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 (within 5% of approved budget).

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

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

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

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

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

       6) Obtain new ISA Cleveland Section Board Members.

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