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Making your case

To assist you in presenting a compelling case for attending the upcoming IIPS conference, we have prepared a user-friendly email template. This template is designed to highlight the conference's unique benefits, showcase its relevance to your professional growth, and emphasize the positive impact it will have on your college. Feel free to customize the template to suit your specific needs and objectives. We believe that this resource will greatly aid in securing approval to participate in this valuable opportunity. Best of luck in making a strong case!

Email Template:

Subject: Request for Approval: Attendance at [Conference Name]

Dear [Supervisor's Name],

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to seek your approval to attend the upcoming [Conference Name], scheduled to take place from [Conference Dates] in [Conference Location]. I believe that this conference is a valuable opportunity for both my professional development and our college’s success.

Conference Overview:

[Provide a brief overview of the conference, including key details and agenda highlights. Mention any specific topics, sessions, or workshops that align with your job responsibilities and professional goals.]

Why Attend?

This conference aligns perfectly with my current objectives to enhance my skills in [insert specific skill set], ultimately contributing to our college’s success. The sessions focusing on [mention specific topics] will provide practical insights and knowledge that can be applied immediately to our work.

Networking Opportunities:

The conference offers exceptional networking opportunities, allowing me to connect with peers from 58 community colleges. These connections are invaluable, providing a platform to share ideas, problem-solve collaboratively, and gain insights into successful strategies that can positively impact our institution.

Business Process Improvement:

The various sessions addressing job responsibilities and business processes directly related to our work will be instrumental in streamlining our operations. Additionally, vendor presentations and connections will offer a firsthand understanding of industry roadmaps, fostering meaningful collaborations that can benefit our day-to-day activities.

Cost-Effectiveness and ROI:

I am pleased to share that the conference is budget-friendly, and I believe the return on investment is substantial. The knowledge gained, professional connections established, and practical solutions discovered will undoubtedly contribute to our college’s success and effectiveness.


Attending [Conference Name] is an investment in our college’s continuous improvement and my professional growth. I am confident that the skills and insights gained will make a positive impact on our operations.

I appreciate your consideration of this request and am more than willing to discuss any details further. Thank you for your support in advancing our team's success.

Best regards,

[Your Full Name]

[Your Position]

[Your Contact Information]

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