Southern Region of The National Council of Black American Affairs

2018 Fall Conference Call for Proposals

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by ncbaaso

National Council on Black American Affairs

Southern Region 7th Annual Fall Conference
Action for Students and Educational Leaders”

The National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) is the first affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The NCBAA evolved over 45 years ago, during a
time of great social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. As African Americans and other traditionally underrepresented groups enrolled in community colleges, the need was great to prepare and support African Americans with resources, networking and educational opportunities. That need continues today.

We Invite Your Proposals

The NCBAA Southern Region Board of Directors invites you to join us for our 7th annual fall conference. This year’s theme “Civic Engagement and Social Justice: A Call to Action for Students and Educational Leaders” challenges participants to share and reflect experiences and discuss effective strategies that produce real solutions. The conference will feature a number of stimulating presentations, plenary sessions, panels, and networking opportunities. Our planning committee has been working diligently to ensure this year’s conference meets the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, administrative, and student participants.

The Conference Leadership Committee is requesting presentation proposals for the 2018 Southern Region Annual Conference to be held in St. Petersburg, FL October 25 – 27. Proposals are being accepted for individual, group or panel presentations. Deadline for submission of proposals is 11:59 p.m on September 1, 2018.

The 2018 NCBAA Conference Committee is seeking engaging proposals that promote success and/or support for African American students, administrators, faculty and staff in civic engagement and social justice issues, programs and concerns. This year’s conference will focus on the following

  • The Power and Importance of the Vote
  • Community and Workforce Connections
  • Developing Proactive Policies for Civic Engagement Across Curricula
  • Professional Growth & Career Advancement
  • Creating Professional Mentoring Programs
  • Equity, Inclusion and Student Success Strategies

All proposals submitted online should be completed in full and submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on September 1, 2018. If you have questions or issues specific to submitting a proposal after reading this page in full, please email Karen Stills, or Ann Johnson,

Proposal Selection Criteria
Each proposal will be carefully reviewed by the Conference Leadership Committee. The committee will review proposals based on:

  • Extent to which the proposal is relevant to the theme/suggested topics
  • Clarity of Presentation Goals and Objectives
  • Definition and focus of the topic
  • Practical application of material
  • Timeliness and importance of topic
  • Overall proposal quality

In addition your presentation proposal should include:

  • DATA – Include national, regional and local quantitative statistics that support your topic;
  • AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT – Include elements of active learning, some examples include: case study exercises, role playing, small group discussion, facilitated brainstorming, or actions plans;
  • BEST PRACTICES – Present ideas, best practices, and/or relevant research on the theme or suggested topics;
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Present strategies for effective implementation of information learned once attendees are back at their offices.

Requirements for Speakers

  • Conference presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the conference.
  • Conference presenters are required to pay full registration for the conference.

Notification of Proposal Acceptance

A written notification of proposal acceptances will be emailed to the lead presenter by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Click here to access the proposal form to complete and send back.  Thank you.