NASP Call for Speakers Bureau Proposals
NASP has now opened a formal call for speakers that would like to be included in the NASP Speakers Bureau. The NASP Speakers Bureau provides a listing of vetted presenters and speakers on a range of topics, allowing sponsors of professional development to easily identify speakers and facilitators. Starting in Spring 2020, the Speakers Bureau will take a new direction by solely focusing content on NASP's Strategic Priorities:
- Workforce Shortages - Presentations that focus specifically on addressing the shortages issue (e.g., legislative and advocacy practices, strategies addressing access to school psychological services)
- NASP Practice Model - Presentations that focus specifically on strategies to improve and ensure implementation of a comprehensive service delivery model consistent with the NASP Practice Model. These will not include presentations simply focused on practices within a domain or multiple domains (e.g., presentations on student assessment practices will not be considered, even though that practice is included within the Practice Model).
- Mental and Behavioral Health - Presentations that focus specifically on providing culturally competent and comprehensive mental and behavioral health services, with preference for content focused on skill-building in the delivery of MBH services.
- Social Justice - Presentations that focus specifically on promoting social justice among schools, families, and communities.
- Leadership Development - Presentations that focus specifically on the development of leadership skills that enable one to effect change at the local, state, and national levels. All proposals must have a direct connection to the strategic priorities as stated above in order to be considered.
Why the Shift in Focus?
NASP provides the Speakers Bureau as a service to sponsors and state associations. However, the need filled by the Speakers Bureau has changed over time given the many different ways sponsors can identify high quality speakers compared to when the Speakers Bureau started. Perhaps more importantly, the shift is intended to have a more proactive and purposeful approach to promoting professional development on topics identified as priorities by NASP. The same benefits will be offered to state associations using the list.
Benefits of Participating in the NASP Speakers Bureau
All speakers agree to provide one presentation per school/academic year at no cost to a state association (beyond associated fees for travel, lodging, and per diem, which are reimbursed by the state association). Afterwards, speakers are free to negotiate speaker fees directly based on inquiries. Further, participation may increase your potential for speaking engagement, as multiple organizations and agencies request to view the Speakers Bureau list.
Proposals will be selected based on certain criteria, including direct connection of proposed content to the Strategic Priorities, quality of the proposal, and evidence of previous presentation experience (e.g., evaluation summaries) and expertise (e.g., CV) of the presenter. Speakers may submit a proposal with more than one topic or addressing more than one strategic priority. Proposals must be submitted to the NASP Speakers Bureau. Questions can be submitted to Dr. Eric Rossen, NASP Director of Professional Development and Standards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speakers Bureau Proposal