Justify Your Attendance
You recognize the value of attending FOSE, but how do you communicate that to those responsible for approving your professional development requests? (We know that travel and training budgets are tight, and it’s difficult to get approval to attend events and conferences, which is why we want to help you!)
One of the best ways to get approval to attend a conference is to connect your responsibilities, goals and challenges to your conference experience. Listed here are some goals common to our attendees, as well as the ways in which FOSE meets these needs, so you can make a strong case for attending.
||How FOSE Supports Your Goal|
|Objectively evaluate products, services, tools and solutions needed to fulfill your mission.
||FOSE does not advocate particular technologies, products or companies. Instead, through break-out sessions, in-depth workshops and a tech-specific exhibit hall, we help you explore the options so you can make decisions that are right for your organization.|
|Stay up-to-date on IT solutions and mission critical technology.
||The FOSE conference program delivers exceptional learning opportunities on the future of federal IT spending, cybersecurity trends, information management & collaboration, mobile government workforce, defense innovations and more!|
|Make better decisions for your team, project and organization.
||After attending FOSE, you will be better equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make the best decisions to fulfill your mission. Leave with the latest tools, strategies, and resources at your fingertips. Effectively incorporate cutting-edge trends and best practices into your daily strategy.|
|Learn how other agencies are fulfilling their missions.
||FOSE offers the ultimate networking experience. Meet thousands in YOUR field, dealing with the same challenges you face.|
Prior to the conference, you are likely to have to convince your manager(s) to invest their professional develop funds in your attendance at the conference. To help you build the case to ensure you get the most out of your FOSE experience, utilize the tools below:
ROI (Return on Investment)
How much would it cost for you not to attend the FOSE conference? Learn how to justify your professional development costs and how you could actually save money through your conference attendance.
Click here for the ROI Worksheet.
Customizable Letter to Management
Customize this letter and provide your manager with a detailed explanation of the education you'll receive at FOSE's Annual Conference.
Click here for the Customizable Letter to Management.