Professional Development


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Online Courses

COE is excited to announce that online courses for the general community are now available. Below are 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. Please note that registration closes one week prior to the start date. For further information, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (

(August 13-22, 2018) Structuring Services to Meet Desired Outcomes, Part II. Part II builds off the on-site training and discusses effective strategies to meet legislative outcomes and project objectives. Using the last funded grant proposal, course participants will identify their project's strategies to meet objectives and how each contribute to the accomplishment of prescribed outcomes. Participants will examine factors that influence the delivery of services to project participants/clients as well as investigate effective ways to evaluate project outcomes and why evaluation is important. Participants will develop a logic model to link objectives, services, and evaluation techniques to illustrate the relationship between these components.


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.

Strategies for the UB/UBMS Supplemental Proposal
Thursday, July 5, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Free for Members Only, $200.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the Supplemental Grant RFP and discuss strategies to submit a proposal to the U.S. Department of Education.

Planning a Five Star Chapter Conference!
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Free for Everyone!

Planning a professional conference can be an overwhelming, yet wonderful experience! Serving as a conference chair or committee member, you will have the opportunity to discover the strengths of others passionate about serving students, hone your organizational skills, and design opportunities for others to enhance their personal and professional development. This webinar, led by experienced chapter leaders and conference chairs, will provide you with the tools necessary for executing a successful conference. Participants will learn the ins and outs of choosing a dedicated conference committee, developing a budget, reaching out to sponsors and political leaders, charting an effective planning timeline, and so much more! Interactive discussion will be encouraged, so come ready to chat about your questions, fears, and challenges.


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.