Convince your employer to sponsor your course — in two easy steps.

Copy and paste the following into an email to your employer:
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Dear [insert your employer's name],

Furthering my career through professional development is very important to me, and I have been exploring ways in which I can have a meaningful impact on the success of our laboratory.

I have identified a course that will not only benefit our team and laboratory, but also enable me to contribute to new areas of management. I believe it would be a valuable investment in [[insert the name of your laboratory or organisation]] as well as my professional growth.

I have attached my motivation letter as well as my skills profile to this email.

Regards,

[[insert your name]]

Our courses can help you with your professional development in diagnostics. Wondering how to approach your manager about funding your studies?
Here’s how...


Step 1
Personalise your motivation letter

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This personalised motivation letter template gives you the right information to provide to your manager.

Step 2
Compose your email

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This email template gives you a simple framework with a friendly, professional tone..


Before you press send!

Make sure you've added the right text and attached the following files:

✓ Your personalised motivation letter (Haven't got one yet? Click here). Enclosed in the downloaded file is two motivation letters. Please make use of the one that is relevant to the course you would like to do.

✓ The correct email text (with changed names and details)


Our graduates have found great value in our courses

 
  • It is a pleasure learning through such a professional company, always well prepared, friendly and supportive. I am grateful for the experience!
    — Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate, Pathcare
  • This course helped me to think out of the box.
    — Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate, Pathcare
  • I have applied what I have learned to my own lab which has made the experience extremely valuable.
    — Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate, Pathcare
  • A very good course. I could implement new things in my lab. I will definitely recommend this course.
    — Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate, Pathcare
  • The course was very informative and I learned a lot at my level as a technologist.
    — Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate, Lancet
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the training session. The skills learned during this short period was phenomenal and the facilitation was excellent.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, SA National Blood Services
  • This course has been the most informative and interactive course I've been on in a long time, helping me to add value and take away uncertainty in making decisions.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
  • This was an amazing course to attend. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, Pathcare
  • This training should be rolled out to all of our departments, as it will add value and improve operational efficiencies.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, Namibian Institute of Pathology
  • The facilitator used a very strong message enforcement technique which will help you not to forget.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, Southwest London Pathology
  • This course was eye opening. We sometimes tend to embark on improvements without looking at the data, which is fatal.
    — Power of Process Champion Course Graduate, Namibian Institute of Pathology
 
 

Helpful hints!

Sending a motivation for an investment in your professional development is just one part of getting assistance you need. Here are some hints to assist you in getting that investment.

 
 
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✓ Do your research

 

If you’re looking to get your employer to fund your professional development, it’s important that you have the right information. Make sure you know everything about the course (why you’d do it and how it will help you and your employer). Also know exactly why the course is perfect for you. Knowing the answers to these critical questions shows dedication and commitment.

You also want to do some research on your organisation’s policies relating to training and professional development. In many cases, laboratories and other organisations in diagnostics have tuition assistance policies or specific training targets. Asking your HR department for information could highlight additional opportunities that you can pursue.

Ultimately, your employer will want a return on their investment into your professional development. Make sure you present a persuasive and honest argument!

 

✓ Highlight the benefits

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Make a list of the ways that your laboratory (and particularly your team) will benefit from your new skills. This should include:

  • Your increased value to your team and the laboratory, through knowledge and ability

  • Your ability to take on new projects and assist in other, much needed areas of the laboratory

  • Introducing the laboratory to your newfound knowledge of leading practice industry tools and up-to-date methods

  • Taking an even more professional and innovative approach to your work and empowering those around you with new insights and knowledge

  • Being able to take on a strong leadership or management role, where it is needed

  • You can mentor new employees, and train your team members with your new skills

 

✓ Offer to contribute

 

Over and above a return on investment, your employer wants to see passion and commitment. By offering to contribute a portion of the course costs out of your salary, you are not only showing you are serious, but it will underscore your employer's belief in the value of the course - perhaps even prompting your employer to pay for the course in full.

Ultimately, our courses provide a valuable investment in your future and the performance of your team and organisation.

 

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