The following sample request is designed to help you convince your manager to authorize your participation at the Workforce360. We recommend that you focus on how the conference will serve your professional needs, the needs of your agency or organization, and those it serves.
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Dear [Name of Addressee],
I am seeking approval to attend the Workforce360 Conference, April 15-16, 2021; this is a virtual event taking place 12:00 – 5:00 PM eastern each day.
Workforce360 targets workforce and economic development topics and offers a unique opportunity for me to gain knowledge of developing issues from industry thought leaders. This conference will equip me with new ideas and understanding that I can utilize to identify more efficient practices and proven solutions for [Name of Organization].
Workforce 360 is an annual, national conference hosted by the International Association of Workforce Professionals that is attended by professionals from all walks of workforce and economic development. The return on investment for this event is very high as it is the most affordable workforce conference in the nation. [And because I am a member of the International Association of Workforce Professionals, I am also entitled to discounted member registration rates.]
Keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops sessions will explore all facets of the workforce profession, I already have my eye on a few programs that I feel will serve me in my position.
- [List Relevant Educational Programs]
In addition to the educational offerings, Workforce360 will also afford me a great opportunity virtually network and interface with workforce and economic development colleagues from across the U.S. to expand my professional network. A network of knowledgeable and experienced colleagues can be a valuable resource when new challenges arise.
I would therefore appreciate it if you would consider supporting my attendance at this conference by paying for my registration (ENTER AMOUNT) and my time while attending.
It would be an honor to represent [Organization Name] at the Workforce 360 conference and capitalize on this valuable opportunity to learn new and better ways to serve our [agency, organization, school, college, program], and those we serve. Upon my return, I would be happy to develop a report outlining what I learned and share it with you and all applicable personnel.
Thank you for your consideration and I’d be happy to answer any questions.
Our staff is always happy to help and welcomes questions. If we can provide any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck, and we hope meet you virtually in April.
IAWP is proud to host Workforce360. Also known as the International Association of Workforce Professionals, IAWP, strengthens the workforce system by developing, educating, and connecting workforce development professionals.