This is a suggested template for a justification letter you can use and edit so that you can request support from your employer to register for the NAD Leadership Training Conference (NLTC). If you decide to use it, please make sure you edit the template to include your company’s name and the correct information in the appropriate areas. The NLTC registration includes three plenaries and 10 workshops, as well as networking, professional development, and career advancement opportunities. We look forward to having you ‘virtually’ with us this September!
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Dear [Supervisor’s name],
I would like to attend the Virtual National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Leadership Training Conference (NLTC) that will take place September 19-25, 2021. I believe that attending this conference will benefit both [Company name] and myself because what I learn from this conference will enable me to become a more productive worker and a more valuable asset to [Company name].
The 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.
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 (subject to change): anti-racism work, understanding bias, self-care at the workplace, legislative training, recruiting young leaders, how to work together, organizational management, fundraising, communication strategies, and advocacy training. Don’t miss these informative and compelling workshops where you will have opportunities to ask questions and interact with other participants.
This is a rare opportunity for me to be able to participate in a fully accessible virtual format to enhance my professional development. I respectfully request that you support my attendance. The NLTC provides enormous value for the money because registration is free.
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.