Program Criteria

Selection of Topics and Speakers

We invite proposals for speakers from our members. Because all proposals are reviewed by the Program Committee, the process for making decisions leading to an invitation is best facilitated when the information about proposals is comparable. The Program Committee has prepared the following guidelines for consideration and selection of proposed topics and speakers:

  1. Suggestions for topics and proposals for speakers are welcomed from the general membership.
  2. The Committee will  seek speakers for topic suggestions  that are timely, within the mission of the of  the Council, and relevant to the goals of the program year.
  3. Considerations of topics are based upon unfolding global events and priority issues that appear to merit consideration for presentation to the membership.
  4.  Selection of potential speakers is based on established professional and academic credentials as well as public speaking experience and communication skills.

To submit your suggestions for speakers, please enter the Topic and/or Speaker Suggestion in the subject line of an e-mail to In the body of your email, be sure to include e-mail address and phone number of the proposed speaker. If you are familiar with the proposed speaker’s expertise and biography, the Program Committee would appreciate receiving that information, as well.

As potential speakers are selected, invitations are sent from the Program Committee or from the Council president. If and when our invitation is accepted, established protocol for all subsequent communication and arrangements are implemented by the Program Committee.