National PELRA Annual Training Conference: Session Proposal

Submission deadline: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Event dates: Savannah, GA 2024 (April 7-10, 2024) 

National PELRA’s annual conference is nationally renowned and is the premier educational event for public sector labor relations and human resources professionals around the country. The conference features a variety of timely and relevant sessions for the inexperienced to the more advanced professional. Prior presented topics include but not limited to:

  • ADA/ADAAA Compliance
  • What’s Going on in Washington             
  • Mastering Tough FMLA Issues   
  • Collective Bargaining Trends
  • Mediation Skills
  • FLSA Update
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Off Duty Misconduct
  • Dealing with Problem Employees
  • Communicating with the Unions
  • Successful Investigations
  • Due Process
  • Past Practice
  • Employee Screening

To be qualify and be considered by the 2024 Savannah ATC Planning Committee, submissions must be uploaded on or before Wednesday, June 28, 2023. Submissions made after the deadline may be considered based on programming availability and content diversity. The planning committee may consider a selection based on speakers' qualifications to present on the proposed subject matter. National PELRA is dedicated to developing educational sessions and facilitating networking with peers. Please keep in mind that conference presentations are preferred to be interactive and content rich. Presentations are not to sell products and services. 

Post-Submission Substitutions:
Speaker substitutions are subject to National PELRA approval. In the event a proposed and confirmed speaker cannot fulfill their commitment, the presenting company will not be guaranteed a speaking slot for an alternative representative.

Multiple Proposals:
If you want to submit more than one proposal, please upload each one separately. There is no limit to the number of submissions by any one firm/individual; however, they must be uploaded individually. 

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Proposal Submission

Select intended programming classification

Detail the topic and its intended relevance/importance

(Optional) Upload documentation to support submitted proposal

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Select level of targeted audience for proposed session

By completing this form, Submitter acknowledges the requirement to timely provide National PELRA presentation slides by a reasonably established deadline 

(Optional) Upload documentation to support submitted proposal

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Presenter / Firm Contact Information

Enter Name/Title/Email Address/Company of the presenter. If multiple presenters, enter contact information for all submitted presenters.

List examples of past speaking engagements; may include future scheduled engagements.

Enter the primary contact for the proposed session, if different than the presenter entered above

Upload preferred logo for National PELRA to utilize for marketing, if session proposal is selected.

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Upload any additional documentation to support the proposed submission. Must be single, consolidated document.

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The submitter acknowledges without objection that the National PELRA may choose to record sessions at the annual conference for its future training or marketing efforts to support its association goals.