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Intensive Training Seminars

Proposals due – January 31, 2021
(Presented September 27 & 28, 2021)

Two-day Intensive Training Seminars (ITS) will be presented on Monday and Tuesday, September 27 & 28, 2021 as preconference sessions (eight hours each day). Experienced workshop speakers are invited
to submit proposals.

ITS Proposal Selection Criteria
Selections will be based on the following criteria:
1. A compelling topic that will engage health promotion professionals.
2. Masterful speaker with extensive public speaking experience. (Speakers must have presented
at least 50 invited presentations and led at least 5 one- or two-day workshops.)
3. Impeccable credentials based on education and professional assignments relevant to the
topic.
4. In-depth knowledge based on extensive experience relevant to the topic.
5. Ability and willingness to attract registrants through personal outreach efforts.
6. Agreement to avoid all self-promotion in the seminar

Compensation: ITS presenters will receive hotel accommodations for three nights hotel and round trip transportation to the conference for one person plus a stipend based on the number of people who register for their ITS. All ITS presenters will be recognized on their nametags as conference faculty.

ITS Submission Requirements
Proposals should address each of the six elements below.
1. Seminar Content Document:
• Seminar title
• Narrative abstract – Up to 450 words.
• Outline of major topic headings, specifying the approach used for each ( ie., lecture, discussion, exercises, etc.)
• Three or four learning objective stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. Speaking experience: Include a list of invited presentations during the last two decades or more. List the dates, topic, type of presentation (e.g. keynote, workshop, one or two-day seminar), location and hosting organization. Links to recordings of sessions are welcomed.

3. Credentials: Include a resume or CV listing degrees earned, certification credentials, professional experience, honors received, and work experience.

4. Biography: Include a one-page narrative biography including presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.

5. Knowledge: Up to 350 words. Describe how the presenter developed their knowledge on this topic.

6. Marketing: Up to 350 words. Describe how the presenter will promote the ITS to their constituents.

7. Self Promotion: Presenter must state that they agree to not promote their products or services in the ITS.


Breakout Sessions

Proposals due January 31, 2021
(Presented September 29 – October 1, 2021)

Breakout sessions (65 minutes) will be held in the mornings and afternoons throughout the three-day core conference. Four categories are available: Topic Presentations, Panel Discussions, Program Descriptions and Research Reports. All breakout presenters will be recognized on their name tags as conference faculty.

Topic Presentations

Topic Presentations should combine structured lecture with group discussions and exercises as appropriate. Priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme.

Topic Session Submission Requirements
1. A one-page document to include:
• Session title
• 150-word narrative abstract
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. A one-page narrative biography which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and
certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.

3. A full CV, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of
presentations made in the past five years.

Topic Presentation speakers receive one complimentary core conference registration, an allowance for travel and hotel accommodations for one presenter. We discourage co-presenters for Topic Presentations. Any co-presenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses.


Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions may address topics related to the conference theme or other current critical health promotion topics. Priority will be given to proposals that address the conference theme. Panel moderators will plan the agenda, moderate the panel and secure two to three other panel members.

Panel Discussion Submission Requirements
1. A one-page document to include:
• Session title
• 150-word narrative abstract
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. One-page narrative biography that includes each panelist’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address

3. Full CV for each panelist, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years

Panel discussion presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration for one moderator and up to three panel members. All panel discussion presenters will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses.


Program Descriptions

Program Descriptions should describe programs already implemented in workplace, school, clinical, community or other settings.

Program Description presenters should be responsible for developing and/or managing the program they are describing. Proposals will not be considered from program vendors unless they are presented in conjunction with the client.

Program Description Submission Requirements
1. A one- to two-page document including:
• Session title
• 250-word abstract with the following headings:
1) Organization (or Community) Description
2) Program Components
3) Program Implementation and Evaluation History
4) Program Impact: Participation, Health and Financial Outcome
• Statement about what makes this program innovative or disruptive
• Abstracts of published articles on the program
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. One-page narrative biography that includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address

3. Full CV, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years

Program Description presenters will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. We discourage co-presenters for Program Descriptions. Any co-presenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and for their own travel and hotel expenses.


Research Reports

Research Reports will be scheduled throughout the conference. To be considered, Research Reports must have superior methodology and address topics relevant to the conference theme or a topic of landmark significance. Prior publication or presentation of the research will not influence likelihood of acceptance. Research Report presenters should be the principal or co-principal investigator of the research they are describing and have a thorough grasp of research methodology.

