Tips for Talking to Your Employer about FNCE®

Are you interested in attending FNCE®, but not sure how to convince your boss to pay? You’ve come to the right place! Here are three simple steps you can follow to convince your employer that FNCE® is worth attending.

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the FNCE® program and create a sample agenda with the list of sessions, workshops and excursions you wish to attend.

Emphasize to your employer that great value and benefits you’ll receive from attending FNCE®. After all, it’s where you can learn the latest scientific information on food and nutrition, discover new dietetic trends, connect with peers and access the top experts—all in just four days. And you’ll learn how to apply your updated skills and knowledge, enabling you to immediately improve your employer’s overall workplace practices and performance. The return on investment will be evident in the bottom line. Access these links to help you identify key sessions:

Step 2: Outline your top three reasons for attending and provide the benefits for each.

To help get you started, here are some examples you can use and customize and build upon.

I will gain practical skills and learn proven methods that will help in providing the best care for (our customers/clients/patients).

The majority of the FNCE® educational sessions are Level 2 and Level 3 and are presented by content experts. In addition, practice applications are incorporated into every session to ensure that what I learn, I can immediately put into practice.

Learning from real success stories means I will save time and money trying to figure out what works.

Many organizations waste time going through a lot of trial and error before discovering the formula to success. A good conference will challenge our current way of thinking, but will also provide us with actionable advice and takeaways. At FNCE®, the speakers always challenge attendees to think critically about their work. They also provide actions and advice that can be implemented immediately.

This is a networking opportunity I can’t miss.

Some of food and nutrition industry’s top experts are at FNCE® (both as speakers and as participants). I will have the opportunity to interact with leaders in the field, learn from each other’s challenges and successes, and create lasting connections.

Step 3: Send a formal request letter and include total costs (registration and travel costs).

For formal communications, use the provided email template, which combines the steps above into a professional inquiry.

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