CSSP Spring Leadership Workshop, 4-7 May 2019

All sessions will be held in Marvel Halls in the American Chemical Society (ACS) Hach Building, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Agenda is subject to change.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

CSSP Executive Board Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth, ASLO
9:00 am-12:00 pm
CSSP Board of Directors Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm
Attendee Registration 12:00-1:00 pm
CSSP Meeting Opening by CSSP Board Chair
Self-Introductions of Attendees
1:00-2:00 pm
Session One – State of the Union in Science – The “Anti Science” Movement 2:00-6:30 pm

Panel 1 – Science Skepticism / Science Denial: What are the Implications for the Science Research Community and Our Broader Society?  A variety of viewpoints from scientists and others highlighting the anti-science, climate-denier apparatus and ways to combat it. Ideas for how scientists can gain knowledge around ways to be better organized in order to effectively combat science ‘misunderstandings.      DAVID MICHAELS, Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University                                JENNIFER SCOTT, Managing Director, Ogilvy USA, Research & Intelligence
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

2:00-3:15 pm
Break 3:15-3:45 pm

Panel 2 – Climate Science: Moving from Skepticism to Understanding                                                            DAVID W TITLEY, Rear Admiral USN (ret.), Professor of Practice in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University JOHN COOK, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)

3:45-5:00 pm
Part 3 – Science Skepticism in the News: A Case Study 5:00-6:00 pm
Opening Reception 6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, 5 May 2019

CSSP Committee Meetings – Morning
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data
  • Science
8:00-9:00 am
Session Two – Innovation, Creativity and How to Grow Programs 9:15 am-1:00 pm
Innovate, Advocate, Create: A “Soup to Nuts” Process
PETER RECZEK – Strategic innovator in biotechnology practice and health policy
MARY WOOLLEY, President/CEO, Research!America –  The importance of advocacy for scientific research toward medical (and all science) growth
JAMES CARROLL, Founder, CEO at THOR Photomedicine Ltd.  – Turning vision into operational reality. Leading a health revolution with disruptive technology.
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
9:15-10:30 am
Break 10:30 -11:00 am
How to Grow Programs
Panelist (to be announced) – How to Grow New Programs
Panelist (to be announced) – The role of alternative funding in R&D
Panelist (to be announced) – Industry and Society interaction toward innovation & growth
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
11:00 am -12:15 pm
Lunch 12:15-1:15 pm

JONATHAN JENKINSON, Analytics and Pipeline Design Lead, Bayer Crop Science- The Frontier of the intersection of disciplines to solve society problems; A case study based on agriculture                                                                                                                                        Session Three: Frontiers of Science

1:15-2:15 pm


                                                                                         2:15-4:45 pm

Ground breaking science – TBD 2:15-3:15 pm
Break 3:15-3:45 pm
Ground breaking science – TBD 3:45-4:45 pm

CSSP Committee Meetings – Afternoon
Participants will meet with two different committees – one in the morning, one in the afternoon.

  • Ethics
  • Association Best Practices
  • STEM Education
Banquet and Award Presentation (Included with registration)
Location TBD
6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 6 May 2019

Session Four – Society Best Practices –Leadership Development and Ethics and Sexual Harassment in Science 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Leadership Development
Arizona State University – Leadership Training Policy 101
Including time for open conversation (15 minutes)
8:30-10:00 am
Panelist (to be announced) – Ethics Attorney
Panelist (to be announced) – Society Ethics Committee member
10:00-11:00 am
Break 11:00-11:30 am
Sexual/Gender Harassment – Changing the Framework of the Conversation
Panelists (to be announced) – 1 – 2 members of the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Sexual Harassment in Academia
Panelist (to be announced) – Sociologist studying this issue
11:30 am-12:45 pm
Lunch 12:45-2:00 pm

Committee Reports and Call for Action

2:00-4:00 pm
Open Discussion – “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” lessons learned, feedback on sessions 4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Congressional Breakfast – Sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster (IL)                              SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (RI) – Will address CSSP members                
Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515
8:30-10:30 am                                                                                                                                                                      8:30 – 8:50 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff or Your University Government Liaison, as Requested in advance
Tuesday afternoon