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Training Opportunities for Federal TRIO Programs Personnel

October 2013 – August 2014

Training Priorities | Introduction | Contact Information

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

#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.

#2 - Training on: budget management; and the legislative and regulatory requirements for the operation of the Federal TRIO Programs.

#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.

#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.

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Introduction

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 suzanne.ulmer@ed.gov 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.

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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.

Dates Location Contact
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.

Dates Location Contact
November 22-24, 2013 Arlington, VA COE
March 9-11, 2014 New Orleans, LA COE
April 7-8, 2014 Denver, CO
(designated for teams)
COE

Webinar Series -
must participate in 3

  • April 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time: TRIO Law
  • April 24, 2014 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time: Budgeting for Productivity
  • April 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time: SSS Regulations
  • April 29, 2014 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time: TS Regulations
  • April 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time: UB and UBMS Regulations
  • May 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time: EOC and VUB Regulations
  • May 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time: McNair Regulations
  COE

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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.

Dates Location Contact
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.

Dates Location Contact
February 12-14, 2014 Las Vegas, NV UNLV
March 3, 2014 San Antonio, TX
(in conjunction with TASSAP)
COE
April 2014 (exact date TBD) (in conjunction with MI-CAPP) COE

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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.

Dates Location Contact
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

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Registration and Contact Information

COE
Council for Opportunity in Education
1025 Vermont Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

Priority #2 - Ms. Angelica Vialpando
Priority #4 - Mr. Heath Alexander
Registration/Information:
Telephone: 202-347-7430
Fax: 202-347-0786
Web site: www.coenet.us/training

SAEOPP
Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel
75 Piedmont Avenue, N.E.
Suite 408
Atlanta, GA 30303

Ms. Deborah Northcross
Telephone: 404-522-4642
Fax: 404-522-6248
E-mail: dnorthcross@comcast.net
Web site: http://center.saeoppevents.org

Sonoma State University
TRIO Training
5657 West Ashcroft Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722

Mr. David Ferguson
Telephone: 559-449-3565
Fax: 559-449-3565
E-mail: david.ferguson@sonoma.edu
Web site: www.sonoma.edu/trio-training

UNLV
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
5606 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154

Dr. William Sullivan
Telephone: 702-774-4101
Fax: 702-774-4333
E-mail: triotraining@unlv.edu
Web Site: http://caeo.unlv.edu/training.html

Office of Postsecondary Education
Washington, D.C.

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