In just one short week, M&M will be taking part in the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) annual meeting in Norfolk, VA, July 14–16, 2015. It’s been a pleasure to serve as members of the Education and Training track this year, along with some really wonderful and dynamic colleagues!
Last July (2014) was M&M’s first experience working with CESSE, when we participated as conference sponsors. In this capacity, we had the opportunity to take part in the full complement of sessions, networking events, and meal functions — as well as the sponsor marketplace. It was a perfect first dip into the CESSE pool and we were almost instantly recruited to participate as content contributors for 2015. A huge win for us and we were really excited.
As a member of the 2015 CESSE Education and Training program committee, Donella is leading/chairing two sessions on M&M’s behalf:
Engage Learners by Delivering What they Want: Focus on Needs Assessments, Wednesday, July 15, 11:30 am–12:45 pm (joint session with Publications track)
Transforming Credentialing with Digital Badges, Thursday, July 16, 11:30 am–12:45 pm
Mathias Posch, President of ICS (International Conference Services) Events will join in on the session on needs assessments (“Engage Learners…”), sharing his perspectives and experience on working with a number of global associations to design and administer needs assessments that lead to the development and delivery of functional and effective programs.
Dr. Tracy Petrillo — the Chief Learning Officer for higher-ed powerhouse organization EDUCAUSE — will lend her voice and expertise to our session on digital badges. Tracy has been part of EDUCAUSE’s efforts to establish badge programs in support of both member engagement and continuing education and was a featured panelist at 2015’s SXSW-EDU conference in Austin.
If you’re attending CESSE in Norfolk, please check back to this blog for additional pre-session postings, resources, and follow-ups! See you there!