Call for Workshop Proposal Form

PWDA is seeking workshop presentations for its 37th Annual Conference - Workforce Rising: Prospering in a Time of Great Change, which will be held May 5-7, 2021. PWDA continues to monitor the guidelines and capacity restrictions related to the COVID-19 health situation in Pennsylvania, with the current guidelines in place, PWDA has made the decision to hold the 2021 conference virtually. 

The conference workshops provide a solid foundation for staff training and development aligned across common themes or training tracks identified as crucial for the workforce system. Workshops feature program innovations, policy updates, staff development, and best practices sessions, which provide attendees with the tools to replicate and implement successful programs in their local workforce areas.

What We are Looking for
Energetic and interactive discussion on important topics that align with the workshop themes.  PWDA encourages workshops that provide attendees with quality professional development opportunities, insight into promising and best practices, awareness of new and emerging policy and program trends, technical assistance, and innovative concepts. Presenters are encouraged to push forward conversations that drive workforce development and bridge connections to customers, programs, stakeholders, policy-makers, and funders. 

Workshop Formats

Workshops are 45 minutes in length, feature up to three (3) speakers, prominently pre-recorded, and incorporate an interactive discussion with participants during a chat session at the time of airing. By submitting a proposal, you acknowledge if selected to present, you will have access to a computer with internet access, Chrome, a camera, a microphone, and agree to be available March to mid-April for recording your workshop (if using a PowerPoint presentation, this will need to be complete at the time of your recording). 

Additional Workshop Information

If selected, PWDA will assign you a time slot on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 or Thursday, May 6, 2021. Selected workshops are presented voluntarily, PWDA does not pay workshop presenters. Presenters are expected to register and pay the registration fee if they are attending sessions other than the one they are presenting or are required to attend only the session they are presenting. Group presentations are encouraged, however limited to a maximum of three (3) presenters.  If selected, the workshop proposals will be used for event promotional materials, the conference program, and PWDA promotions. Please be sure the information provided is complete, accurate, and grammatically correct. PWDA reserves the right to revise/edit content as needed. All submissions are required to be submitted via this survey - email, fax, and hard copy will not be accepted.