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.
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Advocacy Efforts in the Virtual WorldTuesday, February 16 at 2 pm ET
Along with all things during COVID19, advocacy efforts have also had to pivot to the virtual world. CESSE is bringing together two government relations professionals to share what their organizations are doing differently to advocate effectively during this pandemic.
Learn how Mark Elsesser and the American Physical Society used increased member engagement and a new mobile-friendly advocacy software platform to increase their grassroots advocacy actions by more than 700%. Hear from Mary Jo Hoeksema, Population Association of America, how her organization has adapted to virtual engagements with members of Congress and Administration officials. Mary Jo and Mark will both share strategies that they’ve adopted to be more effective in the virtual space.
About the PresentersMark Elsesser, Interim Director of Government Affairs, American Physical Society, has worked at the Society for seven years. In his role, he works closely with APS's Chief External Affairs Officer to develop and implement advocacy strategies to advance APS's policy priorities -- managing the office's day-to-day activities and representing the Society on Capitol Hill and with the executive branch.
Prior to joining APS, Mark served as Science and Technology Policy Fellow, supported by the California Council on Science and Technology, in the office of Assemblymember Ken Cooley of the California State Legislature. Mark is a chemical engineer by training, graduating with a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Since January 2004, Mary Jo Hoeksema has been the Director of Government Affairs for the Population Association of America and Association of Population Centers. In addition to representing PAA and APC, Ms. Hoeksema has co-directed The Census Project since 2008. Prior to her position with PAA/APC, Ms. Hoeksema worked at the National Institutes of Health for approximately 10 years, as the Legislative Officer at the National Institute on Aging and as the Special Assistant to the Director of the NIH Office of Policy of Extramural Research Administration.
Ms. Hoeksema served as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Legislative Correspondent for U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman. Ms. Hoeksema has a Master of Public Administration from the George Washington University and is a former Presidential Management Fellow.
Thank you to our Partner Venable for sponsoring this webinar.
Micro-volunteering: What is it and how to create a successful programTuesday, April 13, 2 pm ET
In associations, the roles we have for volunteers are often long-term, formal positions within our organizational governance structure. These roles are important and essential to our operations, but they may not be conducive to bringing in new volunteers who are just trying to get a feel for the association.
Additionally, some of our members who may be interested in volunteering are busy with work and family obligations and find themselves unable to commit to longer-term positions. We may already be engaging volunteers in small or short-term roles informally, but how are we keeping track of these volunteers?
Creating and implementing a micro volunteer program across your association can help solve these – and other – challenges. It will broaden your volunteer base, expose you to new volunteers who have the potential to become future leaders in the organization, and – most importantly – help you get the crucial work of your association accomplished.
About the Presenter
Previously, she was Director, Field Support at the American Lung Association, where she worked with Lung Associations throughout the country on organizational performance management. She also staffed the Lung Association's national Diversity Committee and provided leadership on nationwide diversity initiatives. She has been a member of the New York Association for Volunteer Administration since 2004 and served on its Board from 2006 until 2017, as President from 2014-2016. Clare is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Africana Studies and English and she holds a Master's of Public Administration from Baruch College.
Thank you to our Partner OpenWater for sponsoring this webinar.
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.
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