Justification Toolkit

We understand that travel and training budgets have been reduced, and some districts are experiencing severe financial problems. This means that regardless of the merits of a conference, you'll probably need to justify the expense.


  • Save up to $300 by registering by August 1.
  • Focusing on what you will specifically bring back to your district as return for the investment.
  • Offering to prepare and deliver a short presentation and Q&A to your business official, superintendent and/or school board to share what you learned.
  • Sharing speaker handouts with your colleagues. As an attendee, you have unlimited access to materials posted by speakers.
  • If you are working to obtain or maintain your CDF designation, remind your supervisor that this is a great way to earn credits.
  • Preparing a plan that shows who will cover for you while you are attending the conference.

Conference Materials

Unclogging the Leadership Pipeline by Col. Thomas Magness, PE, US Army, Retired

Strengthening Your School Building by Armoured One

Legislative Update by Heather Evans

State Ed Update by Rosanne Groff

Responding to Personnel Matters: Best Practices by Jay Girvin

Maximizing Aid on Building Condition Surveys by Nicolette Havrish