School Facilities Management Virtual Conference
Justification Toolkit

Though this year's virtual conference is cost-free to DOF and Affilitate Members, we understand that some districts are experiencing severe financial problems which leave them short-handed. This means that regardless of the merits of distance learning and continuing education, you may need to justify the time invested in training - 

Consider:

  • Focusing on what you will specifically bring back to your district as return for the investment of your time.
  • 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

Check back for materials from our keynote speaker and session presenters.