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Mile High SHRM
Request for Presentations – Multiple Opportunities
August 2018 

Mile High Society for Human Resources Management's Education Committee invites you to share your knowledge and expertise with our HR professionals and business leaders. You can do this in a number of ways:

● 2019 Annual HR Conference
● Professional Development Groups
● Monthly Member Programs
● Sponsored Webinars 


2019 Annual HR Conference
Don't Stop Achievin': Turn Up Your Skills
February 1, 2019
Denver Marriott Tech Center
2019 HR Conference Details

Our annual HR Conference will be held February 1, 2019 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. We anticipate 400+ HR professionals.  The theme is Don't Stop Achievin':  Turn Up Your Skills.  The conference program will be organized based on SHRM competencies and professional level (e.g. Emerging, Established, and Experienced HR professional).  We are seeking proposals for:

  • Keynote  - 60 minutes
  • Concurrent sessions - 60 minutes
  • General Session - 60 minutes

Conference Topics
Topics reflecting the theme are encouraged and preferred:

  • HR Department of One
  • Culture Change
  • Trust in the Workplace
  • HR Analytics
  • Agile Practices
  • Recruiting Women Returning to Work
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Attracting Talent with Low Unemployment
  • Tech in HR - Implementation
  • Total Rewards
  • Best Onboarding Practices

Tentative Schedule


Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00

1st concurrent session

1st concurrent session

1st concurrent session

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 10:30

Opening session

Announcements (15-min) & Keynote (60-min)

10:30 – 10:45


10:45 - 11:45

2nd concurrent session

2nd concurrent session

2nd concurrent session

11:45 – 1:15

Lunch and Exhibit Hall

1:15 – 2:15

General Session

2:15 – 3:15

Break and Giveaways in Exhibit Hall

3:15 – 4:15

3rd concurrent session

3rd concurrent session

3rd concurrent session


Other Speaking Opportunities

Throughout the year, Mile High SHRM calls on leading HR and business thought leaders to present information of great value to its membership. Presentation opportunities include Professional Development Groups, Monthly Member Programs, and Sponsored Webinars:

  • Each year we hold 25-30 Professional Development Groups that provide speaking opportunities on a variety of different topics.
  • There are approximately eight Monthly Member Programs each year. These events offer networking, breakfast or lunch followed by a speaker presentation. 
  • Sponsored Webinars provide organizations the opportunity to present their own HR content to the membership for a fee of $1,000. To date, this has been a successful means of educating and reaching our professionals with attendance of 40+ HR Professionals per session. These events are frequently also promoted statewide to other chapters of COSHRM.

The requirements for presentations vary, but generally they need to qualify for educational credits through SHRM and HRCI. Mile High SHRM will facilitate the certification process.

At this time, Mile High SHRM does not compensate speakers or provide reimbursement for their expenses.

Submitting Your Proposal

Please follow the link below to submit your contact information, presentation description, your professional bio, and proof of performance and/or testimonials.

Click here for the Speaker RFP Submission Form

Proof of Performance
Video clips of you presenting at a conference or class are the preferred Proof of Performance. Clips of you marketing yourself, business, or service are not acceptable. Failure to submit proof of performance or references that can attest to performance will eliminate you from consideration.

Proposals must be received no later than close of business on August 31, 2018.

All presentations will be submitted to SHRM and HRCI for re-certification credit. The Education Committee will facilitate this process. Programs providing "business" credit are highly desired by many of our experienced leaders.

Examples of programs that receive Business and HR Strategy/Business Management & Strategy credit include those that:

  • Support participants' knowledge of business functions such as finance, marketing, sales, or operations 
  • Develop skills in strategic planning, critical thinking, influencing, negotiation, and leadership
  • Enable participants to have an impact on their organizations' mission, vision, values, bottom line, policies, or strategic goals and objectives

Programs that receive GPHR credit are geared towards the Human Resources professional/business leader who is operating in a multi-national organization.

Practical Application
Sessions that include practical tools and models that can be applied on the job without an investment in additional training or a specific technology are popular with our audience. Models for evaluating training, technology, or other business investments are also useful.

Proven Speaking Ability
We strongly encourage you to submit video proof of your speaking style and presentation skills (web link to YouTube, Vimeo or other video-sharing programs).

Our next RFP will be available in February 2019 to identify speakers for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference and future speaker opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in Mile High SHRM!
The Education Committee will make speaker selections for the 2019 Annual HR Conference by October 1, 2018. If you have indicated an interest in other events, your submission will be considered until the next RFP. You will automatically be notified in February 2019 when the next Request for Proposal is distributed. If you have questions, contact Richard Toma at richardtoma@hotmail.com or Rachel Lucas at rachelsavagelucas@gmail.com.

Engage. Educate. Empower.

Mile High SHRM
500 Discovery Parkway, Suite 125 | Superior, CO 80027
(303) 465-3522 | (303) 243-5075 fax