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Trainings

Legislation and Regulations
Thursday and Friday, February 10-11, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)
EOC and Veterans Upward Bound
COST$450.00 for Members, $850.00 for Non-Members

These virtual professional development sessions are designed to assist TRIO staff in learning the legislation and regulations that guide their programs. COE staff and faculty will discuss the Legislation, your specific TRIO regulations, the Education Department Guidelines (EDGAR) and OMB Uniform Cost Circulars as well as the process and authority associated with revising your budgets.

Priority 4: Improving Financial Aid and Admissions Outcomes & Increasing Economic Literacy
For information on any upcoming Priority 4 trainings, please see our Priorty 4 section located here.

Online Courses

Professional Ethics in an Access and Success Program
Monday, February 14, to Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Faculty — Andrea Reeve
COST$500.00 for Members, $800.00 for Non-Members

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.

Managing Your Workload to Meet Your Program Objectives
Monday, March 7, to Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Faculty — Ms. Amy Verlanic, Montana Technological University
COST$500.00 for Members, $800.00 for Non-Members

This course will investigate effective strategies that projects can utilize to manage staff workloads and talents to meet project objectives. Course participants will discuss models for staffing including Management by Objective and Case Management Structures. The group will delve into evaluation tools that allow for program improvement, no more doing it because it’s always been done that way! Gain the tools and best practices for taking your team from jobs to calling while keeping the student outcomes your shared priority.

Free Online Courses

We are excited to announce the following courses have been made available for FREE through the Priority 4: Improving Financial Aid and Admissions Outcomes & Increasing Economic Literacy grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The following are asynchronous online self-directed courses available to any TRIO staff via CourseSites by the BlackBoard platform, made accessible for participation at any time and location at no cost until August 2022. These self-directed courses are meant to offer additional information and supplement the topics related to the Priority 4 Trainings. For further information about the Priority 4 Training or help in accessing the courses below, contact Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

Collaborative Efforts for Economic and Financial Literacy
This course is part of the Department of Educations (ED)’s Priority #4, Student Financial Aid, Admissions Policies and Procedures, and Financial/Economic Literacy Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs. Submit questions to Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

Objective — Assist in increasing trainees' ability to raise participants’ level of financial literacy.
• Provide trainees with the necessary tools to help participants become more financially savvy and self-empowered.
• Assist TRIO staff to provide services to participants to help them make more informed and strategic decisions regarding their finances and how to better use financial aid funds.
• Provide strategies to increase access for TRIO participants to financial education and asset building resources.
• Provide assets to build collaboration with service providers in the grantee institution, in the local community, and through online resources.

Financial Well Being: A Toolkit
Financial Well-Being is defined as the ability to meet all financial needs, today and over time; feel secure in the financial future; absorb a financial shock; and have the financial freedom to make choices to enjoy life. The overall goal for students is to be well versed in financial literacy, so a more appropriate way of calling it is using the term “Financial Well-Being” rather than “Financial Literacy.” Submit questions to Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

Objective — Assist TRIO staff participation in financial literacy self-assessment with students.
• Provide pre- and post- financial self-assessments.
• Provide trainees with a toolkit to identify components of a financial wellness center.
• Develop student Money Mentors as participant peers.
• Provide list of resources to identify speakers to address topics such as salary considerations by academic career, salary negotiations, entrepreneurs and internships, food bank benefits, and/or alternative housing and rent considerations.
• Provide a list of money habit games, envelop systems, and other tools to diversify financial literacy learning.

TRIO 101: An Introduction to TRIO Programs
An Introduction to TRIO Programs, a self-directed online course provided by the Council for Opportunity in Education. This course is self-directed so it will not be monitored by a faculty member. Submit questions to Nicole Norfles at (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

Objective — Enumerate each of the TRIO programs.
• Examine TRIO’s authorization through the Higher Education Act and its Administration within the Student Support Division of the U.S. Department of Education.
• Provide a history of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
• Provide an overview of TRIO programs to project personnel who may be new or have limited experience with TRIO programs.
• Provide an overview of TRIO regulatory documents and links to these documents.

