The Positive Impact of the 2019 ISA Annual Leadership Conference

The Positive Impact of the 2019 ISA Annual Leadership Conference

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. The 2019 ISA annual leadership conference was our largest annual leader conference in many years. For example, there were 130 leaders registered for the event in 2014. This year there were 209. What might be...
What Is Your Executive Board Doing for You?

What Is Your Executive Board Doing for You?

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In mid-September, your incoming 2020 Executive Board met for two and a half days in Raleigh, NC. This summit meeting consisted of board orientation training, strategy and visioning discussions and planning, a...
ISA Extends Reach Through Organization Partnerships

ISA Extends Reach Through Organization Partnerships

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In their heyday, ISA conferences drew 30,000 attendees. Many changes have occurred since then, resulting in smaller conference sizes. In a concerted effort to reach a broader audience, ISA is actively...
Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. As a member of ISA you automatically belong to a local section. Sections represent a geographical grouping of members. Some sections represent a city (e.g., Birmingham, Houston). Others are spread out enough...
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....
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...

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