USM Professional Development Week 2022 | Call For Workshop Proposals
The Learning and Talent Development Committee will be launching the 2nd annual Professional Development Week from October 17-21, 2022.

We invite you to submit workshop proposals for the week-long conference which will run at various times through out the week. Workshop proposals are due July 29, 2022. If you have multiple presentation ideas, please submit a NEW proposal form for each new idea.  

Highlights & Benefits

    • Conference kick-off: Keynote will include a panel of leaders from across the USM
    • Employees from all USM institutions will be invited to attend the week long conference
    • Workshops will be recorded and hosted on the USM Training webpage, accessible only by USM employees: 

    • Presenters will have the opportunity to work closely with the Committee to develop their workshop, as well as their plans for audience engagement

    • Presenters will have access to their presentation recording to add to their work portfolio
    • Daily networking opportunities during the conference        

    • Workshop sessions are 60 minutes – Recommended: 50-min presentation, 10-min Q&A
    • Strong preference will be given to workshop proposals with interactive elements                                
      compatible with the Hopin conference platform.
                     - Presenters CAN share their screens similar to Zoom or WebEx (no annotation)
                     - Presenters CAN engage with participants using chat/asking for responses via
                        chat, polling, and Poll Everywhere  
                     - Presenters WILL NOT be able to see workshop participants or utilize breakout

   • Presenters WILL have moderators to assist with monitoring chat and assisting with in-session tech    

    • Presenters MUST BE AFFILIATED with a USM institution
    • Presenters MUST REGISTER for the conference  

    • Presenters MUST USE their computers and content when presenting on the digital Hopin platform          
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