ISA Cleveland Section

 

Mission & Goals – 2016 - 2017

 

(As revised/amended at Board Meeting on August 15, 2016)

 

Mission:

 

The Cleveland Section of ISA, the International Society of Automation, shall enhance the awareness, value, and application

of automation technology; provide the means to advance the competence and careers of practitioners and students of automation

in the Northeastern Ohio area through section events, education, and training; maintain the viability of the Section, and work to enhance

 the viability of ISA International.

 

 

Goals:

 

Goal 1; Training: Maintain and improve the relevance, competence, and qualifications of instrumentation, control and automation

practitioners and students.

 

Goal 2; Image:                  Support and enhance the image of ISA in the Northeastern Ohio area.

 

Goal 3; Networking: Assess and support the business, professional, and technical needs of the Section’s members.

 

Goal 4; Survival:               Ensure that the Section remains viable.

 

 

Objectives:

 

Goal 1 Maintain and improve the relevance, competence, and qualifications of instrumentation, control and automation

     practitioners and students.

 

Objectives –

 

1)    Provide the membership with a minimum of six state-of-the-art technical meetings and the balance to be general interest

 meetings from July 1 to June 30.

 

Metric: Number of technical meetings (at least six).

 

2)    Promote and advance student involvement in ISA.

 

Metric: Number of students participating in Section Meetings.

 

Goal 2.   Support and enhance the image of ISA in the Northeastern Ohio area.

 

Objectives –

 

1)    Enhance the awareness of ISA among other professional, technical, and educational organizations by attending

unique events sponsored

by at least two other professional and or technical societies. Metric: Number of events attended (at least two).

 

2)    Involve the Section in ISA International Activities.

 

Metric: Number of ISA International Activities of which the Section is a participant.


Goal 3.   Assess and support the business, professional, and technical needs of the Section’s members.

 

Objectives –

 

1)    Provide relevant topics at monthly section meetings.

 

Metric: Average attendance at Section meetings (average at least 25 attendees).

 

2)    Obtain breadth of Section meeting attendance.

 

Metric: Attendance of different (unique) members / non-members at Section meetings (at least 65 individuals over

the course of the year).

 

3)    Increase the usefulness of the ISA Cleveland Section Social Media.

 

Metric: Section Website, Section Microsite on Society website, and social media updated prior to all events.

 

4)    Familiarize members with benefits and services of ISA.

 

Metric: Promoted or presented on ISA services and benefits at Section events (at least two).

 

Goal 4.   Ensure that the Section remains viable.

 

Objectives –

 

1)    Maintain and track proposed budget at board meetings for the Fiscal Year. Metric: Actual financial performance vs. budget

2)    (within 5% of approved budget).

 

3)    Support the establishment or maintaining an ISA Cleveland Student Section.

 

Metric: Planned for and advanced the establishment of student section during the year.

 

4)    Implement Section Milestone Checklist review at each Section Board Meeting.

 

Metric: Milestone action items reviewed and completed and recorded in Meeting Minutes.

 

5)     Obtain new members during section fiscal year. Metric: Number of new members recruited

6)    Retain Cleveland Section membership.

 

Metric: Restored members in active grace back to full membership (at least 70% of members going into active grace).

Established and worked on a program for membership retention.

 

7)    Obtain new ISA Cleveland Section Board Members.

 

Metric: Number of new ISA Cleveland Board Members recruited (at least one).