Become a Speaker

Ready to share your expertise on foreign policy? Fill out the form below and Global Minnesota staff will reach out for more information and next steps.

How the Program Works

Submit your information to the form below to get started.

  • If selected to join, your contact information will be made available on a password-protected database accessed by Great Decisions group leaders.
  • Group leaders reach out with requests to lead a discussion. You are not obligated to accept any particular request.
  • You and the group leader coordinate the date, time, venue, and honorarium for the presentation.
  • You deliver a short 30-45 minute presentation about the topic.
  • You lead a Q&A or group discussion to continue the conversation.
  • You will receive the Great Decisions E-Newsletter to stay up-to-date on program news.

Speaker Responsibilities

Speakers are responsible for fostering a thoughtful and engaging discussion on complex and sometimes sensitive topics. To help groups get the most out of their discussion, speakers are asked to:

  • Prepare a presentation about the topic based on your personal knowledge and experience. You are also welcome to include or summarize information from the Great Decisions materials.
  • Leave plenty of time for Q&A to engage the audience directly on these topics.
  • Global Minnesota and the Foreign Policy Association are nonpartisan organizations. Please do not use your presentation to promote any particular viewpoint, organization, or business interest.
  • Communicate clearly to group leaders about logistics, including location, parking, security/arrival info, and stipend payment arrangements.
  • Communicate with group leaders on how the discussion will be moderated.
  • Follow up with group leaders after the event and arrange stipend payment.

Great Decisions Speaker Interest Form

Interested in becoming a Great Decisions speaker? Fill out the form below to be added to our list for speaker consideration.

2024 Topics I Can Speak About (check all that apply)(Required)
Types of Presentations I Can Give (Please check all that apply)(Required)
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