Upcoming Webinars

Navigating Through the Fog of Plan S

Tuesday, September 17
12 pm ET
FREE to CESSE members

1 CAE credit 

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Open Access has been slowly advancing for years, but Plan S has provided an ultimatum as far as predominantly European funders and institutions are concerned, and an enormous boost in awareness to the rest of the world. In some disciplines open access seems not only inevitable, but imminent. Many accuse Plan S as favouring the large commercial publisher that can keep costs low and provide an array of solutions to authors across their portfolios, leaving the self-published society with an extremely difficult decision.
Simon Inger, Consultant for Renew Consultants will tackle and provide information on what's happening with Plan S and how it will impact you and your association. The cOAlition S authors of Plan S are releasing new details on the plan frequently. Simon will present up-to-date guidance on what you need to know. 

About the Speaker

Simon Inger
Renew Consultants

Simon has been working in journals since 1987, when he joined Blackwell's subscription agency in Oxford. After some years of leading a product development team in library technology and online customer service systems, he left to found CatchWord, the world's first journal platform service provider (1994) and grew the business rapidly until its acquisition by Ingenta in 2001. Since 2002, he has worked as a consultant in all aspects of journals strategy for not-for-profits, commercial publishers, technology providers, intermediaries and publisher service providers, and assists societies with their publishing partnership arrangements. In addition, Simon runs training courses on journals delivery for librarians and publishers; he has worked in the development of industry standards; and is frequently invited to speak at conferences on publishing strategy, content discovery, and innovation. Simon has worked extensively at the interface of business and technology, library and publisher, and has advised in the launch of a number of start-ups, as well as in acquisitions of established entities.

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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