Making Your Case to Attend
Show how you'll be more valuable to your institution after you attend the For the Love of Reading Conference in Midway, Utah on October 6-7. 2016. Making the case for time off and support for
travel and expenses to attend a conference requires a solid understanding of the potential
benefits to your organization, supervisor, and colleagues. You can use the following
information to help make your case.
- Get the costs together, showing how much you can save if you register early.
- Review the sessions being offered and identify those that could help you do your job
- Share any preliminary program information with your colleagues and identify what kind
of information you could bring back to help them, and what sessions they’d like you
to go to.
- Share program information with your boss and find out what sessions and programs he
or she think would be of greatest benefit to your organization.
- Put together a draft plan of coverage while you’re away.
- Develop a draft plan for after you get back—describe how you’ll share the list of
discussion and action items you develop during the conference.
- Put your request in writing.