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Thank you 6th Biennial Childhood Conference attendees!


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Make the Case to Attend


Getting approval to participate in any professional event can be a challenge these days. Take the initiative and show your organization why attendance at the 2011 Childhood Obesity Conference will strengthen your organization’s performance and benefit those you serve.


Attending the 2011 Childhood Obesity Conference will be the most cost-effective professional development choice all year. It is the most relevant and densely-packed educational and networking opportunity on childhood obesity available to professionals nationwide. Learn about new obesity prevention strategies, valuable tools and resources and connect with leading experts.


Seven Tips To Gain Support to Attend


  1. Explain in specific terms what you will gain by attending and how this will benefit your work, your organization's goals and the community.
  2. Offer to prepare and deliver a briefing with Q&A to your colleagues and/or the leadership team to share what you learned so that others in your division will receive the benefits of your attendance too.
  3. Share speaker handouts and other collected materials with your colleagues. As an attendee, you will have unlimited access to all speakers' materials.
  4. Ask "what is the cost of not attending?" in terms of your ability to stay abreast of new developments, perspectives and research; gain valuable tools; and form relationships that will help your organization accomplish its goals.
  5. Prepare a plan showing how critical work will be accomplished and by whom while you are attending the conference.
  6. Offer to share a room to reduce hotel expenses, and note that the conference is located in an easily accessible location with reasonable airfare and an extremely low hotel rate of $110 per night for single or double occupancy.
  7. Commit to sharing a conference report with your manager and the team. A conference report of one to three pages conveys key information about the conference to people who did not attend and ensures that you will transmit its value effectively to your organization.
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