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Below is a template letter you can modify to send to your supervisor or training department explaining all the benefits you and your company will receive when you attend the Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity.

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TEMPLATE

SUBJECT: REQUEST TO ATTEND THE
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

FROM:          me@mycompany.com
TO:                myboss@mycompany.com
SUBJECT:      Request to Attend the University of Washington Bothell Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity

Dear [Insert Supervisor Name],

I would like to attend the University of Washington Bothell Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity. Attached is a one-page document that explains the program. (Document coming soon.)

Participating in this program will sharpen my leadership skills, successfully collaborate across the organization, will enable me to more effectively solve key business issues and provide continuous learning and support, develop my leadership skills, establish a deeper understanding of the issues faced by women in business, and enable me to more effectively navigate organizational practices to support my professional advancement.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND CONNECTIONS
The Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity will bring together key faculty, field experts, the latest research and others. It is the only one of its kind. It will enable me to develop networks both internally and externally that will be able to build relationships with others in the industry and provide for continuous learning and support.

INSPIRING AND RELEVANT CONTENT TAUGHT BY FACULTY AND EXPERTS
The Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity agenda is a powerful blend of inspiration, collaboration and education. Faculty experts from the University of Washington will share the latest research, tools, tips and techniques for effective operational leadership as well as for effective people leadership. Field experts will provide the results of their research and/or experience that will be invaluable to my leadership development. I will be able to bring learning back to the workplace and positively impact our organization through sharing what I learn.

PROGRAM CONTENT
Over a period of 6 months, in several meetings equivalent to 12 days of training, the program will cover leading people and teams, problem-solving and decision-making, collaboration and conflict management, negotiating skills, power and influence, networking, leading inclusive organizations and navigating unconscious bias. Participants will identify an executive sponsor who will be invited to attend a special session as part of the program.

Participants also take a variety of self-assessments to learn about their own individual leadership styles and preferences. This will support my leadership self-awareness and enable me to create a leadership development plan to continue my development after the program is completed.

COST-EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Registration is less than many other industry in-depth leadership programs ($15,950 for registration by August 26, 2018). If I act now, I can get a special rate at a nearby hotel.

A GOOD INVESTMENT FOR OUR ORGANIZATION
I am grateful for the investment our organization has made in me thus far. Let me pay it back by becoming a better leader by attending the Executive Leadership Certificate Program for Women, Inclusion and Diversity! Not only are you investing in me enabling me to be a more effective leader within the organization, but the team project will likely yield even more significant benefits and returns to the organization if recommendations are implemented.

I hope you will give favorable consideration to this request. Thanks for supporting my leadership development!

Best regards,
Your Name

P.S. For further program details, please visit the website at:
https://www.uwb.edu/business/executive/women-inclusion-diversity