Call for Speakers

Do you have an area of expertise in workplace training and development that you would like to share with the chapter? If so, we invite you to submit a proposal to facilitate or present at a chapter event. 

Facilitating a CVATD program is a great way to share your talent and expertise. Due to the limited number of speaking engagements available, CVATD gives preference to members of CVATD, ATD, or other ATD chapters.  If you would like to facilitate one of our programs, contact the VP of Programming on the contact page.

Who Attends Our Events?

CVATD Chapter members and visitors are training and HR professionals from the Northeast Ohio area.

Types of Events 

Webinar 60 minute interactive session delivered via web conference on a weekday during lunch time
Program 75-90 minute evening session delivered in person, usually on the 2rd Wednesday of the month.
CCC Lead the discussion at one of our monthly breakfast meetings.

Why Present?

By sharing your expertise, you will:

- Network with other workplace learning and development professionals in the northeast Ohio area
- Gain valuable speaking experience with an audience of like-minded professionals
- Bring recognition to yourself and your organization
- Further the discipline of workplace learning and development

Topics of Interest 

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and have various levels of experience.

In our most recent membership survey, members have indicated that their top interests are:

  • Instructional design
  • Training delivery and facilitation
  • Technology & application
  • Cultural awareness & inclusion
  • Evaluating the impact of training
  • Talent strategy and management
  • Coaching
  • Performance Improvement

Are you interested in sharing your unique talents with chapter members?

Send a brief session description to


Media Policy:

By attending events, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your entry constitutes your consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the event. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by attending events. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please let the event photographer(s) know that you do not wish to be photographed, filmed and/or recorded.

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