Center for Technology Leadership
Justify Your Attendance
Review the materials in this section to gain a greater understanding of the Center for Technology Leadership (CTL) programs and the value of participating. Communicate these benefits to your leadership when requesting attendance approval.
The CTL offers you the materials you need in order to gain funding approval for your attendance. With justification documents and a post-course reporting template, your manager or supervisor is sure to appreciate the investment made into your training and development, as well as to your institution’s success.
Use these tools and tips to demonstrate to your manager the value of your professional development through attendance in one of the CTL programs. If you have career discussions with your manager, tie your career goals and future development to the specific training opportunities or knowledge you need. The cost of attendance consists of the course registration fee, travel costs, and the costs associated with your time out of the office. Below are resources available to aid you in your efforts.
Calculating the Return on Investment (ROI)
Here are some tools to help calculate the program investment and identify your return from attending one of the Center for Technology Leadership courses.
- Expenses worksheet (MS Excel file) – develop a cost estimate for attending.
- Benefits worksheet (MS Word file) – focus on the benefits of attending.
Customized Letter to Manager
Download a customizable letter to your manager (MS Word file) to request approval.
Post- Program Reporting Documents
Provide clear proof that your institution will benefit from an outstanding return on investment when you attend a CTL course. Download a report template (MS Word file). As you progress through the week, reflect on how to apply the concepts, techniques, and tips you acquired to your institution.