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AAHPERD wants to help you make the case to your employer or manager so they will recognize the value of attending the AAHPERD National Convention and Exposition. We encourage you to review the materials in this section to gain a greater understanding of the convention and the benefits that your attendance can bring to an organization.
Here you can find materials for justifying funding as well as the appropriate amount of time off from work to attend. With expert advice and customizable justification documents, your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your training and development as well as to your company's success.
Before approaching your supervisor to discuss the convention, make sure you fully understand the benefits and how they affect your specific role within the organization. We have compiled just a few of the ways the convention can enhance your professional development. Take a look at our benefits worksheet to see how!
After reviewing the benefits worksheet, look through our catalog of sessions that will be available for your attendance. Figure out how these events apply to the work you do everyday. With an outstanding schedule of keynote speakers, panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, you will be ready to show your manager an hour by hour schedule of how you plan to navigate the convention.
We have provided templates for your justification materials in the links below. You will find a customizable letter to your manager as well as a spreadsheet for you to put together a concise outline of the expenses for your trip. He or she will have questions about the financial investment so make sure you have these materials on hand.
Before speaking with your supervisor, make sure you have a game plan for how you would like the conversation to progress. Check out our tips for talking with your supervisor and put together a strategy that will work best for you.
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