In can be difficult to get the okay to attend events and conferences. Especially when you recognize the value of attending the Global SAFe Summit but need to communicate that to the person who approves your professional development requests. We want to help, which is why we’ve created a customizable letter just for you! You can preview the letter below and download it here.
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2020 Global SAFe Summit proposal
To: <Manager’s Name>
Re: Global SAFe Summit September 20 – 25, 2020
I’m writing to ask for approval to attend the Global SAFe Summit taking place September 20 – 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. It’s a once-a-year event dedicated to providing knowledge, best practices, and insights around SAFe implementations. Here’s why I think it’s essential that we attend:
Gain access to SAFe insiders
At the Global SAFe Summit, I’ll get to interact with top SAFe experts, including the creator of SAFe, Dean Leffingwell, and the entire team of SAFe Fellows and senior Principal Consultants. They’ll be presenting on a wide range of SAFe-related topics aimed at helping us achieve better business outcomes with SAFe. I’ll be able to ask questions face-to-face and get answers that are specific to our unique needs and objectives.
Learn best practices from SAFe experts and real-world implementations
Through keynotes and interactive sessions with Scaled Agile thought leaders and enterprise adopters, I’ll gain actionable insight into the latest tools and strategies to help us overcome roadblocks and maximize the value of SAFe to unlock business results. What’s more, I’ll hear about SAFe transformations directly from enterprises, who will share their SAFe journeys, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid.
Get in-depth training
By attending pre-conference training and post-conference workshops, I’ll have the opportunity to elevate my understanding of SAFe. <Insert which training day you would like to attend>
Make connections to support our business
The Global SAFe Summit is the best place for me to connect with the actual community behind SAFe transformations. I’ll be able to meet other people working on their SAFe practices, identify opportunities to create working relationships, and evaluate service or platform companies that could support our business.
Influence the future of SAFe
Lastly, the Global SAFe Summit is an opportunity for our organization’s voice to be heard. Scaled Agile leadership will take what they learn from feedback sessions to inform critical decisions they’ll make about the future of SAFe and its training offerings. It’s in our best interest to contribute to these important discussions.
Here’s an approximate breakdown of conference costs:
Transportation (between home and conference): $ XX
Meals and registration fee: $ XX
Hotel: $ XX
Total: $ X,XXX
I’d like to register before <Insert date> for early-bird pricing. The conference fee includes the food and event fee.
I’ll be sure to submit a post-conference report that will include an executive summary, major takeaways, tips, and a set of recommendations to maximize the return on our current investments in SAFe.
Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.