Cedar Valley Mental Health Summit Speaker Request for Proposal

The Request for Proposal (RFP) process serves to identify speakers for the upcoming Cedar Valley Mental Health Summit. As speaking opportunities emerge, applications will be considered from the speakers who submitted RFP’s.

Presentation Topics

We seek presenters to share cutting-edge ideas, encourage engaging discussions, and convey the fundamentals for growing awareness in mental health for refugee and immigrant populations. Topics are selected based on previous attendee surveys, and relevance of topics. Cedar Valley Mental Health Committee will review proposals and determine those that best fit our goals for the Summit.


The goals of all Mental Health Summits are to:

  • Provide experts the opportunity to increase their exposure in the community.
  • Provide high quality information and relevant skills to participants.
  • Facilitate the professional and personal development and growth of all participants.

Speaker Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality educational presentations.
  • Engage attendees through audience participation and discussion.
  • Coordinate with staff regarding any special equipment needs.
  • Provide a topic summary, top three participant takeaways, biography, and picture for marketing purposes.
  • Promote your participation in the event on your social media sites.

Cedar Valley Mental Health Committee Responsibilities

  • Aggressively promote the event, speakers, and subject matter through a variety of communication vehicles:
    • Hawkeye Community College website.
    • Announcements at other Continuing Education events at Hawkeye Community College.
    • Email announcements.
    • Hawkeye Community College  social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.
  • Register participants.
  • Coordinate with speaker regarding special equipment and material needs for the event.


Your input is valued and will be carefully considered by our events and education committee. The Committee will respond to your submission within a month of receiving it. We appreciate all submissions and if you are not selected for this upcoming program year, we welcome you to submit again for the following year. Opportunities will be to those proposals that best fit program themes.

Submitting Your Proposal

All fields marked with * are required.

Social Media
Have you presented this program before? *
Will you use visual aids? *
Will you provide take-away materials/handouts? *
Are you willing to travel? *

Supplemental Materials

Include a 1–2 page Presentation Summary including:

  1. A list of three to five learning objectives
  2. The specific benefits participants will take away
  3. How you plan to engage interaction of the audience members
  4. Why this topic is essential knowledge for mental health providers who with refugee/immigrant populations

    Cedar Valley Mental Health Committee

    Committee Chair

    Brenda Helmuth
    319-296-2329, ext.3017
    Email me

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