2024 Professional Development Workshop Proposals

Interested in organizing and leading a professional development workshop? SBCA welcomes workshop proposals at any time.



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SBCA offers several online professional development workshops throughout the year, organized by leading experts on a voluntary basis. These workshops provide an essential service to the field, allowing you to help your colleagues develop new skills and learn about new topics. 

We welcome proposals in any area related to benefit-cost analysis. Workshops may address basic or advanced skills or current or emerging issues. Topics of interest to those working in academia, government, industry, or nonprofits around the world are welcome. To view recent offerings, please visit our workshop page.

Each workshop is typically held online over two days, often including two or three contact hours per day. Prices for registration are set by SBCA and include substantial discounts for students and residents of low- and middle-income countries. Typically, workshops involve a mix of presentations and opportunities for discussion, and include case study examples. Organizers also provide a list of open access readings and other resources that participants can review before and after the workshop. Workshops are recorded for future viewing. 

Workshops may not be used for commercial purposes and must provide a balanced perspective.

Please note: Submission of a workshop proposal is viewed as a firm commitment to organize and lead the workshop if accepted.

Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, please provide the following information.

  • Contact information: Name, affiliation, email address, and phone number for yourself and any other instructors.
  • Workshop title: A short descriptive title suitable for posting on the SBCA website (80 characters or less).*
  • Workshop description: A description, including as relevant a brief overview; a summary of the format; a summary of the content; the target audience(s); professional development goals; and any prerequisites or requirements (e.g. a basic understanding of statistics), suitable for posting on the SBCA website (300 words or less)*
  • Instructor biographies: A summary of each instructor(s) background and qualifications, including a link to their professional website if any, suitable for posting on the SBCA website (80 words or less per instructor)
  • Workshop agenda: A table listing start and end times for each session, including the topics and speakers in each time slot.*
  • Experience: describe your team’s experience with similar workshops or events.

An example of the items marked with an asterisk (*) is provided here; please feel free to follow a different approach if appropriate for your proposal. 



SBCA 2024 Professional Development Committee: Lisa A. Robinson (Chair), Maddalena Ferranna (Co-Chair), Charles Griffiths, Aaron Kearsley, Jason Price, I-Ling Elaine Shen, David Weimer, John Whitehead, and Brad Wong.

We thank our 2023 workshop organizers and instructors for their substantial volunteer contributions to the Society and to the field: Vic Adamowicz (University of Alberta), Glenn C. Blomquist (University of Kentucky), Elizabeth Botkins (US Food and Drug Administration), Randall Brown (Mathematica), Chris Dockins (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Charles Griffiths (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Aaron Kearsley (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Don Kenkel (Cornell University), Cathy Kling (Cornell University), Nic Kuminoff (Arizona State University), Doug Meade (Inforum), Dan Phaneuf (University of Wisconsin), Jason Price (Industrial Economics), Elizabeth Quin (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Anu Rangarajan (Mathematica), Aliya Sassi (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), I-Ling Elaine Shen (South Coast Air Quality Management District), Craig Thornton (Mathematica), Christian Vossler (University of Tennessee), David Watkins (University of Washington), David L. Weimer (University of Wisconsin–Madison), John Whitehead (Appalachian State University), and Brad Wong (Mettalytics).