How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to the Performance Summit
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How to convince your boss to send you to the Performance Summit: an open letter.

Posted on August 18, 2021 by Julie Gardner

As long as people crave connection, events, and conferences, we’ll continue to provide a high level of value to forward-thinking organizations. After months of isolation, the appeal of networking, learning, and being around like-minded people is alive now more than ever.

Even in the wake of 2020, 82% of planners surveyed will still hold live meetings this year, according to Northstar Meeting Group data from May 2021.

If mingling with peers, sharing ideas, and learning about what’s hot in the industry appeals to you, there’s one conference you won’t want to miss: The Grace Hill Performance Summit.

Not surprisingly, we want to help you make it happen, which may include providing a little extra justification to your boss. So here’s a letter for you to copy and paste — just fill in the blanks and email away!

Hello, [Decision-Maker Name],

I am writing to ask your permission to attend the Grace Hill Performance Summit, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. This conference is held just once a year and is designed specifically for people and organizations in the multifamily industry. This year, the theme is “People. Property. Potential.”

I’ve reviewed the agenda, and I believe this will be beneficial not just for me but also for our entire team. Here’s why:

    • I’ll level-up my skills.

With sessions like Industry Trends and Tech, Establishing Property Performance Benchmarks, and so many others, I’ll be able to stay current with what our company needs and continue to add value to our success.

    • I can help solve workplace challenges.

Discussions and presentations focus on issues such as employee retention amid the Great Resignation and COVID-19 and staying up to date on the legal landscape — all topics that matter most to our team right now.

    • I’ll make contacts to help broaden our perspective.

Strategizing and comparing notes with others in the industry is a great way to boost creativity and bring new ways of thinking back to the office. By attending the sessions and making an effort to meet peers, I’ll be able to do that. 

    • I’ll share what I’ve learned.

I’ll commit to hold a post-conference briefing for the entire team to share takeaways, tips, and pictures from the conference. I’ll be able to connect my learning to company goals and strategy, demonstrating the value and impact the conference has provided.

If you agree that sending me to the Performance Summit would be a valuable investment for our company, please reply at your earliest convenience.

Better yet, why not join me? 


[Your Name]


Your friends at Grace Hill wish you the best of luck.


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