CALL FOR PRESENTATIONSThe Tennessee SHRM Conference invites you to submit a Presentation Proposal to share yourexperience in one of these focus areas based on your professional experience or expertise: o Culture by Design o Legal and Legislative o Strategic Business Management o Talent Management o Total RewardsPresentation proposals must be post marked no later than December 17, 2012. Please mail yourcompleted Call for Presentation form and supporting information to: Lynn Hutson, SPHR Co-Chair, Programs & Speakers Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place, 4th floor Brentwood, TN 37027INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL • Complete the attached Presentation Proposal form, agreeing to Presenter commitments • Use the Proposal form exactly as presented • Include proof of performance and biography • Mail (or hand deliver) the completed proposal no later than December 17, 2012 • It is recommended that proposals with supporting materials be sent via Federal Express, UPS or Certified Mail for tracking purposes if you require confirmation of receipt.Notification on the status of submission will be e-mailed directly to the proposing speaker no later thanFebruary 14, 2013.PROPOSAL REVIEW. Members of the Program Committee will review all complete proposals. Their selectiondecision is final. Notification of proposal acceptance will be sent as soon as possible, and no later thanFebruary 14, 2013.A NOTE CONCERNING HONORARIA. The Tennessee SHRM State Conference has a tradition of usingeducational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of human resource management. Welook for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit ofsupporting, educating and networking - the purpose for which the Middle TN SHRM chapter was founded.EACH CONCURRENT SESSION WILL LAST EITHER 60 MINUTES FOR DAYBREAK (7:30 – 8:30 AM)AND LATE AFTERNOON (3:30 – 4:30 PM) SESSIONS, OR 75 MINUTES FOR REGULAR CONCURRENTSESSIONS. BASED ON FINAL SELECTION PLACEMENT, WE ASK FOR FLEXIBILITY IN YOURPRESENTATION TIME, IF POSSIBLE.
The Selection Process. We strive to offer a balanced program of educational sessions by selecting proposalsthat best fit within the framework of the conference objectives and areas of focus. Also, we provide programsthat support professional certification by ensuring all programs presented offer HRCI credit, strategic creditpreferred. As such, preference will be given to topics that qualify for HRCI strategic credit.Practical Application. The Program Committee seeks presentations that will provide our attendees withinformation that will improve their effectiveness on the job and within their organization. Sessions conductedby practitioners and authorities in their field of expertise that include practical, immediately applicable worktools will be given our highest preference.Proven Speaking Ability. Preferred forms of proof of performance are DVDs, links to streaming video/audio,letters of recommendation, and/or a summary of evaluations from a program the speaker has previouslypresented. Letters of recommendation must include contact information, date, time and place of thepresentation. Evaluation summary must include a sampling of individual evaluation forms. All forms of proofof performance will be considered.HRCI Recertification. If your proposal is accepted and you are invited to present during the conference thepresentation overview with learning objectives and your bio will be used to submit your session for HRCIrecertification credit approval.Your application materials will not be returned.We expect presenters to: • Work closely with the Program Committee before the conference and meet all deadlines; • Make no substantial changes in content, format, audio/visual needs, room set-up or number of presenters without prior approval of the Committee; • Design and provide a visual presentation in electronic format by the date requested; • Recognize that this conference presentation is an opportunity to share information and is not a showcase for promoting the speaker’s practice, services or products, and • Acknowledge that the conference sessions schedule will be set and presenters assigned in accordance with the concurrent focus areas. As such, we will make a reasonable effort to accommodate requests for schedule changes until the conference brochure publication date. After that, the Conference committee and the speakers are committed, and no changes to the sessions schedule can be made.In return, we will: • Provide a complimentary registration for one (1) to the conference, including admission to the exposition hall, meals and social events; • Promote you as a subject matter expert to the conference attendees; • Provide a scheduled opportunity for you to sign and sell your book or CD at the conference book store; • Grant you valuable professional exposure, and • Provide you with your session evaluation scores after the conference. Presentation Proposal Form Follows
PRESENTER’S CONTACT INFORMATIONName: Submit your name as you would like to see it published, including professional or educational designations.Job Title:Company:Address:City, State, Zip:Phone Number:E-mail Address:Web Site:Will you have a co-presenter? Yes No If yes, please duplicate this form for your co-presenterWill you agree to give two presentations on this topic? Yes No These may be scheduled on consecutive daysSESSION TITLEHAS THIS SESSION BEEN PREVIOUSLY APPROVED FOR HRCI CREDIT? Yes NoIf yes, please provide or attach details to include date of presentation, presentation title, approvedprogram number and type of HRCI credit received (general, strategic, global).Date TitleType of Credit (general, strategic, global) Program NumberSESSION SUMMARYPlease provide a brief summary of the session content and learning objective(s). If selected, we may editor change your session title and/or summary for program clarity.
SESSION TAG LINEPlease provide a compelling, one-sentence primary objective of your presentation. If selected, we may edit orchange your session tag line for program clarity.TECHNOLOGY REQUESTSPlease list any special technology requests below. Speakers are required to provide their own laptop. Standardpresentation technology will be provided (screen, cabling for connection to display presentation on screen). PRESENTER’S AFFIRMATIONI have included the following proof of performance with my proposal: (At least one is required; must beclearly marked with your name.) Recommendations ______ Evaluations ______ DVD ______ Link to web content ______ OtherBy signing this proposal, I understand that I will not receive an honorarium and no expenses will bereimbursed by the conference for my travel or presentation. If selected, I agree to adhere to the deadlineschedule furnished by conference organizers, including presentation materials and promotional photographsetc.I further understand that my conference presentation is not a showcase for promotion of my business,practice, product or services, and I will not sell my products or services from the speaker platform.I also understand I will be notified about the status of my proposal no later than February 14, 2013.Signature DateMail completed form and all attachments by the December 17, 2012 postmark date to: Lynn Hutson, SPHR Co-Chair, Programs & Speakers Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place, 4th floor Brentwood, TN 37027Internal UseDate Proposal Received Decision: Yes No Hold‘Thanks For Submission’ replied ‘Our Decision’ replied By
SUGGESTED TOPICS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDERThe below topics are examples of subjects that coincide with our conference tracks that you may want toconsider but are not required.Advanced Topics in Complex Leave of Absence IssuesAlignmentBusiness CompetenciesCareer DevelopmentChange ManagementChanging Labor Pool DemographicsCommunicationCompensation StrategiesContinuous ImprovementCorporate / Core ValuesCross Cultural Insights (GPHR)Cross Generational ExpectationsCross Cultural Rewards (GPHR)Cost ControlCritical ThinkingCulture ManagementDecision MakingDiversity / InclusionDomestic PartnersEmerging Issues in HREmployee Benefits / Controlling Healthcare CostsEmployee Engagement and MoralEmployment BrandingEntrepreneurshipEthical Issues in HRFinance / Budgeting / Financial ManagementGenerations in the WorkplaceGlobal Compliance (GPHR)Global Talent Management (GPHR)Healthcare ReformHR as a Business PartnerHR as an Internal ConsultantInnovationInvestigationsLegislative TopicsMeasuring Performance / Performance ManagementMergers and AcquisitionsPPACAOutsourcing StrategyRetaliation LitigationSkill Development / EnhancementSocial Media for RecruitingStrategic Planning / AlignmentSuccession PlanningTalent Acquisition / Management StrategiesVeterans in the WorkplaceVirtual ClassroomWage and HourWellnessWorkforce PlanningWorkplace Learning and Performance