"Convince Your Boss"
Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPICon, so each year we create a Justification/Approval Toolkit to assist you in making a strong case for the investment. We encourage you to review the materials below, review the program, and let these help you communicate the value that attending TAPPICon can provide when approaching your manager for approval.
First: Plan your strategy
Planning in advance is key. TAPPICon has a multi-track program. Review each track and then customize your own “show schedule” by choosing the sessions that best fit your professional needs.
Second: Prepare your case
• Letter to Manager/Supervisor
It’s important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending TAPPICon is a strategic investment in your training and development; it’s a cost-effective way to help you do your job better. Nowhere else can you meet so many peers that face the same day-to-day challenges. Nowhere else will you meet with content, product and technical experts that have solutions or problem-solving techniques. The time spent at TAPPICon cannot be replicated by books, CDs, or online learning.
After you return, complete and submit a “post-show report” to follow-up and make your supervisor’s job easier. They’ll remember the extra effort, and it will also help to make attendance in future years a priority!
Make sure to register for the conference and book your hotel!
Work in a Mill? Bring your team!
Mills can now bring a set number of employees from a single mill, multiple mills, or a corporate location to TAPPICon for a special discounted registration rate. Learn more.