Call for Workshop Proposals
Opens February 17
Deadline: March 17
Selections Begin April 17
The RVDA Convention/Expo Committee oversees
development of the event's non-promotional education program. The program consists of submissions received in response to this Call for Workshop Proposals and committee-developed programming. Instructors that do not respond to this RFP will be contacted only if there is a specific need for their subject matter expertise.
NOTE: In addition to responding to this RFP, Exhibitors
may purchase a Vendor Training +Plus
session. Vendor Training +Plus sessions offer exhibitors the opportunity to discuss and promote their products or services prior to the opening of the expo.
The committee uses an online form portal to gather submissions. We strongly suggest that you draft your responses 'offline' and then copy
and paste your text into the portal's online form (Chrome is the preferred browser).The following information will be entered:
- Contact information
- Bio with enough detail that explains why you're an expert on the topic. Include a list of recent speaking engagements. Use a third person perspective. For example, "She has 10 years of experience" vs. "I have 10 years of experience."
- Workshop Title. Be certain that a participant can discern the content from the title.
- Session Description. Clearly state what will be covered in a 60-minute workshop. To give your proposal proper consideration the
committee must have a clear understanding of the intent
of workshop and the target audience. Attendees don’t want a 10,000 ft.
overview … they want useful, actionable suggestions and “how-to”
information they can use as soon as they get back to their store. Please be realistic about what can be provided in a 60-minute session.
- Learning Objectives. Also referred to as learning outcomes, your
three objectives should be 'bullet items' that are brief, clear, and specific statements. These will appear in the onsite program.
- Track. Select the appropriate track for your
workshop. The options are: Parts, Service, Rental Operations,
Sales, F&I, Social Media/Emarketing, Dealer/GM, and Compliance. Compliance workshops are the morning of Friday, November 10.
- DEMO Video (as a link). You are encouraged to provide a video clip that demonstrates your ability to present and connect with an audience. While not required, the lack of a video may impact whether you are extended an invitation to present. This is especially true of individuals that have not presented recently. NOTE: If you do not have a video hosting platform, consider using Vimeo or YouTube.
- PROMO Video (as a link*). This video will help the Committee review your workshop, and if you are selected, used to promote your session. Start the video by introducing yourself with name, title, company, and “I will be presenting at the 2017 RVDA International Convention/Expo.” State the session title and subtitle (if applicable), and three things attendees will learn (the learning outcomes). Use the 60-90 second video to make it clear to potential workshop attendees what they will learn and why they should attend your workshop.
HOW TO APPLY
- Review the 'HOT TOPICS' identified on this page. You may submit three workshop topics.
- Gather the submission components identified above and review the FAQs.
- Submit your proposal. Gather all the components before you begin. Your work is NOT
saved until you click on the submit button at the end of the online form.
There are always more very positively rated proposals than there are time slots available. The committee's final selections are based on a determination of the best mix of sessions that will create a rich and diverse program that meets the needs of dealership attendees.
Good luck with your submission and thank you for your interest. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Karin Van Duyse
Chief, Mike Molino RV Learning Center