Monday, February 25, 2019

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7:30 AM - 8:15 AM    Breakfast - (member guests welcome)

Hosted by the Hawai'i Convention Center

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM    Welcome and Program Introductions 

Welcome to the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting by 2018-19 CESSE Chair:
  • David Schutt, CEO, Society of Automotive Engineers
Program Co-chairs open the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting
  • Eileen Murray, Executive Director, American Epilepsy Society
  • Khanh Vu, Executive Director, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Surviving the Population Shift:  Responding to the Coming Change in National Demographics

Supporting partner: The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

Moderator: Norman L. Fortenberry, Sc.D., Executive Director, American Society for Engineering Education

Speaker: Michele Lezama, CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO, Society of Women Engineers
Karl W. Reid, Ed.D., Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers
Cortland Russell, President & CEO, Out in STEM
Raquel Tamez, Chief Executive Officer. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Khanh Vu, Executive Director, Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

We will begin our query by exploring the changing face of leadership and the workforce of the future, doing a deep dive into diversity and inclusion. Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director of the American Society for Engineering Education, kicks us off with a panel rich with expertise on the issue, including the CEOs of many of our CESSE societies representing diverse STEM member bases.  We will move into considering inclusionary practices we can implement, or advance, in our own organizations.

At the end of this discussion, you will:
  1. Understand the coming shift in national demographics and what it implies for the future science and engineering workforce
  2. Identify actions you can take now to build interest and participation by members of underrepresented population

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM   Morning Break

Hosted by Business Events Toronto

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   IP: Legal Implications When Dealing with Volunteers

Supporting partner: Towneley Capital Management

Moderator: Larry Sloan, CEO, American Industrial Hygiene Association
James S. Wilson, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
Tom W. Smith, CAE, Exective Director, American Society of Civil Engineers

The legal implications related to intellectual property can be complex and result in serious consequences. As the CEO of organizations whose members often develop a large amount of intellectual property, it's important we understand how to protect our organizations. During this one-hour session our non-profit legal counsel will discuss various topics including:

- Agreements with contributor on IP ownership and establishment of rights to use upfront
- Ownership and licensing of content
- Liability for infringement/defamation within content
- Indemnification
- Insurance (D&O, E&O) recommendations
- US statue implications (e.g., Communications Decency Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act)
- Liability for substance of content
- And more

In addition CEOs with first-hand experience will share their stories. Audience members will be invited to share their ‘war stories’ and questions as well.


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM   Lunch & Roundtable Discussions - (member guests welcome) 

Hosted by Tourism Vancouver

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 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!  

Monday topics include:

  • Membership: What is today’s membership model for successful non-profits?
  • Publishing: Changing landscape of scientific publishing, specifically, the implications of Plan S on society journals
  • Culture & Change: How do our member's organizational cultures (industry, academia, corporation, lab, government, etc.) influence and affect our association culture? How do their evolving (or not) cultures drive or hinder our organization change? How to effectively make those changes, etc.
  • International: What are the opportunities and challenges? How do you structure and minimize risks of business relationships? What is our role as North American based organizations, sometimes as components of international societies that are smaller than our national society? What do our organization roles look like as the broader global community is changing?
  • Code of Conduct/Harassment: Defining a harassment policy with reporting steps
  • Staffing: New leadership training to help staff understand the role of the CEO in managing staff
  • Technology: Replacing email with collaboration technology (Slack, MS Teams, FB Workplace, Spark)
  • Volunteers: Volunteer leadership engagement and development

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM   You Just Can't Make this S%*&> Up! Round 11

Supporting Parnter: Visit Omaha

Moderator: Pat Gouhin, CAE, former Executive Director and CEO, International Society of Automation

Tony Keane, CEO, EarthX
Matt Loeb, CGEIT, CAE, FASAE, former CEO, ISACA
Melissa Moore, Executive Director, INFORMS

Transitions, expected or not, are never easy. Your CEO colleagues, who are in or have gone through a transition, will share the challenges they have faced, what they are learning from it, how they handled them within their organizations and the narratives they are using to find their next opportunity.
By attending this session, you will:

  1. Learn how to recognize challenges as they come up

  2. Distinguish when you need to step in and when to transition out gracefully

  3. Identify hot topics keeping us all up at night

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM   Afternoon Break 

Hosted by Travel Portland

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   Is There a Burning Issue that Keeps You Up on Sunday NIght?

Supporting partner: ConferenceDirect

Moderator: Catherine A. Leslie, P.E., F. ASCE, CAE, Executive Director, Engineers Without Borders USA

Group Facilitators:
Pat Gouhin, CAE, former Executive Director and CEO, International Society of Automation
Tony Keane, CEO, EarthX
Matt Loeb, CGEIT, CAE, FASAE, former CEO, ISACA
Melissa Moore, Executive Director, INFORMS

In the "You Can't Make This @#$% Up!" session, participants will identify issues that are keeping them up at night. We’ll continue these discussions with the assistance of the panelists from the previous session who will help facilitate group discussion, perhaps provide some witty commentary on their past experiences while trying to bring in constructive thought for the group. You’ll gain additional thoughts, brainstorm solutions and leave with potential resources to address the challenges CEOs face daily with their teams.  
By participating in this session, you will:

  1. Grow your network of CEO friends who you can reach out to when you have challenges for assistance

  2. Develop your understanding of where to go for specific knowledge on specific topics when you need it

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Open evening for dinner on your own

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Afterglow

Hosted by Tourisme Montreal and Ottawa Tourism

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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