Upcoming Webinars

Ethical Leadership for Engineering and Scientific Society Executives 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
2 pm ET
FREE to CESSE members

1 CAE credit 

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This one hour webinar will highlight the importance of ethical leadership for engineering and scientific society executives. Using as a backdrop the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Core Ethical Standards, Certified Association Examination (CAE) exam ethics content, select engineering/scientific society codes of ethics and case studies, the Arthur Schwartz, CAE will explore how cultivating the values of honesty, integrity, confidentiality, fairness, responsibility and related principles play a critical role in being an effective and successful engineering and scientific society executive.

After attending this webinar, you'll have a better understanding of

  • the ASAE Core Ethical Standards and CAE Examination Ethics Content
  • the linkages between ASAE ethical principles and scientific and engineering society ethical principles
  • the role the critical values of honesty, integrity, confidentiality, fairness, responsibility and related issues play in being an effective and successful engineering and scientific society executive.

About the Speaker

Arthur Schwartz, CAE
Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel, National Society of Professional Engineers
Executive Director, National Academy of Forensic Engineers
Arthur Schwartz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1977) and a Juris Doctor degree from the American University/Washington College of Law (1980). Schwartz is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the District of Columbia, Florida, and Virginia Bar Associations. He is also a certified association executive (CAE).

Schwartz writes both an ethics column and a legal column in NSPE's monthly publication, PE magazine, and has written extensively for various professional journals on matters involving ethics, professional liability, contracts, and engineering licensing and has participated as a guest lecturer at many colleges and universities, federal and state agencies, and national professional association conventions.

Schwartz has authored more than 400 published ethics decisions and has written dozens of articles and papers addressing such topics as the protection of the public health and safety, conflicts of interest, duty of confidentiality, professional competency, liability, risk management, contracts, insurance, and other professional practice issues.


Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Action

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
2 pm ET
FREE to CESSE members

1 CAE credit 

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Many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) plans apply a one-dimensional approach to a multidimensional problem. These plans are typically designed to “fix the people” instead of “fixing the system” in which the problem exists. When doing this, associations may see an immediate improvement in their diversity efforts (i.e. hiring or recruitment), but not a culture that promotes the voices of diverse hires, board members, or membership. Although they are determined, efforts do not come to fruition because plans either did not go beyond professional development for employees and members (i.e. implicit bias training, sexual harassment workshops) or they are abandoned change because it was “too difficult” or “time-consuming.”

This webinar will focus on helping organizations apply an intersectional, intentional, and inclusive lens to an organizational change process that moves an association from planning to action to sustainability.

Upon completing this webinar participants will be able to: 

  • define and describe the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • perform an organizational self-assessment centered on continuous improvement for equitable work environments
  • identify tangible steps needed to put continuous improvement plans into action.

About the Speaker

Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D.
Project Director, ARC Network at Association for Women in Science

As Project Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the ADVANCE Resource Coordination (ARC) Network with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Rochelle is working to produce new perspectives, methods, and interventions with an intersectional, intentional, and inclusive lens.
In 2016, Rochelle was selected as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC. As a fellow, she worked with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine to drive policy that mitigates the sexual harassment of women faculty in STEM departments in academia.

Most recently, she received the 2017 Woman of Excellence Award from the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College-Baton Rouge Chapter for her work to promote STEM education to young girls in the city. Currently, Rochelle serves as the Chair of the Minorities in Engineering Division for the American Society for Engineering Education, is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Rochelle received her Bachelor of Science in physics from Spelman College and both her Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Southern University and A&M College.

CESSE is a CAE Approved Provider.

This webinar meets the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit www.asaecenter.org/cae. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

Note: Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

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