CORE Group convenes hundreds of global health professionals through its annual Global Health Practitioner Conferences to share knowledge, evidence and best practices in order to increase the impact of global health programs and policies on communities around the world.

Pre-Conference Workshops are long-form (at least three hours) skill-building, highly engaging, participatory sessions meant to build upon and enhance participants' skills and knowledge. Typically, workshops have a targeted focus to go in-depth into a skill, issue, resource, tool, etc.

Deadline extended - All submissions are due by Wednesday, 27 February 2019. Respondents will be informed of the result of their session submissions by 11 March 2019.

This year’s Global Health Practitioner Conference will focus on Partnerships and Innovations for Community Health. The conference aims to provide participants with tools to:
  • Examine the successful elements that contribute to meaningful partnerships for results at the community, national, regional and global levels;
  • Share innovative health models that can be scaled; determine how as a community we can address  gaps in scaling up known evidence-based models;
  • Catalyze plans for consortium building, technical capacity building and strategic focus for improved community health,  in a cross-sectoral manner.

CORE Group Staff, supported by Working Group leadership, will review and approve workshop proposals. Approved submissions will ensure a diversity of topics and panelists that will collectively enhance participants’ Global Health Practitioner Conference experience.

Question Title

* 1. Your Contact Information:

CORE Group is committed to diverse panelists, experiences, and expertise. Please keep this in mind when answering the following questions.

Question Title

* 2. Proposed Workshop Topic:

Question Title

* 3. Three draft session objectives, or questions this workshop seeks to address, aligned with this year's theme of Partnerships & Innovations.

Question Title

* 4. In a brief description of the workshop (300 words maximum), please describe how this session will advance the overall conference theme. Please ensure that you specify how conference participants can benefit from this session.

Question Title

* 5. Is this session linked to one of CORE Group's Working Groups? If so, which one? Please check all that apply.
Working Groups include - Child Health; Community-centered Health Systems Strengthening; Monitoring & Evaluation; Nutrition; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health; Social & Behavior Change; Humanitarian-Development Task Force; Non-Communicable Diseases; and Disability-Inclusive Health. More information can be found here.

Question Title

* 6. Who do you plan to include in your session? (Include names and organizations where applicable; ensuring, at a minimum, gender parity among your presenters)
Responses to this question might include initial ideas on:
  • Discussants with important knowledge and expertise to share
  • Panelists with engaging/participatory presentation styles
  • Inclusion of private sector perspective(s) if any
  • Country-based representation at the session (if so, how?)

Question Title

* 7. For country-based representatives, please share any support that may be needed (visa support, funding, etc.) to have them participate.

Question Title

* 8. How long will this session be? (For scheduling purposes; this is subject to change.)

Question Title

* 9. Please describe your initial thoughts for a participatory design and format. (CORE Group will provide more support in session design for selected sessions.)
Preference will be given to proposals that go beyond the traditional "talking heads" panel format and seek to build on the collective knowledge of participants in the room include:
  • Panel Discussion: Using panelists to frame the discussion with interactive Q&A.
  • Case Study: Using a complex real-life situation to spark group discussion and problem solving
  • Debate: Engaging critical thinkers in (politely) debating a controversial issue 
  • Roundtables:  Framing key questions for small groups in the room to share expertise and work on solving problems together.  
  • Three Corners: Locating presenters in the corners of the room for short, dynamic interactive discussion on specific approaches or tools.

Question Title

* 10. Please upload any supporting documentation for your session topic, if available.

DOCX, DOC, JPG, GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG file types only.
Choose File
No file chosen

Question Title

* 11. If you are not the primary contact person for session development, please list the contact information for the primary contact here.

Thank you for your session submission! You will hear from us by March 11, 2019. Please reach out to emurray@coregroup.org with any questions.

T