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Acec member speaker rfp 2019 v3 final


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Acec member speaker rfp 2019 v3 final

  1. 1. 1 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE SPEAKERS 2019 MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference “The Science behind Executive Coaching Transformation” October 16 to 18, 2019 ACEC Member Speaker Request for Proposal We appreciate your time in completing this proposal information sheet. Please submit a signed copy with your proposal package. Be sure to include all of the information requested. Your proposal package will not returned to you. Proposed PresenterInformation Name Title (if applicable) Company or Organization (if applicable) Email Address Mailing Address City: __________________________________State__________________ZipCode_________________ Is thishome,workother (please specify) ______________________ Daytime phone number Mobile phone number ProposalPreparer Information If this proposal is prepared by someone other than the proposed Presenter, please provide his / her contact information below. Otherwise, leave this section blank. Preparer Name Email Address Daytime phone number Mobile phone number Statement of Understanding 1. By signing this Request for Proposal, I acknowledge that if my proposal is accepted by the MEECO Institute Committee, I will provide professional conference speaking services pro bono publico or as otherwise specified in this proposal for the good of the Executive Coaching profession and in support of the goals and objectives of the Conference. I agreeto indemnify and hold the MEECO
  2. 2. 2 Leadership InstituteTM harmless from any liability and agree to refrain from using any portion of my presentation as a platform to promote products and services, unless I decide to be a Designated Sponsor. Inthis case, I may promote my products and services so long as they “fit” with the topic of my conference presentation. I also understand thatmy proposal,includingall information I submit will become the property of The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM and will notbe returned. Proprietary or confidential information included in my proposal mustbe noticeably stated. Signature____________________________ Print Name_________________________________Date__________
  4. 4. 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS Purpose 4 Background 4 General Information 5 General Instructions and Selection Process 6 Specific Proposal Instructions 6 Timelines and Terms 9 I. Purpose The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for professional Conference Speakers for the upcoming MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference. Conference Speakers selected through this proposal process can expect a wide range of exposure before Conference attendees, members of MEECO, and the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC). Conference Speakers are encouraged to attend all Conference activities, including meals, and breakout sessions free of charge on the day(s) of their presentation(s). II. Background The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM expects conference attendance of 60-75 attendees, the majority of whom will include, but not be limited to, Master-level Corporate Executive Coaches, Senior Management and OD Consultants, Senior Human Resources (HR) Professionals, and Organizational Leaders, currently working in coaching and managing leaders. Conference subjects and topics to be covered must relate to the theme for the conference: “The Science Behind Executive Coaching Transformation” and should meet the criteria for eligibility for General, Strategic or International recertification credit. The six principal knowledge areas include: 1. Business Management and Strategy 2. ROI of Executive Coaching 3. Legal and Contracts 4. Practice Line-Extensions 5. Culture transformation 6. Sustainable Leadership 7. Advanced Technologies and Executive Coaching Conference sessions may be incorporated into various learning tracks.
