Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend PaperCon 2017, April 23-26, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN, so we have created this Justification/Approval Toolkit to assist you in making a strong case for the investment. We encourage you to review the materials below, review the program, and let these help you communicate the value that attending PaperCon can provide when approaching your manager for approval.
First: Plan your strategy
Planning in advance is key. PaperCon has a multi-track program. Review each track and then customize your own “show schedule” by choosing the sessions that best fit your professional needs.
Second: Prepare your case
It’s important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending PaperCon is a strategic investment in your training and development; it’s a cost-effective way to help you do your job better. No where else can you meet so many peers that face the same day-to-day challenges. No where else will you meet with content, product and technical experts that have solutions or problem-solving techniques. The time spent at PaperCon cannot be replicated by books, CDs, or online learning.
After you return, complete and submit a “post-show report” to follow-up and make your supervisor’s job easier. They’ll remember the extra effort!
Work in a Mill? Bring your team!
Pulp, paper, and tissue mills can now bring a set number of employees from a single mill, multiple mills, or a corporate location to PaperCon 2017 for a special discounted registration rate. Learn more.