Webinars

COE explores innovative and economical ways to deliver professional development training to recipients in the comfort of their home or office. These webinars encourage participation through a combination of web-based presentation and conference call. The low-cost trainings (no travel, lodging, or meal costs) provide program staff high-quality professional development in their offices with lesser interruption of provisions of service to their participants. Space is limited. Register early!

Connect. Discuss. Learn.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, NEOA, EOA, SWASAP, AEEE
Thursday, January 27, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — ASPIRE, NEOA, EOA, SWASAP, AEEE
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — NAEOP, WESTOP, MEAEOPP, CAEOP, SAEOPP
Thursday, January 27, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS
Region — NAEOP, WESTOP, MEAEOPP, CAEOP, SAEOPP
COSTFree for Everyone!

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 program related questions, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (angelica.vialpando@coenet.org).

Annual Performance Reports (APR)
Thursday, January 13, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Veterans Upward Bound
 
 
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

All webinar recordings will be available until submission deadlines for all the APRs have passed. If interested in purchasing a recording, please contact Neda Wickson at (neda.wickson@coenet.org).

Spotlight on the I’m First! Guide To College
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET)
COSTFree for Everyone!

The I'm First! Guide to College, an initiative of Strive for College, is the only college guidebook designed uniquely for low-income and first-generation college-bound students. Learn how two TRIO directors are successfully using the guide with their Upward Bound and Talent Search programs and empowering their students on the path to college. Also, learn how to take advantage of special discounts available to TRIO providers from COE.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness and TRIO Professionals — What You Really Need to Know!
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Thursday, February 10, 2022
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
COSTFree for Everyone!

Recently, the Department of Education announced significant updates to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to provide relief for 500,000 more TRIO educators and public service workers. Join COE and representatives from the Office of the Under Secretary for this informational webinar to learn more about ED's steps to allow borrowers to count all types of past federal loan payments toward the 120 required, make it easier to certify eligible public service employment, and review denied PSLF applications to correct errors and continue the process.

LDTT: Recruitment In The New Normal
Thursday, January 20, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRECOLLEGE YOUTH
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Are you meeting your program participant numbers? Interested in hearing new ideas on how to reach students in your target schools and target areas? Join this webinar to hear from TRIO Directors that have found success in transforming their recruitment over the last year and a half. As a part of our Let’s Do This Together series, webinar participants will have an opportunity during the session to share their successes and challenges in their recruitment efforts, with dedicated time for peer-to-peer learning.

5. Competitive Research and Other Fellowships for McNair Scholars (Alumni Perspective)
Monday, January 24, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET)
There are a host of fellowships that McNair participants should apply for in preparation for graduate school. The key is to plan early, and revise if necessary. This session will provide information about some of those offerings as well as insight from previous fellowship recipients. Open for students to attend.

TRIO Risk Management Series
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Session 1 — The Fundamentals
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Session 2 — Developing the Risk Management Mindset
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Session 3 — Working with Minors: Not Just for Pre-College Programs
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET)
Session 4 — 10 Areas of Risk for TRIO Programs and How to Mitigate Them
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

This four-part series helps TRIO professionals learn about risk management in the context of college access and success programming and administration. More than just policies and procedures, this series will challenge participants to think beyond compliance and support the development of effective and efficient risk assessment practices to improve program objectives. Register for all four at once to receive a 25% discount on pricing or register for individual sessions that interest you. With any questions, please e-mail Jen Rudolph at (jennifer.rudolph@coenet.org). Each webinar is $350 for Members, $700 for Non-Members.

LDTT: Connecting To Careers — Student Focus
Friday, January 28, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET)
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Connecting students' educational endeavors to a career is key. This webinar focuses on promising practices of student career advising and self-exploration. Questioning the career trajectory, identifying options, building a skill set, methods to market oneself are topics covered. The presenters will discuss practices and available resources.

