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Welcome to the Professional Development Committee


The Professional Development Standing Committee is responsible for working with staff to ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive set of professional development programs (technical and non-technical) to meet the needs of Society members and automation professionals.

Group Type



Executive Board


  1. Ensure effectiveness in ISA’s educational offerings
  2. Ensure effectiveness in ISA’s certification and certificate offerings
  3. Ensure effectiveness in ISA’s leadership development offerings


8-12 professional members and a chair representing a diversity consistent with Society’s policies and values

Selection/ Appointment

Appointed by the Executive Board upon recommendation from the outgoing committee.


Terms coincide with Society operating year. Member terms are one-year, renewable up to three consecutive years. Chair term is one year, renewable for two years.

Expected Commitment

2-4 hours per month

The committee will host virtual discussions, documents, notes and resources on their ISA Connect community.

Roles and Authorities

Makes Recommendations to the Executive Board

  1. Investment in educational development
  2. Updates to the Code of Standard Leadership Practices
  3. Updates to the Code of Ethics
  4. Task forces necessary for strategically-aligned development initiatives


  1. Appointment of a member representative to NCEES

Provides Input

  1. Revision and update to existing educational offerings
  2. Development of new educational programs
  3. Revision and update to existing certificates or certifications
  4. Development of new certificates or certifications


Quality and effectiveness of educational offerings