Why Your Boss Wants You to Attend the ECN Workshop

The Event Coordinators’ Network’s Fourth Annual Workshop: Rising to the Next Level will take place on Wednesday, August 8, at the Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. We encourage all those who have event coordination responsibilities, or those who are interested in expanding their skills, to register today.  However, we know that departments’ budgets may still be strained and professional development monies limited, prompting you to show a return on investment for your supervisor.

Not to fear – once you provide your supervisor with the reasons you should attend outlined below, he or she will wonder why you didn’t ask to attend sooner.

Networking Opportunities

Our workshop participants have the opportunity to network and share best practices with more than 150 campus colleagues and friends. As an attendee, you can develop partnerships with others, promote the good works within your own area, and learn new tips to make your operations more efficient. What boss doesn’t support teamwork and efficiency?

Negotiation and Contracts Information

Every supervisor wants to ensure his or her budgets are well managed and that staff members are following proper business practices. At the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to fully understand Georgia Tech’s purchasing and procurement processes. You’ll also leave feeling confident in your abilities to negotiate with vendors for the best possible prices.

Affordable Professional Development

Our supervisors value our development and growth, but at times cannot afford to enroll us all in professional organizations and associations that cost hundreds of dollars. By approving your participation at the workshop, your boss can feel good knowing he or she has promoted your professional development and enriched your experience at Georgia Tech, while spending less than $100 for the full-day event.

Exposure to New Vendors

We’ve all heard the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which is easy to apply to vendor selection. Yet, we have a multitude of registered vendors in every event category with which to do business, so it might be time to explore other options. Capitalizing on our spirit of innovation, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with many new vendors at the workshop who might challenge you to try something new or approach your annual event in a different way.

Attending the workshop will not only expose you to the opportunities above, but also provide numerous ideas and spark new friendships. We know you and your boss are convinced the workshop is right for you, so what are you waiting for? RSVP today! We look forward to seeing you on August 8.