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2021 Programs

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the Central Florida chapter (ATDCFL) for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Here we reinforce the ATD Capability Model by providing learning events, conferences, and thought leadership to support the local talent pool of professionals. There are a handful of ways you can share your expertise with our members. 

What to know before you start

  1. Sessions are limited to two presenters.
  2. Session durations vary. See the Monthly Events section to choose the right type of event for your topic.
  3. Commercially focused presentations promoting a company, product, or service are considered for the Vendor Showcase.
  4. You may submit multiple proposals.

How we select Speakers

  1. Content relevance to annual theme.
  2. Application to the ATD Capability Model.
  3. Tangible learning objectives.
  4. Speaker expertise and experience.

Things you are asked to submit

1. Contact information

2. List of speaking engagements on the topic in the last 6 months

3. Speaker bio (no more than 500 characters including spaces).

4. Proposed session title (no more than 90 characters including spaces).

5. Session description (no more than 1,500 characters including spaces).

6. 3-4 learning objectives.

7. KSAs addressed in each of the Domains of Practice in the ATD Capability model.

8. Intended audience and how you plan to engage them in a virtual environment.

If you have questions about the speaker proposal process, please email programs@atdcfl.org

Digital Encounters on Zoom

Submission window: Rolling

Event Duration: 1-2 hours

  • Our Digital Encounters on Zoom are the primary offering for our members. Each month we host 1-2 online events designed to address the ATD Capability model in a way that drives the Talent Development profession forward.
  • Sessions are held in Zoom during the week, mid-morning to early afternoon, Eastern Standard Time US. The Zoom platform is managed by the chapter with you having control over your screen sharing and audio. The event producer will field questions for you if you don't want to manage this aspect of the webinar. The first 15 minutes of the session are dedicated to chapter happenings. Then the producer will turn it over to you. The final 10 minutes are left for member questions and event reminders.

Vendor Spotlight on Zoom

Submission window: Rolling

Event Duration: 1-2 hours

  • Our Vendor Spotlight series is a time for the most sought-after program and application providers to talk directly with our members. 
  • As the vendor you are asked to present a tangible output for use of skill supported by your product.

Off the Cuff

Submission window: Chapter President invitation

Event Duration: 30 minutes

  • Think of Off the Cuff as an after the webinar type of event. Speakers invited to speak at ATDCFL are also invited to speak with our Chapter President, Off the Cuff. 
  • These conversations take place on Zoom and are posted on the Chapter’s YouTube page for public viewing.

Super Interesting Groups (SIG)

Submission window: Rolling

Event Duration: 1 hour

  • SIG meetings are focused on a specific competency with the Learning and Development sphere of abilities. 
  • During these meetings, group leaders curate content and facilitate topic specific discussions using the curated content to drive conversation.
  • As a speaker for a SIG event, you are expected to work with the group leader to produce an interactive presentation that includes level conversational points.

Annual Conference - WILD

The theme for 2021 is Navigating the Next Normal - Trends in Talent Development. 

Submission window: Feb-April

Event Duration: 8 hours with multiple speaker slots

  • Our annual conference is designed to offer experts in focused learning tracks. 
  • Members and the wider L+D audience are invited to participate in a day of topics dedicated to using workforce learning principles to drive change and improve bottom-line metrics.

Special Events

Certification Workshops

Submission window: Rolling

Event Duration: varies

National Speaker Workshops

Submission window: Rolling

Event Duration: varies

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Workplace Learning and Performance professionals around the world.

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