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Re:  Attendance at 2018 UVU’s Forum on Engaged Reading For the Love of Reading Conference



The 2018 For the Love of Reading conference takes place in Midway, Utah, October 25-26, 2018. UVU's Forum on Engaged Reading is about sharing the best in books, teaching, and innovations for changing lives. The conference will provide practical tips, research-based information and inspiration to help fuel children’s passion for reading.  The networking opportunities will also bring long-term professional benefits, including sharing ideas and best practices.

If I am supported to attend the For the Love of Reading conference, here are some ways in which I would ensure that the investment pays dividends for our organization, and how I would make the most of the opportunity for professional development.

I would attend the following programs, among others.  [List programs related to your work and why they will help you do your job better.]

  • Program 1
  • Program 2
  • Program 3
  • Program 4

After I return, I would take the following steps to ensure that what I learn benefits our organization:

  • Implement at least one new idea to encourage the love of reading
  • Share notes on sessions
  • Share my list of action items and general ideas
  • Provide a written report

I would need two days away from work to attend. The costs are as follows:


Thank you for your consideration.