EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL WELV CONFERENCE

 

“Empower Yourself . . . Empower Others:

Mindsets for Leading and Learning”

 

Thursday, March 16 – Friday, March 17, 2017

 

 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

Deadline for Registering Proposal Is Friday, January 6, 2017

 

 

 

[Printable PDF of Information on Break-Out Presentation Proposals]

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[General Information on 2017 WELV Annual Conference]

 

 

OVERVIEW

Featuring a Keynote Address by the noted author, speaker, and educational consultant Mary Cay Ricci, the 2017 WELV Annual Conference will explore how women leaders can empower themselves and empower others by developing the mindsets for leading and learning. Over the two days of the conference, participants will gain a deeper understanding of issues of importance to them personally and professionally through formal speeches, panel presentations, break-out sessions, and both social and professional networking activities.

Break-Out Sessions are a particularly popular feature of the conference each year, providing opportunities for participants to learn from the experiences of other members of the WELV community on a wide variety of topics.

If you are interested in becoming a Presenter of a Break-Out Session at this year’s event, you are encouraged to review the information below.

You might also want to visit the 2016 Annual Conference Archive page for detailed descriptions of the different Break-Out Sessions that were presented at the 2016 WELV Annual Conference.

If you decide that you would like to lead a Break-Out Session at this year’s conference, please fill out the registration form to your right and submit it by January 6, 2017.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Break-Out Sessions are one hour in length.

Sessions should be informational and relevant to WELV members and should not promote specific products or services.

Sessions should be highly interactive, engaging participants in activities and discussion, as well as providing time for questions and feedback during the last 15 minutes.

Break-Out Sessions can be led by one Presenter, but you are encouraged to have a Co-Presenter or even a team of Presenters.

Please note: Contact Judy Lam if you have a team of three or more presenters.

Presenters are required to complete an online registration with information about their qualifications and a description of the proposed topic of their Break-Out Session.

All Break-Out Proposals will be reviewed by members of the WELV Board.

If the proposal is accepted, Break-Out Session Presenters will be required to register to attend the Annual Conference and pay registration fees (at the “Early Bird” rate).

Presenters are asked to make the presentation available for posting on the WELV website.

Presenters are asked to provide a laptop and 50 copies of any handouts.

WELV will provide screen and LCD projector (if requested).

 

IMPORTANT DATES

January 6, 2017: Deadline for Online Submission of Proposal   

January 20, 2017: Notification of Invitation to Present           

January 27, 2017: Acceptance of Invitation to Present        

Conference Registration: Due Upon Acceptance of Proposal 

 


INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

Title of Presentation (5-10 words): Clearly reveals topic and captures attention.

Break-Out Session Abstract (50-100 words): Description of the major focus, objectives, content, and interactive techniques of the session, providing specific indications of how participants will be able to use the information presented as well as the various activities in which they will participate during the session. This description will appear in the conference program if the proposal is accepted.

Target Audience: PreK, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Higher Ed . . . Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Building Administrators, Central Office Administrators.

Biography of Each Presenter (50-100 words): Description of Presenter’s qualifications to lead a session on this topic, including educational background, work history, leadership experiences, and previous presentations. This description will appear in the conference program if the proposal is accepted.

Contact Information for Each Presenter: Name, Job Title, Email Address, Phone Number, School Division or Organization.

Contact Information for a Reference who can provide a recommendation for the Presenter.

 

 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Judy Lam, the WELV Administrative Coordinator.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR POTENTIAL BREAK-OUT SESSION PRESENTATION AT THE WELV 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Registration Deadline:

Friday, January 6, 2017

Mistakes made in filling out the registration will be highlighted in bold.

Once you have filled out the registration completely, you will see an on-screen message thanking you for your submission, and the person or people whom you have designated to receive a confirmation email should see that email (with registration information included) within 24 hours.

If you do not receive the confirmation email, or if you have any questions, contact Judy Lam.

All potential presenters will be contacted via email by January 20, 2017, to let them know whether their proposal has been accepted.

If their proposal is accepted, Break-Out Session Presenters will be required to register to attend the Annual Conference and pay registration fees (at the “Early Bird” rate.)

* Required

2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - BREAK-OUT SESSION PRESENTATION

PRESENTER INFORMATION

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LIST last two degrees earned (with name of institution and date of graduation)
LIST last two positions held (with name of division/organization, dates, and brief description of duties)
Please provide a 50-100 word synopsis of Presenter’s qualifications to lead a session on this topic. This narrative description should provide information on the professional and personal background of the presenter, with a focus on previous presentations (if any) or relevant leadership experiences which prepared the presenter to provide an effective Break-Out session on this topic. (This description will appear in the conference program if the proposal is accepted.)

REFERENCE

Provide the name and contact information for a reference who can provide a recommendation to the Review Committe

First Presenter

LIST last two degrees earned (with name of institution and date of graduation)
LIST last two positions held (with name of division/organization, dates, and brief description of duties)
Please provide a 50-100 word synopsis of Presenter’s qualifications to lead a session on this topic. This narrative description should provide information on the professional and personal background of the presenter, with a focus on previous presentations (if any) or relevant leadership experiences which prepared the presenter to provide an effective Break-Out session on this topic. (This description will appear in the conference program if the proposal is accepted.)

Reference for First Presenter

Provide the name and contact information for a references who can provide a recommendation to the Review Committe

Second Presenter

LIST last two degrees earned (with name of institution and date of graduation)
LIST last two positions held (with name of division/organization, dates, and brief description of duties)
Please provide a 50-100 word synopsis of Presenter’s qualifications to lead a session on this topic. This narrative description should provide information on the professional and personal background of the presenter, with a focus on previous presentations (if any) or relevant leadership experiences which prepared the presenter to provide an effective Break-Out session on this topic. (This description will appear in the conference program if the proposal is accepted.)

Reference for Second Presenter

Provide the name and contact information for references who can provide a recommendation to the Review Committe

PRESENTATION INFORMATION

5 - 10 words that make the topic clear and draws attention
Provide a 100-200 word ABSTRACT of the TOPIC of the presentation. Describe the objectives, content, and interactive dimensions of the presentation. Provide specifics on how participants will be able to use the information in the presentation. This description will appear in the conference program if proposal is accepted.
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CONFIRMATION EMAIL

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