Do you want to attend the Adaptive Leadership: Leading an Agile Workforce for the 21st Century program but are unsure of how to convince your boss it’s worth it? Here’s a template you can customize to prove the value of this learning investment, not just for you but for your company:

Dear [your manager’s name],

I would like to request your permission to attend a unique learning opportunity to benefit from cutting-edge thought leadership from Harvard Teaching Fellows at the Adaptive Leadership: Leading an Agile Workforce for the 21st Century program, from April 25 – 27, 2019 at Shangri-la at the Fort, Manila. Attending this conference will be beneficial for both my personal development and our company’s continuing relevance and competence in a fast-changing landscape of constant disruptions. Through the program, I will be able to avail of the following key benefits:

  • Learn about the megatrends of the 21st century and its implications on leadership and the domains of personal, professional, organizational, and community life
  • Learn how to manage competing stakeholders and the losses associated with change
  • Learn how to use creativity, power, and authority to mobilize teams and help them develop independence
  • Gain a toolkit of skills to gain insights, solve problems, and instill a disciplined collaborative ecosystem that generates shared values, progress, and goals
  • Engage and internalize a process that allows one to identify barriers to change and a method to overcome them
  • Define and elaborate on an adaptive challenge you are facing and obtain valuable feedback that can help you develop an action plan to address it

Here’s an estimated breakdown of costs:

Transportation……………………………………………. USD 20 (for 3 days)

Application fee……………………………………………. USD 1,400 (regular application fee)

Total………………………………………………………….. USD 1, 420

After the 3-day training, I will prepare a report that will include a summary of my key learnings and insights and a set of concrete recommendations to promote innovation and leadership in our team/department/company.
Thank you for considering my request to attend this event.

 

Looking forward to your reply,

[your name]

2019-02-28T10:47:14+00:00