ANNOUNCEMENT: Request for Workshop Proposals for SCFA 2022 National Conference

Self-Care For Advocates is planning its third annual Self-Care For Advocates Virtual Conference this June and we want YOU to present with us! Submit your proposal before February 27, 2022 to be considered!

We are soliciting proposals for exciting and engaging workshops on topics related to work-related stress, trauma, and burnout. The conference this year will take place online between Wednesday, June 15th, and Friday, June 17th.

Selected presenters will receive free admission to the conference and an opportunity to present their topic on a national stage to hundreds of anti-violence professionals around the country.

We are looking for original workshops that provide actionable insights and strategies for improving the health and well-being of the anti-violence workforce. We are also looking for sessions that fit into one or more of the four primary focus areas outlined in the RFP packet below.

General Information

Please carefully read all the information in the RFP packet before submitting your workshop proposal.

  • Session blocks will be 60-75 minutes long.
  • You may submit more than one proposal, but no more than three proposals per presenter/organization.
  • The RFP for the conference workshops will close on February 27, 11:59pm EST. Proposals submitted after this date will not be reviewed.
  • Presenters who have their proposals selected will be asked to complete a speaker agreement contract and submit any supplemental materials/information by April 1st.
  • If multiple presenters are presenting a session, the primary presenter indicated on the Workshop Information Questionnaire will be the designated contact for confirming, coordinating, communicating workshop information to all presenters about their workshop.

We prioritize workshops that:

  • Are of interest to the target audience of anti-violence professionals who typically attend our trainings and conferences.
  • Provide practical information at an appropriate level of intensity for conference attendees.
  • Feature presenters from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences; particularly those from traditionally underrepresented groups in the anti-violence workforce (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities).
  • Are facilitated by presenters with direct professional experience in the anti-violence field.

We typically DO NOT accept workshops/sessions that:

  • Promote products, services, books, speaking tours, businesses, etc. If you are interested in advertising your business during the conference, please see our sponsorship opportunities.
  • Promote unverified or discredited theories about self-care, trauma, burnout, or related mental health concepts.
  • Advocate for alternative wellness practices that have not been clinically researched or tested for safety and efficacy.

RFP Packet and Forms

Request For Proposals Packet
Workshop Information Questionnaire
Presenter Information Questionnaire

If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Programming, Kyle, at

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