2012 Conference Call for Papers deadline February 29, 2012

February 8th, 2012

New England Organization for Human Services

2012 Annual Conference

Call for Papers

                                                                                                                      Theme:

Poverty:  It’s Not Just for the Poor Anymore

 

March 30, 2012

Springfield College, Brennan Conference Center

45 Island Pond Road, Springfield, MA  01109

 

The length and severity of the current economic realities are affecting all classes and all communities throughout New England, across the country, and around the world.  What are we doing/should be doing in both practice (practitioners) and preparation (educators/students) to address this challenge?  We welcome proposals for papers that address all aspects of this challenge as it affects educators, students, practitioners, and citizens.

 

Sessions last 60 minutes and the format of the workshops is flexible.  Poster presentations (visual representations of research, teaching approaches, practice strategies, or reports on programs and projects in the profession of human services) are also welcome.

 

Proposals should be submitted electronically by February 29, 2012, to Dr. Jackie Griswold, Department Chair for Human Services, Holyoke Community College

 

Proposal Submission

To submit your proposal, save a copy of this document on your computer. Open your copy and delete the general information pages before this one. Type your responses into this form. For example, under “Title,” delete the instructions and type your title. Please be sure to enter your name in the presenter information form. Save your Proposal Submission document in MS Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf), and e-mail it to jgriswold@hcc.edu  The deadline for submission of proposals is February 29, 2012.

 

1.   Title

      In this space, please provide your title. Limit the title to 60 characters, including spaces and punctuation. The title should convey the focus of the presentation.

 

2.   Proposal Abstract

In this space, please provide a condensed version/abstract of your proposal. Please limit your summary to 100 words or less. If your proposal is selected, this summary will be used in the conference program. Summaries over 100 words will be returned for revision.

 

3.   Presentation Format

Highlight in bold  one of the choices below to indicate your preferred session format.

60 Minute Workshop 
Poster (visual presentation of research, teaching approaches, practice strategies, or reports on programs and projects in the profession of human services).

 

4.   Highlight in bold one or more of the categories below that describes your intended target audience:

Students             Practitioners         Educators

 

5.  Presentation Style (highlight in bold)

Poster

Lecture (primarily didactic with little audience participation)
Experiential (primarily experiential exercises and/or group discussions)
Combination (both didactic and experiential)

 

6.   Presentation/Poster Outline

For presentations, please answer these questions:

  • How does your proposal relate to the conference theme? (If it does not, describe why it should be considered for this conference.)
  • Describe your proposed presentation by expanding on the abstract you provided above. This description should be no more than 2-3 paragraphs long.
  • Explain how experiential activities, handouts, audiovisuals, etc. will be used in this session.

 

For poster sessions, please answer these questions:

  • How does your proposal relate to the conference theme? (If it does not, describe why it should be considered for this conference.)
  • Provide an outline of the information that will be displayed on the poster:

 

7.   Learning Objectives

List 3 to 5 learning objectives (what participants will know or be able to do after attending this session). Please limit each objective to 150 characters including spaces and punctuation. Submit no more than 5 objectives.

  1. Participants will…
  2. Participants will…
  3. Participants will…

 

8.         Audio-Visual Needs

Please limit your request to two (2) pieces of equipment. Due to space and other limitations, poster presentations may not use additional equipment. Please highlight your requests in bold.

VHS player/monitor         DVD player/monitor

LCD projector                     Flipchart

9.   Presenter Contact Information

Please provide your contact information for all presenters, and identify a primary contact person.  All correspondence will be directed toward that person.  Please also include a brief (150 word maximum) bio for each presenter.

New England Organization for Human Services

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Jackie Griswold
Newsletter Editor