Here is a Link to our Speaker Proposal:
Call for Speakers - Invitation to Present
Valley Forge Human Resources Association,
invites you to submit a proposal to be a speaker at
Valley Forge HR Summit
Friday, October 13, 2017
Penn State Great
Valley Campus in Malvern, PA.
The full day conference will be composed of a panel
discussion and up to twelve (12) presentations comprised of three to four concurrent
sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours in length. We
are pleased to introduce this year’s Summit Theme!
the HorroR Out of HR!
Speaker Application Process:
1. Presentation Topic:
Your presentation should put the HR function into a business perspective and be geared toward the Summit theme of “Taking the HorroR Out of HR.”
As a speaker, how will your presentation allow the participants to develop the skills and strategies to better align their contributions and efforts with the needs of the business?strategy
development, compensation and benefits, legal issues,--as long as your
presentation shows a strong link to avoiding some of the pitfalls and risk
factors Human Resource departments and organizations face.
There will be a variety of HR topics participants can choose to
attend at the Summit. We are having fun with our theme given the date of our
event, and invite you to do the same! However, content is key, so there will be
a strong preference for presentations that show a link for aligning HR with
other areas of the organization, specifically linking to:
Business Strategy and the Role of HR
The plot thickens!
Change doesn’t have to be scary!
Who will help us through this
If we work together, we can make
HR Value Creation and Building Capability
Let’s be proactive and prevent
Successful reward strategies for
employee from cradle (new hire) to grave (retirement)!
Is there any help for the horror
we just encountered?
HR Competencies and Innovation
Who would have thought that would kill the HR nightmare?
Talk about scary!
2. Your Presentation Proposal: (please use the following format
& provide a response for each category)
Please send Proposal in Word Document
Your Name, E-mail Address and Phone Number
Name(s), Title(s), Company(ies), of Presenters
Title of Your Presentation
How does your presentation tie into the Summit “Taking The HorroR
Out of HR” theme? Please list which
theme your presentation ties into.
List the learning objectives of your presentation. Please complete the following sentence: “Following my presentation, participants will
be able to…” Please submit 3 learning
objectives describing the following (required to obtain HRCI credits):
The outcomes you plan to achieve.
How your presentation will change the participant’s behavior, to do
something better or do something differently.
Will the participant be able to use the information you present
What is the “wow factor” for your presentation, meaning what is the
one thing your attendees will walk away remembering?
What level of HR professional are you targeting: HR Coordinator, HR Manager/Director, Chief HR
Provide a session overview in 500 words or less. Describe the content of your presentation as
well as the method of delivery e.g. case study review, interactive exercise,
etc. Please provide enough information
for the reviewers to visualize your presentation.
Describe your expertise supporting the program you are presenting
and your ability to relate to an audience of HR professionals.
Please provide a brief biography (200 words or less) that can be
used in our HRCI and SHRM submission and promotional materials. A resume may be attached but can only be used
as supporting documentation.
If this presentation has been approved for HRCI and/or SHRM credits
please list the ORG #, date and location as well as the hours approved and type
of credits (General or Business).
3. Proposal Selection:
A panel of GVFHRA Summit planning members will review the
presentations based on the following criteria:
The degree to which the presentation supports one or more of
SHRM’s strategic, general, business or global area of HRCI and SHRM credits. Priority will be given to those sessions that
would potentially qualify for Business HRCI credits and SHRM credits.
Thoroughness of the submitted matter and proposal.
Quality of learning objectives.
Level of interactivity and method of diverse teaching styles.
Quality of takeaway tools offered to conference participants.
Appeal to a broad spectrum of attendees and present on topics in
HR including, but not limited to Organizational Development, Benefits,
Compensation, Legal Issues, Recruitment, Retention and Leadership Development.
Proposal by E-mail (in Word format) by May 19, 2017 to:
Stokes-Powers, GVFHRA Chapter Administrator
2. . 5. General
are limited to a maximum of two applications per individual or organization on
selected as a presenter, you will be required to submit your presentation by September
1st, 2017 and bring your presentation on a flash drive on October 13th,
will provide flip charts and markers, microphone and sound for Power Point
presentations or video if requested.
housing and per diem costs, etc. are the sole responsibility of the speaker,
are responsible to get permission to use copyrighted materials.
will not reproduce handouts but will post handouts on the GVHRA Summit website
in advance of the program for participant download. If a speaker wishes to provide handouts, it
will be at your own expense.
Speakers will be eligible to attend
the remainder of the Summit (maximum of two active speakers per presentation)
for the entire Summit. A waived Summit fee includes access to
conference sessions, HRCI and SHRM credits, lunch and breaks. Any guest(s) of the speakers must register
and pay to attend the event.
to facility location rules, no books or other materials are permitted to be
sold at the HR Summit. There can be no
exceptions to this policy.
received after May 19, 2017 will be retained for future consideration either
for a GVFHRA Meeting presentation, Seminar, or for the 2018 GVFHRA Summit.
selection and notification is expected to be completed by early July 2017.
the following submission guidelines and sign and date in the area indicated
the primary presenter for this proposed session, I have thoroughly read the
submission guidelines, selection criteria, and terms for speaker
compensation. I understand and agree
that I will be responsible for communicating in a timely manner with the Greater Valley Forge HR
Summit Committee, and co-presenter(s) regarding information about my
presentation. I understand the
The Greater Valley Forge HR Summit Committee has final
determination of the format and length of my session.
I am responsible for adhering to the Call for Presentation
deadlines and guidelines for submission outlined in this document. If I fail to do so, the Greater Valley Forge
HR Summit Committee reserves the right to remove my session from the Summit
I am responsible for submitting presentation materials and
handouts prior to the Summit for inclusion on the Greater Valley Forge HR Summit
website. All final presentation
materials and a head shot (.jpeg) are due by September 1, 2017.
Greater Valley Forge HR Summit Committee will not produce any
handouts for distribution at the Summit.
I am responsible for preparing handout materials for my session
I grant permission for GVFHRA to reproduce and distribute session
handouts prior to, during and after the conference. All Summit materials will be provided on the
Registrant website two weeks prior to the Summit for the attendees to download.
GVFHRA and SHRM programs are non-commercial forums. The direct promotion of products and services
I, and my co-presenter (if applicable), grant permission for my
Summit presentation to be video or audio-taped.
I am responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce my handouts
if they are copyrighted.
I agree to refrain from overt statements, harsh language, or
pointed humor that disparages the dignity and social equity of any individual
I agree to bring a back up copy of my presentation on a flash
drive on the day of the Summit.
If I am unable to present my program on the day of the Summit, I
will notify GVFHRA as soon as possible and will offer a suggestion of a
replacement speaker that could present my materials or another program of
comparable professional level and topic.
I agree with
the terms and conditions outlined above in this Call for Summit Proposals.
Name and any
certification i.e. SPHR Date
SUBMISSIONS NEED TO BE SENT TO GVFHRA@AOL.COM
BY MAY 19th, 2017.
confirmation of receipt will be emailed back to you to confirm we have received
your proposal.Here is a Link to our Speaker Proposal: