Convince Your Boss Toolkit

Make the case to your boss why you need to be at NIRSA 2018

NIRSA wants to simplify the approval process of attending the Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo.

If you are asked to provide justification for the expenses to your supervisor or administrator, we’ve provided a few tools to help you build your case: a benefits worksheet, a budget worksheet, and a sample letter for your supervisor.

Sample Proposal Letter
Benefits Worksheet
Expenses Worksheet

When submitting a proposal to your supervisor or administration, clearly outline the connection between the needs of your department and your institution with the benefits of attending the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo.

  • Emphasize how your NIRSA 2018 attendance will give you the knowledge and the resources to meet those needs.
  • Review how the appointments with exhibitors you are planning to meet will result in connections that foster a better student experience for your campus community and that ultimately save the college or university money.
  • Consider the value of learning new best practices, making new contacts, and gaining new insights and ideas from the educational sessions you’ll attend. Remember to also highlight the specific skills and knowledge experiences you can immediately bring back to the organization.

Showing that you can put the connections made and the knowledge gained at NIRSA 2018 into action straightaway makes it easier for your supervisor or administration to support your attendance at the conference. So download the justification kit, customize your letter, expenses and benefits worksheets.

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