Convince Your Boss

The TRI-STATE SHRM Conference is specifically designed to prepare you to take the next step in your career: to be an effective, trustworty manager, and to be influential across the organization. Everything you learn and take home will benefit your company, HR team, and your personal career. When looking for approval to attend, you must demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization, and then convince your boss that it’s worth the investment of time and money (and that you’re the right person to invest in).
Here are some steps to follow, to help you build the case:

Step 1: Review the program

Determine which sessions you want to attend – that are most beneficial to you, your team and company. Do you need advance your communication and relationship management skills? Are you looking to move into a management position in the near future, and could use some help with your leadership “soft” skills? This conference is laser-focused on providing you with the resources you need, from speakers who are trusted and recognized for their expertise in the leadership arena. Drive home the bottom line – that the smarter and more effective you are, the better it is for your organization!  And guess what? With the 2021 Conference being virtual, you will have access to all recorded sessions, even though you do not watch all of them during the live event, for up to 90 days! 

Step 2: Show how you can minimize costs

Make your attendance as cost-effective as possible!  Register early to guarantee your spot. Because the conference is virtual, not only will you receive up to 10.0 hours of continuing education/recertification credit for attending on April 28th and 29th, you will have access to all sessions on demand for up to 90 days post-conference. This gives you the opportunity to watch every session you may have missed (up to 24 additional hours) for a total of 34 hours of learning time. All sessions will also qualify for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit to maintain your professional designation.

Step 3: Bring it all home

We guarantee that the learning you get at the conference will be phenomenal (and energizing). Commit to a post-conference briefing for your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference. Tie your learnings to your organizations long-term and short-term goals or strategic plan – it’s important to show your boss that the conference wasn’t just good in theory but that it gave you real, actionable solutions that you can implement for your organization.