Employer Justification Letter

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This is a suggested NAD template for a letter you can draft to request employer support for your attendance at the NAD Leadership Training Conference. If you decide to use it, please make sure you include your company’s name and the correct prices in the appropriate areas.  Also, it is suggested that you find out the costs of transportation to and from your home and the conference site. One NLTC registration includes a welcome reception, workshops, and luncheons. We look forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City in October!

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[Supervisor’s name]


[Company name]

[Postal Address]

[City, State, Zip]

Dear [Supervisor’s name],

I would like to attend the Sixth Biennial National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Leadership Training Conference that will take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 5-7, 2017.

I believe that attending this conference will benefit both [Company name] and myself because what I learn at this conference will enable me to become a more productive worker and a more valuable asset to [Company name].

NLTC is specifically tailored for deaf and hard of hearing individuals who wish to enhance leadership skills for the workplace and for community involvement. All training sessions will be conducted entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) and thus will be directly accessible to me as I learn how to be more productive for [Company name].

The conference program is geared to individuals seeking to improve their skills for workplace advancement and community engagement as well as civic involvement. Plenary presentations and breakout session topics will include promoting diversity and sharing of diverse viewpoints, being a change agent, staying on top of leadership trends, mentoring up and coming leaders, mastering effective communication, serving on boards, exercising fiduciary responsibility, and honing effective use of blogs and social media.

This is a rare opportunity for my professional development in a fully accessible format, so I respectfully request that you approve my attendance. NLTC provides enormous value for the money because the registration fee is only [Current Registration Rate] for NAD members and includes one reception and two luncheons. Additional costs will be round trip airfare of $[cost of airfare], hotel lodging expenses of ($119 single & double, plus tax), ground transportation to/from both my home airport and the Oklahoma City airport, and meals that are not covered by registration.

The cost of the conference is minimal compared to the benefits that I expect to acquire as an employee for [Company name], and I hope you will support my attendance.


[Your name]