• How to Be a Speaker for GMA SHRM - 2021

Greetings Prospective Presenters/Speakers! 

The Greater Madison Area Society for Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM) is in search of speakers to provide two-hour presentations during our 2021 events. You can find the dates and topics for these events below. We are also looking for speakers for our Human Capital Conference on Tuesday, May 18th. These speakers will be asked to provide either a 75-minute breakout session or 60-minute keynote presentation.
  • Tuesday, January 19: Diversity and Inclusion
  • Tuesday, March 9: Recruitment and Retention
  • Tuesday, August 17: Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Tuesday, September 14: Ethics, Employee Investigations, and Conflict Resolution
  • Tuesday, November 16: Legal and Government Affairs
We invite you to apply by completing our new Call for Proposal Survey by Friday, September 11, 2020. This new survey will make the review process faster and more efficient. 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 1, 2020 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!
Jessica Zych
GMA SHRM Board of Directors
VP of Programming