Fiscal Year 2015
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 register for the trainings, please use the links provided for the registration and/or contact the person listed for the organization or institution conducting that training. The Department of Education cannot register participants for the trainings. 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, other than registration 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. Remember to contact the organizations providing the training for questions about registration.
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 1-2, 2015||San Antonio, TX||Sonoma State University|
|February 12-14, 2015||Washington, DC||COE|
|March 5, April 9, May 21, 2015||Webinar Series||COE|
|April 1, 8, 15, 29, 2015||Webinar Series||Renaissance|
|May 28-30, 2015||New Orleans, LA||Renaissance|
|June 25, July 6, 23, 2015||Coaching Program for New Directors||Renaissance|
|August 16-17, 2015||San Diego, CA||Sonoma State University|
|August 19-20, 2015||Technical Assistance Clinic; Durham, NC||Renaissance|
Priority #2 – Training on: budget management; and the legislative and regulatory requirements for operation of the Federal TRIO Programs.
|January 14-16, 2015||Orlando, FL||SAEOPP|
|February 4-5, 2015||San Antonio, TX||Sonoma State University|
|July 30 - August 1, 2015||San Juan, PR||SAEOPP|
|August 19-20, 2015||San Diego, CA||Sonoma State University|
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.
|January 12-14, 2015||Orlando, FL||SAEOPP|
|April 26-29, 2015||Las Vegas, NV||SAEOPP|
|July 27-29, 2015||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 23-25, 2015||Las Vegas, NV||UNLV|
|May 1-3, 2015||Chicago, IL||UNLV|
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.
|February 23-24, 2015||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Sonoma State University|
|April 2-3, 2015||Kansas City, MO (Mo-Kan-Ne)||Sonoma State University|
|May 3-7, 2015||Niagara Falls, NY (AEEE)||Sonoma State University|
|August 25-26, 2015||Baltimore, MD||Sonoma State University|
Registration and Contact Information
Council for Opportunity in Education
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Ms. Margaret Cahalan
RenaissanceThe Renaissance Education Group, Inc.
1058 West Club Boulevard
Suite 6 – 661
Durham, NC 27701
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell
Telephone: 919-416-1736 ext. 25
Web site: www.renaissance-ed.net
TRIO Training: www.RenaissanceTRIOTraining.net
- The Training Seminar is a two-day, comprehensive professional development workshop. This learning event offers research-based practices and techniques in program evaluation, strategies for reporting student and project performance, and rigorous evaluation, as well as professional interaction with TRIO colleagues and the training team.
- The Webinar Series, or "Webinar Wednesday", provides a training offering that explores how to design project components or implement programs using rigorous evaluation techniques. This online training offering will provide programs from around the country with an opportunity to become familiar with strategies and procedures to collect data that will meet program-specific standardized objectives, efficient ways to analyze and report data, and how to use data to improve project success.
- The Coaching Program for New Directors provides a resource for new directors (or those in new roles) to develop their skills further, respond to the challenges of implementing new approaches in the actual work environment, and create momentum for personal and professional growth. Research indicates that professional coaching improves performance.
- The Technical Assistance Clinic on Coaching Modalities and Program Fidelity responds to the evidence on the effectiveness of coaching in pre-college and college support programs, and provides training on program fidelity (process evaluation), with topics such as: (1) what is meant by ‘evidenced-based standard’; (2) coaching modalities in the research (specifically college admissions, college matriculation, retention, graduation, and program elements research); and (3) strategies that incorporate key “lessons learned” from the field. Where programs have explored using "coaching" as a program intervention strategy, this training session is designed to explore how this component is explicated from the evidence to program practice.
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