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Professional development builds employee loyalty, trust, and job satisfaction *Source: Queens University, Kingston

Studies show that while compensation is important, professional development also ranks very high as a valuable benefit to employees.

Here is a sample email to ask permission to attend the conference:

SUBJECT: Professional Development Request

Attendance at the Atlantic Conference for Administrative Professionals, Online, September 15, 2021

I am writing to request approval to attend the Atlantic Conference for Administrative Professionals, taking place online, on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

This conference strives to ensure individuals working in office and administrative professions have the opportunity to connect, learn, lead, and excel. It features inspirational keynote sessions and 12 breakout sessions under the following categories:

  • Leadership Development Skills
  • Professional & Technical Skills
  • Wellness & Self Care

You can see the conference website at

I will ensure all my responsibilities are covered at work during my attendance at the conference and on my return, I look forward to using my newly acquired skills to be even more efficient and productive.

Thank you for considering supporting my attendance at this conference.

Kind regards,