Professional Development


Hit the Ground RunningCouncil for Opportunity in Education's Orientation and Professional Development Program for New College Access and Success Professionals

New 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.

Onboarding provides all registrants with a phone consult, onsite training and three one-week online courses at minimum. Additionally, professionals have the opportunity to register for an additional online one-week course. If you are a new college access and success director or project professional, this professional development opportunity would be great for you.

Step 1One on One Consultation. When a person registers for the Orientation and Professional Development, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) will schedule a meeting with the employee to gauge what his / her specific needs are.

Step 2In-Person Training. The person will choose an on-site training to attend. This one day event will provide the framework needed for their position.

Step 3Online Modules / Online One Week Courses. COE will offer relevant courses for you to be successful in working in your position. You have 1.5 years to choose and complete courses.

Modules to be offered in Winter/Spring 2017 — Professional Ethics in an Access and Success Program; Getting Recognition for the Work You Do; Using Student Tracking Data to Improve Your Program; Getting Family Involvement in Your Programs; Examining Bridging Programs; Career Counseling; and Admissions and College Match.

COE Point of Contact — Dr. Nicole Norfles, (202) 347-7430 or (

Pricing Members Non-Members
Phone Consult + On-Site Training + Three Online One-Week Courses $800 $1,500
Phone Consult + On-Site Training + Five Online One-Week Courses $1,100 $1,900

Saturday, May 6, 2017 — San Juan, Puerto Rico (directly before the AEEE conference)
La Concha Renaissance Resort
1077 Ashford Avenue • San Juan, Puerto Rico • 00907-1128
RESERVATIONS(787) 721-7500
GROUP ROOM RATE$169.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODEIdentify yourself with the AEEE Conference
CUT-OFF DATE • (April 6, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full