Sample Training Authorization Letter for APA Congress
To: [name of your manager and/or person who would approve your request to attend]
From: [your name here]
Date: [fill in as appropriate]
Subject: Request for Training Authorization
I request your authorization for me [and/or __ # of my staff members] to attend the American Payroll Association's 32nd Annual Congress, May 13-17, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. What [we, I] learn at this educational conference will directly benefit our organization's bottom line.
The timely compliance education provided at APA's Congress will greatly help our payroll operations stay in compliance with the many laws and regulations governing payroll. Our failure to keep updated on these requirements could cost us thousands or even millions of dollars in noncompliance penalties.
Below are highlights of the unique learning opportunities available only at APA's Congress:
More than 170 workshops, taught by renowned industry and government experts, will allow me to select training targeted to our specific needs. Of special interest to us are the following workshops:
[Insert several workshops from the list at the right.]
Top officials of key government agencies will be there, offering important updates.
The Congress Expo is the world's largest showcase of payroll and finance-related products and services. Here I'll explore new ways to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of our operations.
Networking with thousands of assembled experts, exhibitors, speakers, colleagues, and peers provides us an unparalleled opportunity to learn lessons and benefit from others' knowledge and experience.
The American Payroll Association, founded in 1982, is the leader in payroll education, and its annual Congress is the premier learning conference for payroll, accounts payable, finance, and HR professionals.
The return on investment (ROI) from attending this event will be immediate and significant. Therefore, I request your approval to attend the American Payroll Association's 31st Annual Congress, May 13-17, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.