Attendance Justification Center

Want to attend IT/Dev Connections but need a little help convincing your boss to let you go? You're in luck! Use these customizable resources to convince your boss to let you attend and to report on what you learned at IT/Dev Connections.

Step 1: Get Approved To Attend IT/Dev Connections

Customize the Attendance Justification Letter to show your boss the value you'll receive from attending IT/Dev Connections. It provides a summary of IT/Dev Connections, showcases what you'll learn, and provides an estimate of the costs involved
Download the Attendance Justification Letter

Tips on Gaining Approval To Attend:

  • Volunteer to share a short presentation, host a Q&A session or do 1-on-1 training to share what you learned with your colleagues.
  • Let your manager know that you will have access to all session handouts and recordings to share with your colleagues upon your return.
  • Note the many networking opportunities to network the conference provides and assure your boss that you’ll make new connections that may prove helpful for future business.
  • Offer to create a post-conference report that includes next steps to take advantage of what you learned during the educational sessions.
  • Be enthusiastic & confident about your request to attend... your boss will be more likely to agree that attending will benefit your company.
  • Focus on the specific skills and experiences you'll gain that you can put into immediate action.

Step 2: Write down & share what you learned

Use this Post-Conference Report to easily note what you've learned and how it will benefit your company. Take your notes on this customizable report during the conference and then present it to your boss after you return to the office. This makes it easy to prove the value you received from attending IT/Dev Connections.
Download the Post-Conference Report