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Webinars Presented by STEM Society Experts

CESSE hosts informational webinars from a wide range of relevant topics throughout the year. They are available to all CESSE members for an unlimited time. Learn how you can join CESSE to take advantage of these valuable resources.

Upcoming Webinars

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An Antiracist Framework for the STEM Society Workplace

Tuesday, April 27 | 2 pm ET

Efforts to advance inclusivity in STEM societies have gained momentum, yet there is still a lack of effective programs and solutions in place to address how systemic racism impacts our workplaces. First, we must recognize that there is a problem and identify the structures particular to our industry that maintain systems of white advantage. With that knowledge, we can work to disrupt racism (and other isms) and create work communities where everyone thrives.

This interactive webinar will have Zoom breakouts to discuss how white advantage presents itself in STEM society workplaces and approaches to combat entrenched systems that lead to inequity. Please be prepared to share your webcam and audio to participate.


About the Presenters

Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins is the editorial, design and production coordinator and assistant project editor for the University of Virginia Press. Before UVA, she was a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow at the University of Washington Press where she combined her lifelong interests in racial identity and indigenous sovereignty working on books in Asian American and Indigenous studies, and American and environmental history. She was also one of the co-leads of the Antiracism Toolkit for Allies in Scholarly Publishing, and co-leads the Antiracism Toolkit for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. She is a PhD candidate in history at the University of California Santa Barbara.

Jocelyn Dawson is the Journals Marketing Manager for Duke University Press, where she leads the marketing team in the promotion of almost sixty journals and over a dozen electronic collections. She has served on committees of the Association of University Presses and the Society for Scholarly Publishing and is a previous member of the SSP’s Board of Directors. She plays an active role in equity and inclusion efforts at Duke University Press and co-leads the cross-organizational Toolkits of Equity project to develop antiracism guides for scholarly publishing.


Understanding the Complex Web of U.S. Sanctions and Their Impact on Your Organization

Tuesday, May 4 | 2 pm ET

The number and scope of restrictions and prohibitions due to U.S. sanctions has continued to grow over the last several years, and the trend is expected to continue. Today, there are more such restrictive laws and regulations, enforced by more governmental agencies, than ever before. As such, it is imperative to understand how they may impact your operations before it’s too late. This one-hour webinar will provide an understanding and guidance on the complex web of sanctions, including: 

  • Who and what do these laws cover?
  • What precisely do they restrict?
  • What happens if there is a violation?
  • How can you assess your level of risk? and
  • What steps can you take to minimize risk and maximize your compliance? 

Our instructor, Lindsay Meyer, has decades of experience guiding organizations -- operating in a variety of industries and sizes around the globe -- on such issues.  She is delighted to have the opportunity to provide you with an overview of the issues, offer practical tips and traps on the topic, and answer questions that you might be facing. This will be a dynamic session on a topic of critical importance to your operations, which should not be missed. 

About the presenter:

Lindsay B. Meyer, Esq., Co-Chair, International Trade and Logistics Group, Venable LLP

Ms. Meyer chairs Venable's International Trade Group based in Washington, D.C., and advises on all aspects of cross-border trade matters. She regularly advises clients on compliance with import and export control laws and regulations and appears before numerous regulatory authorities, such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). 

She is a former Co-Managing Partner of the firm and serves on the Venable Board and Executive Committee. Ms. Meyer also serves as President of the Venable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) providing grants of charitable funds to worthy organizations in the communities in which Venable maintains offices.

Ms. Meyer is also active in business and trade associations related to her profession including service as former Chair of the International Trade and Customs Committee for the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; on the advisory board of the World Trade Center Institute; as a member of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and four-term appointee to the Washington District Export Council under the appointment of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  She is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.

In her free time, she enjoys skiing, scuba diving and traveling the globe with her husband and three children.


Planning & Delivering Successful Events in 2021-22

Tuesday, May 11 | 2 pm ET

Online, hybrid, or in-person – which types of events should your organization be planning for 2021-22 & how can you ensure success? 

Join Michael Jones from Results Direct | RD Mobile for this informative and interactive webinar to gain insight into planning & delivering your events including designing your program, innovating your offerings, choosing your event platform, delivering value for sponsors, & ensuring ROI for your organization. 
Participants will gain valuable insights to:
  • Design events to accommodate change & disruption
  • Transition event delivery from online to blended & in-person
  • Innovate new offerings, expand reach & extend event longevity
  • Leverage a single platform to deliver events to both online & on-site participants
  • Deliver greater impact for sponsors & ROI for the organization 

About the Presenter:

Michael JonesMichael Jones, VP Mobile Technologies, RD Mobile
Michael leads product management at RD Mobile. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with 100s of global organizations to guide their event, engagement & mobile strategies and help them fully leverage virtual event and member engagement platforms. Michael is passionate about technology and how it impacts our personal and professional lives. He’s a frequent speaker on mobile and event technologies and best practices and has presented for leading organizations including ASAE and CESSE.


Free Webinars on COVID-19 Topics

During these trying times, we feel it's right to provide not only our STEM society members the resources they need to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, but also the broader community of association professionals. We are offering very relevant and timely presentations to help you guide your associations.

  • You can access the recorded webinar, COVID-19: Legal Strategies for Association Meetings presented by Jeff Tenebaum, Managing Partner at Tenebaum Law Group PLLC, in our webinar library. This webinar gives you the legal strategies that you can take to guide your associations if their events are canceled or rescheduled. 

  • How to Pivot and Create a Virtual Event in the Face of Challenge brings together an experienced panel who has recently had to plan and institute quick, innovative thinking for their events. The webinar is presented by:

    • Chris Urena, CAE, The Endocrine Society
    • Renee Lewis, CMP, Infinity Management Group 
    • Emma Clawson, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Christine Young, Hematology-Oncology Pharmacy Association
    • Jacob Adams, NACE International

View webinar library for free COVID-19 presentations 


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.

CESSE is a CMP Approved Provider

Certified Meeting Professional Preferred ProviderCESSE has been approved by the Events Industry Council (EIC) as a Preferred Provider of the above-listed continuing education courses, which qualify for CMP continuing education credit.  Determination of continuing education credit eligibility or Preferred Provider status does not imply EIC’s endorsement or assessment of education quality.


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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