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Trainings

February 23-24, 2018 — Priority #1, Evaluation, Recordkeeping and Reporting Student / Project Performance
Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education

This training will increase your competency and mastery of knowledge concerning record keeping, APR performance reporting, data use, and evaluation methods as well as to increase you and your staff's effectiveness in operating a model TRIO program.

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE • Atlanta, GA • 30303-1265
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(800) 445-8667RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/2018COE/)GROUP CODECOE
GROUP ROOM RATE$139.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

February 25-26, 2018 — Priority #4, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Admissions
This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators.

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE • Atlanta, GA • 30303-1265
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(800) 445-8667RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/2018COE/)GROUP CODECOE
GROUP ROOM RATE$139.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

March 28-29, 2018 — Assisting You in Your First Year of Managing Your Program
Register today! Cancellation fee for administrative costs will be $100. No exceptions.
Participants are asked to bring their laptop as all materials will be given in electronic format.


Whether you are a brand new director or a seasoned director who wants a refresher, this training is designed especially for you! Lay the groundwork for recruiting and serving participants, hiring the right staff and learning the regulations that guide your program.

Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley
245 Shawan Road • Hunt Valley, MD • 21031-1007
COST$350.00 for Members, $750.00 for Non-Members until March 23, 2018.
$500.00 for Members, $900.00 for Non-Members after March 23, 2018.
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(888) 236-2427RESERVATIONS (WWW)(http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/)
GROUP CODEMEAEOPP 42nd Annual Conference
GROUP ROOM RATE$139.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 12, 2018) or when the MEAEOPP's room block is full

April 2-3, 2018 — Priority #4, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Admissions
This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators.

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street • Kansas City, MO • 64111-1811
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(816) 531-3000RESERVATIONS (WWW)(http://www.marriott.com/)GROUP CODEMO-KAN-NE
GROUP ROOM RATE$154.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

April 7-8, 2018 — Assisting You in Your First Year of Managing Your Program
Register today! Cancellation fee for administrative costs will be $100. No exceptions.
Participants are asked to bring their laptop as all materials will be given in electronic format.


Whether you are a brand new director or a seasoned director who wants a refresher, this training is designed especially for you! Lay the groundwork for recruiting and serving participants, hiring the right staff and learning the regulations that guide your program.

Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect Road • Fort Collins, CO • 80526-2064
COST$350.00 for Members, $750.00 for Non-Members until March 23, 2018.
$500.00 for Members, $900.00 for Non-Members after March 23, 2018.
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(970) 482-2626RESERVATIONS (WWW)GROUP CODEASPIRE WY CO
GROUP ROOM RATE$136.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 5, 2018) or when the ASPIRE's room block is full

June 3-4, 2018 — Priority #1, Evaluation, Recordkeeping and Reporting Student / Project Performance
Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education

This training will increase your competency and mastery of knowledge concerning record keeping, APR performance reporting, data use, and evaluation methods as well as to increase you and your staff's effectiveness in operating a model TRIO program.

Denver, CO
Hotel information will be posted by January, 2018.
COSTFree for Everyone!

June 5-6, 2018 — Priority #4, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Admissions
This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: Financial and Economic Literacy; Transfer Services and College Selection; Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students; Technological Tools to Increase Participation; Services for Adults and Veterans; and Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators.

Denver, CO
Hotel information will be posted by January, 2018.
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)

June 7-8, 2018 — Priority #2, TEAMS Legislation and Regulations Training
Only TEAMS will be asked to register for this training. A team consists of a TRIO person and a person who works closely with TRIO but not in the program itself. For example, TRIO's supervisor, grants person, fiscal person, etc.

This professional development seminar is designed to assist teams of college, university or agency representatives in understanding the legislation and regulations governing the TRIO programs; to assure that TRIO staffs along with institutional representatives from other departments understand the expectations, rights, and responsibilities of institutions and agencies that agree to sponsor TRIO grants. You must have your supervisor and/or personnel from the institution/agency that does not work in TRIO join you to be eligible for this seminar. Do not make travel reservations until you are accepted. Registration is not acceptance.

Denver, CO
Hotel information will be posted by January, 2018.
COSTFree for Everyone!

Online Courses

COE is excited to announce that online courses for the general community are now available. Below are seven courses that will be each be taught over a 10-day period. These topics were chosen based on the needs identified for new college access and success professionals. Cost is $500 for Institutional Members and $800 for Non-Members per course. For further information, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (angelica.vialpando@coenet.org).

(February 5-14, 2018) Creating a Policy and Procedures Manual. Course is currently FULL. Policies and procedures are designed to govern decisions, actions, and activities that take place within the boundaries of a program. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in the day-to-day operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures ensure that a point of view held by the program is translated into steps that result in an outcome desired by the program and institution/agency. In this course, participants will receive a better understanding on how to create policy and procedures that make sense for their program.

(February 19-28, 2018) Family Involvement. Parents and families have the most direct and lasting impact on children’s learning. When parents are involved, students achieve more, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors, and feel more comfortable. Families are crucial partners to the TRIO community. With all the conflicting priorities competing for the time of families, how do we get parents involved in our programs? This class focuses on techniques to promote parent involvement using telephone conversations, family groups, newsletters, notes, and workshops, teaching families how to ask for help, and volunteering — all strategies designed to develop relationships of mutual trust with the families we serve.

Webinars

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is exploring innovative and economical ways to bring professional development training to the comfort of your office. We have begun a series of trainings that involve participation through a combination of web-based presentations and conference calls called Webinars. These low-cost trainings (no travel, lodging, or meal costs) will enable program staff to receive high quality professional development and remain in their office to provide services to their participants with minimal interruption. Space is limited. Register early!

NOTE — For any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted, even if your registration is processed successfully.

Welcome to TRIO
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Free for Everyone!

COE is excited to have new programs in the Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound and McNair. Join us as we go over the most important items COE believes you need to know to start off your program right! We will discuss budgets, staffing, training and more.

This webinar is limited to UB/UBMS/VUB/McNair new directors/new programs and only 200 people. Sign up today!

Financial Literacy And SALT — Resources For All TRIO Programs
Monday, January 29, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for Everyone!

Two years ago COE partnered with American Student Assistance (ASA) to provide SALT — a comprehensive online financial education program — to three regional associations: Aspire, NEOA and SAEOPP. We are pleased to announce that we are expanding the service so all ten regional associations have access to SALT resources at absolutely no cost. We are offering three webinar sessions in January to highlight Salt’s financial literacy resources and showcase how programs in the pilot regions successfully integrated the tools. Joanne Dashiell from ASA and Gaelyn Hastings from NEOA will co-present the sessions and provide a demo of the SALT program featuring tools and courses for both pre-college and college-based programs and introduce best practices and resources for introducing SALT to your students. You will leave with the tools and confidence you need to incorporate these materials into your programs and workshops.

Writing a Successful Conference Proposal
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for Everyone!

This one hour webinar will discuss what to include in a conference proposal to be competitive and selected for a presentation at COE's 37th Annual Conference in New York. Hear from previous selection panelists what makes a proposal stand out in the reading process. Due date for the submission is February 28. Dates of the annual conference are September 13-16, 2018.

Onboard

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 with a supervisor identifies pressing professional development needs. Second, an on-site, in-person workshop affords the opportunity to connect to leader experts from other programs. Finally, the online learning modules enable practitioners to review the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do their job competently and successfully.