ISA Section Sponsored Educational Events

Objective:

  • To work with ISA sections to conveniently offer quality single- or multi-day educational training programs to a local audience at an affordable price
 

Goals:

  • Provide greater assistance in the sponsorship and implementation of local instructor-led educational programs
  • Increase success and attendance of co-sponsored events through ISA section and ISA HQ collaboration
  • Maximize resources of ISA Education Services department to coordinate training event and reduce administrative responsibilities of the local section
  • Provide opportunities for section to increase membership
 

Section responsibilities:

The section will take the lead role in promoting the course offering(s) and assist ISA staff as necessary in planning and executing of the event. The section will:

  • Appoint a coordinator to work with ISA staff to plan the course offering, including course selection, date, and location
  • Provide a location and communicate location contact information to ISA staff
  • Provide a coordinator to serve as the onsite contact for onsite registrations, to manage the sign-in roster, and to provide instructor assistance
  • Complete and return a signed course sponsorship agreement
  • Promote the course offering using section-developed and/or ISA staff-developed promotional resources
    • Please refer to the Revenue Sharing section below for information related to the Early Bird Discount and the Course Cancellation Administration Fee
 

IMPORTANT: The section must choose the date of course offering at least 16 weeks (roughly 4 months) prior to the course offering to provide ample time for promotion of the event. This 16-week time period includes the time ISA staff needs to develop marketing material for the section to use to promote the course offering.

ISA Staff responsibilities:

ISA staff will take the lead role in coordinating the course offering in conjunction with the section coordinator. ISA staff will:

  • Work with section coordinator to determine the most appropriate course topic, if necessary
  • Handle all course pre-registrations (e.g. course offering listing on ISA website and collecting all advance registration fees)
  • Establish Early Bird Deadline and section promotional code (see Revenue Sharing section below)
  • Arrange for instructor and pay his or her honorarium and expenses
  • Supply and ship all requisite course materials, including the latest course files and projector (if needed), to the seminar location
  • Provide marketing materials for the section to use to promote the course to members and nonmembers in its geographic area. The following promotional pieces will be provided to the section to use and disseminate as it deems appropriate:
    • promotional brochure in PDF format 
      (Note: ISA staff will not print or mail this brochure. For exception, see Other Considerations section below. The brochure PDF will be designed for commercial printer purposes only. If you plan to use the brochure in another manner, please inform ISA staff of your planned use and required file formats so we can provide the appropriate file type.)
    • sample email with information about the course
    • (Note: ISA staff will not broadcast this email.)
    • press release for local publications
    • (Note: ISA staff will not submit this release to any publications.)
  • Include mention of the course offering in relevant email campaigns as deemed appropriate by ISA staff
  • Provide guidance and best practices for the successful promotion and implementation of the course offering
  • Add section event where course offering will be held to ISA's online calendar, if applicable
 

Attendee Fees:

  • Single-day course offerings: Fees are $650 per person for ISA members and $815 per person list price for nonmembers
  • Multi-day course offerings: Pricing varies by course
 

Note: Attendee fees inclusive of all course materials for both single- and multi-day courses. Attendee fees are subject to change by ISA.

Revenue Sharing:

Revenue to section, if course runs:

  • Section will receive 20% of gross registration fees if  the section gets at least five (5) participants to register by the Early Bird Deadline
    • Section will receive a unique registration promotion code for course registrants to use for an Early Bird Discount
    • The promotion code will give participants a 5% discount on their course registration (when used by the Early Bird Deadline)
  • Section will receive 10% of gross registration fees for 5-15 participants if fewer than five (5) participants register by the Early Bird Deadline using the section's promotional code (see above for details)
  • Section will receive 15% of gross registration fees for 16 or more participants if fewer than five (5) participants register by the Early Bird Deadline using the section's promotional code (see above for details) 
 

Note: A minimum # of students will be required (and vary) in order to determine economic feasibility for ISA and the Section sponsor.

Course Cancellation Administration Fee for section, if course cancels:

  • Single-day Course Offerings: If course offering cancels due to lack of sufficient registrations (>5), section will pay a $250 Administration Fee (per course) to ISA to cover a portion of ISA's costs and labor incurred prior to cancellation date
  • Multi-day Course Offerings: If course offering cancels due to lack of sufficient registrations (>5), Section will pay a $500 Administration Fee (per course) to ISA to cover a portion of ISA's costs and labor incurred prior to cancellation date
 

Other Considerations:

  • Business terms for multi-day courses may vary slightly from those for single-day courses
  • All courses are priced in US dollars
  • Section can reach nonmember customers in the ISA database with the course promotional brochure provided by ISA in one of the following ways:
     
    • Requesting a list of ISA's nonmember customers to be sent to the section's bonded mailing house. Section pays for printing, postage, and mailing of the brochure. Two weeks notice is required for list to be built and sent to bonded mail house.
    • Taking advantage of ISA's bulk rates and long-standing relationships with its printing and mailing vendors by using ISA to print and mail the course brochure to a list of ISA's nonmember customers. The cost for this service is $1,000 per 1,000 names and includes printing, postage, and mailing costs. For non-US addresses, the cost for this service is $1,750 per 1,000 names. Once the request for this service is received, section can expect the brochure to be in the mail within three to four weeks. ISA staff recommends making this request when you return your signed course sponsorship agreement. 

ISA Single-Day Courses

Code

Title

EC50C

Safety Instrumented Systems: An Overview

EC50CT

Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems for the Process Industry

EI10C

Industrial Flow Measurement Overview

ES15C

Introduction to Boiler Control Systems

ES16C

Boiler Burner Management Systems-Meeting NFPA Standards

FG05C

Overview of Measurement and Control Fundamentals

FG15C

Instrumentation Diagrams and Symbols

FG21C

Ethernet and TCP/IP on the Plant Floor

FG25C

Overview of FOUNDATION Fieldbus Technology

FG30C

Picking the Right Bus-A Comparison of Field and Device Networks

IC30C1

Introduction to SCADA Systems Integration

IC30C2

Practical Applications of SCADA Systems

IC32C

Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA99 Standards

IC39C

Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems

IC40C

Introduction to Applying the Batch Control Standard ANSI/ISA-88.01 ANSI/ISA-88-01-1995

IC50C

OPC-The Windows to the World are Open

IC55C

Implementing Enterprise/Control Integration Using ANSI/ISA95 Standards

IC60C

Implementing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) using the ANSI/ISA95 Standards

IC85C

Industrial Wireless Systems

MT10C1

Improving Manufacturing through Automation: Opportunity Identification and Project Justification

MT10C2

Project Management for Automation Engineers

SP04PC

How 40 CFR 60 Subpart VV Has Changed

SP05PC

Advances in Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Techniques

SP06PC

Beyond Basic LDAR

SP25C

Applications of Industrial Wireless Systems

SP27C

Using RFID/RTLS to Track Industrial Assets

TC05C1

Tuning of Feedback Controllers

TC05C2

Tuning of Advanced Controllers

TI21C

Overview of Grounding and Noise Reduction for Control Equipment

  

Please contact Lisa Green (lgreen@isa.org) or 919-990-9292 for additional information.