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The Ultimate Toolkit for Writing and Presenting a Killer Sabbatical Proposal Your Boss Can’t Refuse

By Barbara Pagano, Elizabeth Pagano, and Gloria Southerland 84 pages. Don’t just sit there wishing your company had a sabbatical program. Convince your company’s decision makers to give you one! With Negotiating Your Sabbatical you’ll have access to the ultimate toolkit for preparing a winning sabbatical proposal. yourSABBATICAL’s Negotiating Your Sabbatical enables even the mildest mannered employee to assemble an intelligent, articulate, and ultimately convincing proposal. This toolkit is loaded with solid strategies, sage advice, and an arsenal of resources that give you the tools and confidence you need to convince higher ups that giving you a sabbatical is a great idea. Simple to follow, step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of zeroing in on your company’s sabbatical benefit areas, preparing a killer written proposal, and preparing yourself to negotiate the particulars of your career break with your company’s leaders. Negotiating Your Sabbatical includes enlightening checklists, frequently asked questions, an accountability log, current data on sabbatical trends, negotiation scripts, sample sabbatical proposals, success stories, an expert proposal template, and action challenges that give you the confidence to launch a powerful sabbatical program for yourself.

Independent Reviewer

“I think [this toolkit] is a good deal and here’s why. Compare the price to the cost of going to an executive coach, which will run you hundreds of dollars. Talking to your company about agreeing to time off can be stress-inducing. You want to be prepared and have thought through the pros, the cons and all the possible reactions such a discussion might trigger. This is an important conversation and you want to be prepared. I’ve read through the book in detail and I think there’s a lot of good advice and insight that you can apply to your circumstance…it’s a comprehensive tool that will take you through all phases of getting time off from work.” — Jeff Jung, Founder of  Career Break Secrets
With Negotiating Your Sabbatical, you’ll be able to…
  • Talk intelligently about why companies offer sabbatical programs for their employees.
  • Determine benefits from your sabbatical that will best influence your employer.
  • Use Sabbatical Fast Facts – powerful statistics, current research, and testimonials from corporate executives – to influence upper management.
  • Identify the common obstacles to winning a sabbatical and easy ways to avoid them.
  • Learn how your sabbatical can benefit your team while you’re away.
  • Write a sabbatical proposal that will get a “yes” from even the most hardened traditionalists.
  • Relate your sabbatical benefits to “the bigger picture,” such as industry trends and company goals.
  • Complete a preliminary “Work Coverage Plan” to demonstrate how your sabbatical can actually strengthen the company while you’re away.
  • Strategize on how to convert your boss into a “champion” for your sabbatical.
  • Recognize the critical value and positioning of your sabbatical proposal.
  • Learn the top 3 conditions of your work and performance that will influence positive success.
  • Prepare for the 6 critical elements of your sabbatical negotiation.
  • Learn 3 important strategies for keeping the negotiation on track.
  • Prepare for the 5 possible reactions from your boss with expertly scripted responses.
Yes, you can successfully negotiate a sabbatical with your company. Even a paid one! Price: Only $49.95
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Expert Advice on Incorporating a Sabbatical or Career Break in Your Resume or Professional Bio

There’s power in time off. If you think time away from work is something you should “hide” on your resume, think again. It can be a compelling addition to your personal brand and unique offerings. A sabbatical experience can give you the edge you need to beat out other candidates for a new position or project. This guide includes savvy advice and written examples that help you expertly position your work leave in a resume, biography, cover letter, and social media tools.
By  Barbara Pagano and Elizabeth Pagano 5 pages Price: Only $4.95
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Comprehensive Sabbatical Program Toolkit


A How-To Guide for Implementing Your Company’s Sabbatical Strategy

This Toolkit gives you the resources you need to roll out a sabbatical program for your company that attracts, retains and accelerates top talent. Includes a FREE hour-long phone strategy session with yourSABBATICAL’s co-founders, Barbara Pagano and Elizabeth Pagano! This call will be scheduled within one month after purchase of the toolkit and can include up to three leaders from your company. By Barbara PaganoElizabeth Pagano and Gloria Southerland. 103 pages Written for a company’s top leadership or “Sabbatical Champion,” this complete toolkit gives you the resources you need to roll out a sustainable sabbatical program for your employees that is good for the individual leader and good for the bottom line. The latest research exercises to help you formulate your ideas, and tools to help structure your sabbatical program are all in this toolkit. Packed with practical information, sample policies, and work coverage design ideas, you’ll have everything you need to confidently create, integrate and implement a sabbatical program! Organized into five resource-rich chapters, this groundbreaking product is unique to the market and includes the significant offering of a FREE hour-long phone strategy session with yourSABBATICAL’s co-founders, Barbara Pagano and Elizabeth Pagano – a valuable 60 minutes designed to ensure your success. Thoughtfully developed as a practical “step-by-step” process and planning tool for small- and medium-sized companies, the Comprehensive Sabbatical Program Toolkit includes: Chapter 1: Designing the Sabbatical Program What’s the best design for my company? Who should be eligible and how long should the sabbatical be? Who covers the work? Includes four critical components of sabbatical program success, three sample policies, and a comprehensive checklist for sabbatical program components, as well as tips for rolling out the program. Chapter 2: Creating Top Leadership Support Designed to help the “sabbatical champion” establish the business case for a sabbatical program specific to your company’s goals, this chapter helps you create buy-in from other company leaders and educate others about the value of a sabbatical program in the context of today’s challenging work environment. Includes a step-by-step process for creating your talking points to build enthusiasm and real-world stories. Chapter 3: The Sabbatical-Goer’s Plan – A Usage Guide for Leaders Companies use sabbatical plans to ensure structure and successful outcomes for the sabbatical-goer as well as the company. This resource is particularly valuable for integrating a sabbatical with leadership and talent development initiatives. Supported by its own resource section for the individual sabbatical-goer, this chapter contains sabbatical planning tools including the sabbatical plan template, three sample sabbatical plans, and suggested dialogue opportunities within the company. Chapter 4: Work Coverage Guide This section guides a company in structuring its work coverage process in order to create a robust talent exchange that increases agility and uncovers new ways of working. A resource section for the individual sabbatical-goer supports this chapter and contains six power tools for structuring work coverage, including work audit tools, selection criteria for work coverage partners, plus suggested scripts, sample agendas for pre-sabbatical meetings, a comprehensive work coverage checklist, and a re-entry plan template. Chapter 5: Ensuring Ongoing Success and Assessing Impact What’s working in your sabbatical program? Are your objectives being met? This resource-packed chapter includes evaluation and impact surveys to measure the success of your company’s sabbatical program. Five sample surveys are included, as well as tips for using the data, and three more ways to see the impact from your program. Whether your company wishes to have a “best in class” sabbatical program or simply wants to ensure a program is based on solid design principles, operate efficiently and results in business impacts, this extraordinary guide is your first step and a “must have” for creating a successful sabbatical strategy. Combined with the free strategy session with yourSABBATICAL’s co-founders, Barbara Pagano and Elizabeth Pagano, your investment is sure to result in a powerful yet practical sabbatical design for your company! Price: $1495 – includes the FREE phone strategy session with yS founders!
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Note: Please note that SABBATICAL VACATIONS will not be responsible for any unsatisfied purchases, we are only providing additional resource for your sabbatical experience. Please use your own judgement when purchasing.