Become a Speaker

CalSHRM will work closely with the speakers to validate methodology and program objectives, content and materials to ensure that the session will support the SHRM HR Body of Competency and Knowledge.

Resources provided to the speaker include:

  • CalSHRM Conference Committee
  • CalSHRM Conference Topic Categories
  • Promotion, registration, venue arrangements, PowerPoint presentation set up/templates. All materials are provided electronically to attendees.

There are over 30,000 HR and business professionals involved in chapters an communities in the state. Organization sizes vary from small. local markets with under 100 members to super-mega organizations with thousands of members. A full listing of state affiliates and communities is listed on the website. Chapter and community attendees include HR professionals, SHRM members, workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals, business owners, HR directors, HR managers, HR supervisors, students and those transitioning to the profession, as well as consultants and service providers. All are involved in one or more aspects of human resources field and managing people, ranging from analysis, to development, to implementation, to evaluation. Experience levels vary as well ranging from those new to the profession to those with several decades of experience.

Resources Provided

  • Legislative and Legal Compliance –California and Federal Employment Law Topics and Compliance Practice Guidelines, Strategies, Tools and Form.
  • HR Risk Management – Top 10 California and Federal HR Risks and strategies, guidelines, recommended practices and options to mitigate and minimize risk.
  • Regulatory Agencies & Processes – Updates from California and Federal employment related regulatory agencies on 2019 focus areas, guidelines for best practices, and tips on interfacing with agency.
  •  Legislative Advocacy – Identifying and delivering effective advocacy of the HR profession on selected hot topics to the California Legislature.

CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATIVE & HR CONFERENCE

Proposals will be reviewed and scheduled according to best fit of topic and availability of presenter determined by our Conference Strategy Committee. General session lengths are approximately 50-55 minutes with 5-10 min Q&A or 1.0 hours without Q&A. Opening/closing/keynote sessions are approximately 1.3 -1.4 hours with optional 5-10 min Q&A or 1.5 hours without Q&A.

Speaker Requirements & Qualifications

Speaker Compensation

Many CalSHRM affiliates offer several presentation opportunities throughout the state ranging from 1 hour learning sessions to technical keynote and motivational sessions at local HR conferences and events.
Whether virtual or in person, affiliates provide an opportunity for speakers to network with attendees, share ideas, and business information.

Resources Provided

Target Audience

CalSHRM’s California State Legislative & HR Conference brings attendance of about 550 – 700 human resource professionals. Attendees include HR professionals, SHRM members, workplace learning and performance (WLP) professionals, business owners, HR directors, HR managers, HR supervisors, students and those transitioning to the profession, as well as consultants and service providers. All are involved in one or more aspects of human resources field and managing people, ranging from analysis, to development, to implementation, to evaluation. Experience levels vary as well ranging from those new to the profession to those with several decades of experience.

Applications and submissions will be placed on the CalSHRM Speaker Listing, accessible to all chapters and communities for a period of 1 year if approved. Chapters and communities will reach out to speakers of interest directly to discuss potential scheduled sessions and availability. Typical sessions are 1-hour, 1.25-hours, 1.5 hours and 2-hours in length. Longer sessions should be identified as Seminars.


Chapters and communities will work closely with the speakers to validate methodology and program objectives, content and materials to ensure that the session will support their membership needs.


Speakers typically share as a member of the business community. Typically, there is no compensation for a learning session or reimbursement for personal expenses. However, certain seminars, education courses and keynote session fees and expense reimbursements may be considered on a case-by-case basis for speakers. Speakers wishing to seek fees and reimbursement for travel/lodging should note this in their speaker application.

Conference Topic Categories

CalSHRM accepts speaker applications and presentation submissions on behalf of itself and the 17 SHRM affiliates in three regions across the state. Speakers wishing to be placed on the CalSHRM Speakers list must read all the criteria listed below and then complete the online application process.


Target Audience

Time-Frames

  • Demonstrated excellent presentation skills and tools/technology
  • Provide Proof of performance in the form of testimonials or references.
  • Provide tools to implement theories, processes, and techniques addressed during the program (i.e. sample tools, planning documents, templates, etc.)
  • Act as a role model in presentation excellence and participant engagement
  • Share experiences: both challenges and successes
  • Energetic, dynamic and engaging. Must possess length and depth of experience and be an expert in their topic.
  • Relevance and timeliness of topic to attendees and high level of interactivity
  • ​Presentation and topic have been successfully developed and delivered for other audiences.

Time-frames

Below are the CalSHRM Conference Topic Categories. Please complete a separate  Speaker Application and Aubmission Form for each topic you wish to present on.

CALSHRM Affiliate Speaking Opportunities

The mission of the California State Legislative & HR Conference is to enhance attendees' abilities to understand HR’s advocacy role in California employment and legislative issues, and develop and implement employment practices that support and sustain organizations and their employees.

As the premier legislative conference in California, we offer several presentation opportunities throughout the Conference that support HR Legislative Advocacy and bring real-time learning to the state. These presentations include general, opening, closing, and keynote sessions.

Taking place in Sacramento, California each Spring, this conference provides an opportunity for attendees to network with each other, share ideas, visit legislators at the Capitol, and connect with service providers within the human resource industry.