2018 PAEA Education Forum: Letter to Your Supervisor

Does your supervisor need a little convincing before they send you to this year's Forum? Feel free to use our sample letter/email to help persuade your supervisor.

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Dear {Superb Supervisor},

I’d like to attend this year’s PAEA Education Forum and Workshops in Anaheim, California, from October 22–27.

To be the best educator I can be and prepare our students to be outstanding providers, I believe it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends in PA and higher education, learning, and teaching, and make connections with other educators working toward the same goal. The Education Forum is the only national conference for PA educators and a great chance to do just that.

One previous attendee said:

"It was so applicable to what I am doing in academics. Every session I went to addressed a challenge I am having."

That’s because — in addition to three inspiring keynote speakers — the Education Forum’s nearly 100 sessions span seven key tracks to help attendees hone in on exactly what they need to know:

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Integrating Technology into the Learning Experience
  • Teaching the 21st Century Learner
  • Transforming the Student Experience
  • Driving Innovations in Clinical Education
  • Organizational Success
  • Inclusive Excellence

When I return, I would be happy to discuss what I’ve learned with our team. Though the final count for this year hasn’t been tallied yet, last year’s attendees were able to earn nearly 20 CME hours just from the Forum alone — so I’m sure that I’ll have plenty of new ideas to share.

If I register by the early bird deadline of August 15, the cost to attend is just $525, with the option to add on a workshop for a deeper dive into a topic relevant to my work.

You can learn more about the Education Forum and everything it has to offer at forum.PAEAonline.org.

Thank you in advance for considering this request. I’m happy to chat more about this opportunity, so if you have any questions, please let me know.


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