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The Breakout Session Speaker RFP window has closed for the 2022 State Conference. Click here if you are interested in presenting at our 2023 State Conference.

October 10-11, 2022
Mystic Lake Conference Center, Prior Lake, MN

The Minnesota State SHRM Council invites you to share your expertise and experience with our community of human resource professionals at our 2020 State Conference. Please click on this link for additional information and to submit your proposal. Our conference has a terrific history of dynamic and insightful content and we are excited to hear from you as we plan for this year’s conference. RFP's are due by March 31, 2022 and speaker selections will begin on April 15, 2022.

The MNSHRM State Conference anticipates an audience of approximately 800 human resource professionals who are truly excited about our emphasis on providing professional development resources that they can take back to their workplaces. Our diverse attendees include: generalist, employee health and  wellbeing, employee relations, recruiting, organizational development, total rewards/compensation, benefits, and training and development. 

The MNSHRM State Conference is the hallmark event for our organization and is the main revenue generator for the organization. As such, it is important that attendees leave from the conference feeling like they have had a high quality, educational experience.  MNSHRM’s goal is to have attendees reflect on their experience in the following ways:

  • I was inspired at least once each day
  • I learned at least one useful /practical thing in each session.
  • I discovered a new way to approach/resolve a problem.
  • I improved my professional ability to use Human Resources to serve my company
  • I improved my professional ability to use Human Resources to help my clients
  • I improved my personal ability to serve my career and my further my own goals

Education Content
Educational breakout sessions can range in audience size from 20-75. Submissions should be made with the expectation of a breakout educational session.  You will be notified by the selection committee via special correspondence if you are selected for a breakout session.

The selection committee is looking for educational sessions targeted to Human Resource professionals who counsel their clients on philanthropy. Content should contain interactive, engaging, and dynamic instruction that will help in the education and execution of all practices within the Human Resources arena. Preferential selection will be given to the following:

  • Content is substantiated to have already been approved for SHRM and/or HRCI continuing education credit or content that will meet the criteria for approval from those institutions.
  • A program that has specific, skill building, experiential content that can be implemented quickly and easily into each professionals existing practice work.
  • Material can range from introductory to expert level so long as the learning objectives are realistic when considering the level of complexity and scope of the course.

Selection Process
All proposals received on or before April 15, 2022 will be reviewed by the 2022 MNSHRM Conference Planning Committee. Selection will be determined by appropriateness/interest of topic, level of content, comprehensiveness of learning objectives and expertise of speaker. MNSHRM reserves the right to make recommendations for revisions of content within proposals prior to acceptance.  

MNSHRM has a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of human resource management. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment for speaking or travel expenses in the spirit of networking, a purpose for which the organization was founded. All presenters are granted a complimentary conference registration.   

In order to make sure MNSHRM has time to put presentations through the continuing education approval process, selected presenters are required to submit the following by the required dates:

  • May 31 - Final introduction, bio, headshot and session description.  Failure to submit this information in the appropriate timeframe may result in removal from MNSHRM’s conference agenda
  • September 15 - Presenters will provide any PowerPoint presentation and/or handouts.  These will also be uploaded to the conference app that will be made available to registered attendees prior to the conference.

Permission to Record, Reproduce and Distribute
By accepting the speaking engagement, presenters grant MNSHRM a royalty-free license to record, reproduce and distribute their presentation (including all handouts and PowerPoint presentations) in any way in the future, with appropriate attribution. This license does not change the fact that the presenter retains copyright ownership of the presentation, and does not prohibit them from using their presentation in any way or from allowing others to use it.

MNSHRM’s Non Commercial Policy
MNSHRM State Conference attendees are seeking valuable educational sessions and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. Conference sessions should only advance the educational process and may not be used for commercial sales pitches, self-promotion or unwarranted criticism of a competitor. Any advance materials submitted that are thought to be in violation of this policy will be returned to the speaker for the appropriate edits.

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