Speaker Submissions

Share Your Knowledge

SHRM-Atlanta is dedicated to Fostering Community, Promoting Professional Development & Leadership, Celebrating Excellence in Human Resources, and Advancing Thought Leadership. As we consider content for our professional development opportunities, our goal is to provide balanced programming that meets the variety of skill and interest levels of our community and presented by speakers of the highest quality who represent the diversity of the SHRM-Atlanta membership.


Submit a presentation for consideration


Submission Details

We ask that topics focus on one or more of the competencies as defined by the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), which identifies the key behavioral competencies and technical expertise HR professionals need for effective job performance. Additionally we also look for submissions that meet the HRCI Business Credit criteria. All submissions should include a compelling description and at least three (3) actionable learning objectives.  

PDF about SHRM Competencies >>

PDF about HRCI Business Credit Criteria >> 


Speaker Benefits

If your content matches our programming needs and your program is selected, you will receive:

  • complimentary program registration (for the speaker); includes admission to General Sessions, the Resource Partner Showcase, concurrent sessions, social events, and all meals.
  • the opportunity to attend any/all conference sessions and receive recertification credits at no charge (for SHRM or HRCI certified HR facilitators). 
  • recognition within SHRM-Atlanta’s promotional and programming materials reaching our community of over +6,100 professionals
  • recognition on SHRM-Atlanta’s website and social media.
  • professional exposure and the opportunity to share your expertise and experience. 
  • valuable feedback via evaluation scores following the speaking engagement.
  • if applicable - an opportunity to promote/sell your book with dedicated book signing marketing.


A Note Concerning Honoraria

SHRM-Atlanta has a tradition of offering professional development programs that encourage innovation in the field of human resource management. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment in the spirit of learning and networking, a purpose for which we were founded.


Selection Guidelines

SHRM-Atlanta accepts submissions throughout the year for consideration. As we review and consider current HR trends, evergreen topics, and the needs of our Atlanta HR and business community, we will leverage our speaker database to search for relevant presentations.  Our consideration will include content relevance, clearly defined and applicable learning objectives, alignment to the SHRM BoCK™, tangible takeaways and effective facilitation of learning. We will evaluate and consider individual speaker recommendations, applicable feedback and ratings* (if a previous speaker).

*Any presenter who receives less than an 80% overall rating on a post-event survey will not be invited back to present for a period of one (1) year at any SHRM-Atlanta professional development opportunities.


Proof of Performance

Proof of performance is strongly preferred for all speakers. SHRM-Atlanta strives to offer balanced professional development and qualified speakers.  Proof of performance will strengthen but not limit your submission.

Preferred forms of proof of performance include:

  • Video recordings of the proposed speaker presented to an audience
  • A summary of evaluations from a program the speaker previously presented. (Please do not send a stack of individual evaluations as we are primarily interested in the overall score of the session.) 

The Speaker Database is for SHRM-Atlanta use only. We are not able to share our information with any individuals or organizations.


Submit a presentation for consideration

Thank you in advance for your support of our HR community and SHRM-Atlanta!

Questions? Please contact Heather Dufault.