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2018 Call for Proposals
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Please read all of the information below carefully before submitting a proposal!

Workshop Format and Proposal Process
Workshops are one-hour in length. Participants sit in theater or classroom type seating. The presenter(s) tend to use PowerPoint or some type of media presentation. PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide internet access in the workshop rooms.

You must submit your proposal using the online system. Emailed, faxed or mailed proposals will not be accepted. Once you have read through all of the following information, you can click on the “Submit a Proposal” button to begin the process.

Proposal Submission
The information gathered during the program submission process will be used by the NCWE Programs Committee to determine proposal acceptance and to prepare conference marketing materials. Please be sure that the information you provide is complete, accurate, and grammatically correct. Also, please be sure to not use the “caps-lock” when inputting information.

Each college or organization may submit no more than two (2) proposals. Once you complete the workshop proposal form, you will get a confirmation email (usually within 1 hour). Please be sure to click on the “submit” button. If you do not receive a confirmation email, then you may not have clicked on the final “submission” button.

On the workshop proposal form, you must submit the following information:

  • Workshop Title: 10 word maximum; may be edited for publication

  • Short Session Description for the Program: 50 words maximum; may be edited for publication

  • Conference Strands: You will be asked to choose from one of the five conference strands. Strand descriptions can be found below

  • Session Learning Objectives: Please identify 3-5 learning objectives that participants will learn or gain from the session

  • Detailed Description (500 words maximum): This is your opportunity to provide a more thorough description as to the content and structure of your session. You must address the following:
    • Consistency with one of the conference strands or the theme of the conference
    • How the workshop reflects new ideas, or innovations, or important issues that affect workforce education and training.
    • Strategies the presenter(s) will use to engage the audience and allow for audience participation or interaction.
    • Clarity in purpose, objectives, outcomes, and content
    • Value of the session to the audience and the profession
    • Qualifications of the presenter(s)

  • Presenter(s) contact information, including:
    • First and Last Name
    • Organization/Institution Name
    • Email address

Conference Strands
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All Hands on Deck: Partnerships that Improve Program Design

Harnessing the Power of a Diverse Crew: Why Diversity and Equity Matter

Turning the Tide: The Future or Work and “New Collar Jobs”

Seeking the Perfect Wave for Job Success: When Training is Not Enough

Navigating the Complexity of Work-Based Learning

Main Presenter Responsibilities
  1. All accepted presenters (main and co-presenters) must pay the Full Conference Presenter registration fee. Early registration ends on August 25, 2018. Speakers who pay after this date will pay the Full Conference Registration Fee.

  2. Accepted presenters and co-presenters are responsible for all related conference expenses including presenter registration, travel, lodging and meals not provided with the conference.

  3. All meeting rooms will include a podium and mic, screen and LCD projector (VGA and HDMI input). NCWE does not provide laptop computers. Thus, it will be the presenter’s responsibility to provide their own laptop. If you use an Apple device or tablet, presenters should bring the appropriate adapter.

  4. NCWE does not provide internet in the workshop rooms because it is too costly. Thus, we recommend screen shots. If it is imperative that you have access to the internet and do not have your own Mi-Fi, please contact Dr. Darlene G. Miller

  5. NCWE does not provide speakers for presentations. Therefore, we recommend that you bring your own set of speakers with your laptop if you are showing a video or using sound.

  6. Most workshops at the NCWE conference have between 40-60 participants, so plan accordingly. If you are bringing support materials, you are responsible for getting the materials to the workshop.

  7. By submitting a proposal, you are agreeing to present at any time during the conference. If you must request a specific session day, you must contact Dr. Darlene G. Miller no later than Friday June 29, 2018. Any requests after that date will only be accommodated if another presenter is willing to move to another presentation slot.

For-Profit and Non-Profit Workshop Proposals
  • While NCWE greatly appreciates companies that support workforce education through products and services, all for-profit organizations are required to be a Conference Sponsor to present at the conference. For more information on becoming a conference sponsor, go to

  • Nonprofit organizations who serve as workforce intermediaries and/or provide their services for a fee to community colleges will be considered as vendors at the NCWE Annual conference and will be required to be a Conference Sponsor if they wish to present a workshop. If the nonprofit organization is engaged in a partnership project with NCWE or contracts with NCWE, the Executive Committee may use their discretion to waive the sponsorship requirement

  • The NCWE Programs Committee will monitor all workshop proposal submissions for presenters from for-profit organizations. Any session that is built around a product or service in which the content focuses on the product will require the for-profit presenter to register as a Conference Sponsor

Thank you for understanding these policies. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Darlene G. Miller

Other Information
  • Workshop proposals must be submitted no later than Friday April 13, 2018, 4:00pm EDT

  • The Lead Presenter will be notified by Friday May 18, 2018 if the workshop proposal is accepted for presentation

  • Once the workshops are scheduled, the Lead Presenter will receive one email requesting edits for the programs. No edits will be accepted after August 17, 2018.

Workshop Presenter Agreement
By submitting a proposal for the 2018 NCWE Annual Conference, you agree to:
  1. Pay the Full Conference Presenter Registration Fee by August 25, 2018. If you have not paid and registered by this date, you will pay the Full Conference Registration fee. Additionally, ensure that all of your co-presenters pay the Full Conference Presenter Registration fee by August 25, 2018. If they have not paid and registered by this date, they will pay the Full Conference Registration fee.

  2. Present your workshop as assigned. Any requests for a certain date of presentation must be made to Dr. Darlene G. Miller no later than Friday June 29, 2018.

  3. Permit the NCWE Programs Committee to edit presentation titles and descriptions for length and content to fit within the structure of the conference program.

  4. Allow NCWE to use your session information for marketing materials.

  5. Agree to submit your workshop presentation slides to NCWE within 20 days after the conference so that the slides may be posted on the NCWE conference webpage.

Submit a Proposal

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