Professional Development

NOTICE — The Council for Opportunity in Education's registration system will be down from June 26 thru July 1 for routine maintenance. This means you will not be able to register for events (Annual Conference, Onboarding, Professional Development) during that period. Registration will be re-open on July 1. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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

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 (

(May 13-22, 2019) Managing Your Workload to Meet Your Program Objectives. This workshop will investigate effective strategies that projects can utilize to manage staff workloads and talents to meet project objectives. Workshop participants will discuss models for staff workloads including Management by Objectives and case management structures. The group will also discuss use of staff strengths to form a complementary team. Workshop participants will gain best practice methods by participating in a case study activity, sharing their projects with other TRIO professionals.


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


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 to identify pressing program and professional development needs. Second, attend a full-day on-site, in-person workshop to connect to leader experts from other programs. Finally, get access to online learning modules to enable a review of the history, resources, regulations and effective strategies to do the job competently and successfully. The online learning can begin immediately.

Compliance Assessment

Interested in learning about COE's compliance assistance and technical services offerings? Click here to find more info.