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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Breakfast (member guests welcome)
    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Educational Session 2.1: Improving Financial Performance: A Behavioral Approach​

E. Ted Prince, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Perth Leadership Institute​

Traditional leadership development has focused primarily on interpersonal and social rather than business skills and behavioral abilities to generate financial performance. Ted Prince, Founder and President of the Perth Leadership Institute, will discuss behavioral factors underlying innovation and financial performance of leaders and management teams. 

In addition, a panel of CESSE CEOs who volunteered to take business acumen assessments developed by the Perth Leadership Institute will share insights gained from this approach and how they will apply these learnings going forward.

CEO Panelists:
CEOs who took the Perth Leadership Assessment in advance will discuss the results, and insights that they gained.

Ellen Bergfeld, PhD, CEO, Alliance of Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America 
Nicole Testa Boston, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, SFPE - Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Robert Chalker, Chief Executive Officer, NACE International | The Worldwide Corrosion Authority
Patrick Donnelly, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, AOCS
C. David Gammel, CAE, Executive Director, Entomological Society of America
Walter T. Marlowe, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
David Schutt, Chief Executive Officer, SAE International

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mid-Morning Break
    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Educational Session 2.2: Improving Financial Performance:  Roundtable Discussions​

Ted Prince will present the predicted financial success of a “mock” management team based on the results of our volunteer CEO assessments.  Would this “high-power” management team deliver financial success in the real world? 
A roundtable session will allow participants to estimate their own financial signature and each signature will be marked on a common financial signature diagram. Acting as a team, each group will discuss, 
How will this team perform from a financial perspective?
How much value will it add to their organization?
What staffing changes would it need to make in order to improve both financial performance and organizational success?
what strategies would it need to adopt behaviorally to improve its position relative to competitors?
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM CESSE Business Meeting (CESSE CEOs Only)
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch w/ Megatrend Roundtable Discussions (member guests welcome)
So many topics – so little time.  On Monday and Tuesday, extend your opportunity to share interests and information by self-selecting what you want to discuss over lunch.  We’ll have 10 different topics each day.  Look for stanchions on lunch tables, and sit with others who may have the same issue on their minds.  No advance preparation is necessary – sit, eat, share!  
Day Two - Megatrend Roundtable Discussion Topics
1. Membership Models
2. Chapters
3. International Strategies
4. Facilities (Rent or Own)
5. Rebranding
6. Non-Dues Revenue
7. Young Member Programs
8. Online Communities
9. Long-Term Financial Models
10. Succession Planning

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Partners Circle (Sponsors Only)
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Educational Session 2.3: Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication​

Moderated by: Katherine S. McCarter, Executive Director and Publisher, Ecological Society of America

Presenter on Open Science: Brian Nosek, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Center for Open Science

Transparency and reproducibility are core principles of research and not (yet) part of daily practice.  Failures of transparency and reproducibility retard progress on creating knowledge.  The Center for Open Science offers incentives to encourage, tools to enable, and training to enact transparency and reproducibility in all areas of research.  Adoption will increase the efficiency of finding solutions to pressing problems.​

Presenter on Scholarly Publication Options: Simon Inger, Principal Consultant for Strategic Journals Publishing Reviews, Product Strategies and Industry Landscape Reviews, Renew Publishing Consultants
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mid-Afternoon Break
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Educational Session 2.4: Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?​
CEOs discuss actions they are taking in light of recent events.
Gregg B. Balko, FASAE, CAE – Hurricane Irma
Executive Director, SAMPE
Robert Chalker – Hurricane Harvey
Chief Executive Officer, NACE International | The Worldwide Corrosion Authority
Matt Loeb, CGEIT, FASAE, CAE - Cybersecurity
Matthew M. Miller – Hurricane Irma
Executive Director, American Welding Society®
Mark Rubin – Terrorism, volcanos and diseases
CEO / Executive Vice President, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc.

Tom Smith – Hurricanes
Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Final Reception (member guests welcome)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Final Banquet (member guests welcome)
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Afterglow (member guests welcome)