Professional Development


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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. Please note that registration closes one week prior to the start date. For further information, please contact Angelica Vialpando at (

(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.

(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.


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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.