JCEP Request for Proposals for Presentations
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Posted by: JCEP PILD Conference
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for Presentations
The Joint Council of Extension Professionals’ Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD) brings together Extension professionals, and volunteers to learn how to communicate Extension’s value, increase understanding of our federal partnerships, and build experience and confidence in engaging with elected officials.
Mission: Enhance education and advocacy skills to positively affect federal, state, and local resources available for Cooperative Extension.
1. Broaden understanding of how public policy issues that impact Extension and Extension clientele are funded.
2. Empower extension volunteers and professionals to be engaged leaders on public issues broadening participants understanding of the national Extension system and directly engaging in the political process.
3. Learn how changing political environments at the state and national level affect the Extension system.
4. Build the skills and confidence of every individual to be effective representatives of Extension to decision makers at all levels of government and community leadership. 5. Grow support for Extension through a targeted day of congressional engagement.
Theme: Communicating Success : Building for the Future
Call for Abstracts
As Extension professionals, we pride ourselves on the ability to adapt and meet challenges head on, but the pandemics and recent spate of natural and social disasters have tested even the most flexible among us. To meet this moment, the PILD Planning Committee is seeking abstracts from Extension Professionals who have demonstrated to local, state, or national decision makers the impact of Extension’s response to critical public issues such as COVID19 and natural disasters.
“How did you communicate the actions, impacts, and results of your program to decision makers?” “How did you build buy in from community leaders?” “What tools did you use to share your program’s successes and how did that result in increased support from the LGU, county, region, or state?”
We are looking for presentations that highlight successful models of Extension advocacy and decision maker education at the community, state or national levels. Presentations should also included how these models can be readily replicated in other places.
Please note that these sessions are NOT program reports but a presentation about HOW you communicated with your decision maker(s).
Proposal Requirements Types of Presentations
• Presentation title (limit of 160 characters)
• Abstract (3200 characters maximum)
• Description of presentation for the conference program (1200 characters) • Author(s) Biography (max of 3 bios totaling 2400 characters)
• Three take away messages – how will participant benefit from this class (1200 characters)
Additional Guidelines and Information:
• All proposals must be submitted electronically by midnight (PST) on November 30, 2020 via the submission link at the bottom of this page.
• Current membership in one of the JCEP professional organizations is required for proposal consideration.
• Applicants will be notified of selection by December 31, 2020.
• Presentations are limited to 45 minutes including Q & A.
• Session presenters will be provided with a laptop, projector and screen; presentations are preloaded onto projecting equipment prior to the conference. All visual aids must be provided in PowerPoint format. PowerPoint presentations and handouts for chosen proposals will be due by March 20, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
• In the case of a virtual conference, individual real-time internet or computer audio support will not be provided.
Evaluation and Review Process
All abstracts will receive a blind peer-review by an all-association review committee. Criteria WT Topic addresses the mission of the PILD Conference 25% Unique or creative approach that is relevant to Extension advocacy 25%
Demonstrates how the value and impacts were communicated to decision makers
Shows relevance to current PILD theme 10% Demonstrates how replication is possible 10% Application well written, and accurately completed 10%
Sponsored by: JCEP – Joint Council of Extension
Professionals For conference details, visit jcep.org
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