Program Criteria & Guidelines
For all programs, speaker proposals are reviewed and selected by a committee of volunteer HR professionals according to the evaluation criteria below:
Originality of content (new/original proposals are prioritized over previously selected ones for other PIHRA events/CA HR Conference)
An engaging session title – you want people to show up to your session
Current topic – demonstration of knowledge of current hot topics, trends and laws (as applicable)
Well-defined focus, clearly listing a minimum of 3 key takeaways/learning objectives
Practical ideas and application of material without the promotion or advertising of your company’s products/services – the audience wants to hear your expertise not a sales pitch
Ability to deliver an innovative, impactful, and stimulating presentation
Evaluations at prior speaking engagements (if applicable)
Handouts are strongly suggested – we consistently receive requests for tangible and actionable takeaways in addition to the PowerPoint presentation. At the minimum, a PDF of your presentation is required. A great presentation includes worksheets/tips/tools for the audience.
Power Point is the required format in 16:9 perspectives (widescreen)
Less is more- keep your slides simple with impactful images, texts and charts
Leverage multi-media sources such as video, polls, music, visual aids to get your point across and engage the audience
PIHRA accepts submissions from speakers for all of our programs (except monthly chapter meetings) between October and January.
When the submission window is open, a link will appear here. Currently, the window is closed. If you would like to speak at one of the below programs, submissions will be accepted October 2019 through January 2020.
17 PIHRA Monthly Chapter Meetings
The California HR Conference
PIHRA 2020 Legal Update
HR Talent & Tech