What are some things an Ambassador might do?
- Create content and materials to support SAFA’s vision of an open and community-driven approach to increase knowledge and expertise about automation best practices, and advocate further professionalization of the automation industry.
- Participate in and contribute in local community conferences, workshops and gatherings and represent SAFA on these occasions.
- Provide presentations or lectures at automation conferences and seminars, or host webinars that help to evangelize the mission and vision of SAFA.
- Contribute to working groups where Ambassadors come together and work on social media activities, planning and execution of local events, discussing speaking engagements and collaborating on presentations.
- Answer community questions on social networks or via direct messaging.
- Get involved early in new SAFA launches and provide early feedback to marketing and launch initiatives to ensure that SAFA programs resonate well in local markets.
Can anyone become an Ambassador?
The ambassador program is primarily intended for thought leaders in the automation industry, who are recognized for their knowledge and thought leadership. All applications will be reviewed by the SAFA Board and will be tested for qualification. Applicants who have a proven track-record at companies who are actively involved in the automation industry are preferred.
What is the time commitment required for being an Ambassador?
The commitment depends on the interest and ambition of the Ambassador. There are no mandatory minimum or maximum time commitment, and some months might be busier than others, depending on scheduled events. The purpose of the Ambassador role is to have a mutually beneficial relation. The more time you put into the program, the more benefits you will get out the program. All ambassadors are initially appointed for a period of 3 years.
Does SAFA pay Ambassadors?
No, being an Ambassador is a volunteer role for a select group of individuals. SAFA will pay for specific out-of-pocket expenses, but in essence this role is unpaid and completely voluntary.