Become a presenter

Monthly member events - Call for presenters!

Interested in becoming a presenter? Fill out our presenter form.

ATD-VOS seeks local (Arizona-area) and national training and development professionals to be presenters for our monthly member live, online and in person workshops and events. We look for presentations that meet the following criteria:

  1. A skill, tool or concept is introduced (usually related to the training profession).
  2. An explanation of how the skill, tool or concept can be applied on the job is provided.
  3. Hands-on application (practice) for the audience of the skill, tool or concept.
  4. Resource list or handout participants may take away from the presentation.

We encourage this to be an interactive, engaging two-way learning event for the audience and presenter.

 Presentation Themes

The themes for our monthly meetings, virtual sessions and our professional development workshops support the ATD Competency Model reflecting the ten Areas of Expertise (AOE)identified as essential knowledge and skills.

We have linked each competency to a month.   Below is a schedule, please specify which month/competency you are interested in when submitting your proposals.  We are targeting the 3rd week of each month however the exact dates will be finalized based on event venue availability. 

  • ·        Month of March – Learning Technology Demos
  • ·        Week of April 15th – Evaluating Learning Impact
  • ·        Week of May 20th – Managing Learning Programs
  • ·        Week of June 17th – Integrated Talent Management
  • ·        Week of July 15th – Coaching
  • ·        Week of August 19th – Knowledge Management
  • ·        Week of September 16th – Change Management
  • ·        Month of October – Annual Event (separate submission form will follow later in January)
  • ·        Week of November 11th – Performance Improvement
  • ·        Week of December 9th – ATD VOS Holiday Volunteer Opportunity (separate submission form will follow later in year)

We are hosting a special month of March virtual Learning Technologies demo events.  We are looking for proposals for innovative learning technology products to host live online sessions for our 1stAnnual ATD VOS Learning Technology Expo.  Submit a proposal to share your gamification, assessment, microlearning, etc.

Why Should you be a Presenter?

  • ·        It is a great opportunity to develop professionally
  • ·        Build or increase your network by sharing your expertise with other training professionals
  • ·        It also provides an opportunity to socialize and gain awareness for your brand

ATD VOS is a non-profit organization and therefore does not offer an engagement fee for any presenters.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for consideration, complete the steps below.  Please respond by February 8th.  This will enable ATD VOS to review submissions as a board and prepare our schedule for the remainder of the year.

What is the Proposal Submission Process?

ATD VOS members as well as non-members can submit a proposal

  • ·        The Grow with ATD VOS volunteer committee will review your proposal and make the selections based on the criteria provided in the proposal
  • ·        A member of the committee will contact you to notify you of the decision and coordinate logistics for the upcoming event

If you have any questions, please email Kimberly Moss, Director of Professional Development at


Click to see more details about the ASTD competency model

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