  5. 5. 5 The Conference will be held at The Island Palms Hotel San Diego, California. The atmosphere will be one of fun and learning in a business casual environment, with numerous opportunities for professional development and networking. The Conference will utilize a variety of learning formats, including concurrent breakout sessions and general session Keynote Addresses. The conference culminates with a Black Tie Gala honoring organizations that will receive their 2019 designation, which represents best in class use of Executive Coaching Employee Enhancement and/or Corporate Culture. Past recipients’ include the Mayo Clinic; Ford Motor Company; L3 Technologies; MD Anderson Cancer Research Center University of Texas; Rodan + Fields; Rice- Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; UCLA Anderson School of Business; Hermes Airports III. General Information 2. Address questions about this RFP by email, no later than 5:00 p.m., January 05, 2019, to: MEECO Speakers Committee 3. All qualified persons are encouraged to submit proposals. MEECO Leadership InstituteTM does not discriminate against individuals because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, familial status, or national origin. 4. Conference sessions and workshops are available as follows. Speakers may submit proposals for any or all of the services requested, as a package or separately. • Concurrent breakout session one hour (1.0 hour) in length • General session keynote address • one hour (1.0 hour)Master Classes/Workshop two hours or two concurrent hours The MEECO Leadership Institute reserves the right to select proposals that, in its sole discretion, meet the planned events and theme of the Conference as well as the criteria set forth within this RFP. 5. Written proposals are due by email no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2019. Proposals should be submitted to using the subject “Proposal for 2019 MEECO Institute Conference Speaker.” 6. Proposals submitted by the due date will become the property of The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM and will not be returned. Proprietary or confidential information included in this RFP must be noticeably stated in the proposal. 7. Proposals will not be opened publicly. However, all speakers who made proposals will be notified of the results of this solicitation. 8. The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM reserves the right to distribute your presentation to attendees of the conference. 9. MEECO Leadership InstituteTM reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or waive any informality in its selection of Conference Speakers. Speakers must give notice in writing within two (2) business days after the closing date when exercising their right to withdraw their proposal. Notice shall be delivered to the Institute via email at:
  6. 6. 6 IV. General Instructions and SelectionProcess The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference Program Committee will evaluate your proposal as it relates to the notions of Responsive: Your proposal conforms exactly to the requirements in this RFP. Responsible:” Your proposal meets moral and business integrity and reliability, which assures good faith performance. Offers of selection of Conference Speakers shall be at the sole discretion of the MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference Program Committee. In addition to the basic requirements outlined above, your proposal must meet each of the SELECTION CRITERIA, in rank order of importance with corresponding potential points, as shown below:. 1. Quality, availability, and adaptability of the services and related products offered in conjunction with MEECO INSTITUTE COUNCIL’s desired needs for the MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference. The proposal topic must address the Body of Knowledge set forth by the MEECO Leadership InstituteTM. Presenters may obtain additional information by visiting 2. Quality of performance and services to previous and existing clients. Reputation and experience of the selected Conference Speaker 3. The Capability of the selected speaker to perform the services desired by MEECO Leadership InstituteTM within a specific budget (pro bono publico) and time constraints and provides supportive and related administrative services to implement such services. V. Specific Proposal Instructions Your Proposal package should be organized to the following order: A. A Completed and signed proposal information sheet including your full name, title and company (as applicable), mailing address, phone number with area code, fax number, and email address. B. Presentation/Session/Workshop Information. 1. The title of your Presentation proposed title of your presentation, session or workshop. MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference Committee reserves the right to suggest changes in the proposed session/s and to edit the session title if your proposal is accepted. Such suggestions are intended to improve the uptake of knowledge based on the Committee’s keen understanding of its audience 2. In eighty (80) words or less describe your proposed topic for your presentation. Be sure to address the relevance of your proposed topic to organizational leaders and Master-level Corporate Executive Coaches. This description will appear in promotional materials, conference related websites/pages; the MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference program and/or related literature. The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference Committee reserves the right to revise the description for consistency and applicability.
  7. 7. 7 3. State the Presentation/Session/Workshop Duration. Indicate the recommended/preferred amount of time that should be dedicated to this subject. 4. Indicate the appropriate program track for your presentation (your presentation can address multiple levels and / or knowledge areas). Please choose at least one from each column. Program Levels Master-level Executive Coaches Business Management and Strategy Organization Leaders Human Capital Experts/ Professionals Program Knowledge Areas ROI of Coaching Legal and Contracts Practice Line-Extensions Culture transformation Sustainable Leadership; and Recruiting Master-level Executive Coaches Advanced Technologies and Executive Coaching 5. State at least three (3) Learning Objectives for the proposed Presentation/ Session/Workshop. Each objective should specifically indicate the results and outcomes you seek in terms of participants' knowledge, skills, and behavior. For each objective, use the format: “After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to…” 6. State the format for the proposed Presentation/Session/Workshop. i. Lecture (Discourse given before an audience for instruction). ii. Panel Presentation (Group of persons who share responsibilities of discourse before an audience). iii. Group Discussions (Presenter and audience interact and discuss various points of a given topic). iv. Other. Please specify. 7. Conference sessions and workshops are available as follows. Speakers may submit proposals for any or all of the services requested, as a package or separately. • Concurrent breakout session one hour (1.0 hour) in length • General session keynote address • one hour (1.0 hour)Master Classes/Workshop two hours or two concurrent hours 8. The MEECO Leadership Institute reserves the right to select proposals that, in its sole discretion, meet the planned events and theme of the Conference as well as the criteria set forth within this RFP.
