Tips for Gaining Management Approval to Attend
In today’s economy, when uncertainty is all around us, the only sure
thing is making yourself the most marketable person in your profession
by attending professional events, staying current on trends, maintaining
your certifications, and renewing your professional network.
Professionals who attend the IRWA Annual International Education
Conference know they will discover the latest trends, professional
development tools and strategic innovations that will give them and
their organizations the edge they need over their competition.
This event is also where serious business connections are made and
solutions for challenging times are discovered. When you attend this
conference, you’ll be energized by the experience of networking with
hundreds of right of way professionals. You and your organization can’t
afford to miss this event.
Our speakers are top subject matter experts in their fields, not,
"professional speakers" who speak at any event they can get a booking.
Our presenters spend their time doing actual work, meaning that they
have plenty of experiences to illustrate their topic.
have many years' experience from a wide range of projects. This brings a
perspective that will be relevant to your business.
Our conference participants make up the unique body of knowledge that
can only be accessed by attending the conference—hundreds of
experienced right of way professionals gathering in one place and
sharing experiences. Discovering the lessons learned from countless
other teams who have dealt with the problem you’re currently facing is
one of the conference’s greatest benefits.
How do you convince management the importance of attending?
Create a Winning Proposal
You develop proposals everyday in your business, so why should it be
any different when pitching your company on the benefits of attending
the 2017 International Education Conference? Develop a formal proposal
that includes the benefits of attending the event, your intended
schedule of educational sessions, and why this information will be
valuable to your operation. Be sure to describe how your attendance
directly supports your organizational goals.
Communicate the Value
Communicate why it is important to attend the conference.
Professionals who are better prepared and better informed have the
advantage – as do their organizations.
Here are just a few benefits of attending the conference:
- 1,000+ Right of Way professionals are anticipated to attend –
This gathering of a unique body of knowledge guarantees your connecting
with other professionals will benefit you and your organization.
- Over 40 education sessions presented by seasoned subject matter
experts in 12 disciplines; Asset Management, Environment, Ethics,
International, Public Agencies, Pipeline, Professional
Development, Relocation, Survey/Engineering, Transportation, Utilities
- Dedicated business networking events
- Trade show with vendors offering the latest in Right of Way services
The Take Away
What you learn at the conference doesn’t stay at the conference.
Become a force for change in your organization by bringing the knowledge
you gain at the conference home. Make sure your management understands
that your attendance at the 2017 IRWA Annual International Education
Conference will benefit everyone in your organization. Strike an
agreement to write up a brief synopsis of what you learn once you return
from the conference. Then share this information with your company.
Take a moment and start formulating a proposal for attending the
conference. Using this page, write down all of the benefits you and your
company will receive by attending the conference and make an
appointment to discuss with your management today.