About Us

CESSE provides the go-to source of education, networking and the sharing of best practices for the staffs of engineering, technical and scientific societies to ensure the exchange and development of effective leadership practices.

About Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE)

Our Mission

CESSE provides leadership development through networking, education and the sharing of best practices for the professional leaders of science and engineering societies.

Our Vision

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 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.

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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

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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