Call for Proposals
2020 CLEAR Annual Educational Conference

Deadline: November 15, 2019

CLEAR always seeks a wide selection of topics from diverse jurisdictions and both health and non-health professions and occupations. This year, CLEAR listened particularly closely to what conference attendees wanted to see at the upcoming CLEAR conference. Below are the crowdsourced suggestions provided at the CLEAR membership booth during the 2019 CLEAR Annual Educational conference. These topics are not exhaustive. Submissions should address contemporary or emerging issues facing the regulatory world.

Click the category boxes below to see more subtopics.

Before You Get Started


Proposal Process FAQs (click to download)


Session Coordinator: Person who submits the proposal; makes revisions per the program committee/subcommittee recommendations; enlists a speaker/presenter and a moderator (introduces speaker/presenter) at conference. A coordinator can be speaker or moderator, but not both.

Speaker/Presenter: Person who presents the materials at the conference. Speaker can be a coordinator but cannot be a moderator.

Moderator: Person who introduces the session and speaker and facilitates the session. A moderator can be coordinator but not a speaker.

Please be sure to have the following information ready to submit:

  • Contact information for Coordinator, Speaker and Moderator
  • Proposed Session Title (15 words or fewer)
  • Track
  • Abstract (150-200 words) – This will be used as the session description in the on-site program.
  • Proposal (500 words). Please include the following components: Learning Outcome (see FAQ for a definition), Innovative (new ideas or approaches), evidence-based (relevant research and data that demonstrates the quality of the content), and practicality (explain practices or resources that attendees will be able to take home and use – such as handouts, website links for further information or specific actionable strategies).  Include major themes, challenges, lessons learned and general applicability for other regulatory bodies. Successful proposals will be broad in scope with international elements that fit diverse occupations and needs.
  • Three learning objectives (see FAQ for definition). Each objective should be measurable and begin with an action verb. The best learning objectives use Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning verbs).
  • Session Activities or Plans for Audience Interaction
  • Length of session
  • Session Type
  • If plan to use polling


Administration, Legislation and Policy
Sessions that inform, provoke discussion, and explore new topics related to all aspects of overall policy governance, administrative leadership, and operational programs, by the regulator, and the impact of legislative initiatives on the regulator. It is expected that conference sessions will reflect trends involving the collaboration of regulators with government ministry staff, oversight bodies, the legislature, registrants, the public, the media and those using the public protection services of the regulator.
Compliance and Discipline
Sessions that educate in the professional discipline process and enhance knowledge and skills for better on-the-job performance by participants in the professional discipline process. The professional discipline process includes the entire process by which the state/province/government entity (1) receives information pertaining to possible violations of law by a member of a regulated group (or a person who purports to be a member of a regulated group), (2) investigates the information received, and (3) makes an appropriate case disposition.
Entry to Practice and Beyond
Sessions that allow those involved in both the initial licensure/ registration / credentialing process, and the continuing competence and professional development area, to discuss the issues, trends and challenges they face outside of the testing and examination realm. Topics may include defining competencies within a scope of practice, setting standards of qualification (education, training, experience), implementing quality assurance mechanisms, establishing equivalencies, assessing practical experience, accrediting education providers, exploring artificial barriers to practice, labor mobility (national and international), appeals processes, when should the bar be raised or lowered, re-entry to practice scenarios, etc.
Testing and Examinations
Sessions designed to inform, provoke discussion, and explore new topics related to all aspects of certification and licensing examinations. These topics may include such items as: job analysis, test development and validation, standard setting, test administration, scoring and analysis, score reporting, and examination challenges/defense.

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