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Balancing Work and Industry Events: Asking for Support

You need to make sure that you have your boss’s buy in on your spending time attending industry events, otherwise her lack of support can be a significant hurdle. There are several things you can do to help make sure that her mindset is only a hurdle, rather than a total roadblock.

Ask for support

Once your boss is aware that you might attend an industry association meeting or conference during the workday, ask for her support. Ensure she understands that the meeting is work-related, and remind her of the benefits that you will:

  • Network with other business professionals in order to identify talent for key open-positions in your department.
  • Network with industry experts who might have insights on how to plan and implement a big project that is scheduled to start next year.
  • Learn and bring back to the organization best practices that can help the organization achieve its short- and long-term goals.
  • Accelerate your professional development

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Ed Evarts is the founder and president of Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid- to senior- level leaders and their teams in business environments. With over twenty-five years of innovative leadership and management experience, Ed possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results. Known for his business acumen, his ability to resolve complex human relations issues, and his enthusiastic, accessible and responsive style, Ed partners with managers, leaders and business teams to explore clarity and communication, and traverse conflict and change.