Professional Development


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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.

Frequently Asked Questions on Regulatory/Budget/Management Issues (New Director Series)
Thursday, June 1, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Monday, June 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
$300.00 for Members Only, $600.00 for Non-Members (Single Session)
$700.00 for Members Only, $1600.00 for Non-Members (All Three Sessions)

When should I call my program specialist? Do I need approval for that purchase or change from what was written in my proposal? Where are the regulations that apply to my program? Where can I find an example of an itinerary for a college tour trip? What is a "reasonable" amount to spend on such a trip? This session is designed to assist new TRIO programs and new staff from established programs to learn where to find basic information about their most pressing questions. From legislation, to regulations, to the TRIO Listserv, and relevant websites, get a map to finding the answers.


Hit the Ground RunningNew to college access and success? COE's Onboarding Orientation and Professional Development is designed to bring you quickly up to speed in 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 learning modules enable practitioners to review the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do their job competently and successfully.