We are offering a wealth of workshops at this summer’s conference which will benefit your professional and personal development.
Benefits of attending the NAD Biennial Conference:
In addition to the employment-related training workshops above, we will also have training presentations on education advocacy, interpreter issues in the workplace, recent improvements in accommodations, emergency preparedness, civil and human rights, changes in telecommunications and technology, empowerment and advocacy, grassroots networking, and more.
Sample Justification Letter to Your Employer
NOTE: This is a suggested NAD template for a letter you can show your employer to enable you to attend the 2022 NAD Conference, June 30- July 4, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Please edit the template below to include specific information required for your employer to support you.
If you decide to use it, please make sure you include your company’s name and the correct prices in the appropriate spaces. Also, to cover your work expenses, you should find out the cost of transportation to and from your location to the hotel site in Orlando. You may also want to ask your employer to cover the cost of meals during the conference. Finally, the cost of a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Orlando is $169 per night plus tax for a single/double. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!
Dear [name of your supervisor],
I am requesting support to attend the 2022 National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Biennial Conference that will take place in Orlando, Florida on June 30 to July 4, 2022.
My attending this conference will greatly benefit not only myself but also [name of your company/agency] because training provided at this conference will enable me to become a more productive worker and a more valuable asset to [name of your company/agency].
The NAD was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. The NAD today ensures that the needs and concerns of the nation’s deaf and hard of hearing community are well represented on the federal level through collaborative and cross disability efforts with consumer based and professional organizations.
Biennial NAD Conferences are specifically tailored for deaf, DeafBlind, late-deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing consumers, educators, professionals, and business owners and managers. With this design, the information I receive is directly accessible and useful to me, and therefore also beneficial to [name of your company/agency].
Topics presented at this conference will include career and professional development topics as well as personal development. For instance, typical workshops include those on workplace interpersonal dynamics, career advancement, leadership and communication abilities, networking skills, and more. All of those will directly increase my knowledge of business and career practices, and will enhance my performance on behalf of [name of your company/agency].
It is not often that an opportunity comes along for me to go to a conference that is fully accessible to me, so it is my hope that you will approve my attendance at this conference. The NAD Conference provides enormous value for money because the registration fee is only $XXX if I register by May 31, 2022. This fee includes all workshops, general and NAD business sessions and the exhibit hall. Additional costs will be meals, transportation from here to the conference location in Orlando, (insert cost of airfare/train, mileage here), the cost of a hotel room ($XXX night, plus tax, for XX nights, or approximately $XXX) and my being out of the office for a few days.
For the benefits that I expect to derive from this conference, I believe my participation would be cost-effective, and I hope you will agree and allow me to attend.