Convince your Boss
FIVE STEPS TO CONVINCE YOUR BOSS THAT YOU NEED TO BE AT SACIM 2018
You are the future of integrative medicine, and among the next generation of leaders in the field. You deserve every opportunity to excel because the competence and expertise you acquire now will impact on the quality of patient care in South Africa for years to come.
You deserve every opportunity to excel: you are dedicated, and your academic merit and progress warrant participation in the trainee audience at this crucial congress. But to make that happen, you first need to convince your boss to send you. We can help with that.
Just take these five easy steps, use the professionally written letter we’ve already prepared for you, and we’re sure that we’ll be seeing you in Somerset West, Cape Town for SACIM2018.
Step 1: Do Your Homework – Study & Plan Your Congress and Map Out Your Session Planner
List your goals and – just as important –your challenges, as well as your boss’ goals and challenges. Study the scientific programme and use these goals and challenges to map out your congress, selecting the plenary sessions and hands-on workshops that will allow you to reach these goals and rise to these challenges, and the regional and international experts who will be leading them.
Step 2: Stress the Importance of Investing in Your Education
Stress the need to stay current on the research, knowledge and experience of delegates attending SACIM2018, of being among the first to learn of all the significant new developments and scientific advancements in integrative medicine, and of seeing hearing, and meeting, the invited expert speakers, the luminaries in the field whose names your boss is very familiar with.
Step 3: Get to Know the Top Equipment & Tech Providers
With exhibitions of all the leading suppliers in the field of integrative medicine, you will be able to make an informed contribution to discussions on your organization’s purchasing decisions, which is only possible when all the leading vendors are assembled under one roof as they will be at SACIM2018.
Step 4: Complete the Request Letter
When it comes to professional development, most bosses prefer a written request, and we’ve created a letter template to get you started in the right direction. Just customise and tailor it to suit your individual situation.
Step 5: When You Return Home, Share Your Newfound Empowerment, Energy, and Education with Your Peers
What you take away from the congress will vastly improve your skills and will open your mind to all the vital connections in science and medicine. You deserve every opportunity to prepare yourself not only to make an impact on the future of integrative medicine, but to advance it and be an indispensable part of your organisation.
Use our pre-written letter to convince your boss to send you to SACIM2018
SUBJECT: Why My Attendance at SACIM 2018 is Crucial
Following up on our discussion, I would like to expand on my request to attend the 2nd Southern African Congress of Integrative Medicine.
I believe that, as a member of the next generation of leaders in the field of integrative medicine, I am the future of our profession, and deserve every opportunity to excel. The competence and expertise I acquire now will impact on the quality of patient care at [ORGANISATION] and the entire region for years to come.
There are so many reasons why my participation at SACIM 2018 will benefit [ORGANISATION] and my career:
I will stay current on the research, knowledge and experience of delegates and expert speakers in attendance.
My training will take a giant leap forward throughout a wide-ranging two-day scientific program.
I will be among the first to learn of all the significant new developments and scientific advancements in the field of Integrative Medicine.
I will see, hear and meet some of the invited expert speakers, the luminaries in the field whose names I am sure you are already very familiar with.
What I take away from the congress will vastly improve my skills – skills that I look forward to sharing with the team at [ORGANISATION].
I strongly believe that I deserve every opportunity to prepare myself not only to make an impact on the future of Integrative Medicine, but to advance it and be the best that I can be.
I have become inspired by this forthcoming congress – and I hope that these points inspire you to allow me to attend SACIM 2018.
Here is the cost breakdown in ZAR, and I strongly recommend that we take advantage of the Early Bird Rate, which makes the congress even more affordable.
Registration: R___________ (Early Bird Rate) R________ (Regular Rate)
Total Cost: R__________
Please let me know if there is any additional information required. I will be happy to provide.