How to Expand Your Students’ Networks and Faculty Contacts (Part 1)
Friday, January 28, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Many McNair directors have vetted faculty and student networks and support scholar research. How can TRIO professionals identify TRIO alums in faculty positions to broaden their networks and connect students with elite graduate study institutions? This session provides tips on outreach, networking, and communicating these great opportunities to students. Students participate for free.

Competitive Research and Other Fellowships for McNair Scholars (Director and Faculty Perspective)
Monday, January 31, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
There are a host of fellowships that McNair participants should apply for in preparation for graduate school. Though early planning is needed, also key is a targeted strategy. This session will provide information about strategic considerations that program may consider on their campus for competitive grants as well as highlight feedback from fellowship recipients. Open for students to attend. Register now. Students also free.

LDTT: Connecting To Careers — Staff Focus
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET)
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

There are many TRIO professionals looking to advance in their career. This webinar acknowledges that to effectively advise students, each professional's story of self-exploration and growth adds value. How should you question your trajectory, build your skill set, and move from managing people to managing processes? The presenters will discuss their experiences and outcomes.

LDTT: New Normal Recruiting for Student Support Services Programs
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

This workshop helps you think through recruiting and marketing strategies, incorporating technology and personalized materials to increase investment return. With a focus on shared experience, this 90-minute session will allow participants to break out into smaller groups to connect and reflect on implementing new practices and strategies in recruiting new participants in this new normal.

Priority #4: Student Financial Aid, Admissions Policies and Procedures, and Financial/Economic Literacy Training
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
This training increases knowledge and skills in 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. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this training is free for participants.

Start Smart
Thursday, February 3, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — TALENT SEARCH
Friday, February 4, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — EOC
COSTFree for Everyone!

Congratulations on securing your new 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 six months, and organizations available to support your grants success.

LDTT: Enhance Impacts and Outcomes With Peer Mentoring for Student Support Services
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

This webinar, TRIO professionals will learn to increase programmatic impacts for current SSS participants while addressing potential recruits' needs with a peer mentoring program. Join this webinar to hear from seasoned TRIO professionals on how they've used peer mentoring programs to support their students and reach program objectives. With a focus on shared experience, this 90-minute session will allow participants to break out into smaller groups to connect and reflect on implementing new programs and practices in peer mentoring.

How to Expand Your Students’ Networks and Faculty Contacts (Part 2)
Monday, March 7, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Many McNair directors have vetted faculty and student networks and support scholar research. How can TRIO professionals identify TRIO alums in faculty positions to broaden their networks and connect students with elite graduate study institutions? This session provides tips on outreach, networking, and communicating these great opportunities to students. Students participate for free.

LDTT: Building Beneficial Partnerships
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — COLLEGE PROGRAMS
COST$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

TRIO programs can do more for their students when they have strong partnerships on campus and in their communities. Participants in this webinar will hear from TRIO practitioners who have cultivated beneficial relationships that advance their progress towards meeting objectives and provide impactful opportunities for their students. As a part of our Let’s Do This Together series, webinar participants will have an opportunity during the session to share their successes and challenges in creating and sustaining beneficial partnerships, with dedicated time for peer-to-peer learning.

Onboard

Onboarding Virtual Training
Tuesday through Thursday, February 22-24, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (each day)
New to college access and success? Or, do you need a refresher? COE's Onboarding Orientation and Professional Development brings you quickly up to speed with three learning modes. You have the option of registering for any webinar at $350 each (member price) or the complete four-session series at $800 (member price). The four-session option provides one session each day, with course selection as the fourth session. The entire four-part series gives you the following package: 1) First, a one-on-one conversation to identify pressing program and professional development needs; 2) Second, attend a four-part virtual training equivalent to the full-day on-site, in-person workshop to connect to leader experts from other programs; and 3) Finally, access online learning modules to review the history, resources, regulations, and effective strategies to do the job competently and successfully. Once registered, selection and participation of the online learning can begin immediately.

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

For more information about the Onboarding Orientation and Professional Development trainings, please click here.

Compliance Assessment & Technical Assistance

Interested in learning about the Council for Opportunity in Education's compliance assessment and technical assistance services? Click here to find more information.

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!