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As a direct result of your feedback as well as our Industry Advisory Board’s (IAB), new online workshops are coming up! The first one will take place on April 14th, 11 am – 1:30 pm, U.S. Eastern Time. This workshop will be instructed by our Northeast and North-Central Regional Director, Dr. Larry Mallak and his colleague from the United Kingdom, Jonathan Rees. It is titled “Build a Better Team: The Harvard Everest Climb,” and will be offered in collaboration with Western Michigan University. More information will be provided shortly so please stay tuned!
Another workshop, tentatively titled as “Strategic Data Science for Engineering Managers,” will be taught by our Treasurer, Dr. Joe Wilck. We are hoping for a May 2023 date for this event, so please be on the look-out for that as well.
Many thanks to Dr. Larry Mallak, Mr. Jonathan Rees, Western Michigan University, and Dr. Joe Wilck, for all of their hard work and dedication to bring these professional training opportunities to fruition.
Third, again, as a direct result of forum attendees’ and the IAB’s feedback, we are starting to experiment with online domain groups! Our goals are to provide networking opportunities to ASEM members with an interest in various group topics, to exchange ideas, find solutions to any problems put forward by group members, and even create mentorship relationships.
The first domain group takes its title from one of our EMBoK domains: “Leadership and Organizational Management.” I am looking forward to moderating this group and will be happy to include more volunteers in this team (please email me at President@asem.org, if you would like to join).
Another online group will work on “Information Technology / Artificial Intelligence (IT / AI).” Many thanks to ASEM’s Professional Membership Director, COL Jim Schreiner, for moderating this group (if you would like to join, please email him at Membership@asem.org).
Last but certainly not least, congratulations to Rice University for becoming ASEM's newest Certified Program (MEML; Masters in Engineering Management and Leadership)! To find out more about ASEM's Graduate Program Certification, visit https://asem.org/Graduate-Program-Cert.
Let’s fire up the abstract submission link at https://asem2023.exordo.com by March 13th!
Abstracts and workshop submissions are currently under review.
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ASEM is excited to present a Core Skill Workshops for Engineering Managers led by Dr. Larry Mallak and Mr. Jonathan Rees. Registration will open soon.
Teaming efforts sometimes fall short—not because of technical expertise or even knowledge or how to hold a meeting—but because team members don’t make very good decisions together. This workshop engages participants in one of five specific team roles as they do a simulated climb of Mount Everest. The teams encounter challenges during the climb. That’s all we can say here. Those who survive have described this as one of the best team experiences they have had.
Trainer Credentials: Dr. Larry Mallak has guided the Everest climb for over a decade with participants ranging from Engineering Management graduate students to senior leadership in a Fortune 500 firm. Mr. Jonathan Rees is an experienced facilitator, trainer, and coach, based in the UK. He has over a decade working with blue-chip and government organizations and has helped guide the Everest climb with Dr. Mallak.
Sign up at https://asem.org/event-5201368. Minimum registration of 15 participants required.
After careful study and consideration of the inflation impacted costs of conducting and sustaining ASEM’s business functions, and in consultation with the ASEM Board of Directors, the following membership dues increases will take effect July 1, 2023.
While ASEM Headquarters has consistently kept a careful watch on expenditures, the economy has been changing significantly for the last two years and particularly over the last six months. This dues increase is the first in over 5 years and is necessary to keep ASEM operations moving forward. We will continue to monitor and control expenditures as part of our sound business practices.
There is opportunity for you. ASEM Members are encouraged to take advantage of current dues rates between now and July 1. Additionally, for those who prefer to renew with your hIAC Registration, we will accept your registration and dues payment at the current rates through 2023 hIAC Early Bird Registration only. Please contact ASEM Headquarters when you register and renew for the adjustment. Again, this extension is only available for members who renew and register. No refund of registration will be permitted if you wish to take advantage of the reduced rate.
Renew now and consider a multi-year renewal. It will save you money.
The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) is seeking candidates to fill the position of Executive Director of the Society. The Executive Director is the principal administrative official of the Society and serves as a member of the Executive Committee.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
This position requires remote work. The successful candidate must be a member in good standing of ASEM and have demonstrated organizational management and leadership skills.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who have already served on the Board of Directors or in other leadership capacities within ASEM or in comparable professional societies, as well as anyone with previous industry experience in a technical or engineering management role. This is a volunteer position. However, any pre-approved costs incurred related to the business of the society will be reimbursed.
Prior to March 31, 2023, interested parties should submit an application package consisting of a complete resume/CV, a cover letter detailing their interests, including a statement of their objectives and goals if selected, and a recommendation from two members of the society. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should be submitted as email attachments to President@asem.org with “Executive Director Application” in the message subject line.
ASEM seeks knowledge volunteers as part of a team chartered to investigate validation or accreditation of ASEM’s growing portfolio of certifications. The use of a third-party standard, has long been discussed. Organizations such as ABET use international standards such as ISO 9000. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the IACET (International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training) are two examples of U.S. organizations that accredit personnel and continuing education related certifications or certificates. The major deliverable for the Accreditation Project is a actionable plan for obtaining recognized and effectual accreditation as our certification/badging products grow. If you have applicable accreditation knowledge or experience and would like to contribute to this please contact the ASEM Executive Director (ExecutiveDirector@asem.org).
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