WEBINAR Professional Development Training Series

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is exploring innovative and economical ways to bring professional development training to the comfort of your office. We have begun a series of trainings that involve participation through a combination of web-based presentations and conference calls called Webinars. These low-cost trainings (no travel, lodging, or meal costs) will enable program staff to receive high quality professional development and remain in their office to provide services to their participants with minimal interruption. Space is limited. Register early!

NOTEFor any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card. No purchase orders will be accepted,
even if your registration is processed successfully.


Talent Search
50th Anniversary — Building a Communications Strategy
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Free for Everyone
Join Council for Opportunity in Education communications and experts from CaseyInk to explore the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of shaping a media campaign. This campaign, that you and your program need to be a part of, celebrates Talent Search and the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act as well.
Topics will help you shape the content of your stories and
localize them for local press and with your own campus communications department. The webinar will help you prepare for the interview process, to identify subjects, and to prepare for a program visit from a reporter. We will help you create talking points and suggest ways for you to build a list of potential “third-party” spokespeople. There will be templates of a press release available, talking points and lots of other tips and suggestions about the use of other social media tools. Join us!

Record Keeping Webinars — Designing an Evaluation Plan for Your Program Thursday, May 21, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — This session is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

Free for Everyone
An evaluation plan is a written document that describes how
you will monitor and evaluate your program, as well as how you intend to use evaluation results for program improvement and decision making. Come learn how you can describe the “What,” the “How,” and the “Why It Matters” for your program.

Fee Waiver 101 (PSAT / NMSQT,
SAT, College Application)
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — Please register at (https://collegeboardtraining.webex.com/collegeboardtraining/onstage/...).

Free for Everyone
College Board will provide a comprehensive review of their fee waivers that are available to assist students, along with techniques for effective use of the waivers.

(NOTE) If you have any questions or concerns regarding the online registration process for these webinars, please contact Neda Wickson at (neda.wickson@coenet.us).