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Get Your Employer to Pay Your Way

The ACNM 61st Annual Meeting is the most important professional development opportunity of the year for midwives. You'll learn so much new information, gain new techniques, and find out about the newest technology in women's health care -- all in the same place. Then you'll bring it back to your practice to increase patient safety and quality of care. In fact, you'll get so much value from the Annual Meeting that your employer may be willing to help pay for some or all of your meeting expenses. Here are a few tips and tools to help you gain your employer's support.

First, we've developed a letter that you can use as a template to request financial assistance from your employer. Download the letter and customize it to fit your needs.

Letter requesting financial support

Other tips:

1. Let your employer know exactly what you'll get out of the ACNM Annual Meeting and how that will benefit your practice and clients. You might even share your planned schedule with them.

2. Offer to share information or handouts from the Annual Meeting with your colleagues.

3. Work with your colleagues to develop a plan so that your clients are covered while you're attending the Annual Meeting.

4. Save money by booking your hotel and travel early, registering before the early bird deadline, and sharing a hotel room with other attendees