Tips For Presenters
What to think about when submitting a program proposal?
The SEAHO Conference’s success is directly related to the programs
offered. The Program Committee’s goal is to provide strong, applicable
programs to conference delegates at all levels (undergraduate students
through CHO’s). As a result, the Program Committee would like to offer a
few points for program presenters think through when determining what
topic to present on as well as how to complete a program proposal.
- How to determine a topic and prepare for a program? When
determining what topic to present on, consider the definitions provided
for the program categories. The presenter should have experience and/or
knowledge in the category chosen. The presenter should have a clear
purpose, content, and learning outcomes of a program prior to submitting
a program proposal. When determining a topic to present, ensure that
the information provided during the program will be transferable across
the range of institutions represented at SEAHO (large vs. small, public
vs. private, etc).
- How to complete a program proposal? The
presenter should have a clear purpose, content, and learning
outcomes of the program (i.e. the presenter should already know
what knowledge and/or resources they want their attendees to have gained
by attending their program at the time the program proposal is
submitted). The program’s objectives and learning outcomes should
align with the category definition as well as the program
description included with the proposal. The program description
should be an overview of what the attendee will walk away from the
program learning. REMEMBER: the program description is the primary
source that attendees have to determine whether or not to attend
the program at the conference. Be clear, concise, and accurate in
the program’s description as to what the content of the program
will be at the conference and how a potential participant will benefit
from the experience.