Convince the Boss

Are you ready to register for the 2021 AWHONN Convention October 9-13, 2021, in Kissimmee, FL, but still need to convince your boss? We really want you to join us, so we’ve got you covered! Here are five ways to make your business case to attend.

Step 1

Provide concrete examples of how your experience will positively impact your day-to-day work. With specialized education, you can customize your curriculum to help solve workplace challenges. For example, is your team struggling with adopting practices to provide equitable and inclusive care? Highlight the sessions that cover diversity, equity, and inclusion. Are you an early career professional and can use all the content possible to help you establish a leadership role on your team? Check out our early career content and share that with your boss.

Step 2

Flag the contacts you will make at Convention to advance your organization’s goals. With more than 3,000 attendees, there are countless ways to establish connections with industry professionals and solution partners. The Convention will host solution providers in the Expo Hall, showcasing a wide range of innovative health care-related products to help your team effectively care for your patients.

Step 3

Let your boss know you are committed to finding cost savings. For example, you can register early before rates increase, on August 9, and book your hotel room through the official AWHONN Housing Block. You can take full advantage of coffee breaks, receptions, and lunches to help cut costs of dining out, too.

Step 4

Assure your boss that AWHONN has committed to taking measures that will ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions onsite, in all environments where in-person interaction takes place. We have informed our attendees that we are monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with our partners at the venue, national authorities, and the AWHONN Board of Directors. Should the Convention need to go virtual or be postponed, there will be options to transfer your registration to an alternative format (virtual), transfer your registration to the 2022 Convention, or receive a full refund for this year’s registration fee.

Step 5

Put your business case in writing. Use our handy Letter Template to help your boss understand why the 2021 AWHONN Convention is the most valuable conference for you to attend. Customize this based on your specific goals and how you will make a return on investment (of both time and money!). Consider committing to a post-conference briefing for staff, senior management, or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference.

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