What AF, ASCI, ISCI, and WCI Are Doing for You

What AF, ASCI, ISCI, and WCI Are Doing for You

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. So what are these groups, and why should you care? Do you know why they exist, and what they’re doing to help you, your employer, and the automation industry?First off, let’s get all the acronyms out of the...
ISA Resources to Make You and Your Employer More Successful

ISA Resources to Make You and Your Employer More Successful

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. ISA’s mission statement is: Advance technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. Are you aware of all the resources ISA has at your disposal? Are you taking...
What ISA Can Do for You

What ISA Can Do for You

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. ISA has both led and participated in a number of surveys over the last few years. One thing that really stood out for me is the significant differences between “active” versus “passive” (and non-) members....
Annual Leadership Conference Blends Tradition, Future Focus

Annual Leadership Conference Blends Tradition, Future Focus

This post was authored by Myra Schwartz, marketing coordinator at ISA. Our annual meetings aren’t just about passing the gavel to the next president or attending a few sessions and dinners. Of course, outgoing ISA President Brian Curtis did pass the gavel to Paul...
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...
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...
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...

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