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The RFP for Workshop Presenters                   Word Version       PDF Version

The Workshop Proposal Form Word Version PDF Version

The Workshop Proposal Information Sheet Word Version PDF Version





(Lunch & Chapter Business Meeting 11:30 AM to 12:10 PM)


(700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106)


AVAILABLE DATES FOR 2020 (As of 11/1/2019)

Here are the 2020 dates we have open for workshops:

February 21

March 20 

April 17

May 15

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20



The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for one-hour workshop presenters at the ATD Tulsa Monthly Program Meetings. Workshop speakers must be willing to provide their services pro bono publico (without expectation of payment) for the good of developing talent development professionals and in support of the goals and objectives of ATD Tulsa. Presenters selected through this proposal process can expect exposure to program meeting attendees and are encouraged to attend program meeting activities, including meals, free of charge.


ATD Tulsa expects 30 to 50 attendees at each meeting, the majority of whom will include, but not be limited to training, workplace learning, human performance improvement, human resource, and organizational development professionals; including practitioners, managers, consultants, and executives. The meetings will be held at in the Conference Center at OSU-Tulsa (Room 140 or BS Roberts Room). The atmosphere will be one of fun and learning in a business casual environment, with numerous opportunities for professional development and networking.

All qualified persons are encouraged to submit proposals. ATD Tulsa does not discriminate against individuals based on race, creed, national origin, gender, physical or mental ability, color, or sexual orientation.


Please address questions about this RFP to programming@tdtulsa.org and CC president@tdtulsa.org.  


Educational opportunities for - talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers, performance consultants, frontline managers, and workplace learning professionals - that advance ATD’s mission to “empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace”. Per the ATD Competency Model, relevant topics include:

Areas of Expertise

1.      Change Management

2.      Coaching

3.      Evaluating Learning Impact

4.      Instructional Design

5.      Integrated Talent Management

6.      Knowledge Management

7.      Learning Technologies

8.      Managing Learning Programs

9.      Performance Improvement

10.  Training Delivery

Foundational Competencies

1.      Business Skills

2.      Interpersonal Skills

3.      Global Mindset

4.      Personal Skills

5.      Industry Knowledge

6.      Technology Literacy


1.      Complimentary meeting registration if your proposal is accepted, including meal(s) for the speaker(s).   (Expenses will not be reimbursed.)

2.      Contribution to your industry and profession.

3.      Network with peers and industry professionals.

4.      Valuable professional exposure.

5.      State of the art conference room with computer, LCD projectors, screens, and microphones.

6.      A copy of your workshop evaluations.


1.      Conduct a 60-minute interactive workshop that engages the audience with appropriate time allowed for questions and answers. No workshop will be allowed more than 60 minutes.  Time will be called by the VP - Programs if the presentation exceeds such time. 

2.      Contribute all services in a pro bono publico (volunteer) capacity.

3.      Meet all deadlines.

4.      No change to the workshop topic, title, description, or objectives as originally submitted without written permission from the VP - Programs.

5.      No change to the identity of the speaker(s) without written permission from the VP - Programs.

6.      Provide the workshop materials electronically in PDF format by 5 pm the Friday before the workshop for use on the day of the workshop.  Copyright remains with the author.

7.      Provide copies of any handouts that workshop participants may need to effectively engage in workshop activities. The VP - Programs will provide speakers with an estimated number of workshop participants by 5 PM on the Tuesday before the workshop.

8.      Agree to grant ATD Tulsa permission to use photographs taken of you during the program meeting which includes your workshop in any and all publications, including website and social media, without payment or any other consideration in perpetuity.

9.      Agree to refrain from using any portion of your workshop presentation as a platform to promote products or services, solicit funds or take political positions.

10.  ATD Tulsa makes a concerted, ongoing effort to be a diverse and inclusive organization. Therefore, you must agree to convey your remarks without bias toward race, gender, religion, political party, ethnicity or sexual orientation. You may use humor in your remarks, but do so with caution and good taste.

11.  Agree that submitting a proposal for conducting a workshop for ATD Tulsa indicates agreement to comply with the guidelines and expectations stated herein.


Proposals that follow proposal submittal instructions will be considered for selection by the ATD Tulsa VP – Programs. The proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

1.      Relevance of workshop topic to ATD’s mission to “empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace”.

2.      Perceived quality and quantity of the workshop’s learning objectives to workshop participants.

3.      Quality of offeror’s performance and services to previous and existing clients.

4.      Reputation and experience of the offeror. Offerors must have appropriate level of knowledge and subject matter expertise surrounding workshop topic.

The VP - Programs reserves the right to select proposals that, in her/his sole discretion, meet the ATD mission as well as the criteria set forth within this RFP.


1.      Complete the entire Workshop Proposal. Each proposal should include the completed and signed Workshop Proposal Information Sheet, Workshop Proposal Form and a color headshot photo of the presenter(s) (JPEG).

2.      Submit the entire Workshop Proposal materials as a PDF and JPEG via email to programming@tdtulsa.org and CC president@tdtulsa.org.   

3.      The Subject line of the email should read, Proposal for ATD Tulsa Workshop Program.

4.      Submitted proposals will become the property of ATD Tulsa and will not be returned. Proprietary or confidential information included in proposals must be conspicuously stated in the proposals.

5.      Offerors should receive an email confirming receipt for their Workshop Proposal submission with 5 business days. If no confirming email is received, contact programming@tdtulsa.org and CC president@tdtulsa.org to confirm receipt by ATD Tulsa.

6.      Proposals will not be opened publicly. However, all offerors who submit proposals will be notified if the proposal has or has not been accepted for a 2018 ATD Tulsa workshop presentation.

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