Need help convincing your supporters, organization, or boss to send you to the 2019 Southern Women in Public Service Conference? We have a letter you can use to convince them to make the investment in your training and growth.
Use this template to emphasize the networking opportunities and training that you will receive as an attendee at this year’s conference. Just replace any information in brackets with the person/persons you are addressing and make your case.
We hope to see you there!
Dear [Insert Name of Addressee],
I would like to attend the Southern Women in Public Service Conference to be held in Asheville, NC on March 31st to April 2nd.
This conference is a valuable opportunity and is worth the investment. It offers great networking opportunities, expert speakers focusing on topic specific to women in public service, and small group training sessions with actionable take-aways.
This is a great opportunity for me to learn more about running for office, making a difference in my community, and skills that will benefit me and [insert your organization’s name here] in reaching our goals.
The conference features 6 small group trainings and 5 panel discussions on topics ranging from how to write a field and communications plan, fundraising tips and ideas, communication and negotiation skills, educating and engaging voters, and much more.
The 2019 conference features:
- 3 days of tactics, ideas, and strategies
- Networking opportunities with elected and appointed officials, women leaders, and topic experts
- An opportunity to get inspired and reinvigorated to continue to serve my community
Last year, 30% of the conference participants and speakers were local, state, or federal elected or appointed officials. I will be able to learn about their experiences, ask them questions, and establish relationships with women from 14 southern states.
The conference is managed by the Stennis Center for Public Service. A non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening public service leadership in America.
The price of registration includes:
- An evening banquet
- Breakfast and lunches for two days
- Snacks and drinks at scheduled breaks
- Wi-Fi access
- Networking events
The approximate cost for registration and lodging is:
- Early registration $199 (price goes up to $249 on March 23rd)
- Lodging special rate starts at $189 per night (price goes up after February 28th)
Here is the conference website: https://www.southernwomeninpublicservice.com/
Thank you for considering my request.
[Your Name Here]