NAWDP 2012 Youth Development Symposium

 November 14-15, 2012



The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) is seeking proposals for workshops at its 2012 Youth Development Symposium. 



The 2012 conference will include tracks

  • Improving Program Outcomes for Participants (measuring outcomes, promoting literacy/numeracy gains, funding strategies,  etc)
  • Serving the Needs of Special Populations (youth with disabilities, court appointed youth, parenting teens, homeless youth, etc)
  • Strengthening Career Development Efforts (career pathways, recruitment and motivation strategies, use of industry-recognized credentials, etc)
  • Building Connections to Community Resources (building local relationships, industry clusters, and improving employer involvement, etc)
  • Leadership and Personal Development for Youth Workers  (stress management, career management, finding inspiration, etc)




Submit no more than two proposals!  Only the first two proposals submitted will be read.  All proposals must be submitted online at http://www.greenmoonsolutions.com/nawdp no later than midnight on June 30, 2012.


Workshop audiences will include youth workers interested in learning about innovative methods to serve youth, public policies that support the effective delivery of services, and workshops that provide information, tools or ideas that are practical and easily replicated.  


Workshops are 60 minutes and should encompass effective practices that have demonstrated measures of success. All proposals must be submitted online and must be complete.  Required information includes:


  1. Workshop Title (10 words or less)
  2. Workshop description in 150 words or less 
  3. Three learning objectives
  4. Information on how the program, topic, or initiative was evaluated for effectiveness
  5. Top four (4) Workforce Development Competencies that will be addressed.  See listing at the end of the online Call for Proposal
  6. Presenters Contact Information and bios
  7. If you have given this presentation before, list when and where.


Content must be informational and educational, not commercial. Presentations that are sales pitches for products or services will be eliminated from consideration.


Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed based solely on the information submitted.  Presenters, titles and content are expected to correspond to the proposal and substitutions of content or presenters require prior approval by NAWDP.  Once a workshop has been accepted, no changes of speakers or workshop content will be allowed without prior approval. 


Principal presenters will be notified whether their workshops have been accepted by the end of July.  


Helpful Information

Upon request, NAWDP will provide a screen, easel, flipchart and markers at no charge to the presenter.  All other A/V equipment - such as computers, LCD projectors and VCRs - are the responsibility of the presenter. 


NAWDP does not subsidize travel, expenses or conference registration fees.  Presenters not attending the rest of the conference may request a complimentary registration for the day of their presentation only.  


For more information, please contact:


Bridget Brown, Executive Director


1133 19th Street, NW; 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20036


FAX: 202-589-1799



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