Justify Your Trip

WorkHuman is unlike any other HR conference out there. It is an incredible professional development experience, and perhaps the most impactful conference you’ll attend all year. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in organizational psychology and innovative leadership, as well as time to network and share ideas with other HR and business professionals facing the same challenges you are!

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One look at all the amazing thought leadership on company culture, and your manager will practically be pushing you out the door.

Justify Your Trip

Justify Your Trip



Dear [NAME]

I’m requesting approval to attend WorkHuman 2018, April 2-5 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

Why WorkHuman?

WorkHuman 2018 sits on the cutting edge of HR industry trends – with powerful, award-winning academic and business leaders engaging in conversation, and presenting research. Speakers at this event are some of the most admired and innovative thinkers in the industry today. Notable keynoters include Amal Clooney, Brené Brown, Simon Sinek, and Shawn Achor. There will also be a historic #MeToo panel featuring Ronan Farrow, Tarana Burke, Ashley Judd, and other key figures from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

How will this benefit [COMPANY NAME]?

Forward-leaning organizations have long foreseen the human revolution in HR to provide a more human employee experience that strengthens connections between people and teams, and, ultimately, drives stronger employee and company performance.

These are the types of breakthrough insights I’ll gain at WorkHuman – and can bring back and put to work at [COMPANY NAME]. WorkHuman 2018 will give me proven strategies and actionable ideas on how we can help motivate our workforce, increase employee engagement, and boost productivity.

WorkHuman 2018 attendees will also receive 17 SHRM, 17 HRCI, 17 HRPA, and 17 WorldatWork Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward their recertification.

While at WorkHuman 2018, I will attend the following sessions that I believe will benefit key work culture initiatives at [COMPANY NAME]:

    • [add session & project or initiative]
    • [add session & project or initiative]
    • [add session & project or initiative]

Here’s a breakdown of my approximate conference costs:

    • Airfare:
    • Transportation:
    • Hotel:
    • Meals:
    • Conference Fee:

Total conference cost of ______.

When I return from WorkHuman 2018, I will prepare a post-conference summary, including detailed recommendations that can further our [XYZ initiatives]. I’ll also receive a conference report from Globoforce – including key findings and insights – that I can share with the team.

WorkHuman 2018 will help me continue the momentum of building a more human work culture at [COMPANY NAME] – one that differentiates our company so we can better attract top talent, and retain the valuable employees we have today.

Thank you for your consideration.



P.S. To get additional insights into what makes the WorkHuman conference inspiring, informative, and a good business decision for our company, take a look at highlights from WorkHuman 2017 at www.workhuman.com.