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Hit the Ground RunningCouncil for Opportunity in Education's Orientation and Professional Development Program for College Access and Success Professionals

New to college access and success? Or, do you need a refresher? COE's Onboarding Orientation and Professional Development is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with three modes of learning. First, a one-on-one conversation to identify pressing program and professional development needs. Second, attend a full-day on-site, in-person workshop to connect to leader experts from other programs. Finally, get access to online learning modules to enable a review of the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do the job competently and successfully. The online learning can begin immediately.

November Onboarding

Virtual Webinar Agenda — The package provides one 90-minute session each day for three days (November 4 to November 6). Registrants will receive the webinar link and access code via e-mail by the evening prior to the webinar. Separate from the package, each session is $350 for Institutional Members and $700 for Non-Members.

(November 4) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. V1 — Understanding Your Program in Context of Your Institution’s Mission and Your Funder’s Anticipated Outcomes. Target AudienceAll. FacultyCherryl Arnold.

(November 5) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. V2-A — Structuring Services to Meet Desired Outcomes, Part 1. Target AudienceNew Director. FacultyLucy Jones.

(November 5) 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. V2-B — Adolescent and Adult Development with Emphasis on Low-Income, First-Generation Individuals. Target AudienceNew Personnel and Non-Directors. FacultyCorris Davis and Andrea Reeve.

(November 6) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. V3-A — Human Resource Issues in College Access and Success. Target AudienceNew Director. FacultyMary Gonzales.

(November 6) 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. V3-B — Financial Aid. Target AudienceNew Personnel and Non-Directors. FacultyLeticia Trevino and Chris George.

(November 6) 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. V4 — Wrap-Up, Online Module Selection, and Evaluation. Target AudienceAll. FacultyNicole Norfles.

COE Point of Contact — Dr. Nicole Norfles, (202) 347-7430 or (nicole.norfles@coenet.us).

Step 1One on One Consultation. When a person registers for the Orientation and Professional Development, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) will schedule a meeting with the employee to gauge specific needs.

Step 2In-Person Training. The person will choose an on-site training to attend. This one day event will provide the framework needed for the position.

Step 3Online Modules / Two Week Courses. COE offers over 15 relevant courses to ensure success in one position. Participants have 1.5 years to choose and complete courses. Again, the online learning can begin immediately after registration.

Online Modules previously offered include: Professional Ethics in an Access and Success Program; Getting Recognition for the Work You Do; Using Student Tracking Data to Improve Your Program; Getting Family Involvement in Your Programs; Examining Bridging Programs; Career Counseling; and Admissions and College Match.

Pricing Members Non-Members
Phone Consult + On-Site Training + 3- Online 10-Day Courses $800 $1,500
Phone Consult + On-Site Training + 5- Online 10-Day Courses $1,100 $1,900

Online Courses

Below are the Fall 2020 Onboarding courses (if none are listed, please check back at a later date).

(September 28 to October 7) Components of an Effective EOC Project’s Operational Plan. This course reviews the five criteria in the Plan of Operation as well as re-thinking their entire design of their project. Participants will review research studies as well as best practices in program design. How do you incorporate technology in your design? What should you consider when you formulate each of the plans required in this section of the proposal? How does what you have learned from COVID-19 change your new programming. Learn from each other as you share best practices in selection, service delivery, and records management.

(October 12 to October 21) Components of an Effective Talent Search Project’s Operation. This course reviews the five criteria in the Plan of Operation as well as re-thinking their entire design of their project. Participants will review research studies as well as best practices in program design. How do you incorporate technology in your design? What should you consider when you formulate each of the plans required in this section of the proposal? How does what you have learned from COVID-19 change your new programming. Learn from each other as you share best practices in selection, service delivery, and records management.

(November 2 to November 11) Career Counseling. The aim of this course is to introduce access and success professionals to the subspecialty of career, vocational and lifestyle counseling. The course will focus on understanding the factors that influence vocational choice and explore how psychological knowledge can be used to help students (as well as the professional) plan appropriate careers. It will provide the students with an understanding of career development and occupational lifestyle planning.

(November 16 to November 25) Professional Ethics in an Access and Success Program. This course is designed to provide an overview of ethical issues in higher education. Participants will discover through workplace examples and program students how any dilemma or decision can be approached through an ethical framework. Participants will articulate and use individual ethical principles and relevant professional ethical standards to enhance personal and professional development. One module of the course will focus on facilitating civil discourse.