We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend PaperCon, 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 PaperCon can provide when approaching your manager for approval.
First: Plan your strategy
Planning in advance is key. PaperCon 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.
It’s important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending PaperCon 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 PaperCon 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!