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2019 PTK Catalyst Educational Forum Call for Proposals

Educational Forums are an integral part of the PTK Catalyst programming each year. These informative break-out sessions cover a variety of topics and give both members and advisors the opportunity to broaden horizons personally and within Phi Theta Kappa.

Who presents these forums? We are calling on YOU to help! Do you have something to share? If so, submit a proposal below. Phi Theta Kappa is offering 5 tracks in 2019; look and see where your topic fits. You can submit as many proposals as you like, as long as they are received by December 14, 2018.

Each forum will be 30 minutes in length and should provide in-depth practical instruction to enhance knowledge, capabilities and critical skills. Education Forums should include three components: a presentation, a collaborative activity and a group discussion (Q&A).

Each room will be equipped with an LCD projector, computer and screen. Presenters should bring their presentation with them on a USB flash drive.

Educational Forum Tracks

Advisor Education:

Do you have something you wish you knew as a new advisor? Do you have tips that have helped you lead a successful chapter for years? This is the track for you!
Topic examples: Membership Best Practices, Advisor 101, How to Reduce the Fees of Applying for Transfer, etc.


Leadership Development:

Does your chapter have a great formula for Honors in Action? Have you taken components of Competitive Edge and used them to further yourself professionally and personally? If so, submit a proposal and tell our attendees!
Topic examples: Understanding Honors in Action; Make Data Driven Decisions, What Competitive Edge Can Do for You, etc.


Soft Skills:

What tools have you mastered that allow you to be successful in your personal life? From financial freedom to your health – this track will cover it all.
Topic Examples: Managing Student Loan Debt, Building your Credit, Conflict Resolution, etc.


Transfer Readiness:

Did you transfer to a 4 year institution seamlessly? Do you have tips to maximize scholarship dollars? If so, tell our current members how to do the same!
Topic Examples: Financial Aid 411, Scholarship Essay Strategies, Your Timeline for College Transfer, etc.


Workforce Readiness:

Do you have the perfect formula for resume writing? Are your interview skills top notch? Share your tips to get a great job and cultivate a career.
Topic Examples: Getting a Job in the Social Media Age, Land Your Dream Job, Dressing for Success: Interview Attire Do’s and Don’ts.