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 advantage of them to help both you and your employer be more successful?
Below is a notable sampling of these valuable resources.
ISA is a standards development organization. Standards help you: take advantage of all the lessons learned by others, ease system implementation, increase your safety and security, lower your total costs, and more. ISA members can view ISA produced documents at no charge. Find out more at: https://www.isa.org/standards-and-publications/isa-standards/find-isa-standards-in-numerical-order/
Different people learn in different ways. Some prefer to read books. Others prefer to attend courses. ISA offers a variety of courses both online and in person. Find out more at: https://www.isa.org/training-certifications/isa-training/
ISA on YouTube
Find free recorded webinars, event information and much more at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwJIGlkTky1qzRnIc7Yum2A
ISA video library
Select from more than 100 recorded webinars (free for members!) on many different automation topics at: https://www.isa.org/videos/
ISA division websites
Your Society dues include membership in two ISA technical divisions. There are 16 divisions in all. Have you selected the two that make the most sense for you and your employer? Each division has a web site and email listservs. (Note that some division web sites require you to log in to get full access to their information.) Divisions produce newsletters for their members, along with technical symposia. Find out more at: https://www.isa.org/membership/participate-in-a-technical-division/
Standards are not written to teach; books are written to teach. ISA books are written by industry experts, many of whom are members of ISA standards committees, as well as developers of ISA training courses. Find out more at: https://www.isa.org/standards-publications/isa-publications/isa-books/
ISA leader resources
Are you an ISA volunteer? Do you know what you need to do, and how to do it, to be most effective? Section-, district-, division-, and Society-focused operating documents are available at: https://www.isa.org/members-corner/leader-resources/operating-documents/
Leadership training materials are available at: https://www.isa.org/members-corner/leader-resources/leader-training/
All of these materials exist to help you and your employer be more successful (i.e., safe, secure, efficient, profitable, etc.). Much of the material is free for members, and there are significant member discounts for items that must be purchased. What better reason to join!