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A Successful Return to the In-Person 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting

CESSE welcomed 67 STEM society CEOs to the 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting on January 23–26 in Annapolis, MD, the first in-person leadership conference since February 2020. 
 



The Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) welcomed 67 STEM society CEOs to the 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting on January 23–26 in Annapolis, MD, the first in-person leadership conference since February 2020. The event provided a trusting environment for CEOs and executive directors to connect with other leaders, share experiences, and solve common issues.

“Our industry is in the business of bringing people together and we can lead by example in a meaningful way through these types of events. The planning of the 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting brought together a community of leading conveners who candidly shared their knowledge and insights to help collectively fuel our organizations over the next year.” 

Dr. Norman Fortenberry

2022 CEO Meeting Co-Chair 
Executive Director at American Society for Engineering Education

2022 CEO Meeting attendeesThe carefully curated education sessions were designed to be conversational in nature, with a moderator facilitating discussions among expert panelists. The relevant session topics included:
 
  • Don't Gaslight Your Members: Pursuing Meaningful Social Change in STEM Societies
  • Consumer is Boss: Understanding Member Needs as a Path to Growth & Sustainability
  • Back to Basics: Behavior, Ethics, and the Modern Board
  • Bicycling with Your Board: Effective Recruitment and Training
The 2022 CEO Meeting also provided many unique opportunities for CEO attendees to speak openly with their counterparts in a comfortable atmosphere.

“As a first-time Executive Director and attendee of the 2022 CESSE CEO Meeting, the experience in Annapolis this week with peers and partners invigorated me! It also signaled a return to safe in-person meetings. A unique quality of this meeting is that it creates a trusting environment that allows for open and honest conversations with other CEOs who are equally passionate about advancing the missions of STEM societies.”

Elena Gerstmann, PhD, FASAE, CAE,
Executive Director at INFORMS

The next CESSE leadership development conference is ACCESSE22 on July 19–21, 2022, in Richmond, VA.
 

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