The sessions of the Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011 have been unveiled by ISA. The conference will take place in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 17-20 October 2011, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center.
“This session will provide insight and relevant training on how to manage the human side of automation projects. Our speakers bring decades of industry experience and will be sharing their expertise in how to optimize the workforce, from project management to career development. They’ll also cover new, timely topics that can have a positive impact on a company’s employees,” said Track Chair, Brian Bridgewater, of Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company.
The Human Asset Optimization Track includes:
Project Management: Best Practices — Offers real-world instruction and advice from senior automation project managers on how to scope, estimate and control automation projects
Career Discussion — Presents ways to develop group capabilities in light of the fact that automation is a complex engineering discipline requiring several abilities uncommon to the engineer
Learning for Your Career and Your Plant — Covers three successful approaches and methodologies for improving plant performance, as well as the lives of automation professionals: alarm rationalization, virtual plant and mentoring
Personal Development — Presents ways to cultivate and nurture the workforce, i.e. the “human factor,” in a technology-focused environment
Automation Competency Model — Explains how and why the model was developed and what this means to the automation profession