This is the first year of the PI and SLA Europe partnership on the Professional Development Award. The award has been set up to assist SLA members in their professional development from and training and presenting point of view. The winner will be provided with the opportunity to host a workshop at the Perfect Information Conference 2014 on a topic of their choice and will be mentored through the workshop creation process with an experienced SLA member to guarantee they are ready for their big debut.

For more information on the PI Conference, please see http://www.pic2014.greydogevents.com/

The award:

The PIC team and SLA Europe are offering a lucky winner the opportunity to host a workshop at the PIC 2014 in Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire from 7 – 9 May 2014. This is the ideal opportunity for SLA members to apply to a programme which will not only improve their presenting skills, but also give them the chance to work with a key industry mentor on a topic of their choice and perform in front of some of the industry’s  most influential and key players.

The award allows the winner to attend PIC 2014 in Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire from the 7 – 9 May 2014.

The award is worth £2,000. It covers the full cost of Conference registration, hotel accommodation, meals, and three mentor sessions.

Applications:

All applications must be received no later than Friday 28 March. Winners and unsuccessful applicants will be notified no later than Friday 4 April.

How to apply:

Applicants should provide (in the body of an email) their name, brief biographical details, and contact information.

Applicants should also attach an application document containing a rough plan for your proposed workshop. The document should contain the following sections (keeping with the word count limits).

OUTLINE A TOPIC WHICH YOU WOULD PROPOSE TO HOLD A WORK SHOP ON AT THE PIC 2014 and EXPLAIN YOUR REASONS FOR CHOOSING THIS TOPIC: Maximum 150 words

EXPLAIN WHY YOU FEEL THE AUDIENCE AT THE PIC 2014 WOULD BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING A SESSION BASED ON YOUR TOPIC OF CHOICE: Maximum 250 words

OUTLINE A SAMPLE EXERCISE/TEST/ACTIVITY YOU WOULD INCORPORATE INTO YOUR WORKSHOP and EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING FOR CHOOSING SUCH: Explanation should not exceed 200 words – length of activity/exercise/test is flexible.

All documents should be in English.

To apply:

To apply, please email submissions to plug_emp(true, ‘=ac4;emp:org;emp:6f2-;emp:sla-europe;emp:10;emp:awards’);“> or Carley Donegan at PI at carleydonegan@greydogevents.com.

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