2014 CCA CONFERENCE
Creating Community through Social Justice: Unlocking Invisible Fences
Call For Proposals
The deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2013
Share Your Talents and Expertise!
- This conference is offered to Colorado counselors and other mental health professionals as a venue to share information, present ideas, and further develop both personally as well as professionally. We encourage you to submit program proposals for a 60-minute or 90 minute breakout session.
- A poster presentation is another option for involvement. Your poster needs to be developed in such a way that it can be free standing on a tabletop. Most folks buy the tri-fold cardboard display and then adhere power points or pictures to it. But don’t feel that you have to use that, be creative; it just has to be able to stand on its own. There should be a clear and defined topic with a question or hypothesis in your poster that leads to a summary or conclusion.
- In addition, you need to provide a handout for participants. Please provide about 50 copies to hand out. During the time that people will be visiting the poster sessions specified in the Program, you need to be at your table to answer any questions attendees have, or just give a brief summary of your topic.
Proposals will be reviewed and decisions will be made by the CCA conference committee in concurrence with the presenter information provided with this application form.
- Preference is given to members of the Colorado Counseling Association in good standing.
- The primary presenter must have (at the minimum) a Master’s Degree.
- Students are encouraged to be involved in break-out session presentations or poster presentations. Students must have a faculty sponsor supervise their work and be listed as a co-presenter. Students cannot present independent of their faculty sponsor.
- Presenter must complete the Call for Proposal Form and attach Vitas for all presenters by the deadline.
Proposals will be blind reviewed. A committee of professional counselors and CCA members will review and score your proposal based on the following scale and criteria:
1 = Very Poor, 2 = Poor, 4 = Fair, 6 = Good, 8 = Very Good, 10 = Outstanding
Proposal Review Criteria:
1. Proposal Preparation:
a. Writing style (grammar/spelling/punctuation/flow)
b. Followed proposal instructions
c. Organization and clarity
2. Relevance to needs and goals of the counseling profession, conference theme, and topical track
3. Program conceptualization including:
a. appropriate rational
b. clearly stated learning outcomes
c. well-developed program format to assure accomplishment of program objective
4. Consideration of cultural diversity and ethics
5. Actively engages audience
6. Innovative and cutting edge or proven and effective practices
Only one proposal will be accepted from the lead presenter if two or more proposals are submitted.
Grounds for Disqualification
1. The primary presenter must have at least a Master’s Degree in order to qualify.
2. The Proposal Form via Survey Monkey must be completed in its entirety.
3. Make sure that you indicate the proper format. Available formats are: 60 minute breakout session, 90 minute breakout session or a poster session.
You must complete the following form and email all required documents to:
The deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2013.
Decisions will be communicated by November 15, 2013.
Please note: Those whose proposals are accepted are required to register for the conference in the appropriate category (professional or student). There will be no designated "presenter" registration. Presenters are encouraged to take advantage of the Super Early Bird Member packages offered until 11/29/13.
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