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2024 AGC Construction HR and Workforce Conference Call for Proposals

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America

2024 AGC Construction HR and Workforce Conference Call for Proposals

The Associated General Contractors of America will hold its Construction HR and Workforce Conference October 20-22, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, CO. This notice is a call for presentations for a limited number of session opportunities. If you previously submitted a presentation for AGC’s Convention call for presentations, you do not need to resubmit unless you want to update your submission. All HR and workforce presentations submitted for Convention will be considered for the Construction HR and Workforce Conference.

For HR and workforce development professionals at all levels working directly for construction contractors or AGC chapters, the conference offers an opportunity to share best practices and learn from experts about the most significant, practical, and current HR and/or workforce development (particularly craft workforce) topics in the construction industry. Common job titles of past attendees include:

Human resource directors, managers, generalists, and administrators
Benefits managers, administrators, and specialists
Compliance officers
Employment managers and recruiters
Training and development directors and managers

Workforce Development
Manager or Director of workforce development
Vice president and CEO
Chapter president and Chapter staff
Apprenticeship directors
Workforce development and outreach directors and coordinators

Proposal information:
We invite proposals for compelling educational sessions. The driving criteria for proposal selection include:
• Demonstrated innovation in training and delivery, workforce initiatives, and/or leadership development.
• Engaging and can hold audience attention (sessions that require audience engagement and participation are highly desired).
• Construction industry knowledge and/or experience (sessions that are led or co-presented by construction contractor employees are highly desired); and
• Thoughtfulness and creativity.

Educational sessions:
There are two types of sessions – plenary and breakout.

Plenary Sessions – should be of a general enough nature that they will appeal to both HR professionals and Workforce development professionals and should contain enough content for 45-60 minutes.

Breakout Sessions – may be of a more focused nature for either or both groups and contain enough content for 45-60 minutes.

Additional criteria for both breakout and plenary sessions:
• May utilize a single presenter, multiple presenters, or a panel format. If a panel method is selected, the panel should consist of up to 4 participants, including a moderator.
• Should share case studies from the commercial construction industry.
• Should employ experience-based learning with interactions, hands-on activities, and demonstrations.
• Should present innovative techniques or best practices to a content area listed above.
• Should provide a handout and/or other meaningful takeaway for attendees.
• Should involve some amount of audience engagement.

Proposal Topics
*This is not an exhaustive list, only an idea of former topics covered within the conference:

• Recruitment & Retention
• Employee Engagement
• Benefit Planning
• Training & Development
• Business Cultures
• Legal Compliance
• Compensation
• Onboarding & Mentoring

• Paying for Workforce Development
• Engaging with Younger Future Workers
• Reaching Workers from Other Sectors of the Economy
• Retaining New and More Diverse Workers
• Successful Recruiting and/or Retention Campaigns
• Culture Success Stories
• Lessons on building relationships with education and training partners
• What educators need from the construction industry to create successful workforce development programs

AGC expectations:
AGC expects all speakers to:
• Sign the AGC speaker agreement that outlines the speaker’s roles and responsibilities.
• Deliver content as developed and agreed upon.
• Submit all program materials electronically, including handouts and PowerPoint slides, by September 20, 2024.
• Grant AGC the right to distribute conference materials to attendees.

Speaker expenses:
Selected speakers will receive one (1) complimentary, nontransferable conference registration. Speakers will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in developing content or materials for their presentations, travel to/from the conference, or accommodations.

Submission instructions:
Please provide all requested information; the form below must be completed in order to be considered for selection. Only proposals with all required information will be considered. If the information requested is not applicable, such as additional presenters, please indicate "N/A" on the form. Submit the completed form and any additional materials by the close of business on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

Those who submit a presentation will be notified on or after June 28, 2024, whether their presentation was accepted. 

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Call Closed

This call is no longer accepting submissions. For a list of calls that are currently open in ProposalSpace, check out our active calls page.