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TRAININGS ONLINE COURSES WEBINARS ONBOARD COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT NO BETTER TIME

Trainings

Legislation and Regulations Gone Virtual
October 6-7, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) [both days]
Target Audience — McNair and SSS
October 8-9, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) [both days]
Target Audience — EOC and VUB
COST$400.00 for Members, $800.00 for Non-Members

This virtual professional development is designed to assist TRIO directors in learning the legislation and regulations guiding their programs. COE will discuss the legislation, specific TRIO regulations, the Education Department Guidelines (EDGAR) and OMB Uniform Cost Circulars and budget revisions. Seasoned professionals receive discussion on reporting and evaluation while new professionals get assistance working with program specialists. This virtual training includes policies and regulations that have been implemented during COVID-19.

Online Courses

Spend 10 days covering topics with esteemed faculty from across the nation! Contact Angelica Vialpando at (angelica.vialpando@coenet.org) for more information. Courses are $500 for Institutional Members and $800 for Non-Members.

(September 8 to September 17) Essentials for Budgeting. This course provides an overview of TRIO budgets and ways to effectively utilize your budget plan to accomplish project objectives. After a short review of TRIO program specific regulations and OMB Circulars governing costs, assignments and activities will focus on financial resources in a flexible, productive budget. Assignments include revising the 20-21 budget you originally sent into ED at the beginning of the fiscal year. Participants have access to discussion posts with other course participants for exchange of ideas and networking opportunities. COVID-19 FAQs by the U.S. Department of Education will be discussed and taken in consideration.

(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.

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!

Smart Start for New SSS Projects
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
 
 
COSTFree for Everyone!

Congratulations on securing your new SSS grant! Join us to help you start off right. COE will review important documents and terminology, key steps that should be completed within the first 90 days, and organizations available to support your grants success.

Annual Performance Reports (APR)
Monday, October 19, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
TALENT SEARCH
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
EOC
Monday, October 26, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
SSS
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
UB and UBMS
Monday, November 2, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
VUB
Thursday, November 12, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
MCNAIR
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Time to complete Annual Performance Reports (APR) is quickly approaching. Beginning in October, COE will offer webinars for each of the TRIO APRs.

Connect, Discuss, and Learn with COE
Thursday, September 10, 2020
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Thursday, September 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
Friday, September 11, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Friday, September 11, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
Thursday, October 22, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Thursday, October 22, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
Thursday, November 19, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — AEEE, CAEOP, MEAEOPP, NEOA, SAEOPP
Thursday, November 19, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, EOA, NAEOP, SWASAP, WESTOP
COE is offering a place for the TRIO community to have an opportunity to connect with peers, discuss current challenges, and learn current legislative and regulatory authority to help you run your program through this crisis. Attendees will get up-to-date information from Capitol Hill and the U.S. Department of Education and have the chance to share helpful practices that are working for them. We are in this together. If you have any questions, please contact Vanessa Ramirez at (vanessa.ramirez@coenet.org).

Black History 365 — Lessons for Learners and Leaders
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Increased racial tensions and protests in response to police brutality and murders of Black Americans demonstrates the critical need for a national reckoning on topics of racial injustice. As educators working with low-income, potential first-generation collegegoers of all backgrounds, TRIO professionals have a crucial role to play in fostering reconciliation and understanding. This free webinar will introduce TRIO educators to BlackHistory365 or BH365 — a comprehensive Black history curriculum for 9th through 12th graders that spans from the 1500s to present day. The curriculum is currently being adopted by school districts across the country. BH365 also includes resources and supports (including in-person and online instruction by professional development trainers) to allow educators to successfully implement the curriculum.

Onboard

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

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Compliance Assessment & Technical Assistance

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No Better Time to Reinvent Your Program


We recognize the impacts of COVID-19 and understand the necessary steps institutions are taking to contain the virus will continue for many weeks, possibly even months. As a result there is NO BETTER TIME (NBT) for professionals to get guidance for continuing student services through this protracted time. Register online for a virtual academy today!