Proven Steps to Getting Conference Attendance Approval
Have you ever thought about going to a conference, but you didn’t know if upper management would approve, or even how to approach them? Attending live events is the most important thing you can do for yor organization and yourself.
Getting the Approval
1. List the Benefits
Take a few minutes and write down all the benefits you are seeking from the conference. Are you looking for certification? Exploring networking opportunities for your company? Want to improve productivity and quality? Are you looking for professional development or personal growth? These are the kind of questions you want to ask yourself as you brainstorm all the possible benefits of attending. If you attended the same conference a previous year, and it led to cost savings for the company, explain this to your manager.
2. Create a Proposal
Explain all the benefits you plan on gaining from this event. Clearly lay out the tools and strategies you expect to learn about, and show how this conference will improve your performance. Also explain
how many days that you will be away, and how your work will be completed while you are gone.
3. Develop a Budget
Determine the complete amount the conference will cost. Include travel, food, hotel, transportation and event fees in this total.
4. Arrange a Meeting Time
Arrange a meeting time with your supervisor to discuss your proposal and budget.
5. Follow up
After the conference, organize your thoughts on all the tools and techniques you learned, and all the benefits you gained by attending this event. Schedule a time to meet with your supervisor to discuss some of the conference highlights, and how you plan to implement your training to benefit your company. Remember to express your appreciation for approving your involvement in the conference.
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