Call for Proposals: LERA & SHRM Conferences

By Chuck Howard, IOA Executive Director

I would like to make members aware of two upcoming opportunities to submit proposals to present at conferences of associations in related professions. IOA members have presented at these and other conferences in the past to help promote the value and increase knowledge and understanding of the ombuds profession, and I have as well. Our membership has a wealth of knowledge and insight to share and I encourage you to consider participating as a presenter or attendee at these conferences. 

LERA 74th Annual Meeting

June 2-5, 2022 – Virtual Conference
"Elevating Voice and New Voices in the Workplace and Beyond"

Nov. 15, 2021 - session/paper/poster proposals
Dec. 15, 2021/Jan. 15, 2022 - additional paper competitions

One of the universal workplace challenges, from the beginning of employment relationships to now, is the desire of employees to have some voice in their work.  Over the centuries, workers have slowly gained greater voice, but the progress made has been insufficient and has differed greatly for different groups of workers.  The theme of the LERA 74th Annual Meeting both recognizes the primary importance of employee voice in the workplace and the need to extend that same voice to all those workers who have not had equal opportunities to be heard in the past.  Only when voice is elevated and extended to all, can our workplaces, institutions, and society fully flourish.
The LERA Program Committee invites session ideas for stimulating and creative proposals related to engaging various, sometimes differing, stakeholders involved in employment relations with the end goal of enriching investors, managers, employees, policy makers, and unions. LERA’s program format offers fresh opportunities for thought leaders from all aspects of employment and industrial relations to create connections. LERA’s mission bridges research, practice and policy, as well as stakeholders. Proposals incorporating these three aspects are strongly encouraged, as is a balance of gender, racial, and generational diversity among the proposed participants. We also accept submissions from different disciplines, including, but not limited to: Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Labor and Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Studies. At least one participant in a session must be a LERA member, and one author on each paper. 


Learn More and Submit a Proposal

SHRM 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

June 12-15, 2022, New Orleans, Louisiana | Live and Virtual
"Cause the Effect" 

SHRM's Annual Conference & Expo will take place live in New Orleans and virtually, featuring hundreds of speakers who are thought leaders, published authors, innovators, and experts in their field. With more than 200 sessions, our comprehensive conference program is designed to give our attendees a full range of HR learnings, from the basics that every HR professional needs, to offerings for C-suite leadership, to the latest innovative ideas that are changing how we work.

Deadline to submit a proposal: January 31, 2022

Learn More & Submit a Proposal



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