Papers: For standalone, no less than 3 business days in advance, or 14 days in advance if it is for a conference session
If you have a lot of additional information that you won’t have time to speak on, your supplementary papers will benefit your participants. Please email these materials to email@example.com no less than 3 business days in advance of your standalone presentation or 14 days in advance if it is for a conference session.
Presentation slides: For standalone, no less than 3 business days in advance, or 14 days in advance if it is for a conference session
Please email your slides to the Society for distribution to your participants. Slide printouts assist participants to note-take during your presentation. Please email these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org no less than 3 business days in advance of your standalone presentation or 14 days in advance if it is for a conference session.
Co-presented and panel sessions
The key to successful panel sessions is preparation, preparation, preparation. If your session includes other presenters, get together and chat about the way you want to run your session and discuss with the chair/moderator how all the threads can be pulled together in the session’s wrap up. Please let us know if the Society can assist with bringing joint session speakers together.
Chairs have the role of keeping attuned to participants, the presenters and the progress of the session, knowing when to move matters or questioners on, and when to politely ‘park’ certain input or questions. Depending on the session, your chair is the facilitator or moderator.
The chair’s role is to:
- Know their presenter and/or panellists and assist them in any way they can on the day.
- Introduce the presenter/s (a brief bio will be supplied).
- Facilitate discussion where there is a panel session (and ideally have some pre-prepared questions to facilitate discussion).
- Keep the session on track around relevancy and timing (noting the strict time constraints most events are under).
- Wrap the session up.
Presenters and chairs have equally important roles. And, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned presenter or chair, you have the support of the Society team, other presenters and your participants. If you have questions about the Society’s CPD program, contact email@example.com or call the Society on (03) 6234 4133.
Thank you for your contribution to the Society’s CPD program.