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Trainings

Date Change! — March 26-27, 2017 — Priority 4 Financial Aid, Admissions and Financial Literacy Training
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.

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Boulevard • Baton Rouge, LA • 70810-1619
CLOSED
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(225) 215-7000
GROUP CODELA Association of Student Assistance Programs
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 12, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

April 7-8, 2017 — Priority 2 Legislation and Regulations
This seminar is designed to assist TRIO directors and managers in understanding the federal legislation and regulations that guide their TRIO grants. Fiscal accountability, budgeting, and programmatic questions will be addressed. Participants with less that two years' experience have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss any topics of their choice.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway • Dallas, TX • 75240-6276
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(855) 757-4984RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/gt/212104941?gtid=a062a51e78fa2ae38707761defd0b0e3)
GROUP ROOM RATE$149.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODECOE Legs/Regs Seminar 2017
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 20, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

April 10-11, 2017 — Priority 4 Financial Aid, Admissions and Financial Literacy Training
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.

Courtyard Pueblo Downtown
110 West City Center Drive • Pueblo, CO • 81003-1013
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(719) 542-3200
GROUP ROOM RATE$109.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODETRIO CO-ASPIRE
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 10, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

April 21-22, 2017 — Priority 1 Recordkeeping, Evaluation and Reporting
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 Orlando Buena Vista Palace Disney Springs™ Area
1900 Buena Vista Drive • Orlando, FL • 32830-8432
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(855) 757-4984RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/)
GROUP ROOM RATE$179.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODECouncil Opportunity
CUT-OFF DATE • (March 30, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

May 14-15, 2017 — Priority 4 Financial Aid, Admissions and Financial Literacy Training
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.

Best Western Plus Peppertree Airport Inn
3711 South Geiger Boulevard • Spokane, WA • 99224-5416
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(509) 624-4655
GROUP ROOM RATE$99.00 Single/Double (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODETRIO
CUT-OFF DATE • (May 11, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

June 3-4, 2017 — Priority 1 Recordkeeping, Evaluation and Reporting
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.

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 North River Road • Rosemont, IL • 60018-4207
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(800) 233-1234 RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/COER)
GROUP ROOM RATE$145.00 Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODEG-COER
CUT-OFF DATE • (May 12, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

June 5-6, 2017 — Priority 2 Legislation and Regulations TEAMS
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.

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 North River Road • Rosemont, IL • 60018-4207
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(800) 233-1234 RESERVATIONS (WWW)(https://aws.passkey.com/go/COER)
GROUP ROOM RATE$145.00 Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple (plus state & local taxes) — GROUP CODEG-COER
CUT-OFF DATE • (May 12, 2017) or when the Council's room block is full

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!

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.

Quality of Project Design
Proposal Type — McNair
Friday, March 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Proposal Type — VUB
Friday, March 31, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Free for Members Only

This webinar will assist participants in establishing a high quality project design that employs a conceptual framework that guides the activities of their proposed McNair project. This presentation will cover the basics of using literature to guide project design and how logic models can be used to demonstrate the link between practice and theory of action.

Key items to be discussed are as follows... 1) Developing a picture of your program — what you are putting into the program, what you are doing, and what you are trying to achieve; 2) Clarifying the strategy underlying your program; 3) Building common understanding for the readers, especially about the relationship between actions and results; 4) Communicating effectively what your program is (and is not) about; 5) Forming a basis for evaluation.

Know Your Authority — Understanding the Regulations around Your Budget
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
$300.00 for Members, $650.00 for Non-Members

The regulations provide institutions and agencies that host TRIO program with broad discretion to manage them. This webinar is designed to assist participants to understand how to read and interpret this regulatory language, locate regulations that answer individual questions, and review those regulations that answer the questions most frequently asked. The session particularly focuses on the OMB Uniform Guidance, which discusses required notifications and approvals by the staff of the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently asked Questions on Regulatory/Budget/Management Issues (New Director Series)
Regulatory
Thursday, April 13, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Budget
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Management
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
$250.00 for Members Only, $500.00 for Non-Members (Single Session)
$550.00 for Members Only, $1350.00 for Non-Members (All Three Sessions)

When should I call my program specialist? Do I need approval for that purchase or change from what was written in my proposal? Where are the regulations that apply to my program? Where can I find an example of an itinerary for a college tour trip? What is a "reasonable" amount to spend on such a trip? This session is designed to assist new TRIO programs and new staff from established programs to learn where to find basic information about their most pressing questions. From legislation, to regulations, to the TRIO Listserv, and relevant websites, get a map to finding the answers.

Learn About TextED for EOC Grantees
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for Everyone

Grantees interested in enhancing their current support services should come hear about Text Ed, an exciting new project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The project is recruiting EOC grantees to test out — for free — strategic text messaging designed to help EOC participants fulfill their goal of enrolling in college. The messages will include timely, personalized information concerning college enrollment activities and deadlines, resources for overcoming common barriers to enrollment, and an easy way to connect EOC participants with Center staff to provide further assistance.

COE and NEOCA are hosting an informational webinar presented by the Text Ed project team on April 19th at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. All EOC grantees are invited to learn about how your program can be a part of this initiative.

Prepare for the Interim EOC and TS Annual Reports
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Free for Members, $250.00 for Non-Members

Come learn about the interim annual report your program will submit to the U.S. Department of Education. Student numbers, budgetary issues and other key matters will be discussed.

Onboard

Hit the Ground RunningNew 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.