SUBJECT: Approval for Attendance to the Government Employee Training (GET) at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Biennial Conference

I am requesting support to attend the 2018 NAD Biennial Conference. My attending this conference will greatly benefit not only myself but also [name of your organization/agency] because the trainings at this conference will enable me to become a more productive worker and a more valuable asset to [name of your organization/agency].

The Government Employee Training (GET) at the NAD Biennial Conference will take place on July 2, 2018 to July 7, 2018 in Hartford, Connecticut.  The GET is specifically tailored for deaf, deaf-blind, late-deaf, hard of hearing and hearing federal and state government employees. Due to the number of diverse attendees in this training, it will give me the ability to network with different individuals from multiple agencies and governments and collect ideas/solutions for best practices to bring back to my agency regarding diversity, reasonable accommodations, and improving the workplace environment/culture.  Furthermore, since interpreters, captioning, and other support services are provided for GET, there are no additional costs for support services needed from the agency. With this design, the information I receive is directly accessible and beneficial.

The GET offers a variety of training workshops for federal and state government employees covering a range of topics, such as innovation in the workplace, utilizing senior champions, e-mail etiquette, employee benefits, retirement planning, leadership and communication abilities, networking skills and so much more.  Each of the workshops is intended to help federal and state government deaf and hard of hearing employees build and improve their professional and leadership skills. The GET will discuss opportunities that can be taken to advance in one’s career and how to utilize the various support services offered in federal agencies. Furthermore, it teaches federal and state government employees how to interact and communicate effectively in the workplace and offers scenarios of how to resolve any workplace dynamics that may occur. This training is essential to meeting my Individualized Development Plan (IDP) to build and improve my current leadership skills, successfully advance in my career, and enhance my performance on behalf of [name of your organization/agency].

The GET registration fee is [$260 for Adult over 31 years old or $230 for Youth ages 18-30] if I register before March 31, 2018 (early bird price) and [$280 for Adult over 31 years old or $255 Youth ages 18-30] after March 31, 2018 (regular price). This fee includes all workshops and commissions, business sessions, and the exhibit hall. Additional costs will be meals, transportation from here to the conference location in Hartford, CT ([insert total cost for M&IE] for M&IE, [insert total cost for transportation method] for [insert type of transportation you are taking]), and the cost of a hotel room ([insert cost of hotel] per night plus tax for [insert total # of nights] nights, or approximately [insert total hotel cost]).


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