Call for Proposals: 2013 Educational Programs

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. CST

How to Submit
All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal management system, which may be accessed by clicking here. Mailed, faxed, or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

Intent
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter is accepting proposals for educational programs to be offered in 2013.  USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter strives to offer a diverse selection of educational programs to educate our members and community on current green building principles and practices and to expand the opportunities for LEED Professionals to gain continuing education hours.

Presentation Topics
Results from our 2012 membership survey indicated a high level of interest in the following topic categories. While all topics will be considered, preference will be give to those that fall within these categories.

  • Cost & Benefits of Green Buildings
  • Innovations in Green Building Technology
  • Restorative & Regenerative Design
  • Owner & Occupant Experiences with LEED Buildings
  • Regional Low Hanging Fruit & Barriers for Pursuing LEED Certification
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Commissioning & Retro-commissioning
  • Green Municipal Success Stories
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources
  • Improvements to the Indoor Environment
  • Integrated Design Process

Session Formats
The following formats have been successful for past events and are recommended. Other formats will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Evening Program
    • 1 hour lecture presentation
  • Breakfast/Lunch Program
    • 1 – 1 ½ hour seminar
  • In-Depth Workshop
    • 2 hour seminar
    • 4 hour seminar
  • Green Building Tour
    • Brief presentation followed by tour of building

Educational Level
USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter strives to offer a diverse selection of programs to reach a variety of educational levels. Presenters will be asked to indicate the level of technical depth of their proposed educational programs as described below.

  • 100-level (Awareness) Courses are designed for individuals who have limited or no prior knowledge of green building practices. Introduction of issues; general information.
  • 200-level (Understanding) Courses are designed for individuals familiar with green building principles. Presentations enhance understanding of the meaning of informational materials and explores general topic areas.
  • 300-level (Application) Courses are designed for individuals who are implementing and applying green building practices and principles. The use of previously learned information in new and concrete situations to solve problems that have single or best answers. Extended consideration of a topic.
  • 400-level (Mastery) Courses designed for individuals who have extensive prerequisite knowledge, skills or coursework. Sustained attention given to topic of concern (technique, process, theory etc). Creatively or divergently applying prior knowledge and skills to produce a new or original whole.

How to Submit
All proposals must be submitted via the online proposal management system, available at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDk4RVJqVHg4Sk5TaXZnNU43T0h3dnc6MA. Mailed, faxed, or emailed proposals will not be accepted.

Program Policies

  • All proposals must be complete and inclusive when submitted.
  • Presentations must be delivered without endorsement, bias, marketing or sales orientation.
  • Upon acceptance of a proposal, presenters must agree to submit any additional information requested by the planning committee, such as outlines and presentation slides, in the requested timeframe. This information is necessary to secure continuing education units (CEUs) for various professions, including GBCI’s CMP requirements for LEED APs and LEED Green Associates.
  • Proposals are received with the understanding that speakers are providing their services without compensation.
  • USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter may request for a presentation to be modified in order to:
    • Fulfill CMP requirements.
    • Adhere to venue restrictions.
    • Reflect relevance of topic.
    • Fit within the allotted time scheduled.
    • Combine proposals as appropriate.

Submission Evaluation and Selection
All proposals will be reviewed by the USGBC-Missouri Gateway Program Committee. Reviewers will rate proposals using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter educational objectives
  • Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) category relevance
  • Timeliness of topic
  • Subject matter appeal
  • Practical application
  • Appropriate educational level
  • Speaker qualifications

Preference will be given to those who have not presented at a USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter event in past years. New ideas and topics are encouraged and will be given preference in the selection process.

Proposal Timeline
Call for Educational Program Proposals Released:  Thursday, August 9, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. CST

Questions
For more information on submitting a proposal, contact Hope Gribble, Membership & Education Coordinator, at hope.gribble@mobot.org or (314) 577-0225.

 

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