ISA to Conduct New and Improved Events in Coming Months

ISA to Conduct New and Improved Events in Coming Months

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.   It’s hard to believe, but we’re already past the mid-point of 2018. While ISA has made solid progress to date, our performance during the remainder of 2018 will greatly determine our overall results for...
ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.   I’m excited to announce that the ISA Executive Board, meeting earlier this month during the Spring Leaders Meeting in Raleigh, NC, USA, has approved new ISA vision and mission statements. ISA’s new vision...
Are You Getting the Most out of Your ISA Membership?

Are You Getting the Most out of Your ISA Membership?

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.   During my years as an ISA member I have witnessed the dedication and sterling contributions of ISA members first hand. Whether I’m attending ISA division and section events, participating in Society...
Leadership Transition Is a Process Not a Transaction

Leadership Transition Is a Process Not a Transaction

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. The conclusion of ISA’s annual Fall Leader’s Meeting tends to signal that the end of the year is approaching and it’s time to begin preparing for a new one. At ISA, an important part of preparing for a...
Take Advantage of the Opportunities at ISA’s Fall Leaders Meeting

Take Advantage of the Opportunities at ISA’s Fall Leaders Meeting

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. The ISA Fall Leaders Meeting (FLM)—which will get underway later this month in Tampa, Florida—brings ISA leaders together to assess the state of the Society, consider strategies and actions to improve...
A New and Different Direction for ISA

A New and Different Direction for ISA

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. The classic definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things you have been doing and expecting different results.  At some point, you have to nudge things along in an attempt to affect a change...
Explaining Automation: Keep It Simple, Relevant, Relatable

Explaining Automation: Keep It Simple, Relevant, Relatable

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. This is a question that all of us, as automation professionals, need to be able to answer—clearly and simply. Outside of our own ranks, the vast majority of people do not have a clear understanding of...
ISA is Changing

ISA is Changing

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. ISA recently made some big news in automation training. One of ISA’s most important and popular courses—Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M)—is now available in a...
You Have a Voice in Helping to Shape ISA’s Future

You Have a Voice in Helping to Shape ISA’s Future

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. I thank you for indulging me over my posts the last two months (here and here) on the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) organization and the FIRST Championship, which...
Shaping the Future of Our Profession and Association

Shaping the Future of Our Profession and Association

This post is authored by Steven W. Pflantz, president of ISA 2017. In a few days, an event will take place in two American cities that will play an important role in encouraging high school students to pursue careers in engineering and automation. The 2017 FIRST®...

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