Advancing Leadership in Science & Technology

CSSP Winter Leadership Workshop, 1-4 December 2018

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, 1 December 2018

CSSP Board of Directors Meeting 9:00 am-12:00 pm
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth
Leadership Primer for Interested Presidents
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
DEBORAH A. BRONK, Chair, History 45th Anniversary and Reunion Welcome & Status Update. Self-introductions.
1:00-2:00 pm
Session One: State of the Union 2:00-5:30 pm
Science of Science Communication – How it’s presented to the public for mainstream acceptance     2:00-3:00 pm
JOHN DOWNING, Director of Minnesota Sea Grant, University of Minnesota Duluth                                NADIA CAIDI, Association for Information Sciences & Technology University of Toronto
Disappearance of public data – Its Communication
Peer review models, Journals, Conference Proceedings, Open Access)
3:00-4:00 pm
Break 4:00-4:30 pm
Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, a Report from NASEM – Its Future (waiting for confirmation) 4:30-5:30 pm
Opening Reception and Award Presentation
Dinner will be on your own following the reception.
6:00-8:00 pm

Sunday, 2 December 2018

CSSP Committee Meetings
Participants will meet with two different committees for one hour each.

  • Government and Public Affairs
  • Scholarly Publications and Data Science
  • Ethics
  • Association Best Practices
  • STEM
  • Education
8:00-10:15 am
Break 10:00-10:30 am
Alumni Conversations – Hear what was learned by those who learned it and understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience. 10:30-11:00 am
Session Two: Scientists and Politicians – Lost in Translation 11:00 am-12:30 pm
DAVID HELFAND, Chair of the Department of Astronomy, Columbia University                                      The Age of Misinformation
Speak with a Scientist and former politician (waiting for confirmation)
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm
Session Three: Frontiers of Science 1:30-5:00 pm
Synthetic Biology (waiting for confirmation) 1:30 -2:30 pm
Significant importance for bio-based self-healing concrete (waiting for confirmation) 2:30-3:30 pm
Break 3:30-4:00 pm
Unique Portable Mass Spectrometer fits in your hand (waiting for confirmation) 4:00-5:00 pm
Banquet Logan Tavern
Logan Tavern is located at 1423 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
6:30-9:00 pm

Monday, 3 December 2018

Session Four: Society Best Practices – Leadership Development 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Industry/Government and University partnerships 8:30-9:30 am
JOEL SACHS, The Sachs Group
We Built It – They Didn’t Come – Now What? A Q&A framework leading to a way to rethink your society’s value proposition
9:30-10:30 am
Break 10:30-11:00 am
PATRICK STOVER, Texas A&M                                              Best practices for big data sets on public health issues 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch and CSSP Business Meeting 12:00-1:30 pm

ELLEN BERGFELD, The Alliance of Crop, Soil and Enviromental Science Societies                                     WILLIAM CARROLL, Indiana University                          ROD McDAVIS, AGB Search                               Governance & Management – Boards and Exec Directors – rising to better leadership side-by-side. Presidents, Boards, ED’s and CEO’s  – speaking the same language? Focused on the same goal post?

1:30-2:30 pm
Break 2:00-2:30 pm
Committee Reports and Call for Action 3:00-5:00 pm
Dinner on Your Own 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Congressional Breakfast 8:00-10:30 am
CSSP Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Visits to Capitol Hill
Visits Arranged Individually by CSSP Staff as Requested
Tuesday afternoon