Call for Presentation 2016 ASPECT Conference
Community-based employment training organizations
Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training
Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2016
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, Victoria, BC
Conference Theme: In the world of social services, on the one side, we have the increasing need of clients, society, communities and on the other side we have shifting priorities of government and funders. How do we bridge that gap of the space between?…that’s the kind of speakers ASPECT is seeking for this year’s conference, to present on innovation, making the case to funders, advocacy, public awareness, etc. Social service agencies overall are between a rock and a hard place. Therefore, they are the space between….
The Space Between
ASPECT Profile: ASPECT is a non-profit association of more than 100 community-based training agencies in British Columbia that collectively strives to prepare people for the world of work. The ASPECT conference is about sharing and learning: from keynotes, workshop presenters, sponsors, exhibitors and peers.
Community Based Training Sector Profile:
Anticipated Attendance: The community-based employment training sector continues the historic mission of providing holistic, collaborative and non-institutional career development opportunities and employment preparation to the unemployed including people with disabilities, new immigrants, youth, women and more.
Representatives from Community-Based Training agencies from BC and across Canada including: Career development professionals, counsellors, program managers, executive directors and board members and representatives from Government.
200 – 250 delegates
The conference will offer workshop streams and topics for managers, executive directors and front line workers.
Workshops are intended to provide valuable new ideas and new information delegates can take back to their agency and use right away.
The following list of topics is not intended to be exhaustive:
Management tools and techniques, proposal writing, contract negotiation
Public policy, advocacy and public relations
Board of Directors training
Models of service delivery
Succession planning, recruitment and retention
Tools to assist agencies in working with client groups such as – immigrants, people with disabilities, youth, older workers and multi-barriered clients
We have been asked by our delegates to ensure that speakers do not sell products in their workshop session. If you would like to have an exhibit table to promote your product, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for respecting this request.
Submission Due Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
ASPECT Conference 2016
Call for Speakers
Selection will be primarily based on the information provided in your submission.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Lesley Patten, Event Planner at 250-818-9674 email: email@example.com
Instructions: Please use the format found below when developing your proposal.
1. Proposed title of session
2. Type of session (Plenary or Workshop) Time slots are 90 minutes in duration.
i) Minimum/Maximum number of participants
ii) Audio-visual requirements (laptop & projector is provided for all sessions)
iii) Noise levels
(Will this presentation be very interactive, and create noise heard by other meeting rooms, should this room be separated from others?)
iv) At what level is this presentation? (eg: for experienced practitioners, for beginners, for anyone…)
3. Presenter(s) Information:
i) Name ii) Organization iii) Address
iv) Telephone v) Email vi) Twitter Username
vii) Professional Biography (To be used for conference program. Max 150 words)
4. Brief description of the proposed session. (Please keep this to 200 words as it will be used in our conference program should your proposal be accepted)
5. How would participants benefit from attending your session?
6. Have you previously conducted this or a similar presentation? (If yes, please provide contact information on the organization to which you presented this session)
7. Financial arrangements: (eg: Honorarium/fee, travel reimbursement)
8. Publications: If you have a PowerPoint presentation or handouts, will we have permission to publish it on the http://aspectconference.ca website as part of the conference proceedings?
Please provide your submission by Tuesday, May 31, 2016
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org