2015 Call for Presentations
You are invited to submit a proposal to share your knowledge and expertise with human resource
professionals at the annual 2015 Alabama SHRM State Conference. This year’s theme is:
“Roller Coaster of Love - The Ups and Downs of HR.”
The conference will allow others to benefit from your experience while you make a valuable
contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge. The Alabama SHRM State Council has a
tradition of using its professional development conference as a platform for education and
innovation in the field of human resource management. In fact, the 2014 conference was attended
by over 550 human resources professionals and 65 professional partner exhibitors. Therefore, we
are seeking presenters who are willing to share their expertise in the spirit of networking, a
purpose for which SHRM and the Alabama SHRM State Council were founded.
2015 Conference Dates:
May 19th & 20th
2015 Conference Location:
The Sheraton Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama
Conference Description:
The AL SHRM State Council’s goal is to offer a variety of training and development opportunities
for human resource professionals in Alabama and neighboring states. Therefore the Council invites
presentations on topics that are appropriate for this audience. Topics should inform attendees
about significant issues in human resources.
Honorariums/Presenter Reimbursement:
The AL SHRM State Council will reimburse reasonable travel expenses and provide a
complimentary conference registration in exchange for valuable professional exposure. We will
provide basic audio-visual needs (screen, flip chart, LCD projector and lavaliere microphone). In
addition, we will provide space in our Speaker / Authors Market to allow you to sell your books,
videos and other marketing material. Please note that we do not pay expenses for a copresenters.
Submitting Proposals for Consideration:
In order to be considered, proposals must be submitted no later than November 19th. Please note
if you are requesting a speaker’s fee please be sure to include that with your submittal.
Presentation Categories:
Labor & Employment Law
Business & Strategy
Strategic Business
Compensation & Benefits
Training & Development
Labor Relations
Criteria Used to Consider Presentation Proposals:
 Is the content appropriate for the conference participants?
 Will the program qualify for PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credit? *To determine if your
program qualifies as an acceptable presentation in terms of the HR body of knowledge, visit the
Human Resource Certification Institute web site at
 Is the topic timely? Does it reflect current/emerging trends in human resources?
 Does the session offer tangible tools for implementation?
 Has this topic been presented recently to HR professionals within the state of Alabama? If so,
should it be repeated?
 Can presentation objectives be achieved within the time frame allotted?
 Has the topic/speaker received strong evaluations for past presentations?
 Are professional references available for comment, and are they favorable?
Presenters whose proposals are accepted are required to:
 Respond to all submission deadlines
 Provide an electronic presentation handout (PPT).
 Provide program description for the conference brochure
 Not modify content significantly from form submission
Please complete all of the following information in order to be considered as a presenter for the
2015 Alabama SHRM State Conference.
Should you have any questions or need any additional information please contact me at (205) 3173893 or [email protected] . The AL SHRM Conference Co-Chair is Bobbi Wilson. She
is available at (256)-270-9022 or [email protected] Please copy both of us on all
Best Regards,
Amber Montgomery
Chair Conference Speakers Committee
2015 Call for Presentations
Name of Speaker (s):
Presentation Category:
Topic Summary and Objectives:
Delivery Format:
(individual or panel)
Session Delivery Preference:
(general, breakout, special- must be
open to all)
Time needed to deliver session:
Has this topic been approved for
recertification credits by HRCI?
Other Relevant Details:
Author / Books
Video (include video link)
*Note: Year after year our conference has been fortunate to have well known, professional
speakers donate their time and talents to make our event a success. In return, we have made a
generous donation to SHRM in their name, covered and/or reimbursed approved travel and
lodging expenses, provided an opportunity for book sales, etc.