"Envision I&R" Conference Request for Proposals

AIRS will soon be accepting proposals for sessions to be presented at the "Envision I&R" Conference for Managers, Supervisors and Directors on May 12th, 13th and 14th 2021. 

The RFP for this conference will open January 18th and close February 12th. 

Those whose sessions are accepted will receive complementary registration for the entire conference in token of our thanks for your willingness to present. 

Do you have expertise or experience in one these areas? Then definitely consider submitting a proposal! 

CLICK HERE for additional resources on creating a competitive proposal!

Preferred Topics:

Organizational Effectiveness

Cooperative Relationships

Personal and Professional Growth

Meaningful Reporting

Finding Contracts That Don’t Create Mission Creep

Crisis Leadership

Producing and Sharing Transparent and Trustworthy Data

Finding Funds: Grant Writing and Fundraising

Creating Confidence and Security During Times of Uncertainty

How Follow Ups Can Be Meaningful and Change the Way You Deliver Services

Social Determinants of Health

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Preparing Your Organization to Respond Effectively in a Disaster

Fostering Useful and Mutually Beneficial Community Relationships

Managing Remote Teams Effectively

What Program Evaluation Is and How to Do It

Relationships in Rural Areas

How to Be a Great Coach

Tips for Creating an Accessible Website

Relationships with Veteran and Military Providers

Work Culture

Performance Evaluation is More Than a Once a Year Meeting

Selling Resource Data and/or Call Data

Team and Personal Morale


Relationships with VOAD and Local and State EM


Quality Assurance

Creating a Continuum of Care Within the I&R Sector

Emotional Intelligence

Fantastic Training Programs; From Onboarding to Ongoing

How to Get Other Human Service Providers to Use Your Resource Data and Call Data

Self Care/Self Sustainability for Self and your team

Selection of Presenters and Additional Information:

Deadline for submissions is February 12th, 2021.

All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of I&R peers from the AIRS Board and the Conference and Training Committees and AIRS Staff. Proposals will be scored in the following areas and with the following weights:

  • Summary (20%)
  • Objectives (20%)
  • Tools and Techniques (20%)
  • Overall quality of proposal (40%)

Selected presenters will be informed no later than February 19th, 2021.

Note that we are not able to accept all proposals because we invariably receive more proposals than available timeslots.

Note also that I&R vendors are welcome to submit proposals but the presentations must be vendor-neutral and aimed at sharing knowledge about a topic other than their product/service. The evaluation comments for vendors who veer off that road are always very direct!

If you have questions, please contact Chiara Cameron-Wood at chiara@airs.org

The AIRS Board and membership appreciate your interest in promoting I&R training.

Why Should I Present?

"The best part of presenting was being able to present with colleagues who I had never met in person. Being there with them and the audience was such a great opportunity to create connections. Plus, I really enjoyed talking to people after the session and seeing how what we shared benefited them. It was very rewarding." 

- Mariam Schrage, #AIRS2019 Presenter 


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