• How to Be a Speaker for GMA SHRM - 2024

Greetings Prospective Presenters/Speakers! 

Call for Proposal Online Submission

Proposals Due September 14, 2023

Proposals can be submitted after the deadline but proposals received by deadline will be the first reviewed by the committee.

The Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM) is in search of speakers to provide two-hour presentations during our 2024 events Professional Development Summits. 

You can find the topics for all available speaking opportunities below. In the survey you will select the dates you are available to speak and we will combine topics as the Programming Team sees best fitting for our chapter.
  1. Recruitment
  2. Retention
  3. Business and HR Strategy (value of HR, Succession planning, etc.
  4. Employment Law: FMLA / ADA / WC / UC / Discrimination
  5. Mental Health
  6. Compensation
  7. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  8. Artificial Intelligence
  9. Training & Development
  10. Conflict Resolution

We invite you to apply by completing our online Call for Proposal Survey by Thursday, September 14, 2023. In the survey you should describe your proposed program and explain how your program matches our programming priorities as identified in the topics above.

If you are selected as a speaker, you will be expected to:
  • Provide a takeaway deliverable such as a tool kit, exercise, or practical resource that participants can take back to work with them and implement.
  • Tailor your speech to an HR audience. Your information should add value by serving the HR professional, advancing the HR profession, or growing the organization.
  • Include clear session objectives, case studies, success stories, relevant supporting research, or other data to showcase the practical application of HR concepts, interventions, or new strategic initiatives.
  • Coordinate details, equipment needs, and other set-up accommodations with assistance from GMA SHRM’s Programming Committee.
  • Provide session materials in a timely manner for distribution to attendees in a written or electronic format.
  • Ensure your presentation is objective, unbiased, and does not contain a sales pitch of yourself or your organization.
If your proposal best meets our programming needs, we will contact you by December 4, 2023 to discuss the details of your event. Thank you for your interest in sharing your knowledge with GMA SHRM. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wanda Manning
GMA SHRM Board of Directors
VP of Programming