Budgets are tight, but the knowledge and opportunities you will gain by attending the WQA Convention & Exposition are invaluable. Your attendance could be pivotal to your company's further success in the water treatment industry.
Use this sample letter of support to assist you with gaining support from your employer. Feel free to customize it however you would like; you can even use some of the wording on a company approval form or in an email.
Tips on Getting Employer Support:
- Explain what you plan to get out of attending and how that will benefit your work, company and customers
Offer to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your colleagues to share what you learn, so others in your work setting can benefit from your attendance
Be ready with a plan that shows who will cover for you while you’re attending the Convention & Exposition
Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses
Search airline tickets/transportation early to obtain the best rates
A well-prepared and professional request will go a long way toward winning your supervisor's approval!