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How to expense your membership


Good news: Many companies offer an L&D or education budget that covers the cost of your subscription. 

GapSquad invoice

After you purchase a subscription, you will receive an invoice. You can forward this invoice directly to your team for reimbursement. 

Certificate of completion

When you complete a course, we will email you a certificate of completion that proves you completed the course. Your name, course details, and GapSquad's official logo will be included on your certificate. Here is an example:

 

Email template

If you need manager approval, we also provide a reimbursement template that you can forward. Let your manager know you're interested in a subscription to improve your work.

Sure, you could say the course aligns with your career goals, but what your manager REALLY cares about is whether the course will help your company make money or save money. That's why you must frame the course in terms of how it benefits your manager, team, and organization.

This will make the course feel like a no-brainer and create a sense of urgency. Show that your team will fall behind if you don't take this course ‚ÄĒ or will get ahead if you do.

Managers are more likely to approve purchases that feel like painkillers, not vitamins.

For¬†Pivot¬†Pro ūüéĮ¬†

Hey {manager},

There's a bootcamp for transitioning to Product Management that I'd love to enroll in. It's a live Zoom-based course held over the weekend with peers, and it's run on GapSquad. The instructor, Raj Elakkara, has taught over +100,000 students from companies like Meta, Google & Airbnb.

A few highlights:

  • Direct access to Raj Elakkara, the expert instructor teaching the course.
  • Hands-on workshops, and a personalized learning plan¬†
  • 1 year access to +15 PM courses and 4 learning paths.

The program looks very practical and focused on tackling issues we face today at {your company}.  

I anticipate being able to quickly put my learnings into practice. After the course, I can also share the learnings with the team so our entire team levels up.

The course is also really well priced at $290. If you like, you can review course details 
here.

What do you think?

Thanks,

{Your Name}

P.S. Other teams have subscribed a few people together because it's an efficient way to get shared context that otherwise takes back-and-forth time to build. It might make sense for us to subscribe a few folks.

For Annual Membership

Hey {manager},

There's a learning platform for Product Managers that I'd love to subscribe to. Its called GapSquad, and I recently signed up to evaluate it after hearing excellent reviews from my network.

It's a community where Product professionals from companies like Meta, Google, Airbnb, and NASA go to level up when they need to learn quickly and efficiently. 

Annual membership includes access to their full on-demand course library, participation in monthly live online workshops, access to their discord community, and more. The program looks very practical and focused on tackling issues we face today at {your company}. 

The course I'm interested in tackling immediately is: 

{Pick a topic that is a priority for your manager, e.g.}

{- Machine Learning for Product Managers}
{- Continuous Product Discovery}
{- Modern Product Analytics}

I anticipate being able to quickly put my learnings into practice. After the course, I can also share the learnings with the team so our entire team levels up.

Annual membership costs USD $228. If you like, you can review details here.

What do you think?

Thanks,

{Your Name}

P.S. Other teams have subscribed a few people together because it's an efficient way to get shared context that otherwise takes back-and-forth time to build. It might make sense for us to subscribe a few folks.