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Do you need managerial approval to attend COLLABORATE - OAUG Forum? Let us help you make the case to leadership to invest in training and continuing education: use the boss kit! The materials in this section will help you to communicate the value of participation when requesting attendance approval. If you have career discussions with your manager, tie your career goals and development to the training opportunities you need, then present the relevant educational opportunities offered at COLLABORATE - OAUG Forum. Explain your strategies for sharing and applying the information you bring back.

  • Review Educational Offerings: Familiarize yourself with the content offered, including products covered and education tracks. Later this year, use the online agenda builder to find exactly the sessions you need to inform your current and future projects.
  • Customized Letter to a Manager: Customize this letter to your manager (Microsoft Word file) to describe the value of attending and request approval. Pair it with your personalized educational agenda.
  • Calculating the COLLABORATE Return on Investment (ROI): Use the expense worksheet (Microsoft Excel file) to develop a cost estimate for attending.
  • Prepare a Post-Conference Report: Provide clear proof that your company or organization will benefit when you attend COLLABORATE. A conference report (Microsoft Word file) is a great tool to share with people that did not attend the conference. As you attend each session, take detailed notes and think about how to apply the concepts, techniques and tips from the session to your organization. Good reporting and follow-through will prove the value of attendance.

Remember, your ROI increases when you take advantage of the lowest available rates through February 14, 2019.

What Past Attendees Had to Say

COLLABORATE helps me build capability within my team (we had eight attendees from my employer).