Build Your Business Case for Attending #ALAconf21
You may understand the value of attending the Annual Conference & Expo, but securing funding from your firm or organization might require a little extra effort. That’s why we’ve put together this Justification Toolkit to help you build the business case for your managing partner or supervisor to send you to Chicago!
Three Steps for Getting Your Manager’s Approval
STEP 1: Identify Your Manager’s/Firm’s Motivations When Deciding Your Attendance
To effectively justify your attendance, you will need to articulate the connection between your firm’s knowledge and skill requirements and how attending the conference can help you meet those needs.
Below are some questions your manager may have and suggested answers you could give.
Download Benefits Worksheet
STEP 2: Quantify the ROI of Your Attendance
Before you can begin to justify the investment of attending the conference, you need to calculate the total investment.
Download Budget Worksheet
STEP 3: Present Your Business Case for Attendance in a Letter to Your Manager
Now that you have thought about the direct benefits to your firm and the associated costs, write a letter to your manager or managing partner to support your attendance.
Download Letter Template
Manager Still Not Convinced?
Here’s How Past Attendees Benefited from Attending:
“The Annual Conference & Expo is a deluxe buffet covering all of my interests, educational needs, introduction to best practices and the most motivational networking opportunities ever.”
— Stacey Coleman, Administrative Director at Elam & Burke
“The connections I maintain with fellow Administrators is priceless! That, combined with stellar education, keeps me top of my game.”
— Andrea Everage, MHR,PHR, SHRM-CP, HR Business partner-CA, Baker McKenzie
“I attend the Annual Conference & Expo because it is the most unique networking and educational conference catered to law firm professionals managing aspects of a firm.”
— Grace Lopez, Chief Executive Officer at iManage Law Firms, LLC
“Annual Conference is the most uplifting, empowering and motivational tool in my career toolbox. The sessions enlighten and empower me to make change and improvements in my career and firm.”
— Susan Weidman, Legal Recruitment and Operations Manager at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP