World Accreditation Day is celebrated each year on 9 June, giving us the opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
This year, the theme is Accreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy.
Each NATA office celebrates World Accreditation Day with a morning tea for staff, taking some time to reflect on accreditation and its impact on the world around us.
Susan Jones, State Manager, NSW & ACT said at the morning tea in Sydney:
“For NATA, World Accreditation Day is not only a day to celebrate what we do every day at our workplace, but a time to celebrate that we (NATA) and our members, are a part of a bigger picture; a worldwide family in Accreditation.
This years’ theme is “Accreditation: A global tool to support Public Policy”.
The worldwide family includes members of APLAC, ILAC and other ABs around the world, including Standards bodies and others that have some involvement in Accreditation.
Celebrations were held around the globe from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation who had a week-long celebration planned including a Church Service, Midweek Public Forum, radio broadcast and dinner to ANAB – ANSI- ASQ National Accreditation Board in the USA holding an open house and cookout at their office in Fort Wayne. Radio station Kapital FM 92.9 in Nigeria has also been promoting WAD.
Accreditation Bodies all around the globe celebrated with dinners, conferences, forums and other special events to mark the 9th of June. This is the day that NATA acknowledges and celebrates a link to a huge group of people via organisations and bodies that have the same values as NATA in the space of Accreditation.”
NATA also ran its popular annual competition for Members and Assessors around the World Accreditation Theme.
Brisbane staff celebrated with morning tea and a special cake for the occasion!