Convince Your Boss – Sample Letter

Below is a letter that we created for you to use if you need assistance getting approval from your manager to attend the 2019 Chicago Momentum Summits. Please feel free to use it or edit it to your needs and make sure to fill in the blanks with your information. 

Sample letter:



Subject: Chicago Momentum Summits 2019 Proposal

I’m writing to ask for approval to attend Christian Music Broadcaster’s Chicago Momentum Summits on April 25th & April 26th.

On Thursday, April 25th at the Leadership Momentum Summit they’ll explore tools, resources and best practices to empower you in your leadership. Then on Friday, April 26th at the Future of Radio Momentum Summit there will be thought leaders and futurists speaking on what is to come for radio and how to navigate it.

These Momentum Summits offer intensive training interspersed with peer-to-peer learning. They provide on-site practical takeaways to apply at our station right away!

Here’s an approximate breakdown of conference costs:

  • Registration = $_____________ {Check for current price and memberships}
  • Hotel  = $_____________ {$132 / night+tax}
  • Airfare $ = _____________
  • Transportation to/from Airport = _____________ {FREE Via Host Shuttle}
  • Transportation to/from event = _____________ {Approx $13 one way via Uber}
  • Parking = _____________ {FREE at the Host Hotel and Summit venue}
  • Meals = FREE {Breakfast included at the host hotel, lunch/snack included at the Summits, and dinner included at the Evening Events}

TOTAL = $ _____________ {PRICELESS}

I’m thankful to be serving here, and believe attending the Chicago Momentum Summits is a great opportunity for {your station}.  I truly feel like the value of this conference to me, our organization, and the future of this industry is an investment worth making!

Thank you for your consideration.


{Your Name}

2021 Membership Exclusives

January – Your 2021 Radio Goals – Virtual Event
March – Radio Station Field Trip
April – A Webinar for YOUR Board
May – Virtual Mentoring Event
June – SURPRISE BENEFIT at Momentum
July – Salary Survey Webinar
August – Fundraising Webinar
September – Creative Images
October – Techsurvey Webinar
November – Radio Station Field Trip
December – Virtual Christmas Party

*subject to change


Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.