Call for Presenters Form Now Available
Proposal Submissions Due by September 23, 2011
EASNA, the employee assistance industry’s trade association, has issued a call for presenters for its 24th Annual EASNA Institute, April 25-27, 2012, at the at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The schedule has been substantially changed with a much earlier deadline for submissions. Completed forms are due September 23. Speakers and panelists selected will be notified the first week in October and the final curriculum will be posted on the Institute website on October 11.
The submission form is a single document that may be used for submitting proposals for any of the three types of presentations. For the 2012 Institute, the Curriculum Committee is particularly interested in the following proposal topics:
- Best practices and innovative approaches in global employee assistance
- Employee Assistance involvement in the safe work environment
- Addictions – Identification, relapse prevention, policy
- Innovations in service delivery such as social media, on-site services, and technology to engage employees
- Employee Assistance advocacy
- Employee engagement strategies
- Identifying and measuring employee assistance quality
- Using EAP to develop and support a culture of health
- Building resources for managing stress and resiliency
- Addressing the intersection of physical and mental health to build high-performing businesses
- Program evaluation and metrics
Proposals will be accepted for the following:
- Full-day Pre Institute Professional Development training (April 25)
- 90 minute Plenary (General) Sessions (April 26-27)
- 90 minute Peer Presentation (Breakout) Workshops (April 26-27)
The committee judges proposals on the following criteria:
- use of subject matter expert panels, rather than individual speakers;
- promoting innovative dialogue and highlighting research which advances the employee assistance, behavioral health and human resource fields;
- relevance of content to employee assistance professional practice or business;
- collaborative presentation topics and examples of successful workplace partnerships that include the voices of employers, labor, and other stakeholders; and,
- creative use of presentation formats that maximize adult learning interactions and opportunities for professional educational and practical skill development.
The goal of the event will be to bring together exemplary employer representatives, industry-leading employee assistance providers and other human capitol experts to engage in informative discussions for the benefit of employers, employees/workers, unions, human resource professionals, and benefits consultants in successfully addressing the new dynamics of today’s global workforce.
As the employee assistance industry’s trade association, EASNA advances the competitive excellence of its members by fostering best practices, research, education, and advocacy in behavioral health and wellness that impacts workplace performance. EASNA has more than 800 members in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and other countries. The 2011 Institute’s attendance was nearly 50% larger than the last US-based conference.
The submission form is a Word document. Please complete it on your PC (not with a pen or pencil) and return it to us as a Word file. Do not convert the document to a PDF file. We will return any submissions sent by fax or as PDF files or completed by hand.