WEBINAR Professional Development Training Series

The Council for Opportunity in Education 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!

(NOTE) For any webinars for which there is a cost, payment must be made by credit card.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
(WEBINARS ARE FULL)

The Law is Behind You

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in the Priority 2 Training Grant
Monday, May 19, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — All participants should take two general webinars (The Law is Behind You and Budgeting for Productivity) and at least one Specific TRIO Program Regulations webinar.

Free for Everyone (Limited to 120 Participants)
This webinar discusses the TRIO legislation signed into law in August 2008, particularly the umbrella language pertaining to all TRIO Programs. Special emphasis is placed on the history of TRIO legislation, compliance requirements included in the current legislation, the structure of the legislation, and appropriate ways to read legislative and regulatory language.

Specific TRIO Program Regulations

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in the Priority 2 Training Grant
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Student Support Services
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Upward Bound / UB Math-Science
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Thursday, May 22, 2014
McNair
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Educational Opportunity Centers
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Friday, May 23, 2014
Veterans Upward Bound
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Talent Search
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — All participants should take two general webinars (The Law is Behind You and Budgeting for Productivity) and at least one Specific TRIO Program Regulations webinar.

Free for Everyone (Limited to 120 Participants)
This webinar is designed to give participants a general knowledge of the TRIO program specific regulations and enable them to use these regulations as a resource. Faculty members specifically highlight the following sections of the regulations: purpose, eligibility, permissible services, allowable and unallowable costs, assurances, and prior experience.

Budgeting for Productivity

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in the Priority 2 Training Grant
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

NOTE — All participants should take two general webinars (The Law is Behind You and Budgeting for Productivity) and at least one Specific TRIO Program Regulations webinar.

Free for Everyone (Limited to 120 Participants)
Webinar participants will discuss ways to do more with less
and manage their tight budgets as productively as possible. Specific strategies will be focused on new technologies and discovering new resources from their institution or agency and from their local communities. TRIO personnel need to take into account the prevailing rate for personnel and the work load for each direct service staff member and the funds needed to meet each objective, while increasing productivity.

With the knowledge of the flexibility and restrictions of EDGAR
on moving funds to other line items, TRIO personnel can focus on effectively utilizing limited resources to assure student success. Benchmarks for following the federal dollar from draw-down to reconciliation to ensure fiscal accountability will be delineated as well as checks and balances designed to ensure that grant funds are used only for eligible expenses and no one person controls authorization and disbursement of grant funds.

(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).