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CSSP Virtual Leadership Roundtable - March 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:00 AM to Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Category: Leadership Roundtable

The Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) is excited to announce a new program launching this month, The CSSP Virtual Leadership Roundtable. Scheduled on Monday, March 22 from 10 - 11:30 am ET and Tuesday, March 23 from 11 am - 12:30 pm ET, this two module intersession program was developed as a way for rising leaders, or those considering leadership positions within their society, to gain advance access to critical information that will be beneficial during their terms in office.  Extending the CSSP Chat series, the Leadership Roundtable will create a "community of practice" for all participants. Born of the Primer sessions offered prior to the start of our in person CSSP Workshops, the Leadership Roundtable is an opportunity for newly elected officers of scientific societies to discover some of the answers to their burning "what now?" questions.

In addition to those already elected to leadership roles, this will also be an opportunity for society Board members who are considering leadership roles in their organizations to learn the value of taking the step to run for a Board officer position.

The inaugural Leadership Roundtable will be led by CSSP current and past Board members: Dr. John Downing, Dr. Deborah Bronk and Dr. Jennifer Tank. Some of the questions they may be asked to address include:  

  • What are the most important skills to bring to a leadership role? 
  • What are the key elements to governing a non-profit society?
  • What legacy would you like to leave with your society when your term in office ends (planning for this in advance will make it easier to achieve that goal)? 
  • As you prepare to begin your leadership role, what is your greatest worry?

This inaugural event will be open, at no cost, to all who are interested in participating, with a limit of 100 participants. With that in mind, you are encouraged to register early. Future Leadership Roundtable sessions will be available to CSSP members at no cost, though there will be a fee for participants who are not members of CSSP.


Contact: Cindy Reed Paska ([email protected])