Texas Occupational Therapy Association Speaker Bureau  

Roster of Speakers


The Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) is currently seeking volunteers to serve as speakers for the TOTA Speaker Bureau. The bureau is a resource for agencies, organizations, academic programs, and stakeholders to find qualified speakers on a variety of topics for conferences and professional development programs. All speakers must be licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE) and have no TBOTE disciplinary actions. Speakers must also be members of TOTA in good standing.

TOTA will share your contact information with interested agencies, organizations, academic programs, and stakeholders. As a speaker you are offering your services for the benefit of TOTA and are under no obligation to agree to all speaking engagement solicitations. All inquiries for speakers will be coordinated by the speaker.

For more information contact the TOTA at [email protected]

Through this initiative, students, community organizations and stakeholders can rely on TOTA’s speaker bureau for experienced OT practitioners to provide informative, quality, and engaging presentations for your upcoming event. 

Benefits of Joining the Bureau:

  • Educate other OT practitioners and contribute to the profession

  • Professional development and frequent exposure in public speaking that serves as a transferable skill in your workplace for promotions and recognition

  • As an occupational therapy practitioner, you can increase your name recognition by joining the TOTA Speakers Bureau. This is a great opportunity to showcase your expertise and contribute to the profession

  • As a member of the Speakers Bureau, you can leverage your experience as a presenter to increase your visibility and secure future presentation opportunities

  • As a TOTA approved speaker, you will receive additional credentials and resume builders. This will help you stand out from the competition and make your resume more competitive

  • Earn continuing education credit for TBOTE and NBCOT renewal

  with Special Perks consisting of:

➔     Speaker highlight section on the TOTA website that can be shared with your professional network

➔     Marketing and promotion of the speaker bureau through TOTA

Qualifications for Joining as a Speaker

  To be eligible for consideration for a Speaker Slot, the applicant must:

  • Be a current/retired TOTA Member
  • Hold an active or retired OT or OTA license in Texas
  • Hold Mastery in one of the 10+ Practice Areas evidenced by Resume/Experience (minimum 5 years of experience)
  • Led at least 3 OT-related 1–2-hour Oral Presentations in the past 2-5 years
  • Competent with Microsoft 365 tools, standard computer knowledge 

Application Process

Prospective speakers must apply (link below) through the TOTA website electronically. The application process begins with a thorough review and is screened by the TOTA Board of Directors.

 Responsibilities

  • Delivering engaging, customized presentations based on client needs
  • Keep speaker profile up to date
  • Management of promotional content online
  • Communicating with booking parties
  • Maintain good standing with speaker agreement
  • Serves 2-year term, renewal available based on performance evaluated by TOTA Board of Directors and TOTA Personnel
Submit your Application as a TOTA Approved Speaker 

 

Roster of Speakers