Call for Breakout Session Proposals

Proposals are due by Tuesday, December 7. 

We invite you to submit a proposal to present a breakout session at the 22nd annual Showcase on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Breakout sessions are 50 to 75 minutes long and generally attract between 25 and 100 people. For Showcase 2022, in addition to offering breakout sessions in person, we are also planning to offer additional sessions via livestream only.

We welcome proposals around a broad range of topics related to organizational effectiveness (see suggested topic areas at right). If you have a new approach, success story, or best practice to share, or if you think others may benefit from some of the lessons you’ve learned from your own experience, we encourage you to complete a proposal to present at Showcase.


Successful breakout session proposals will meet some or all of the following criteria:

  1. Addresses a topic relevant to improving organizational effectiveness.
  2. Is geared to UW–Madison faculty and staff as the primary audiences.
  3. Promotes tools, methodologies, or practices that others can use and apply and that are supported by UW–Madison.
  4. Identifies clear learning outcomes and key takeaways.
  5. Focuses on innovations or emerging trends, practices, or knowledge.
  6. Demonstrates evidence of successful outcomes or lessons learned.
  7. Offers a mix of information-sharing and engagement.

Submit Your Proposal


If you have any questions, contact Anna Thiel.


  • Enhancing organizational climate and culture
  • Process improvement
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Organizational effectiveness through an equity lens
  • Innovative solutions to complex challenges
  • Leadership best practices
  • Technological advances/solutions