Here’s a letter you can modify to send to your supervisor or training department explaining all the benefits you and your company will receive when you attend the NEW Leadership Summit.
REQUEST TO ATTEND NEW LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018
SUBJECT: Request to Attend NEW Leadership Summit
Month 00, 2018
I would like to attend the NEW Leadership Summit 2018, September 26-28 in Chicago, to sharpen my leadership skills, expand my business network and acumen, and bring back ideas to grow our business and team.
The theme of this year’s Summit is “Amplify: Your Voice. Your Vision. Your Impact." That means...
BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIONS
More than 1,200 women and men from retail, consumer goods, financial services and technology are expected at the NEW Summit, so I will make plenty of great connections with our customers and suppliers.
INSPIRING AND RELEVANT CONTENT
The NEW Summit’s agenda is a powerful blend of inspiration, collaboration and education. I will be informed and motivated by keynote speakers, including Ellevest CEO Sallie Krawcheck and leadership expert Simon T. Bailey.
NEW LEADERSHIP AND TEAM-BUILDING IDEAS
I will select from collaborative learning sessions, including How Women Rise: Breaking Habits that Hold You Back, How to Land It, Deep Down: From Communication to Connection and The Power of Millennial Talent. There are four additional learning sessions designed specifically for attendees at the director level and above.
INDUSTRY BEST PRACTICES
This year’s Summit features the smartest leaders in our business, including Clif Bar CEO Kevin Cleary, Walmart EVP of Food Charles Redfield and Visa Global Head of Digital Merchant Products Carleigh Jaques.
COST-EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Registration is less than many other industry events ($1,595 through August 8) and if I act now I can get special rates at the official Summit hotel, maximizing my time.
Nearly 9 out of 10 attendees rated last year's Summit excellent or very good.
A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR OUR ORGANIZATION
I am grateful for the investment our organization has made in me. Let me pay it back by becoming a better leader by attending the NEW Summit.
I hope you will give favorable consideration to this request. Thanks for supporting my leadership development!
P.S. Visit last year’s Summit Live! website for a fuller picture of what I will experience, or contact me if you have any questions.