And learn how you can attend my first annual “Benchmarking Day for Improving Certification”FREE for clients, workshop participants, and e-zine subscribers.


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