Ed Forum Proposals Due Nov. 4

The deadline to submit Educational Forum proposals for PTK Catalyst 2017 is 5 p.m. CT on Friday, November 4.

Educational Forums are a staple of Phi Theta Kappa conventions; this year, we’re changing things up a bit, and we want you to be a part of it.

The majority of our Educational Forums at PTK Catalyst 2017 will be in a TED Talk-style format that last 30 minutes. Each session should include a short presentation, a collaborative activity and a group discussion.

There are two tracks: one on PTK Programs, and one on personal and professional development.

Advisors, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations. Members may be included as co-presenters. An advisor-based Proposal Review Committee will review the presentations.

Once their initial review is completed, Phi Theta Kappa staff will review the highest-rated proposals to finalize the selections that will ensure a comprehensive and balanced PTK Catalyst 2017 program. All those submitting a proposal will be notified of their stats by mid-December.

Below are some potential topics we’ve thought of for each track that may inspire you:

PTK Programs Track

Increasing Membership Acceptance
Honors in Action Project
College Project
Competitive Edge
C4 (Community College Completion Corps)
Scholarship Success
Creative Funding for Chapters and Regions
Motivating Members
Getting Engaged in Your Region

Personal/Professional Development Track

Leadership Skills — especially those using the Society’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum
Managing Conflict
Emotional Intelligence
Career Advice
Transferring to a Four-Year College
Professional Etiquette
Public Speaking
Utilizing Social Media
Computer Coding
Personal Finances
Healthy You (Managing Time, Managing Stress, Exercise/Nutrition, etc.)

Of course, we’re open to new ideas, and we want to hear from you. Submit your proposal now!

PTK Catalyst will be April 6-8, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more, and start planning your trip. Registration will be opening soon!