SUGGESTED PROPOSAL TOPICS
While you are welcome to submit a proposal in a topic of your choice, CHA is particularly interested in Innovative Ideas that address specific ways we, as a ministry, demonstrate Catholic social teachings in action around important issues such as:
- Confronting racism to achieve health equity and advocating for systemic change (and please join CHA and the Catholic health ministry in the pledge to confront racism by achieving health equity)
- Applying principles of Catholic Social Teaching to governance, corporate practices and services that advance human dignity, health equity and the common good
- Groundbreaking responses to the COVID pandemic
For Assembly programming, CHA plans to utilize a variety of shorter presentation formats, which may include traditional, TED-style talk or PechaKucha* models. If your presentation is selected, CHA will contact you with specifics.
* PechaKucha means "chit-chat" in Japanese. The PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format shows 20 chosen images, each onscreen for 20 seconds. The slides — which are images only (no text) — advance automatically, giving the speaker a total of 6:40 minutes to share a lively, compelling story, with visuals guiding the way.
To learn more about PechaKucha and view examples of 20x20 presentations, please visit www.pechakucha.com.
Proposals that are selected for CHA's Assembly or other programming will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below. Preference may be given to proposals submitted by or in collaboration with CHA-member organizations.
- Demonstration of Catholic identity
- Introduces new ideas or addresses existing challenges
- Practical and/or replicable applicability
- Inspiring, innovative, future oriented
- Quality of content
- Well-written narrative and details describing proposed innovation
- Qualifications, expertise and experience of speaker(s) or author(s)
- Engaging, participative adult-learn processes
EXPECTATIONS / SELECTION
Speakers of Assembly sessions will be expected to utilize interactive, adult-learning approaches that promote maximum engagement among participants.
Presenters will be asked to share compelling stories using imagery to guide them (with few or no words on slides).
Presenters may share one (1) handout for the session. Slides and session handouts must be submitted to and approved by CHA in advance.
For each person selected to present at this year's Assembly, CHA will reimburse one (1) night's lodging at the Assembly headquarters hotel for that same presenter. Presenters are responsible for travel expenses to/from the Assembly, as well as additional room nights at the Assembly headquarters hotel, if staying more than one (1) night.
CHA will not cover registration fees or travel expenses for more presenters than noted above.
DISCLOSURE AND PERMISSIONS
Proposals selected for CHA's annual assembly or other programs may require signed release forms from the speaker(s) or author(s).
AUDIO VISUAL AND HANDOUTS
CHA will provide A/V for proposals selected for inclusion in the annual Assembly or other CHA programming. The submitter of the selected proposal will be notified in advance about session purpose, length of presentation and desired instructional methods.
Presenters will be asked to share compelling stories using imagery to guide them (with few or no words no or very little wording on slides).
Presenters may share one (1) handout for the session. Slides and session handouts must be submitted to and approved by CHA in advance. If your proposal is selected, CHA will contact you well in advance with detailed information and deadlines.