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Events

Professional Development

Trainings

June 3-4, 2018 — Priority #1, Evaluation, Recordkeeping and Reporting Student / Project Performance
Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education

This training will increase your competency and mastery of knowledge concerning record keeping, APR performance reporting, data use, and evaluation methods as well as to increase you and your staff's effectiveness in operating a model TRIO program.

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street • Denver, CO • 80202-3402
TRAINING IS FULL
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(303) 297-1300RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/COE2018/)
GROUP CODECouncil for Opportunity in Education
GROUP ROOM RATE$209.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

June 5-6, 2018 — Priority #4, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy and Admissions
This training is designed to increase TRIO staff knowledge and skills around the following topic areas: 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.

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street • Denver, CO • 80202-3402
TRAINING IS FULL
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda (updated) Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(303) 297-1300RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/COE2018/)
GROUP CODECouncil for Opportunity in Education
GROUP ROOM RATE$209.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

June 7-8, 2018 — Priority #2, TEAMS Legislation and Regulations Training
Only TEAMS will be asked to register for this training. A team consists of a TRIO person and a person who works closely with TRIO but not in the program itself. For example, TRIO's supervisor, grants person, fiscal person, etc.

This professional development seminar is designed to assist teams of college, university or agency representatives in understanding the legislation and regulations governing the TRIO programs; to assure that TRIO staffs along with institutional representatives from other departments understand the expectations, rights, and responsibilities of institutions and agencies that agree to sponsor TRIO grants. You must have your supervisor and/or personnel from the institution/agency that does not work in TRIO join you to be eligible for this seminar. Do not make travel reservations until you are accepted. Registration is not acceptance.

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street • Denver, CO • 80202-3402
TRAINING IS FULL
COSTFree for Everyone!
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(303) 297-1300RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/COE2018/)
GROUP CODECouncil for Opportunity in Education
GROUP ROOM RATE$209.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes)

Online Courses

COE is excited to announce that online courses for the general community are now available. Below are seven 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. For further information, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (angelica.vialpando@coenet.org).

(May 7-16, 2018) Strategies to Work with Students with Disabilities for College Programs. The lack of support for low-income students with learning and/or physical disabilities frequently leads to educational disengagement and low graduation rates. In this course participants learn to identify and recognize common signs of undiagnosed/undisclosed (?) learning disabilities, examine the accessibility of your program, resources available and strategies to work with students of varying abilities.

(May 21-30, 2018) Navigating the Rules, Regulations and Policies of Working on a Federal Grant. Do you ask yourself, "Should I follow the OMB Uniform Guidance when it contradicts TRIO regulations? What are the OMB Uniform Guidance regulations? When do I need approval from my program specialist and when does the institution/agency have the authority to make decisions without approval?" If you answered yes, then this course is for you! Designed to assist both new and experienced TRIO professionals, this course helps navigate the hierarchy of legislation and regulations that govern federal grants and is designed to empower staff to know where to look when trying to obtain guidance when budgeting and making programmatic decisions.

(June 18-27, 2018) Recruiting Strategies. Target population, low-income, eligibility, first-generation, verification, compliance, duplication of services, citizenship etc. have the rules and regulations that govern your program stifled your recruitment strategies? It is time to step out of the box that confines your creativity and focus on targeted marketing to increase awareness of and the applications to your program. The words we use to recruit our target population frequently stop those most suited for our services from applying. They don't want to be associated with a poverty program or a program that serves students with disabilities. Does our approach welcome or repel? This course introduce s you to strategies that will get your recruiting materials into the right hands through marketing partnerships, collaborations, use of data, and allows you to experiment with new platforms.

(July 16-25, 2018) Retention Strategies for College Programs. Performance based funding and other political factors have many institutions shifting from a student recruitment focus to a student retention focus. Participants in this course will take a look at a number of evidence based retention strategies and dissect if or how they could work in their TRIO program. The course is designed for robust retention conversations and sharing of experiences between participants.

(July 30-August 8, 2018) Working with Diverse Populations. This course provides an overview of sociocultural identity, with an emphasis on how identity impacts access and success programs. Issues of sociocultural identity have been shown to impact educational outcomes. As such, it is imperative for access and success professionals to be aware of the dynamic between identity and the student experience. This course will describe various sociocultural identity development models, frameworks for applying cultural competence to practice, and systems of privilege and oppression at the societal, institutional, group, and individual levels. A special focus will be placed on how various sociocultural identities intersect and impact the educational experience of students from low-income, first-generation college going, and other underrepresented backgrounds.

(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.

Webinars

There are no Webinars available at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Onboard

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.