We've been talking about conferences and training alot here.
What do your employers budget for you on an annual basis?
Around here its:
1. National Planning Conference for the Director (but I alternate years with Prudence since I am so nice).
2. National ESRI User Conference for the GIS Coordinator
3. APA State Chapter conference for 2-3 Planning staff (out of 5 professional staff)
4. Enough extra to cover 2-3 miscellaneous 2-3 day seminars for each employee.
5. ESRI State Users Group for 2 employees.