Call for Proposals: ATD Maine Chapter Programs 2019-20

The Maine ATD Chapter Program Team invites you to submit a proposal to present a program during our 2019-20 season.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to begin your proposal submission using our handy form!

Our goal for the 2019-20 season is to provide opportunities for our members to benefit from engaging professional development addressing ATD’s National Competency Model foundational competencies and areas of expertise.

As you prepare your RFP, will you please put yourself in the place of the program participants? Ask yourself how will this topic apply to professional development in our field and how will it translate from organization to organization.

We are looking for nine 75-minute presentations that will make our monthly programs valuable and enriching for our members and the people and organizations they work with. Programs should be highly interactive, thought provoking, and provide creative ideas to shape and advance the learning and performance of individuals, leaders, teams, and organizations in Maine.

Please consider these points:

  • Enable our participants to learn new ways to enhance their learners’ experience
  • Support insights for improving their organizations’ performance
  • Highlight key drivers of participants’ impact with their organizations’ performance
  • Provide effective learning methodologies to improve learner confidence
  • Align learning to achieve organizational strategies
  • Evoke insight, enthusiasm, and creativity to expand training knowledge and skills, enhancing personal performance
  • Boost participants’ sense of competence and confidence in their ability to resolve difficult interpersonal and organizational issues

Presenting at our monthly programs is a way to be a significant contributor to ATD and to our profession--we look forward to receiving your application! Presenters will also be added to our resource list on our website for members to access in the future.

The proposal review committee, comprised of ATD Maine Chapter members, will evaluate proposals to select the 9 presentations that best suit our chapter needs. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL. The review committee will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria and will notify speakers of their decision by June 1, 2019:

  • Relevance of the content to the learning and development target audience and the ATD Competency Model.
  • Plans to actively engage the audience during the session
  • Clarity of the proposal as to the learning objectives and facilitation style

Expectations of the Presenter once approved and accepted:

  • Please remember that this is a professional development and educational organization. It is important that presenters not use this time to sell their publications and/or services, during the session.
  • You may hand out a short document supporting your session if you wish (please bring 60 copies).
  • Please send us a copy of your presentation at least two weeks prior to your program date. As a presenter, you grant us permission to share your presentation with ATD Maine Chapter members.
  • Communicate any specific needs or AV requirements at least two weeks prior to your program date. Note that, if these were not documented in your proposal, we cannot guarantee our ability to provide for these needs.

Please submit your RFP between March 1 and April 15, 2019.

RFPs will be reviewed in May, with final decisions by June 1.

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