Research Report Submission Requirements
1. A one- to two-page document including:
• Session title
• 250-word abstract with the following headings:
1) Statement of the Problem
2) Intervention (if appropriate)
3) Study Design (study structure and variables of interest)
4) Measures Utilized (form, validity and reliability)
5) Analysis Method
6) Quantitative Results
7) Conclusions
• Statement about what makes this program innovative or disruptive
• Abstracts of published articles on the research
• Outline illustrating the format of the session
• Three learning objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms

2. One-page narrative biography that includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address

3. Full CV, including education and certification credentials, work experience and a list of presentations made in the past five years

Research Report presenters will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. We discourage co-presenters for Research Reports. Any co-presenters will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee and for their own travel and hotel expenses.


Activity Sessions

Proposals due July 31, 2021
(Presented September 29 – October 1, 2021)

One-hour sessions, scheduled each morning and afternoon of the three-day core conference, may include aerobics, water exercise,
dance, walking or jogging groups, yoga, meditation, or any other safe activity.

Activity Session Submission Requirements
• Description of the proposed activity
• Type of equipment and space required (Activities that require little or no equipment will be given priority.)
• One-page summary of the presenter’s education credentials and work experience, which includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address

Activity session leaders will be asked to lead up to three Activity Sessions during the conference. They will receive one complimentary conference registration and will be responsible for their own travel and hotel expenses. They will also be responsible for providing their own equipment, mats, etc.  Activity session leaders will be recognized
on their name tags as conference faculty.


Poster Presentations

Proposals Due – March 1 – July 15, 2021
Accepted on a rolling basis
(Presented September 30 & October 1, 2021)

Posters will be on display Thursday and Friday, September 30 & October 1, 2021 with presenters at their poster for 90 minutes each day during the lunch break.

Poster Presentation Submission Requirements
1. Poster type: Research or Case Study poster
2. 200-word abstract with a title (See details below)
3. One-page summary of the presenter’s education and work experience, that includes the presenter’s name, title, education and certification credentials, current organization, address, phone number and email address.
4. Name, education and certification credentials and current organization of all poster authors.

RESEARCH ABSTRACTS must be organized in eight separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below:
a. Statement of the problem: What overall problem were you trying to study, and why is it important?
b. Intervention (if appropriate): Describe the intervention you tested.
c. Study design: Describe the structure of the study and the variables of interest.
d. Sample size and composition: How many participants were in the study, and what are their characteristics?
e. Measures utilized: What measurement tools did you use to measure the variables of interest?
f. Analysis method: What statistics did you use to analyze your data?
g. Results: Report the results of your analysis in quantitative form.
h. Conclusions: What overall conclusions can you draw from this study?

CASE STUDY ABSTRACTS must be organized in four separate paragraphs with the sub-headings and contents as listed below.
a. Description of the organization (or community): Describe the organization or community in which your program is based.
b. Summary of the primary program: Describe the core elements of the program you offered.
c. What outcomes or processes have you evaluated and what else will you evaluate? How have you evaluated them and how else will you evaluate them?
d. Summary of the program impact: Explain in quantitative form the results the program has demonstrated to date.

Poster presenters will be responsible for paying the core (three-day) conference registration fee before the start of the conference and for their own travel and hotel expenses. Poster presenters will be recognized on their name tags as conference faculty.


Making Connections

Submission Deadline: March 1 – July 15, 2021
Accepted on a rolling basis
(Presented September 29 – October 1, 2021)

Opportunities for Making Connections will be scheduled throughout the conference. The purpose of Making Connections is to provide a opportunity for people with similar professional or personal interests to get together at the conference for a conversation, a discussion, a meal, a workout or a fun activity. Connections might include meeting for coffee or a glass of wine to talk about the health promotion programs they manage, going for a run, discussing legislative advocacy, going out for a meal, etc. They might attract as few as two or as many as 20 or more people. Individuals who offer a Connection should be prepared to start the discussion, meal plan or activity, and let the group take it from there, and should not plan to present a lecture or promote a product.

Making Connections Submission Requirements
1. Name, credentials, title and organization of the individual suggesting the Connection
2. Brief description of the Connection (i.e., the discussion topic, meal or activity proposed), including a title
3. Preferred dates and times for the session (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday—morning, noontime or evening)

Making Connections leaders will be responsible for paying the conference registration fee before the start of the conference and for their own travel and hotel expenses. Making Connections leaders will be recognized on their name tags as conference faculty.

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