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SHRM headquarters accepts speaking proposals for the conferences listed below. To submit a proposal, the conference name must have an active hyperlink. If there is no active hyperlink, the recruiting process is currently closed.
There must be a speaker profile prior to submitting a proposal. To create one, click on the name of the conference (during the recruiting period). Login credentials will be emailed upon completion of the profile. If you are submitting on behalf of someone else, submit the proposal(s) using their speaker profile, not yours. Do not create more than one speaker profile with the same name. It will cause problems logging in if you do. Solo presenters are preferred. If you have more than one presenter, a co-presenter may be submitted during the proposal process.
Plan ahead now so you don't miss the next deadline. Proposals must be finalized before 5:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME on the due date. It is best not to wait until the last day to get started. Timelines to submit proposals are the same each year.
Before you submit a proposal for a conference in the above table, we encourage you to review the information below.
Additional proposal questions regarding conferences in the table? Email email@example.com
When developing the conference program, SHRM's goal is to provide a balanced program that meets the variety of skill levels and interests of the conference audience. The topics are based on The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), which describes the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge HR professionals need for effective job performance. A separate proposal must be submitted for each session type. You may submit the same topic for each session type, however, SHRM expects the descriptions and learning objectives to be written specific to the session type. In order to be considered for a Smart Stage session, you must submit for a concurrent session as well. Speakers will not be selected for a Smart Stage session only.Session types include:
For select conferences, you will see questions under the "Additional Information" tab asking if the submission is for a Preconference Workshop, and a separate question asking if the proposal is for the Smart Stage. If the proposal is for a concurrent session, both questions must be answered "no." Conferences that do not take proposals for Preconference Workshops and/or Smart Stage Sessions will not have the question under the "Additional Information" tab. Proposals for those conferences will be considered for Concurrent Sessions.
A NOTE CONCERNING HONORARIASHRM has a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of human resource management. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of networking, a purpose for which the Society was founded.
The ONLY accepted forms of proof of performance are:
Video recordings of the proposed speaker presenting a session to an audience (preferred).and/or
A summary of evaluations from a program the speaker previously presented. Please do not send stacks of individual evaluations completed by the attendees. The programming committee needs to see the overall score of your session (average score from all who rated the speaker, not individual impressions).
Proof of performance files can be uploaded to your proposal under the section called “Supporting Files”. It is recommended you begin securing the approved proof of performance now so you are able to submit a complete proposal by the deadline.
In return, SHRM will:
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