Unless you work in the OHS field or are a member of the JOHSC, not everyone knows what it takes to stay current as an OHS practitioner. Only we know how important networking with colleagues is to gain best practice information and that attending training sessions with reputable facilitators is crucial to update knowledge and to keep in line with ever changing regulations. How do you gain your employers support to attend the CSSE national PDC?
With close to 5,000 members nationwide and 36 established local chapters, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is the leading health, safety and environmental organization for professionals in Canada. CSSE is holding their annual professional development conference in Halifax, NS this year and you don’t want to miss it!
Beyond the educational aspect of the conference is the networking and sharing of lessons learned with fellow safety practitioners that set the CSSE’s PDC apart from other conferences. There are endless opportunities to network through breaks, lunches, and social events.
CSSE has developed a “Get Your Employer’s Support” package that will help you make a business case to your boss about the value of CSSE’s 2017 PDC.
Below, you will find tools to help you demonstrate to your manager the tangible benefits of attending CSSE’s 2017 PDC, including a form letter explaining the cost effectiveness of the event, an expense worksheet to calculate the costs, and worksheets to include a list of sessions you will attend and exhibitors you will visit.
Be sure to mention that if you register by June 30th you will receive the Super Early Bird discounted rate.
Get Your Employer’s Support
You’re convinced that you want to attend CSSE’s 2017 PDC, and we really want you there; now it’s time to get your employer’s support! Most employers will be concerned about the return on investment—every dollar must 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 CSSE’s 2017 PDC!
Find Real Solutions to Your Top Challenges
CSSE’s 2017 PDC is an industry-defining event for OSH development — with 30 concurrent sessions (including a mental health stream), 9 half-day workshops, and four powerful keynotes. In addition, 9 of CSSE’s educational courses are being offered before and after the conference, including Consulting Skills for the OH&S Professional, Essentials of Risk Management, Essential Value of OHS Management Systems, Applied Risk Communications, Project Management for the Health & Safety Professional, Assessing OHSE Training Needs and Options, Measurement & Evaluation in OHS Managed Systems, Obligations & Liabilities of Occupational Health & Safety Professionals, and Developing Effective OHSE Training Courses.
You will learn what’s going on in the industry, find out what strategies your peers are implementing, and discover how they are tackling similar issues you are facing. In short, you’ll learn new strategies and solutions to solve some of your biggest challenges.
Meet and Learn from the Trendsetters
Our speakers, attendees, and exhibitors are at the forefront of the industry; they are the game-changers. They won’t just be presenting to you; they’ll be sitting next to you, attending networking events, and having lunch with you. This is your opportunity to find out how to stay ahead of the curve!
Meet more than 800 of your peers who are also passionate about occupational health and safety. This is your chance to get up close and personal with them. You’ll walk away with a new set of contacts for collaboration and sharing best practices.
If you want to lead beyond compliance, you must know the latest trends and how to implement them in your organization. With sessions addressing timely topics, international expert presenters, and an exhibition filled with more than 100 exhibitors offering today’s latest products and services, there is no better place to get exposure to relevant information than CSSE’s 2017 PDC.
Inspire Your Team
Take what you learn and share it with your team along with digital handouts that can be accessed any time. You’ll have the tools and know-how to implement the latest talent development strategies. It’s not just about your personal development. By successfully using what you learn, you’ll improve your organization’s bottom line!
Tools for Convincing
Use the following tools to demonstrate the tangible benefits of attending the CSSE 2017 PDC to your employer. These tools will show your employer that you’ve done your research, built your business case, and are serious about attending.
Request to Attend Form (DOCX)
Expense Worksheet (XLSX)
Session Worksheet (DOCX)
Exhibitor Worksheet (DOCX)