Microsessions for Presenters

What to Expect to Prepare for a Microsession

What is a microsession?

Packing information and insight on a topic into a fifteen-minute segment, microsessions provide additional insight from a concurrent session or expound upon a specific tool, element, process, etc. These educational sessions are less formal and shorter than concurrent sessions, typically offering 7-10 minutes of content and 5-8 minutes for Q&A.

What types of topics might you expect? Here is a list of previous microsession topics:

  • What’s New with CUPA-HR Research? Discover new and exciting offers from the CUPA-HR Research team.
  • Social Media How-To: Get quick tips about making social media work for your institution and yourself.
  • Creating Inclusive Communities: Get a first-hand look at the Creating Inclusive Communities project and find out how to start valuable conversations about inclusion on your own campus.
  • I-9 and E-Verify: Drop by to get answers about Form I-9 and E-Verify.

Length: 15 minutes (aim for about 7-10 minutes of content and 5 minutes of question and answer from the audience)

Setup: A/V setup will include a mic and speaker, with a monitor and computer available upon request.

Presentation: Sure, you can use PowerPoint, but limit the number of slides (suggested 3-5 maximum) to only the most essential information and make them highly visual with minimal text. This shorter format really lends itself to telling the story of your content. If you do use a presentation, it may be added to the conference website for attendees to access and download.

Questions?: The CUPA-HR Learning and Professional Development team are here to assist you in developing and delivering your microsession. Email learn@cupahr.org with any questions.