Call for Training Proposals

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Training Proposal Submission Form

Call for Training Proposals - CLOSED
The deadline to submit a proposal was Friday, September 14. 
The Western Rural Development Center is issuing a call for training proposals for its “Small Business Resources Workshop” being held November 28-29, 2012, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tailored for Extension professionals, this workshop will provide hands-on training of small business support tools, practices, and applications.

The workshop will be organized into three sessions: Business Tools, Business Outreach Practices, and Business Applications. Proposals should be directed to one of these three workshop sessions described below.
Business Tools 
Example: Tools for small business financial analysis and management, marketing, or business planning.

Business Outreach Practices
Example: Approaches to business retention and expansion.

Business Applications
Example: Applications for tourism, arts, farmers’ market programs, and targeted entrepreneurship programs.

Proposal Submission Guidelines
Proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. Click here to access the form.

The following items are required to complete and submit the form:

  1. Name and contact information of the Trainer/Presenter
  2. Title of the proposed training
  3. The workshop session best suited for the proposed training (choose one):
    Business Tools
    Business Outreach Practices
    Business Applications
  4. Length of time required (not to exceed a combined total of 40 minutes):
    a) to deliver training material
    b) to discuss its application in an Extension context
  5. Description of the proposed training and materials (not to exceed 500 words)
  6. Description of application and implementation approach and materials (not to exceed 500 words)

Preference will be given to training proposals that provide participants with the tools and strategies they need to return to their states and quickly and easily develop and deliver training materials and support to their local clients.

Submission Form
Training proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. Click here to access the online submission form.

Deadline for Submissions
The submission deadline is close of business Friday, September 14, 2012.

Notification will be sent by Friday, September 28, 2012, whether or not your training proposal has been accepted for the workshop.

Questions can be addressed to any member of the conference planning committee or the Western Rural Development Center.

Marion Bentley

Lorie Higgins

Michael Patrick

Western Rural Development Center

Click here for the Training Proposal Submission Form.

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