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CONFERENCE CURRICULUMWhen 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.For more information about the SHRM Competencies, click here.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.CREATING A SPEAKER PROFILE You must have a speaker profile prior to submitting a proposal. If you have not previously created a speaker profile, click on the name of the conference (during the recruiting period for that conference) to create one. Your login credentials will be emailed upon completion of your profile. Solo presenters are preferred. If you have more than one presenter for a session, only one co-presenter can be submitted in the proposal process.
THE PROPOSAL PROCESS IS CLOSED FOR ALL 2017 CONFERENCES. PROPOSALS FOR 2018 CAN BE SUBMITTED PER THE BELOW LISTINGS
Call for Presentations Schedule
Click on the name of the conference to access the proposal forms. Each conference link is activated during the recruiting process only. SHRM Leadership Development Forum (Held in October) Closed for 2017. Please check back in October for 2018ALL PROPOSALS HAD TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON FEBRUARY 15TH. THE DEADLINE IS NOT EXTENDED. The recruiting process runs from Late-October (the year before the conference) through February 15. Decisions are emailed to proposed speakers by April 30.SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition (Held in October)Closed for 2017. Please check back in October for 2018ALL PROPOSALS HAD TO BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON FEBRUARY 15TH. THE DEADLINE IS NOT EXTENDED. The recruiting process runs from Late-October (the year before the conference) through February 15. Decisions are emailed to proposed speakers by April 30.SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference & Exposition (Held in March)NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2018ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME JULY 15TH. Decisions are emailed to proposed speakers by November 30. SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition (Held in April)NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2018ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME JULY 15TH. Decisions are emailed to proposed speakers by November 30.SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (Held in June)NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR 2018ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE BEFORE 11:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME JULY 15TH. Decisions are emailed to proposed speakers by December 15.
Proof of PerformanceProof of performance is required for all speakers. SHRM strives to offer a balanced program of educational sessions and qualified speakers at our conferences. Proof of performance plays a strong role in the selection of proposals and is required to make the proposal complete.
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).
DO NOT submit letters of recommendation, phone numbers, marketing brochures, audio recordings, interviews, books or articles. They DO NOT qualify as proof of performance. Because of the large number of proposals we receive and competition for a limited number of speaking slots is fierce, proposals sent without proof of performance are incomplete and will not be considered as part of the selection pool. 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.
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