CESSE provides the go-to source of education, networking and the sharing of best practices for the staffs of engineering, technical, math and scientific societies to ensure the exchange and development of effective leadership practices.
CESSE provides leadership development through networking, education and the sharing of best practices for the professional leaders of science and engineering societies.
Transforming the future through science and engineering leadership.
Who We Are
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 a professional society of chief executive officers and mid- to senior-level staff members of engineering, technical, math and scientific 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.
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Learn how you can become equipped to lead your STEM society through leadership development opportunities and a trusted network of professionals.
CESSE Member Benefits