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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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So You Want to Start a Podcast – Considerations of Where to Begin

Tuesday, March 23, 2 pm ET

Podcasts have been around a long time. Some societies are now starting to think of how podcasts could add value to their societies but don’t know where to begin. Hear from this panel on their experiences hosting and producing podcasts. They will share their tips and tricks and what to consider when starting a podcast including technical equipment logistics, creating content calendars, positioning podcasts to provide revenue for society and much more.

Submit your questions about what to consider when starting a podcast to nsteenberg@cesse.org.


About the presenters:

Shawn BoynesShawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, American Association for Anatomy co-host of Texts to Table

Shawn E. Boynes has over 25 years of association management experience and currently serves as Executive Director of the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) in Rockville, MD. Prior to joining AAA, he served as Senior Director, Education; for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). During his career, he has worked for a broad variety of other associations including the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, American Trucking Associations, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. 

In this time, he developed a true appreciation for learning and the value that associations bring to the world, which has undoubtedly shaped who he is today as a leader. Focused on influencing positive change, he is also a co-host of the recently launched Texts to Table podcast, which focuses on conversations around race and leadership.

Shawn is a member of the CESSE and very active with the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) having served on its Board of Directors in 2014-2017 as well as a variety of other committees. Shawn was named an ASAE Fellow in 2017. He is currently Vice-Chair of the ASAE Fellows program. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University.

John BryceJohn Bryce, Host and Producer of The Master Brewers Podcast, Producer of Plantopia

John Bryce is a brewer, entrepreneur, and lover of all things technical brewing. He built his first brewery (Blacksburg Brewing Co.) on a shoestring budget in 2002 and his career continued at several Virginia breweries, including Capitol City, Old Dominion, and Starr Hill. John Bryce graduated from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) in 2008.

In addition to hosting & producing The Master Brewers Podcast, John Bryce also serves as President & CEO of The Lupulin Exchange, brewmaster at Mount Ida Reserve, and producer of Plantopia.

Christina RoweChristina Rowe, MSOL, Leadership and Team Development with the Collaborative who co-hosts Conversations by Association

Christina Rowe co-hosts Conversations by Association, a podcast for individuals who work in association or nonprofit management. She guides the conversation with a focus on surfacing stories, ideas, and advice that is helpful to professionals at any stage of their career. Christina is also the founder of The Collaborative and Co-Founder of The Remote Leader Project and is a highly respected expert in the fields of organization development, collaborative leadership, team communication and engagement.

Her academic qualifications, advanced certifications, and decades of experience make her a sought-after resource for boards of directors, executives, and managers in a wide range of industries.

Christina’s experience is underpinned by a master's degree in organizational leadership with a focus on successful strategic cultures.


Micro-volunteering: What is it and how to create a successful program

Tuesday, 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

Clare Bruff is Senior Manager, Volunteer Leadership Development and Diversity at ASME, where she is responsible for training, orientation, succession planning, and professional development for the organization's volunteer corps, and provides leadership for diversity and inclusion strategy.

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.

  • 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

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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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