To enable the leadership of scientific and engineering societies to achieve excellence
Engineering and scientific societies play a crucial role in the development of the professions that are key to advancing innovation. The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE), incorporated in 1977, is an informal professional society of chief executive officers and mid- to senior-level staff members of scientific and engineering societies dedicated to leadership excellence.
CESSE offers its members a forum for exchanging information about their experiences and a venue for addressing the problems, challenges, and opportunities they face in operating their societies. CESSE's greatest resource is its members' wisdom and experience. CESSE members are known - some are even notorious - for their willingness to share their knowledge with colleagues.
CESSE provides the go-to source of education, networking and benchmarking for the staffs of engineering, technical and scientific societies to ensure the exchange and development of effective leadership practices.