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Trying to convince my boss to pay for the CMP course. Any best practices or scritps I can use?
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Research and Understand the Value: Clearly articulate the benefits of obtaining the CMP. Explain how it will enhance your skills, increase your knowledge in event management, and contribute to your professional development. Highlight the industry recognition and credibility that comes with being a CMP.
Align with Organizational Goals: Demonstrate how the skills and knowledge gained from the CMP will directly contribute to the achievement of your company's goals. Whether it's improving event planning efficiency, enhancing the quality of events, or expanding the company's reach, show a direct connection.
Prepare a Proposal: Create a formal proposal outlining the costs of the CMP courses, including registration fees, study materials, and any associated expenses. Clearly present the benefits, both for you as an individual employee and for the organization as a whole.
Emphasize Return on Investment (ROI): Show how the investment in your CMP will yield a positive return for the company. This could include increased efficiency, improved event outcomes, and the potential for cost savings in the long run.
Highlight Industry Standards: Explain that the CMP is widely recognized as a standard of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Having certified professionals on the team can enhance the company's reputation and competitiveness in the industry.
Offer a Commitment: Assure your boss that you are committed to completing the program successfully and that you will share the knowledge and skills gained with the rest of the team. Make it clear that the investment will not only benefit you personally but also contribute to the overall success of the team.
Suggest a Trial Period: If your boss is hesitant, propose a trial period during which you can demonstrate the immediate benefits of the CMP. This could involve applying the newly acquired knowledge to upcoming events and measuring the impact on outcomes.
If this doesn't go well. I'd start interviewing and ask for it to be paid for as part of accepting an offer.
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I would also like to join a study group. Is anyone on slack? How is everyone connecting?
@Blake any insights here. I believe you recently passed the exam?
I'm struggling with working and studying for the CMP exam. Any one else in the same situation and want to connect?
YEP! I'm good to join. Shoot me an email. Or maybe we can make a discussion group?