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Convention Workshop Request for Proposals

Do you have skills and knowledge that would benefit executives, direct care professionals, financial managers, human resource directors, program managers, or others in the human service provider sector?

The Providers’ Council is interested in receiving a workshop presentation proposal from you or your staff for our 38th Annual Convention and Expo. This event is the largest of its kind in New England, with over 1,000 individuals from nonprofit human services providers, businesses, and state agencies expected to attend. The convention will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Boston Marriott Hotel at Copley Place.

Convention workshops are 90 minutes long and are attended by 20 to 100 convention participants. The convention provides wide exposure to the human service community, and the workshops are advertised in our registration brochure, on our website, and in the Convention program booklet. Convention presenters receive complimentary admittance to the entire Convention & Expo, including all meals. We reimburse presenters’ fees for copying workshop materials up to $30.

How to Respond
If you would like to share your professional knowledge and skills, please complete and return the downloadable Presentation Proposal form or online proposal form by May 31, 2013. The information requested on the Presentation Proposal form is needed for CEU applications and for the convention registration materials.

Selection Criteria
Proposals will be judged on how well they meet the following criteria:
• Clear workshop description, written for the lay person
• Three well-defined, measurable objectives for the workshop
• Strongly relates to human service providers’ interests
• Experience and credentials of presenters related to the workshop topic
• Presenter’s knowledge of human service providers
• Timeliness of the topic

The Providers’ Council will notify all applicants of their proposal status by June 28.

Please contact Lore Stevens at 617.428.3637 x117 or lstevens@providers.org with any questions.