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EOA Institute for the Advancement of Leadership 
and Program Management
Discover the best leadership management strategies from the country's top TRIO experts 


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For information on the Institute, contact Jonathan McKenzie at or 
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Here’s what’s in store for you:

Networking: You’ll make new connections during the training and at extensive structured networking opportunities.

Discovery: You will take in actionable leadership and management sessions from some of TRIO’s top seasoned professionals. They will share strategies regarding audit readiness, marketing approaches, federal regulations, engagement strategies and more. 

Full access to the recordings of EVERY session—if you miss a session, no worries! You can watch playbacks from your computer, tablet or smartphone at your leisure. In addition, we’ll provide audio MP3 files so you can listen to the sessions while you are on the go!
Here’s why you should attend this training:

#1: Discover the best and newest ways to manage your projects and market your success.

#2: Reduce mistakes and project implementation time: TRIO professionals work hard, but we don’t always work smart. The presenters at this training will empower you to focus on what really works (and prove it to others).  

#3: Meet some of the nations top TRIO specialist: The majority of the presenters currently or have managed multiple TRIO projects, trained project managers across the nation, written and evaluated TRIO proposals, conducted program evaluations, and communicated with DOE or OIG officials. They will share their expertise freely with all in attendance.

Your completed registration provides you the following:

 All expert-led track sessions, workshops and keynotes

 Full access to the online recordings of EVERY session

 Lunch Saturday


Institute Registration

EOA Members: $175                    Non-Members: $175                    Virtual Pass: $175


Your completed Member or Non-Member registration provides you the following:

All expert-led workshops

Full access to the online recordings of EVERY workshop (Virtual Pass)


Lunch on Saturday


Virtual Pass: What if you could catch ALL the conference sessions at your convenience without any travel expenses or the need to replicate yourself? The good news is now you can! We’re happy to announce the Virtual Pass to the 2016 Institute!


With your Virtual Ticket, you’ll have access to all online recordings of everything. You can watch playbacks from your computer, tablet or smartphone at your leisureYou’ll also be able to interact with your peers via our private LinkedIn networking group.


Note: Attendees of the physical conference get this at no added cost!

How the Virtual Pass Works

Studies show, people who further their professional development, are more successful, reach their business goals faster, enjoy their work more, build better relationships and earn a higher income!


1. Watching the sessions


When you register for a Virtual Pass to the Institute, a unique ID and password will grant you access to all the session recordings. You simply login, select the session you’d like to watch and click play. You’ll see the same sessions that live attendees experienced. You can also download a PDF of each slide deck for further study. Session recordings will begin posting within 10 days after the conference. You will have playback access for 12 months from date of ticket purchase.


2. Listen to sessions on the go


We’ll also provide downloadable audio MP3 files you can take with you. This means you can learn while you drive, work out or are on the go. Your Virtual Pass includes access to a private LinkedIn groups for discussion and networking.


3. Networking and discussion


The moment you sign up you’ll gain access to a private and exclusive LinkedIn networking group. There you can connect with peers, help out others and ask questions.


4. Designed to fit your busy schedule


The Virtual Pass was designed to accommodate your busy schedule.
You can pick and choose what to watch, whenever you want to. You have an entire year to soak in all the sessions. 

Institute Training Topics & Presenters
1. Management by Objectives (The do’s and don’ts of TRIO projects) - Dr. Jerry Lewis

2. Team Building Strategies (It takes a village to effectively run a TRIO project)  - Shelly Siegel

3. Management by the Numbers (Using federal regulations and OMB Circulars to budget and administer the project) - Lucy Jones 

4. Strengthening Project Awareness, Recruitment Activities, and Outcomes (Marketing Strategies) - Jason Thomas

5. Leading by The Numbers (Getting the most out of database programs. It’s more than just APR development) - DeAndre Boston

6. Project Fit (Understanding and utilizing the strengths of staff members) - Terrell McKinney

7. Liberation Management (Taking the fear and uncertainty out of audits) - Dr. Jonathan McKenzie

8. Technology Hacks for TRIO Project (How to do more with less) - DeAndre Boston

9. Emerging TRIO in the culture of institutions (Management Strategies) - Dr. Cynthia Gooch

10. The mindset of a effective leader - Dr. Wilfred Johnson

11. Project and Department of Education Relations - Communication Strategies - Prince Teal

EOA Foundation

The EOA Foundation provides scholarships and awards to TRIO and educational opportunity program students in the ten-state region served by EOA.


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