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TRAININGS ONLINE COURSES WEBINARS ONBOARD COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT NO BETTER TIME

Trainings

Priority 4 — Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Admissions
Tuesday, December 1 to Thursday, December 3, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) each day
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education , this training increases knowledge and skills in: 1) Financial and Economic Literacy, 2) Transfer Services and College Selection, 3) Admissions for Precollege, Undergraduate, and Graduate Students, 4) Technological Tools to Increase Participation, 5) Services for Adults and Veterans; and 6) Building Relationships with Key Aid Administrators. Each day includes two one hour breaks.

New Directors — Assisting in the First Year Managing Your Program
Tuesday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 3, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — Student Support Services and McNair
Tuesday, March 9 to Wednesday, March 10, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Target Audience — EOC, TS, VUB, UB and UB Math/Science
$400.00 for Members, $800.00 for Non-Members

McNair and SSS, whether you are a brand-new director or a seasoned director wanting a refresher, this training lays the groundwork for recruiting and serving participants, hiring the right staff and learning the regulations guiding your program.

Legislation and Regulations
Wednesday, April 14, and Thursday, April 15, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (both days)
Target Audience — Talent Search, UB and UB Math/Science
Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (both days)
Target Audience — McNair and Student Support Services
Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, April 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (both days)
Target Audience — EOC and Veterans Upward Bound
 
 
$400.00 for Members, $800.00 for Non-Members

This virtual professional development assists TRIO directors and staff in learning the legislation and regulations guiding their programs. COE discusses the legislation, TRIO-specific regulations, the Education Department Guidelines (EDGAR) and OMB Uniform Cost Circulars, and revising your budgets. For seasoned professionals, COE analyzes reporting and evaluation. For new professionals, COE assists on working with your program specialist. This 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.

(October 26 to November 4) Components of a Talent Search Project Operation Plan. This course reviews the five criteria in the Plan of Operation to re-think the entire design of a project. Participants will review research studies and best practices in program design to incorporate technology. Learn what to consider when formulating each of the plans required in this section of the proposal and discuss how COVID-19 has changed new programming. Share best practices with peers 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!

Connect, Discuss, and Learn with COE
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).

Pre-College Cross-Cultural Experiences in the USA
Thursday, October 22, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Hear the experience of pre-college TRIO students from Puerto Rico engaged in travel to mainland USA. This is for the purpose of replicating international experiences. Director Mara Luna of TRIO UB University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras will share the development and implementation of small group travel as part of her program’s college access and success initiatives.

Annual Performance Reports (APR)
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.

Smart Start for New SSS Projects
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ET)
Thursday, February 4, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 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.

Creating a Policy and Procedures Manual
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Policies and procedures influence decisions, actions, and activities within a program. Procedures are the methods to express policies in operations of the organization. Together, policies and procedures ensure projects produce desired outcomes. In this webinar, programs understand how to create a Policy and Procedures Manual that articulates the project's method of operation and organizes information for on-boarding new staff and preparing for site visits.

FREE — Wellbeing, Mental Health and Music
Monday, December 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Research on the positive effects of structured and unstructured music engagement on student well-being and learning frames this session. The Beats and Lyrics series features student empowerment and academic engagement. Texas State University's School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, and TRIO collaborate with teaching artists how to use music as a pathway to learning and growth. All programs will find the presentation useful. The goal is to build on the work and promote wellbeing.

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

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!