September 21, 2017

Create the Future: Strategies and Tools

Request for Speaker Proposals

Proposals are due no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 

The selection process begins Friday, June 2, 2017.

To submit an RFP, please fill out the ATD Houston 2017 Fall Conference and Expo Speaker Application

If you are interested on speaking in a panel, please email speakerchair@tdhouston.org and provide the following: Name, Contact Information, Area of Expertise / Potential track topic, Years of TD Experience

If you have questions about this request for proposals or about the ATD Houston 2017 Fall Conference and Expo,  please contact speakerchair@tdhouston.org.

Proposal submitters will be contacted with a decision by Friday, June 30, 2017. 

For those selected to submit, your final presentation and participant materials will be expected by Friday, September 1st for review by the committee. 

Speaker Benefits

    • Receive complimentary event registration (if selected)
    • Gain visibility with industry professionals
    • Share your knowledge with participants who enjoy learning
    • Further your professional development
    • Practice your speaking skills
    • Network with peers
    • Have a GREAT TIME!

Session proposals have the greatest chance of being selected if the session:

    • Content is less than 60 minutes in length (including Q&A)
    • Subject matter involves current topics with relevance to industry professionals
    • Presentation engages the audience through interaction, case studies, or hands-on activities.
    • Presents “best practice” concepts that participants can adapt to their business needs.
    • Proposal submitted by consultants includes a local business partner for team presentation.


Talent Management:

      • Talent Assessment: implementing individual and organizational assessments that support the facilitation of the career development planning process and succession planning efforts.
      • Leadership Development: educating, growing, and enriching the skills, mindsets and knowledge of existing and emerging leaders.
      • Coaching: applying a systematic approach to improving others’ ability to set goals, take action and maximize strengths.
      • Talent Mobility: facilitating career transitions that support engagement and retention efforts. 

Organizational Development:

      • Performance Improvement: analyzing human performance gaps and closing them.
      • Change Management: shifting individuals, teams, and organizations from a current state to a desired state.
      • Diversity and Inclusion: creating a workplace environment and organizational culture with practices that encourage growth and development, learning from others and capturing the advantage of diverse perspectives.

Innovative Learning Solutions:

      • Learning Technology: applying new technology or using technology in an innovative way to address specific learning needs.
      • Design and Delivery: Designing and delivering formal and informal blended learning solutions using a variety of methods so the training is both engaging and effective.
      • Knowledge Management: capturing, distributing, and archiving intellectual capital to encourage knowledge-sharing and collaboration.

Managing Learning Programs and Teams:

      • Strategic planning: defining an organizational strategy, making decisions on allocating resources to pursue this strategy, and guiding the implementation of the strategy. Can focus on how talent strategy aligns with and / or enables organizational strategy.
      • Evaluating Learning Impact: using metrics and analytics to measure the value of workplace learning and talent development solutions to the organization.


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