2020 PAEA Education Forum

Letter to Your Boss

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Does your supervisor need a little convincing before they send you to this year’s Forum? Feel free to use our sample letter/email to help persuade them.

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Dear {Superb Supervisor},

I’d like to attend this year’s PAEA Education Forum in Washington, DC, from October 10-12.

To be the best educator I can be and prepare our students to be outstanding providers, I believe it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends in PA and higher education, learning, and teaching, and to make connections with other educators working toward the same goals. Because the Education Forum is the only national conference for PA educators, it offers the ideal opportunity to do just that.

Previous attendees have said:

   Being able to sit down and discuss common issues with people in similar positions was very enlightening.

Attending the Forum gives me the knowledge needed to excel at my responsibilities. I am constantly learning how to improve on what I am currently doing.

Not only does the Education Forum offer inspiring keynote speakers, it has nearly 100 sessions spanning eight key tracks to help attendees zero in on exactly what they need and would like to learn:

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Integrating Technology into the Learning Experience
  • Teaching the 21st Century Learner
  • Transforming the Student Experience
  • Driving Innovations in Clinical Education
  • Organizational Success
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • Health Systems Science

And the return on investment would be considerable, because when I return, I would be thrilled to share with our team everything I learned. Plus, attendees can typically earn nearly 20 CME hours just from the Forum alone — so I’m sure I would have plenty of new ideas to bring back.

If I register by the early bird deadline, August 16, the cost to attend is just $575, with the option to add on a workshop for a deeper dive into a topic relevant to my work.

You can learn more about the Education Forum and everything it has to offer at Forum.PAEAonline.org.

Thank you in advance for considering this request. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you might have.