  8. 8. 8 9. Describe the handouts, or other materials, you will provide to support your proposed Presentation/Session/Workshop. Conference presenters are asked to allow their presentations to be made available to attendees on the Conference website for two weeks prior to and following the Conference. 10. Describe your AV and / or room configuration requirements. Please note: Each breakout and general session room will be equipped with a laptop computer, projector and screen and presenters equipped with a wireless lavaliere microphone. Additional AV or configuration needs, including Internet access or computer audio projection, must be noted in your proposal and approved by the MEECO Institute Conference Planning Committee. B. Evidence of Professional Qualifications and Credentials. Include relevant education, Professional Certifications, personal and professional awards and/or commendations received personally or as a “key player” in the organization for specific project/s. Include your public speaking experience/s, listing similar presentations with particulars about when, where, size of audience, subject, etc. Use the following format for ease of reference, beginning with most recent: 1. Education: 2. Professional Certifications: 3. Professional Awards/Recognitions: 4. Pertinent References/Testimonies in support of your work: You can also refer the Selection Committee to your corporate or personal website. 5. List up to 5 Public Speaking Engagements, include title of talk, size of audience, when, and where C. Attach a Bio for further elaboration. Pls limit to most relevant and recent. D. Co-Presenter/s Information. If co-presenter/s are being proposed for your presentation, please provide their name/s, mailing address/es, phone number/s, fax number/s, and email address/es as well as the same information required in the Specific Proposal Instructions, Items C - G above, for each presenter. E. Statement of Understanding. The proposed presenter’s signature on a completed proposal information sheet acknowledges that he/she will provide professional conference speaking services pro bono publico for the good of conference attendees F. As a speaker, you see value in using social media and other marketing resources to promote your speaking engagement at the conference and are interested in sharing information about your speaking engagement through your social media channels. G. All speakers agree to attend the conference they speak to develop potential high- level relationships with attendees. There is a discount offered to attend the full conference.
  9. 9. 9 VI. Timelines and Terms The selected Conference Speaker will be subject to the following provisions: A. Agreement to Perform Conference Speaking Services. The dates, timelines, and terms of the Conference speaking engagement will be outlined and confirmed in writing by The MEECO Leadership InstituteTM Conference Committee to the selected offerors after proposals are reviewed and finalist are selected. The Timelines to be met are: January 05, 2019 Receive questions about the RFP until 5:00 pm January 29, 2019 Proposals due no later than 5:00 pm February 15, 2019 Conference presenter (names, titles) finalized and offer to selected offers distributed. February 28, 2019 Conference session titles and descriptions finalized. B. Indemnification and Insurance. The selected speaker will indemnify and agree to hold the MEECO Leadership InstituteTM and committee members harmless from any liability, which may be imposed against MEECO Leadersihp InstituteTM by reason of its acts or omissions. C. Non---solicitation. Marketing and sales to attendees may only be conducted in the Vendor Exhibition area if the Conference Speaker has also contracted to procure a booth. Conference presentations must not be used as a platform to promote products or services. If you are interested in procuring a Vendor’s Booth, please visit contact Opportunities for sponsorships are also available. D. Discrimination prohibited. MEECO LeadershipInstitute™ Anti-DiscriminationPolicy:03.05.16. We have zerotolerance fordiscriminationof anytype.If youfeel thatyouhave experienced discriminationasa speakerplease bringittoCB Bowman’s,, so that an immediateactioncanbe takento remediation. MEECO Leadership InstituteTM reserves the right to cancel the engagement with the speaker at any time with or without cause and with or without notice, and in the event of any such cancellation, MEECO Leadership InstituteTM shall have no liability to the speaker as a result of the cancellation, and expenditures incurred by the Speaker in the event of cancelation.