Convince Your Manager Toolkit
In today's economic climate, every company needs to make sure its money is well spent. AU offers an extremely cost-effective venue for getting advanced training, learning about important trends in your industry, and networking to meet potential clients and collaborators.
In spite of the opportunities offered by AU, sometimes it is not easy for your manager to say "yes" when you ask to go to the conference. This toolkit provides resources you can use to show your manager why it is both cost-effective and strategically important to your company to send you to AU.
We think that it is important for your manager to attend AU, too, and we have many classes and events specifically designed for those in leadership positions. So, consider inviting your manager to come with you. Tell him or her about CAD management and innovation strategy classes.
The toolkit contains several documents to help you make your case. Review these Talking Points to find reasons to attend AU that might resonate with your manager. The Letter to Manager document provides a sample letter you can modify to explain to your manager why he or she should send you to AU. You will want to include the AU Benefits Worksheet to list specific benefits your company and you will gain from attending AU. And, finally, download and fill out the AU Expenses Worksheet to help you estimate your costs for attending AU.
Letter to Manager (docx - 135Kb)
AU Benefits Worksheet (docx - 121Kb)
AU Expenses Worksheet (xlsx - 47Kb)
You can also download a ZIP file of this entire toolkit, including the talking points.
Convince Your Manager Toolkit (zip - 281Kb)