How to Justify Attending Members' Conference to Your Employer

Budgets for school districts and community colleges are tight and time is at a premium for school personnel. Staff are expected to do more with less each year. The TASB Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference provides relevant training and networking at no cost to Fund members.

Email your supervisor

Customize this email to help make the case to decision-makers at your organization for attending Members’ Conference.

Subject line: Opportunity to improve our risk management practices

I would like to attend TASB Risk Management Fund Members’ Conference 2019, May 1–3, in Austin. This cost-effective professional development opportunity will help us stay current on emerging topics, discover solutions to our risk challenges, and provide us with a network of education peers from across the state.


This conference is created with Fund members’ needs in mind and provides a valuable opportunity for our organization.

  • Increasing my knowledge will help ensure our compliance with state guidelines and requirements and give me the tools I need do my job more efficiently and effectively.
  • I can select sessions that will have the greatest impact on our risk management programs. Topics this year include workers’ and unemployment compensation, cybersecurity, employee safety, legal and policy, operations, school security, and more. Many sessions provide an opportunity to earn continuing education credit.
  • By attending sessions led by industry expert speakers and learning the creative ways Excellence Award recipients have addressed risk management challenges, I will come away with ideas for developing and implementing our own solutions.


Because our organization is a Fund member, there is no registration fee.

  • Registration includes one-and-a-half days of educational sessions, complimentary breakfasts and breaks, the Annual Membership Luncheon and Excellence Awards Ceremony, and an evening networking reception.
  • Each member organization receives one complimentary hotel stay for up to two nights, based on availability. Hotel rooms tend to book quickly.
  • There’s also a chance for attendees to win up to $5,000 in credit off our coverage for the year.

With your approval, I would like to register for the Members’ Conference 2019 and reserve a hotel room today.

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