Get Approval to Attend WINDPOWER
Attendance at WINDPOWER 2012 could be pivotal to your company’s further success in the wind industry, and if you need senior management's approval for travel and training expenditures, it's worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlanta.
Study the WINDPOWER 2012 Web site for business leads at companies exhibiting and educational opportunities with the conference program. Identify educational sessions and exhibitors that address specific needs within your business and add them to your My Planner. List your current initiatives, such as managing risk, cutting costs, sustainability, streamlining processes, building relationships or other specific challenges, and then find corresponding education and solution providers at the conference. Prepare a list of the benefits that can be realized by your attendance. Then, explain the relationship between these WINDPOWER 2012 activities and your organizational goals. It's important to be able to list the benefits to your organization and how you can make an impact.
Use this drafted Letter To Your Supervisor to start.
Here are some benefits of your attendance
See the latest wind technology innovations from over 1,000 of the industry leaders.
Learn how to successfully implement these innovations into your operations to cut costs, maximize efficiencies, improve visibility, and reduce risk. • Meet and network with the network of clean-energy scientists, engineers, manufacturers, academics, and professionals driving this industry forward.
Get insight into practical solutions to complex problems, including valuable skills that will better equip you to do your job better.
Learn valuable Information on wind policies that could impact the future of wind projects of all sizes.
Hear from powerful speakers innovative ways to tackle the latest wind industry challenges.
Gain unique insight into leading market models of the future.
Investigate real-world case studies.
Discuss hot topics with colleagues.
Discover new approaches to do business, and solve problems.
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Use this listing of What WINDPOWER Provides to share with your team so they can get an idea of the true scope of WINDPOWER 2012.
Develop a Proposal
Put your ideas in writing and submit a formal proposal to your department head. Include your intended schedule of educational sessions, solution-providers and why the knowledge gained will be valuable to your operation. Strengthen your proposal by listing department goals and their corresponding WINDPOWER 2012 exhibitors and education. Also, list all areas where your department faces challenges and how your intended workshops will help you overcome these challenges. Don't forget to include the cost of airfare, meals and lodging in order to make it an all-inclusive proposal. Remember that your WINDPOWER 2012 registration is an investment in the wind industry and will open the door for a wide range of business possibilities.
By attending WINDPOWER 2012, you and your company will reap the benefits of best practices, success stories, tools and practical solutions. You will also have the opportunity to transform your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts and industry leaders.
Be a force of change in your organization by bringing the knowledge home. You will be able to learn successful methods and best practices from leaders in wind turbine manufacturing, project development, and supply chain. You will also learn how to apply these methods in multiple situations, and bring this knowledge home to your team.
Full Circle - Provide Feedback to Management
Follow up with your direct supervisor after you return from WINDPOWER 2012. They will want to know firsthand your impressions, whether you gained something from it and how you will be able to apply lessons learned. This is where you will refer to your original proposal and goals to achieve while at WINDPOWER 2012. Let your supervisor know what you have learned and how you will implement this knowledge. Most importantly, let your manager know that your participation in WINDPOWER 2012 was a worthwhile investment for your company.
So, plan your strategy, prepare your proposal and secure your approval to attend WINDPOWER 2012. Bring the benefits of knowledge home to your company!