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Justification Letter




Justification Letter

Achieving effective results as a social change agent requires exposure to new thoughts and best practices. It requires an effective network of professionals who have information and solutions you need.

At our conference, you’ll have opportunities to learn, connect and engage in ways that will help propel your career forward and inspire you to strive for even better results in the areas of social change that are important to you.

We understand the budgetary challenges facing organizations today and have created a letter to give to your supervisor along with more information about NCORE.

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Re:         Request to attend the 30th Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)


I would like to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), which
will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, May 30-June 3, 2017. This dynamic annual conference is a place of community and
inclusion; it is a forum for building skills, alliances, and knowledge about issues of race and ethnicity in higher education.
At NCORE, individuals and campus teams can work collaboratively under the guidance, tutelage and expertise of
recognized and effective scholars, practitioners and change-makers. It is a place where individuals and institutions share
their on-the-ground knowledge about program development, student development, academic assessment tools, effective
theoretical frameworks, the latest practice-based research findings and radical and innovative experiential curriculum to
transform higher education in its mission for diversity and inclusion for students, staff, faculty and leadership.
Participation brings your faculty and staff together with those from more than 1000 institutions and organizations and allows
them to create new or elevate existing networks with premier educators in the U.S. NCORE attendees can design their
conference experience from a wide variety of more than 350 sessions on race and ethnicity in higher education over 5 days:
• professional development on skills for inclusive practices
• personal identity development to improve own work with diverse communities
• literacy about other specific ethnic/racial groups specifically in higher education settings.
• multicultural leadership skills
• innovations in fine arts, humanities, social sciences and STEM based initiatives in student affairs and academic affairs
• alliance building skills across multiple identities and communities
By registering early, I can take advantage of registration discounts, lower travel fees, and gather a cohort to take
advantage for a group discount.
The multi-racial, multi-ethnic and intersectional identity space of NCORE is both challenging and affirming allowing attendees
to interact directly about issues of race, ethnicity, sovereignty, institutional racism, historical discrimination, and social justice
from one’s own social location and one’s own developmental place.
NCORE will deliver tremendous ROI. These "wins" will pay off in the form of better practices, tested solutions and a
network of peers and experts to call upon when troubleshooting. I think you will agree that this is a small investment when we
consider the value I can bring back.
Thank you for considering this request. I look forward to your reply.


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The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) is a program of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies

For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact the NCORE® office: (405) 325-3694