Convince Your Boss

Convince Your Boss

The SHRM Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium (GMIS) brings together in-house immigration specialists, legal experts, and government officials. Together, these leaders strategize, benchmark, and ideate around the most pressing global mobility and workplace immigration issues. 

Step 1: Review the program

Determine which sessions you want to attend - that are most beneficial to you, your team and company. No matter your current challenge or concentration—the symposium’s tracks encompass topics ranging from compliance and mobility to strategy and visas. Create a game plan to present to your boss and help him see the value of attendance. 

Step 2: Show how you can minimize costs

Make your attendance as cost-effective as possible!  Register early and save with early-bird rates. Also, save when you book your hotel room through the official SHRM housing block. Do you have to fly in for the conference? Don't forget to book your flights 60 days in advance, to get the best rate. Symposium lunches, receptions and coffee breaks also help cut costs of dining out while you're at the symposium.

Step 3: 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 wanting to attend and submit it to your supervisor. Or use it as a guide for talking points. You can customize it however you want, but this will give you a great starting point for organizing your thoughts and making sure you're making the best case for 2019 Global Mobility and Immigration Symposium! 

Step 3: Bring it all home

The learning you get at the conference will be phenomenal (and energizing). Let your boss know you will commit to a post-conference briefing for staff, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference. Tie your learning to your organization's strategy- it's important to show your boss that the conference won’t be just be theory but will give you real-world, actionable solutions you can implement for your organization.