SAMPLE JUSTIFICATION LETTER

 

Use the sample letter below as a starting point for putting together your request to attend RIMS RISKWORLDTM. Copy and paste the document into an email or Word document and personalize it as necessary. This letter will help outline the value that attending RISKWORLD provides not just to you as a risk professional, but to your entire organization.

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear [Decision-maker],

 

Today’s business environment is evolving more rapidly than ever. As such, we need to explore the tools, best practices, and strategies our risk program needs to address these changes. It's also important that we maintain connections with our colleagues in risk management. 

 

For this reason, it’s crucial for me to attend RIMS RISKWORLD, taking place April 10-13 in San Francisco. RISKWORLD provides a unique venue for the risk community to generate new ideas, discover successful strategies and learn the processes that are driving the future. It delivers the insight, opportunity and connections we need to build a bigger, stronger and more versatile risk management program.  

 

My attendance will allow me to: 

 

Expand My Knowledgebase – I will be bringing back invaluable lessons learned and case studies from industry leaders. This is an exclusive opportunity to interact with the 300 global thought leaders who are speaking, including Chief Executive Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Senior Vice Presidents and Directors of Risk Management. I will also earn up to 24 continuing education (CEU/CLE/CPE) credits. 

 

Here are some sessions that I’m interested in attending. I have also included information on how these sessions will help me bring greater value to the organization.
[choose from list of sessions]

 

• Session 1

• Session 2

• Session 3

• Session 4

• Session 5

 

Find Solutions—Our vendors [choose from the Marketplace directory] will be in the Marketplace. This is where they can show me new offerings and we can discuss our goals for the next year. I can also meet with new providers and find new solutions for our risk strategy.

 

Learn from my peers—There are many interactive social events for me to meet with and learn from other risk professionals. Given the huge shifts over the past year, the only way to stay current is through these conversations with other practitioners. There are also Industry sessions where I can learn specifically about [Aviation, Construction, Food & Beverage, Family Owned, Higher Education, Public Entity, Real Estate and Transportation] industry and speak with other attendees in our industry.

 

The advance price to attend is $1,379 for non-members, and $999 for members. Becoming a member of RIMS provides an additional cost-savings of $380 and will provide me with member benefits throughout the year. 

 

As a RIMS member, I will gain access to the Opis online community, Risk Management magazine, all webinars, white papers, and chapter events, in addition to the conference discount. For more information about becoming a RIMS member please visit https://www.rims.org/membership.

 

This is a good investment of time and resources that will deliver real value to [name of your organization]. Thank you for your consideration.

 

[signed]