Breakout sessions will be one hour in length (includes presentation and Q&A). All breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon. Session presenters receive full day conference registration, CEUs as eligible, lunch, and are featured on the conference webpage, social media, and in printed conference materials. Session presenters may choose to share business cards/flyers on a shared community resource table. There is no other financial compensation.
Content should be relevant to the conference theme “Mental Health in the Workplace” and have defined learning objectives, with presenters clearly qualified to teach the content based on their professional expertise. Topics relevant to specific groups and identities encouraged as well as those with broader application. We seek a range of potential topics including generational dynamics, trauma in the workplace, specific workforce issues, mindfulness, self-care, burnout, safety, the evolution of hybrid officing, etc. as they pertain to mental health. Presentations that foster inclusiveness among our range of attendees will be prioritized, with innovative introductory level content preferred. While mental health professionals seek takeaways for their practice, presenters should be mindful that not all participants will be familiar with professional terminology.
Breakouts are scheduled for 1pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm with 15-minute breaks between sessions. Efforts will be made to accommodate time slot preference, and presenters may be offered the opportunity to present more than once should their topic be in high demand (based on preliminary registration). Presenters are encouraged to attend and take part in the full conference, culminating with an optional networking session immediately following the third breakout.