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Are you a SHRM member? SHRM members receive a special discounted registration rate at the conference. We do ask national SHRM to confirm your membership and its duration. You must be a SHRM member at the time of the conference to maintain the discount.
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You’re convinced that you want to attend 2024 California State HR Advocacy and Legislative Conference, and we really want you there; now it’s time to convince your boss! Most managers will be concerned about the return on investment—every dollar has to be justified, and so does the time away from the office. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Use these tools to show why your organization needs to invest in 2023 California State HR Advocacy and Legislative Conference!​

Step 1: Stress the value of investing in your development
The bottom line is that the smarter you are, the better it is for your organization!  You know that organizations take on an almost unfathomable amount of risk whey they don't have the most informed, up-to-date HR staff available - the pace of legislation, trends, and even social media can be a real landmine for your organization- from recruiting to compliance to strategic planning.  Stay on top of these issues (and many, many more) by attending the 2024 California State HR Advocacy and Legislative Conference and getting the resources you and your organization need.  

Step 2: Register Early (and then save some money)

Your boss may be worried about the cost or even your time out of the office, but remind her it's worth it in the long run.  Boss still not convinced?  Let her know you've figure out a way to make it as cost-effective as possible!  Register early before rates increase, and book your hotel room through the official CalSHRM Housing Block. This way you know you're getting a fair rate AND saving on transportation costs.  And let her know that you'll take advantage of coffee breaks, receptions and exposition hall lunches to help cut costs of dining out. 
Step 3: Review the exhibitor list
The Ballroom and Foyer will host multiple vendors showcasing a wide-range of innovative HR-related products and services that help meet you needs.  Visit them to be among the first to learn about the latest HR business solutions, discover answers to on-the-job challenges and find the tools your organization has been looking for, whether it's recruiting software or rewards programs or wellness strategies (and a lot more!). Consider the business opportunities that could develop from establishing connections with industry professionals and partners - and maybe remind your boss once again that you'll be provided lunch in the conference!
Step 4: Complete the request letter
Sometimes your boss will need it in writing, or just prefers to receive your request in an email.  Don't worry - we've got you covered there too.  Use our handy Letter Template to list your reasons for attending and submit to your supervisor. You can customize it however you want, but this letter gives you a great starting point for organizing your thoughts and making sure you're making the best case for attending the conference!
Step 5: Bring it all home
We guarantee that the learning you get at the conference will be phenomenal (and energizing).  So don't leave it in Sacramento - share your results!  Let your boss know that you will commit to a post-conference briefing for staff, senior management or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference.