How to Convince Your Boss to Send You
to the Student Safety & Security Conference
You are convinced that you want to join more than 300 high school and university administrators, teachers, police chiefs, first responders, safety professionals, and community leaders who have already reserved a seat at this 2-day event.
You are truly convinced that your participation will further the cause of identifying and sharing best practices and help to model a community process to stamp out school violence in all its forms, including shootings, bullying, dating violence, vandalism, gang activity, and catastrophic events such as school massacres.
Justify Your Attendance to the SSSC-HOUSTON Conference!
- Remember, It is not about you.
- It is about students safety, in fact, your school will benefit from the lessons learned, best practices and insights that you will gain.
Convincing your boss to allow you to attend SSSC-HOUSTON is a multi-part endeavor; you need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your school and then you will need to persuade your boss that it is worth the investment of time and money.
STEP 1Review the program
Determine which Learning Sessions you want to attend. Select the ones that will help you best overcome your biggest challenges or give you new ideas to implement.
Open and customize this Justification Letter based on the goals, objectives, and speakers that you want meet and learn from.
STEP 3Review Actual Events & Lessons Learned Sessions
Customize this Worksheet to list the actual events sessions, school shootings and related tragedies that you like to attend.
STEP 4Review the Speakers List & Actual Events Sessions
Customize this Worksheet to list the speakers involved with incidents, including school shootings and related tragedies that you want to ask questions on lessons learned from these actual events that took place.
STEP 5Tabletop Exercise, Role-Playing & Breakout Sessions
Customize this Worksheet to outline the valuable educational sessions you like to attend, and detail how these sessions will help you develop an effective action plan that is unique to your own community and will help you to engage the widest range of local stakeholders to make your [insert your institution name] safe and secure — the way learning environments really should be.
STEP 6SSSC-HOUSTON Speakers Quotes
Print these Quotes to use as an evidence to justify your request.
Print SSSC-HOUSTON Brochure to provide an overview of what this event is all about.
Print this Tentative Agenda to provide an overview of what this event is all about.
STEP 9Show How You Can Minimize Cost
Fill out this Worksheet to approximate the financial investment required for you to attend, and to show how you are cutting costs.
STEP 10Bring it all Home
Your closing argument, is to tell your boss that you will share your new knowledge with your colleagues and all stakeholders. You will have the tools and know-how to implement the latest Response, Recovery, Prevention, and Preparedness strategies. It is not just about your own personal development. By successfully using what you have learned at SSSC-HOUSTON, you will be able to help improve the overall safety of our students at.
to Help Justify Your Attendance
- Start the approval process right away to take advantage of the discounts.
- Submit your request early to ensure enough time for the approval process.
Group Registration Discount
- Complimentary Registrations are available for groups of three paid attendees or more from the same organization are available.
- 1 for every 3 paid registrations
- 2 for every 5 paid registrations
- 3 for every 7 paid registrations