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Past Event. Speakers' slides and audio are now available online. See below for links.

James Collins

2011 Council Meeting

AIBS President James Collins, the AIBS Board of Directors, and the AIBS staff invited Presidents, Presidents-Elect, AIBS Council Representatives, and Executive Directors of AIBS member organizations to attend the 2011 meeting of representatives to the AIBS Council. The meeting theme was:


"What is the place of the scientific society in the Twenty-First Century?
How can societies adapt -- individually and together --
to the challenges we all face?"

The event convened:

Speakers' slides and audio are now available online. See below to access the files. Please contact Diane Bosnjak at dbos...@aibs.org if you have any issues downloading.


Additional useful information about the venue and program included below:

MEETING THEME FOR DISCUSSION WITH GUEST SPEAKERS:

What is the place of the scientific society in the Twenty-First Century? How can societies adapt -- individually and together -- to the challenges we all face?

AGENDA, SPEAKERS, AND GROUP / PANEL TOPICS

9:00 - 9:10 am

Welcome and opening remarks

9:10 - 9:30 am

AIBS 2011 President James P. Collins (School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University) & 2010 President Joseph Travis (College of Arts and Sciences, Florida State University): "Progress report on AIBS Long Range Planning for Collaborations with Member Societies and Organizations"

Downloads:
MP3 Recording of James Collins' Presentation
MP3 Recording of Joseph Travis' Presentation

9:30 - 10:30 am

Mary Byers, management consultant and co-author of the handbook for membership association planning: "Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations"; how to lead and manage for the future; how to look at your member markets, programs, and services

Downloads:
Mary Byers' Slides (.pdf)
MP3 Recording of Mary Byer's Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 am

COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 11:30 am

Richard Brewster, management consultant and Executive Director, National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise: "Outcomes-Based Planning for Associations: Financial Sustainability and Income Strategy"

Downloads:
Richard Brewster's Slides (.ppt)
MP3 Recording of Richard Brewster's Presentation

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Summary Group Discussion I: Exploring specifics of the challenges and solutions for managing scientific associations. Discussion Leaders: Jim Collins, Joe Travis, Mary Byers, Richard Brewster, Edward Hackett, AIBS member-organization representatives

Downloads:
MP3 Recording of this Group Discussion

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Edward J. Hackett, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University: "Leadership in Science"

Downloads:
Edward J. Hackett's Slides (.ppt)
MP3 Recording of Edward J. Hackett's Presentation

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Summary Group Discussion II. Discussion Leaders: Jim Collins, Joe Travis, Mary Byers, Richard Brewster, Edward Hackett, AIBS member-organization representatives

Downloads:
MP3 Recording of this Group Discussion

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Charles D. Liarakos,Senior Policy Advisor, NSF Biology Directorate: NSF BIO update.

Downloads:
Charles D. Liarakos' Slides (.pdf)
MP3 Recording of Charles D. Liarakos' Presentation

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Irene Eckstrand (NIGMS, NIH), Ida Chow (Soc. Developmental Biology) and other members of the NAS/NRC Organizing Committee reporting out on the "Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences" conference, held in Washington DC on October 25 - 26, 2011. Organized by the Board on Life Sciences, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences; hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Downloads:
Download Irene Eckstrand and Ida Chow's Slides (.ppt)

3:00 pm

END

ADDITIONAL SPEAKER INFORMATION

Mary Byers

Wonder how your association can prosper in the future? Find out in "Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations". Race for Relevance provides a bold, no-nonsense look at the realities of today's marketplace--and what it will take for associations to prosper tomorrow.

This is a book about fundamental changes in how we operate associations. It examines how to lead and manage organizations for the future and how to look at member markets, programs, and services. This book includes worksheets, case studies and thought-provoking questions and is designed to be used by both seasoned professionals and future leaders.

These planning tools provide thoughtful and practical approaches to leading an association's revolution, helping you focus on not just the "what," but more importantly, the "why" and "how."

Edward J. Hackett

Edward Hackett studies the social organization and dynamics of scientific research, asking how patterns of interaction, leadership, interdisciplinary collaboration and other factors influence the production of knowledge. From 2006-2008 he directed the Division of Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. He has written on many other aspects of science, technology and society, including research misconduct, the scientific career, science and law, university-industry research relations and environmental justice.

His most recent publications include: "Hackett, Edward J. and John N. Parker. Forthcoming. "Leadership of Scientific Groups." In Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook, William Bainbridge (Ed.) (Sage)."

Richard Brewster

Richard Brewster is sole proprietor of Nonprofit Leadership, a consultancy that specializes in providing support to executive directors and CEOs of nonprofits through coaching, strategic and business planning, and board development. He is also Executive Director of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise (NCNE), based in Alexandria, Virginia. NCNE is a member-based capacity-building organization that helps nonprofits manage and develop their resources to achieve sustainability. Richard's work for NCNE focuses on training and consulting for nonprofit planning and income strategy.

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