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Renaissance TRIO Training
The Renaissance TRIO Training Project is one of the cadre of Training Programs for Federal TRIO Programs funded by the US Department of Education. Each project has developed training deliveries that support one of six "absolute priorities." We are funded to provide training in the area of record keeping; reporting student and project performance; and the rigorous evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model program (Absolute Priority One) and in the area of general program management for new project directors (who have been in their positions for less than two years) to provide new directors with the basic tools required to be a TRIO director and serve TRIO students. (Absolute Priority Six).
How do I register to participate in a training?
You may register for the Training Seminar, the Webinar Series, and/or the TA Clinic in Program Fidelity. You may register by clicking the link and completing the registration form. You will receive a confirmation notice from the system if you have completed the online process correctly. You will receive a letter from the training director once you have been accepted and added to the training co-hort. REGISTRATION for the 2019-2020 program year is OPEN.
We have allocated slots for training based on our current funding, and early registration is recommended.
Who should come to this training delivery?
Managing Data and Evaluating Performance (P1), is designed for staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in, or preparing for employment in projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs, in the area of record keeping; reporting student and project performance; and the rigorous evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model program.
Project Management Strategies for TRIO Directors (P6), is designed to support the needs of new directors, defined as those who have served as a project director (or other working title, but with "full authority") for less than two years. Please note: You can only attend one P6 training event from ANY provider in the course of a program year. By completing this training, you are attesting to the fact that you have not attended another New Directors Training in the current year.
What should I do if I later learn that I can not attend after registering for this Training Delivery?
It is important to contact the training director to cancel if you discover you can not attend after being confirmed. You can suggest someone who is prepared to replace you (substitution). If you fail to attend or to cancel within a week of training, you are considered a NO SHOW. Training programs are required to maintain a list of "No Shows," and submit them to the US Department of Education. But even more so, "No Shows" waste valuable program resources.
Which training delivery should I attend if I am a New Director?
You do not have to be a New Director to attend the P1 Training Seminar. You must serve as a New Director to attend the P6 Training Seminar or the P6 Directors Boot Camp. Priority Six is a unique training delivery that is designed for New Directors.
In addition, New Directors who have signed up for the P6 Directors Boot Camp (online training), P6 Training Seminar, or who may be attending the P1 Training Seminar, may sign up for The Coaching Program for New Directors, scheduled after the New Orleans delivery, on June 1, 2019. This is a unique session created for new directors who have "less than 2 years of experience" and want to work with certified life coaches in a powerful leadership development experience. This is a one day event, and is offered only once this program cycle. It requires a separate registration, and you must have attended a Renaissance TRIO Training to participate.
What is a CEU? What is its purpose? What is an Authorized Provider? Who maintains the official record for CEUs?
A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized method of quantifying the time spent in non-credit learning experience. It documents one's participation and creates a permanent record of educational accomplishments in an accredited program designed for professionals. These documented units of credit are valuable for practitioners with certificates or licenses in various professions. The Training Unit of The Renaissance Education Group, Inc. has completed a rigorous application process including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to standards addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its training programs. As a result, Renaissance has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Upon successful completion of training, will provide a CEU certificate, which indicates the total number of CEUs earned. ACE Transcript Services (an optional service) will maintain the permanent records. ACE provides an official transcript to participants who successfully complete a training on behalf of IACET providers, and Renaissance, specifically.
For training participants who maintain certification as a life coach, the Using Coaching in Program Design is under by the Center for Credentialing and Education. This new modularized offering will provide those TRIO practitioners who are also professional coaches who are certified to use these contact hours as CCE-approved continuing education. This training offering may be counted towards re-certification.