FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions 
 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A SAEOPP WORKSHOP?
You can register by clicking the "REGISTER NOW" tab above. When you submit the online registration form, also fax or scan the Approval Page signed by your supervisor to the SAEOPP Center that you will receive. After your Approval Page is received, a confirmation letter will be emailed to you. It will contain important workshop details, including the reservation code with the hotel discount rate, as well as other information for your travel planning purposes. You will also be put on the participant list to receive additional information pertinent to the workshop for which you registered. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: If after you receive a confirmation letter and you do not attend the workshop without notifying the SAEOPP Center, the Department of Education has asked that your name be submitted as a "NO SHOW", and you risk not being able to attend other ED sponsored events

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOPS?

There is no registration fee to attend any federally-sponsored TRIO Training Workshop! At the SAEOPP workshops, generally some meals are provided at no cost to you. Your primary costs will be travel to the venue, dinners, and lodging.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BE ACCEPTED TO A WORKSHOP?

When you complete all of the registration steps [complete and submit the online registration form and return the Signature/Approval Page signed by your supervisor], you will receive a confirmation letter of acceptance. You are advised NOT to make travel arrangements until you receive the confirmation letter.


WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP BEGIN AND END?

The 2 & 1/2 day workshop begins with registration about 8:00 a.m. on the first day and ends around 1:00 p.m. on the last day. A tentative agenda at each Priority is available under the Priority tabs.


WHAT ARE THE WORKSHOP TOPICS?

The workshop topics will be seen on the Workshop Agendas.


WHO CAN ATTEND?

Staff from any TRIO Program, those preparing for employment in TRIO programs, and Gear-Up Staff are eligible to attend the Priority workshops. However, only NEW Directors with less than 2 years experience can attend Priority 6. 


IF I CANNOT ATTEND, CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?

Yes, but the replacement person must submit their own online registration form and receive a confirmation letter from the SAEOPP Center

CAN I ATTEND MORE THAN ONE SAEOPP WORKSHOP IN 2018?

Yes, but TRIO personnel can attend only ONE workshop in each of the 6 ED Priorities, regardless of the venue and the training grantee! You also cannot repeat a Priority that you attended in the FY 2016-2017. SAEOPP was funded for: Priority 2, 3 and 6. [SAEOPP IS THE ONLY GRANTEE FOR PRIORITY 3 IN 2018]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND ONLY ONE DAY OF THE TRAINING WORKSHOP?

No, registrants must complete the entire 2.5 days of training in order for their name to be sent to the Department of Education as a “full” participant

ARE CEU’S AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDING THE TRAINING?

No.

HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY HOTEL ROOM?

Credit cards are accepted at the time of check in. Debit cards can also be used for check in, but a hold for the entire stay and incidentals will be placed as a hold on your account at check in. If paying with institutional checks, they must be received by the hotel 14-30 days prior to check in…depending on the hotel policy.

WILL ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS BE MORE USEFUL FOR NEW STAFF?

Yes, Priority 6 will provide basic project management tools on reporting student and project performance, budget management, statutory and legislation requirements, assessing student needs, retention and graduation strategies, and the use of appropriate educational technology. Only New Directors, with less than two years experience can register for Priority 6, which will be offered by SAEOPP in San Antonio, TX and Scottsdale, AZ.  
 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 404-752-7334!