DKE at IEC Academy Day
The IEC Academy & Capacity Building is to support National Committees, IEC Regional Centres and other IEC Departments to build knowledge, skills and enthusiasm within the IEC community and beyond.
With the IEC Academy Day, the objectives of the program could also be furthered at the IEC General Meeting, and the DKE was actively involved in this.
Corresponding the topic of the day session “2022 and beyond: the new normal“, Florian Spiteller, Head of External Relations & Support DKE, gave a presentation on the topic “Germany and the New Normal – engaging stakeholders under pandemic conditions and learnings for the time beyond”.
At the end, the most important results from the German Standards Panel and the DKE Mentoring program were presented. The DKE Mentoring is a new program of the Next Generation DKE for new and more experienced standards exerts. Experts with longer experience in international standardization serve mentees as mentors, so that these can prepare themselves in depth for the committee work and close knowledge gaps.
In addition to various best practices from many countries, everyone agreed on one key result: In the pandemic, we need to keep an eye on the topic of "social capital“. We need to address the question of which formats we can use for hybrid exchange, because we can't do it only online. Even if digital exchange offers advantages and can create lively participation, a community must also be able to meet and exchange ideas locally. This requires appropriate concepts and an agile community that is able to accept both digital and analog offers in a mix.