October 2013 – August 2014
Linda Byrd-Johnson, Director, Student Service Area
Katie Blanding, Director, Graduate and Special Focus Programs Division
Suzanne Ulmer, Training Program Lead
Federal TRIO Programs: Educational Opportunity Centers Program, Talent Search Program, Upward Bound Program, Upward Bound Math/Science Program, Upward Bound Veterans Program, Student Support Services Program, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Priorities for the Training Program
#4 - Training on: student financial aid; college and university admissions policies and procedures; and proven strategies to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students, including basic personal income, household money management, financial planning skills, and basic economic decisionmaking skills.
#5 - Training on: proven strategies for recruiting and serving hard-to-reach populations -- including students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students who are individuals with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are foster care youth, or other disconnected students.
The Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs (Training Program) is designed to assist TRIO personnel in improving the operation and success of the TRIO projects. Whether you are new to the staff of a project funded under the Federal TRIO Programs or have been involved with a TRIO project for many years, there may be a training session that can assist you in doing your job more effectively. We encourage you to look at the information provided here and to share it with your colleagues.
In order to assist you in determining which training would work best for you, we have organized the training schedule by "priority." The priorities for training were legislated by Congress and determined by the Department of Education (Department) to be the most appropriate in meeting the needs of TRIO personnel. The Department awarded grants to organizations and institutions of higher education to conduct the training sessions. These organizations and institutions have developed training that is appropriate for all levels of personnel and for personnel working in every TRIO program. We are hopeful that you will find a priority training that will suit you and your colleagues.
To learn specifics about a scheduled training, including how to register, please use the links provided for the registration and/or contact the person listed for the organization or institution conducting that training. We have listed the contact information at the end of this page. Each organization and institution conducting the training has a Web site where you will find additional information on the individual training session. If you have additional questions about the Training Program, please contact the program lead, Suzanne Ulmer, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 202-502-7789.
The trainings listed below are being paid for with Federal TRIO Programs' resources. It is imperative that if you register for training that you actually attend the training or give ample notification that you will not be there. We will ask for a list of no-shows from the training organizations and these no-shows will risk not being able to attend another TRIO-sponsored training event.
Schedule of Training
Priority #1 – Training to: improve recordkeeping; reporting of student and project performance; and the rigorous evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model TRIO project.
|February 9-12, 2014||Las Vegas, NV||UNLV|
|April 21-24, 2014||Chicago, IL||UNLV|
Priority #2 – Training on: budget management; and the legislative and regulatory requirements for operation of the Federal TRIO Programs.
|November 22-24, 2013||Arlington, VA||COE|
|March 9-11, 2014||New Orleans, LA||COE|
|April 7-8, 2014||Denver, CO
(designated for teams)
Webinar Series -
Priority #3 – Training on: assessment of student needs; proven retention and graduation strategies; and the use of educational technology in order to design and operate a model TRIO project -- for staff working on projects funded under any of the TRIO Programs.
|April 14-16, 2014||Charlotte, NC||SAEOPP|
|July 29-31, 2014||New Orleans, LA||SAEOPP|
|August 6-8, 2014||San Juan, PR||SAEOPP|
Priority #4 – Training on: student financial aid, and college and university admissions policies and procedures – for staff working on projects funded under any of the TRIO Programs.
|February 12-14, 2014||Las Vegas, NV||UNLV|
|March 3, 2014||San Antonio, TX
(in conjunction with TASSAP)
|April 2014 (exact date TBD)||(in conjunction with MI-CAPP)||COE|
Priority #5 – Training on: proven strategies for recruiting and serving hard-to-reach populations -- including students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students who are individuals with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are foster care youth, or other disconnected students.
|October 14-16, 2013||Anaheim, CA
(in conjunction with WESTOP's Joint Professional Development Seminar)
|Sonoma State University|
|February 24-27, 2014||Honolulu, HI
(in conjunction with the Pacific Islands Chapter of WESTOP's Professional Development Seminar)
|Sonoma State University|
|April 22-23, 2014||Kansa City, MO
(designated for new staff)
|Sonoma State University|
|May 15-16, 2014||Savannah, GA||Sonoma State University|
Registration and Contact Information
Council for Opportunity in Education
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Priority #2 - Ms. Angelica Vialpando
Priority #4 - Mr. Heath Alexander
Web site: www.coenet.us/training
Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
75 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Sonoma State University
5657 West Ashcroft Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
5606 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Office of Postsecondary Education