• Professional Development Department Vice President


    Working with ISA staff, the Professional Development Department VP is expected to lead the department overseeing a comprehensive program of Society educational and professional development

    Department Purpose

    • Develop programs and services that meet the needs of members and contribute to advancing automation profession, including:
      • Training courses
      • Certifications
      • Professional licensing
      • Accreditation
      • Leadership development
    • Review existing programs and suggest refinements


    Provide vision and direction for the department in line with ISA strategic initiatives

    • Appoint chairs of department committees
    • Organize and facilitate meetings, including scheduling and agenda preparation
    • Actively identify, recruit and mentor potential leaders
    • Submit at least two VP candidates biannually
    • Provide input to the Society budget, including travel expenses for VP and VP-elect
    • Submit annual reports to the Executive Board

    Other Society Committees

    • Certification board
    • Training Programs committee
    • Leadership Development committee
    • CAP steering committee

    Preferred Experience/Knowledge

    • Previous experience with department
    • Experience in project management
    • Experience in training, staff development, or education services
    • Credentials experience


    • Any Member, Fellow, Honorary Member, Senior Member, Life Member or Life Fellow

    Time Requirements

    • Four-year commitment - two years with responsibilities as elect followed by two years as VP
    • Teleconferences and reporting - approximately 1-2 hours per week
    • Face to Face Meetings
      • Annual Leadership Conference - 4 days
      • Strategic Leader Meeting - 3 days

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