HOW TO GAIN APPROVAL TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE
You have to justify every dollar you spend, including spending time and money to attend SHRM’s Talent Management Conference. You also need to stay competitive in today’s market. By attending the SHRM Talent Management Conference, you can get ahead and stay ahead by fine-tuning your skills as a recruiter, find new ways to demonstrate your value to your organization’s success as well as be a more effective leader. Follow these guidelines to gain support from your supervisor.
Review the program – Determine which sessions you want to attend. Select the ones that are most beneficial to you, your team and company. Check out the range of topics offered at the conference on the last page of this document. You can find solutions to your biggest challenges as a recruiter and identify new opportunities for personal growth. An added bonus – all sessions offer recertification credits, so you can work on your recertification!
Review the exhibitor list – The exposition hall will host tons of vendors exhibiting a wide range of innovative HR-related products and services that help meet the needs of HR managers and recruiters. Be among the first to learn about the latest recruitment innovations, discover answers to on-the-job challenges and find the tools you need to succeed. Consider the business opportunities that could develop from establishing connections with industry professionals and partners.
Save money – Book your hotel room through the official SHRM Housing Block. We’ve done all the work for you. You’ll get a fair rate AND you don’t have to worry about having to pay for taxis since the conference is taking place at the hotel! Take advantage of coffee breaks, receptions and exhibit hall lunches to help cut costs of dining out.
Complete the Request Letter and submit to your supervisor. This letter will help you demonstrate why you should attend the SHRM Talent Management Conference in Las Vegas.
Share it! Commit to a post-conference briefing for staff, senior management or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference. Tie your learnings to your organizations long-term and short-term goals or strategic plan.