ATD HOUSTON 2020 TALENT DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE AND EXPO
October 27, 2020
Due to the continued conditions, we will have a virtual conference. Having made that decision, we’re making a little change to this request. Those of you who have already requested will be contacted with more details from the Conference Speaker Chair. Those of you who have not yet submitted a proposal, please read this updated request.
You are invited to send in your proposal to present at the ATD Houston 2020 Talent Development Conference and Expo, Houston’s premier talent development event. This request provides you the information to submit your request and share your knowledge and experience with the talent development influencers in Houston and the surrounding region.
Note that the changes made are in the submission timeline and in the conference tracks.
Reasons to Submit Your Proposal
Tips for Being Selected
Views of Talent Development
These are presentations that strengthen attendee capability in one or two of the capabilities (see ATD Capabilities Model below. They will be 40 minute online presentations plus Question & Answer time, for a maximum 50 minutes.
Creating Personal Growth
This track includes two presentations.
In the first presentation, the presenter focuses on one or two capabilities of the ATD Capability Model and explores how to improve those capabilities with participants. During the presentation, attendees will be given a designed challenge to do something during the week demonstrating use of the ideas shared.
In the second presentation, the presenter allows two or three participants who followed through with the challenge to share their results. The presenter will be given time for a debrief.
Both presentations will have 50 minutes allotted to them.
For this track, two experienced ATD leaders answer questions. The questions are those provided by participants before the conference and those provided during the session.
Each mentoring presentation is focused on one of the ATD Capabilities.
After the presentation, attendees are provided access to a chat room to continue the conversation and network with the other presentation attendees as they focus on developing a capability.
Sessions will last 50 minutes.
When selecting this track, please share the ATD Capabilities you are strongest in and justify your experience and expertise.
Have I Got a Deal for You!
The ATD Capability Model
In this track we’re allowing companies and consultants to share information about their products. We’re focused on two approaches:
Vendors have products for use by independent consultants, but the independent consultants have no idea about these products they could represent.Vendors can connect with company leaders at this conference and share information about their products.
Vendors are given up to 30 minutes to provide information about their product.
Sponsors of ATD Houston and this 2020 Conference and Exposition will be given priority for the slots made available in this track.
We emphasize use of the ATD Capability Model. Reviewers will reference that model when evaluating your submissions.
For the View of Talent Development and Creating Personal Growth tracks, consider working with the ATD Capability Model as discussed below. For the Mentors! track, discuss your expertise in terms of the capabilities.
Building Personal Capability
Provide a facilitated session that strengthens attendee capability in one or two of the seven personal capabilities.
• Give examples of successful displays of the capability.
• Share a strategy that attendees can use to build that capability in their careers.
Impacting Organizational Capability
Present a case study demonstrating successful implementation of one or two of the organizational capabilities.
• Discuss the key decisions made and their impact on the implementation.
• Present the evaluation methodology and results of the implementation.
Developing Professional Capability
Share an implementation that demonstrates the relevance of one of the professional capabilities.
• Explain the theories supporting the capability being discussed.
• Demonstrate a strategic use of the capability, with discussion of its impact on the individual and the organization.
Talent Development, 2025
Paint a picture of Talent Development in 2025.
• Show, through data, one or more likely scenarios facing Talent Development.
• Provide career ideas for attendees related to the given scenarios.
Several ATD members made their first conference presentations with less than five years’ experience. All you need is something worthy to share and a great way to share it. That said, here’s an offer to those of you who have never presented. If you desire a pep talk or coaching session to get create a submission, send an email to email@example.com.
Those with questions related to this RFP may also email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to those questions.
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