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
Program List & Submission
PIHRA accepts submissions from speakers for the California HR Conference between October and January. Submissions for all other programs, including monthly chapter meetings, are accepted on a rolling basis.
To submit a program topic, click here.
17 PIHRA Monthly Chapter Meetings
The California HR Conference
PIHRA 2020 Legal Update
HR Talent & Tech