Speaker Submissions Criteria

 

Speaker Application

California State Legislative & HR Conference in Sacramento

 

General Info

 

  • The mission of the California State Legislative & HR Conference is to – Enhance attendees' abilities to understand HR’s advocacy role in California employment and legislative issues, and develop and implement employment practices that support and sustain organizations and their employees.
  • In 2019, CalSHRM is offering several presentation opportunities throughout the Conference that support HR Legislative Advocacy and bring real-time learning to the state. These presentations are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and include 1.0 hour general sessions and 1.5 hour opening/closing/keynote sessions.
  • This conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, share ideas, visit legislators at the Capitol, and connect with service providers within the human resource industry.
  • Information covered provides take-away tools for members to apply or modify for their own business needs.

Target Audience

 

CalSHRM’s California State Legislative & HR Conference brings attendance of about 550 – 700 human resource professionals. Attendees include HR professionals, SHRM members, workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals, business owners, HR directors, HR managers, HR supervisors, students and those transitioning to the profession, as well as consultants and service providers. All are involved in one or more aspects of human resources field and managing people, ranging from analysis, to development, to implementation, to evaluation. Experience levels vary as well ranging from those new to the profession to those with several decades of experience.

 

 

Time-frames

 

Proposals will be reviewed and scheduled according to best fit of topic and availability of presenter determined by our Conference Strategy Committee. General session lengths are approximately 50-55 minutes with 5-10 min Q&A or 1.0 hours without Q&A. Opening/closing/keynote sessions are approximately 1.3 -1.4 hours with optional 5-10 min Q&A or 1.5 hours without Q&A.

 

 

Resources Provided

 

CalSHRM will work closely with the speakers to validate methodology and program objectives, content and materials to ensure that the session will support the SHRM HR Body of Competency and Knowledge.

Resources provided to the speaker include:

  • CalSHRM Conference Committee
  • CalSHRM Conference Topic Categories (below)
  • Promotion, registration, venue arrangements, PowerPoint presentation set up/templates. All materials are provided electronically to attendees.

 

 

Conference Topic Categories

 

Below are the CalSHRM Conference Topic Categories. Please complete a separate ‘application and submission’ form for each topic you wish to present on.

  • Legislative and Legal Compliance –California and Federal Employment Law Topics and Compliance Practice Guidelines, Strategies, Tools and Form.
  • HR Risk Management – Top 10 California and Federal HR Risks and strategies, guidelines, recommended practices and options to mitigate and minimize risk.
  • Regulatory Agencies & Processes – Updates from California and Federal employment related regulatory agencies on 2019 focus areas, guidelines for best practices, and tips on interfacing with agency.
  • Legislative Advocacy – Identifying and delivering effective advocacy of the HR profession on selected hot topics to the California Legislature.

 

 

Frequently Requested Conference Session Topics

 

Some examples of sessions, which are relevant to our Theme LEGISLATIVE & LEGAL COMPLIANCE

  • The 2019 California Legislative Update – BOOKED AND NOT AVAILABLE
  • The 2019 Federal Legislative Update - BOOKED AND NOT AVAILABLE
  • Aligning Employment Practices and Policies Strategy
  • Creating a "Culture" of Compliance
  • Avoiding the Top 5 Wage and Hour Claims
  • California Paid Sick Leave: A Deep Dive REGULATORY AGENCIES & PROCESSES
  • How Does the NLRB Affect California?
  • I've just Received a WC Claim! Now What??
  • Health & Welfare Benefit Trends In CA
  • I've Just Received a Cal/OSHA Complaint! Now What??
  • HR RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Top 5 Most Critical PAGA Claim Risks for 2019
  • Legalized Marijuana in CA: Where do Employers Draw the Line?
  • Retaliation Proof Performance Management
  • Conducting a Fair and Impartial Internal Investigation
  • LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
  • Preparing for State Legislative Visits – BOOKED AND NOT AVAILABLE
  • How to Translate Veteran Skills for Civilian use
  • The Importance of Legislative Advocacy from the HR Perspective
  • Positively Influencing California Legislation

 

 

California State SHRM Affiliate Chapters and Communities

 

Chapter & Community General Info

• The mission of the California State SHRM affiliate chapters and communities is to – Enhance members' abilities to learn about HR functions and develop competency in application of knowledge in business practices, serve the HR professionals and advance the HR profession.

• Many CalSHRM affiliates offer several presentation opportunities throughout the state ranging from 1 hour learning sessions to technical keynote and motivational sessions at local HR conferences and events.

• Whether virtual or in person, affiliates provide an opportunity for speakers to network with attendees, share ideas, and business information.

• Information requested most at events is the type that provides take-away tools for members to apply or modify for their own business needs.

 

Target Audience for Chapters and Communities

There are over 30,000 HR and business professionals involved in chapters an communities in the state. Organization sizes vary from small. local markets with under 100 members to super-mega organizations with thousands of members. A full listing of state affiliates and communities is listed on the website. Chapter and community attendees include HR professionals, SHRM members, workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals, business owners, HR directors, HR managers, HR supervisors, students and those transitioning to the profession, as well as consultants and service providers. All are involved in one or more aspects of human resources field and managing people, ranging from analysis, to development, to implementation, to evaluation. Experience levels vary as well ranging from those new to the profession to those with several decades of experience.

 

Time-frames

Applications and submissions will be placed on the CalSHRM Speaker Listing, accessible to all chapters and communities for a period of 1 year if approved. Chapters and communities will reach out to speakers of interest directly to discuss potential scheduled sessions and availability. Typical sessions are 1-hour, 1.25-hours, 1.5 hours and 2-hours in length. Longer sessions should be identified as Seminars.

 

Resources Provided

Chapters and communities will work closely with the speakers to validate methodology and program objectives, content and materials to ensure that the session will support their membership needs.

 

Speaker Requirements and Qualifications

 

  • Demonstrated excellent presentation skills and tools/technology
  • Provide Proof of performance in the form of testimonials or references.
  • Provide tools to implement theories, processes, and techniques addressed during the program (i.e. sample tools, planning documents, templates, etc.)
  • Act as a role model in presentation excellence and participant engagement
  • Share experiences: both challenges and successes
  • No selling from the podium. This is an educational setting. A terrific presentation is your best commercial.
  • Speaker Qualifications – Energetic, dynamic and engaging. Must possess length and depth of experience and be an expert in their topic.
  • Relevance and timeliness of topic to attendees and high level of interactivity
  • Objectives –objectives meet the CalSHRM Conference Category topic descriptions and are achievable during a 1 to 1.5 hour presentation
  • Takeaways: tool, skill, or materials provided with practical applications for participants
  • Delivery Method – Reflects best practices to include participant-centered learning and adult learning theory, whether in person or virtually.
  • Philosophy and Training Style – Reflects best practices of facilitated learning as defined in the SHRM HR Competency for human resource development
  • Resources and Materials for Development – Reflects thorough analysis of the latest research and material available from recognized expertise
  • Speaker topics for CalSHRM Conference matching or similar to those listed above.
  • Presentation and topic have been successfully developed and delivered for other audiences.

 

 

Speaker Compensation

 

Speakers typically share as a member of the business community. Typically, there is no compensation for a learning session or reimbursement for personal expenses. However, certain seminars, education courses and keynote session fees and expense reimbursements may be considered on a case-by-case basis for speakers. Speakers wishing to seek fees and reimbursement for travel/lodging should note this in their speaker application.

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