WI SHRM 2017 State Conference

October 11th - 13th, 2017
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
1300 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI


 2017 Speaking Opportunities 

Are you interested in presenting a session at the 2017 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference? To assist you in preparing your proposal, we have posted submission guidelines for the Conference & Exposition. Print a copy of the guidelines and use the information to prepare your submissions. The guidelines contain the information required on the electronic submission form below.


Deadline for Submitting Presentation Proposals for 2017 Wisconsin SHRM Conference: March 15, 2017.

By the end of May, you will receive notification of the status of your proposal. Please do not contact Wisconsin State SHRM before the end of May since the speaker committee reviews will not be concluded before then.

Please note ALL items below in RED are REQUIRED FIELDS to submit the RFP.  If you need technical support on your submission, please email

Presentation Submission Management
Presenter Information
This will be used to introduce you at the conference session, if selected. This should be 150 words or less. 
Please send all correspondence regarding my presentation to:
Reference Information
Please provide a venue and the contact person where you spoke most recently.  
Presentation Information
Use this section to provide us information on your Presentation.  Preference will be granted for sessions, which meet the Human Resource Certification Institute’s (HRCI’s) guidelines for business management as  well as the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK).
Note;  Early bird learning sessions begin at 6:30 AM.
To select multiple items in the list, hold down the control key on the keyboard and use your mouse to select the options you wish. 
Topic Tips

•Leadership & Navigation (e.g. leadership development, change management, project management, high-impact succession management)
•Ethical Practice (e.g., business ethics, professionalism, credibility, trust building)
•Business Acumen (e.g., marketing workshops, finance for non-finance managers, accounting & finance for HR professionals)
•Relationship Management (e.g., advocacy, negotiation & conflict management, employee engagement, customer service)
•Consultation (e.g. coaching, creativity and innovation, talent management)
•Critical Evaluation (e.g., Knowledge management
•Global & Cultural Effectiveness (e.g., diversity & inclusion, openness to experience, adaptability, global initiatives, corporate culture)
•Communication (e.g., social technology & social media, facilitation skills, C-suite communication, upper level business writing)
•Human Resource Expertise (e.g., risk management, HR technology, HR metrics, total rewards)
Does this session qualify for Credits?

To select multiple items in the list, hold down the control key on the keyboard and use your mouse to select the options you wish. 
Program Overview & Learning Objectives
Insert a 100 to 150 word description focused on the benefits to attendees.  It is crucial that your description appropriately describes the content of your presentation to avoid any confusion for participants. Write as you would have it appear in the conference program book, in third person present tense.  
AV Equipment Information
A lavaliere microphone, projector and screen will be provided in every room.  Laptops and additional AV equipment must be requested by the speaker by September 1.

The Learning session rooms will include an LCD projector, a screen, lavelier microphone, flip chart and markers.  Indicate what additional audio-visual support or other instructional materials your session requires.  SHRM will make every effort to accommodate any reasonalbe request.  

To select multiple items in the list, hold down the control key on the keyboard and use your mouse to select the options you wish. 
Tell us any other Audio-Visual Request that you had in mind.
Acceptance of Terms
The conference is a green conference.  If you are selected to present at the conference, you will be required to meet the following timelines:

Submit an electronic copy of your presenation by September 1.  We will not be providing copies of the handouts at the conference so it is very important that your handout be provided electronicallly for us to post for attendess.
Co-Presenter Add
If you will have co-presenters, please fill out for each co-presenter
Do you have a Co-Presenter? If so select Yes.
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WI SHRM is committed to keeping our conference as green as possible. We make an effort to provide all information electronically. We hope to limit use of excessive paper by offering electronic conference materials such as the conference schedule, speaker information, accommodation and travel information, and more. Please consider accessing information electronically before printing. We appreciate your efforts towards keeping the conference green as well!

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October 11th - 13th, 2017
Kalahari Resort
1300 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 

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