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October 16-17, 2019 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

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. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on October 16 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on October 17.

Red Jacket Beach Resort
1 South Shore Drive • South Yarmouth, MA • 02664-5148
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(800) 227-3263GROUP CODECOE P4 FinAid
GROUP ROOM RATE$129.00 (plus state & local taxes)

February 19-20, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

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. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on February 19 and ending at 12:00 p.m. on February 20.

Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive • Houston, TX • 77042-3704
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(713) 978-7400GROUP CODETX TRIO Association (TASSSP)
GROUP ROOM RATE$99.00 Regular, $119.00 Suite (plus state & local taxes)

April 27-28, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

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. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 12:00 p.m. on April 27 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on April 28.

Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Drive • Baraboo, WI • 53913-9694
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONS(866) 979-9653GROUP CODEWAEOPP
GROUP ROOM RATE$82.00 Double/Deluxe Queen (plus state & local taxes)

April 30-May 1, 2020 — Priority #4 Financial Aid, Financial Aid Literacy and Admissions
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

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. A sign-in sheet will be provided in each session. Hence, all participants are requested to attend all sessions allotted during this seminar.

Draft Agenda — Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 30 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on May 1.

San Juan, PR
DETAILS TO COME
DOWNLOADSTentative Agenda Document is available for download (.pdf)
RESERVATIONSTBDGROUP CODEAEEE Conference
GROUP ROOM RATETBD (plus state & local taxes)

Online Courses

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is excited to announce that online courses for the general community are now available. Courses are taught over a 10-day period. 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. Please note that registration closes one week prior to the start date and there is a $100 fee for cancellation. For further information, please contact (pdconsultant@coenet.org).

(September 30-October 9, 2019) Essentials for Budgeting. This course provides an overview of TRIO budgets and ways to effectively utilize your budget plan to accomplish project objectives. After a short review of TRIO program specific regulations and OMB Circulars governing costs, assignments and activities will focus on financial resources in a flexible, productive budget. Assignments include revising the 19-20 budget you originally sent in to ED at the beginning of the fiscal year. Participants have access to discussion posts with other course participants for exchange of ideas and networking opportunities.
Faculty — Andrea Reeve.

(October 14-23, 2019) How to Be a New Director in an Established Program. New directors in a program that has at least been in existence since 2008. This course considers what elements new directors should examine in leading an already established project. Over the course of the ten days, program directors will examine the governing documents that guide your program, understanding the goals of your program and services written by your agency to complete and methods to engage both internal and external program stakeholders.
Faculty — Corris Davis.

(November 11-20, 2019) Career Counseling. The aim of this course is to introduce access and success professionals to the sub specialty 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.
Faculty — David Rivera.

(December 2-11, 2019) Recruiting and Selecting Students for your Pre-College Youth Programs (TS/UB/UBMS). Do you struggle in reaching your number funded to serve? Have you been meeting all your objectives? If you have problems with either of these questions, then the answer may lie in your recruitment and selection policy. This course examines effective ways to target your student population, identify students who have a need for your services but who also have potential for success. We will also discuss effective recruitment strategies, strategic selection policies and eligibility and other criteria for selection of participants. We will take an overall look at how recruiting and selecting students impact your objective attainment and how providing optimum services will help your program meet participants’ identified needs.
Faculty — Amy Verlanic.

Free Online Course

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is excited to announce that the following online courses are available for FREE. These two courses — TRIO 101 and Effective Collaborative Strategies for Financial and Economic Literacy — are asynchronous online self-directed courses available to any TRIO staff offered via CourseSites by BlackBoard platform, and with open date for participation, accessible at any time and any location at no cost with Internet access. These self-directed courses are meant to offer additional information and more in-depth treatment of related Priority 4 Training topics. Follow Blackboard CourseSites instructions to register for CourseSites, create an account, and account verification. For further information about Priority 4 Training, please contact Nicole Norfles (nicole.norfles@coenet.org).

(Open Registration) TRIO 101. The goals of this course are as follows:

  • 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.

(Open Registration) Effective Collaborative Strategies for Financial and Economic Literacy. The goals of this course are as follows:

  • 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.

Webinars

Webinars are now available to prepare for the 2018-2019 Annual Performance Report (APR). With the exception of the new Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs, only one webinar will be offered for each TRIO program. The APR has a lot of detail. Do not go it alone. Register now!

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.

Preparing the 2018-2019 UB & UBMS APRs
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Preparing the 2018-2019 Talent Search APR
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Preparing the 2018-2019 Student Support Services APR
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Preparing the 2018-2019 EOC APR
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Preparing the 2018-2019 McNair APR
Thursday, November 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Preparing the 2018-2019 VUB APR
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR step-by-step to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Changes to the UB, UBMS and VUB 2018-2019 APRs
TBD
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR changes to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Changes to the McNair 2018-2019 APR
TBD
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
$350.00 for Members, $700.00 for Non-Members

Presenters will review the upcoming APR changes to aid preparation and help you understand the fields, what cannot be modified, and what data is needed for this program APR.

Compliance Assessment & Technical Assistance

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