We’re seeking world-class presenters who have something interesting, exciting and informative to say.
Request for Presentations: Due Friday, April 14, 2017 (submit via online form only)
Michigan Works! Annual Conference
September 10-12, 2017
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Four proposal categories are available (PDF version here, for viewing only):
Be recognized as an industry leader. Share your knowledge. You've got an hour and fifteen minutes to shine.
II. Ten in 30 Sessions
David Letterman might have retired, but we're still delivering the top ten! We're looking for ten takeaways in 30 minutes.
III. Campfire Presentations
Are you a skilled facilitator? We want you! ... to manage engaging discussion.
Campfire Sessions are like a traditional presentation - a speaker(s) at the front presenting an idea to a group. But after 15 minutes, the focus shifts from the presenter to the audience. The presenter will then become a facilitator, letting the audience lead the conversation.
IV. Don't see your preferred format? Got a great idea?
We've left a section for you in the RFP to tell us what you want to deliver - and how.
We strive to offer unique and interactive workshops that engage attendees.
Preference will be given to proposals that highlight new, innovative efforts happening in your area – as well as those that use non-traditional approaches to enhance attendee learning. We're looking for proposals that cover the following topics:
- Regional strategies that elevate services to a new level
- Innovative ways to braid program funding for employer / job seeker success
- Creative career inspiration and pipeline development solutions
- Programming that includes strong community partnerships
- Talent development strategies for target populations; veterans, refugees, immigrants, long-term unemployed, etc.
- Innovative strategies to engage out-of-school youth
- Great practices in developing engaged, high-performing boards
- Work-based learning solutions that lead to industry-recognized credentials
- Powerful ways to advocate for Michigan’s workforce programs and communicate success
- Communications strategies to increase awareness and program participation
- Administrative / technology strategies for meeting performance
- Demand-driven strategies to provide comprehensive business solutions
- Technology solutions for improving access to workforce development resources
- encourage interactive delivery and creative thinking
- include replicable takeaways
- emphasize collaboration within talent, education and economic development.
Thought leaders and industry experts in workforce and economic development, education and business (and more!) attend to share knowledge, learn best practices and network.
Proposals will be accepted through Friday, April 14, 2017, online only.
The best and most appropriate content for the Conference will be selected.