Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Persuade Your Organization to Send You

How to convince your employer to send you to the Recovery Workforce Summit: 2015 Annual Conference

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Anyone who has attended a PRA conference will tell you it’s one of the most inspiring, rejuvenating and innovating experiences in psychiatric rehabilitation. It’s the only conference designed for psychiatric rehabilitation professionals in all areas and at all career levels. But chances are your organization isn’t looking to spend the travel budget to “change your life.” The organization is more interested in changing the bottom line, so that’s how you have to frame your discussion - focus on the tangible benefits that will make you a more productive, more efficient, and more effective staff member of your organization. Think saving or making money - and you’re more likely to get approved.

Ready to build your case? Here we go.

1) I’ll strengthen (and broaden) my skill set.
From new recovery practices to policy, the Summit covers every facet of psychiatric rehabilitation in the 3 day event. I'll get real-world information and processes I can put into practice as soon I get home, balanced by inspirational work from industry leaders.

2) I'll learn how to save the organization money.
I'll learn zero or low cost ways to implement new programs and services for more effective recovery practices.

3) I’ll learn how to make the most of the resources we already have.
Whether I want to inspire our staff to greater heights of innovation or need to get by on the assets we have, I’ll learn tips for capitalizing on our current resources.

4) I’ll pick up ideas we can apply to our own organization.
The faculty share real-world case studies from a broad spectrum of organizations. I’ll find out what worked and didn’t work to ensure our organization doesn’t face the same challenges as our colleagues.

5) I can share what I learn with staff after the conference.
Combining my own notes and ideas with the session handouts, I’ll have plenty of inspiration and information to share when I return.

6) The Recovery Workforce Summit is an investment for our organization.
I'll learn skills that will have a lasting effect on my work. I'll pick up plenty of tips and techniques that we can apply upon my return, but I'll also learn to be a stronger, smarter, and more current team member.