Post-Conference Workshops

Trauma Informed Leadership

Thursday, October 15th: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: NAEOP Member – $75, Non-NAEOP Member – $150
Lunch is included


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Heather Maib

Over the last 20 years, there is an increasing body of research illustrating the impact early childhood trauma and adversity have on the ways people approach daily challenges and interpersonal relationships. As leaders, it is important to have an understanding of the lasting impact of trauma, not only on the populations we serve, but also on the people who serve our organizations. In this hands-on workshop, we will draw upon emerging scholarship in relational and profound leadership, and trauma-responsive leadership practices to collaboratively create action plans for our organizations. Attendees should come prepared to discuss their current strategies, goals, and challenges moving toward implementing a trauma-informed practice.

Presenter: Heather Maib

Bio: Heather Ebba Maib has more than fifteen years of experience in student services in higher education and has been working in federal TRIO programs since 2008. She is currently the director of Benewah Latah Upward Bound at the University of Idaho and is working toward a PhD in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership with a focus on trauma and higher education. Outside of work, Heather stays busy chasing her sons who are 8 and 2 years old.


TS & EOC Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 15th: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: NAEOP Member – $0, Non-NAEOP Member – $325


A full description and information will be coming soon. If you have specific questions about this workshop, feel free to contact Angela Archer at


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Amy Verlanic

Co-Presenter: Amy Verlanic – Talent Search Director from Montana Tech

Bio: Ms. Verlanic is a sought after lecturer on educational access issues, grant writing, funding, management and leadership and data management; her work has been shared at the European Access Network and across the US. Her favorite place to share best practices, present, and learn is the NAEOP annual conference of which she has attended six.

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Andrea Reeve

Co-Presenter: Andrea Reeve – Retired EOC Director from Colorado State University.

Bio: Andrea began her TRIO career in 1983 as Coordinator of University of Wyoming Upward Bound, Talent Search and EOC. Working with EOC’s was the motivation to learn more about adult learning and education, leading to an ABD in Adult and Postsecondary Education. Dedicated to improving educational access and opportunity for underserved students throughout her professional career, from 1968-2013 and in semi-retirement, Andrea served as volunteer in the national Teacher Corps in Kentucky from 1968-70, taught middle and high school in remote areas of Alaska (1970-1976), Directed the Uwyo SSS – Student Educational Opportunity Learning Center, directed the COE National TRIO Clearinghouse at the Pell institute (1997-2004), and as Director of SSS at Colorado State University (2005-2013).

Both Amy and Andrea are COE trainers.


T3 Alliance Onboarding Training

Thursday, October 15th – Friday, October 16th
Cost: $1,000 per site


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T3 Alliance

A full T3 Alliance onboarding training, focusing on teaching the core T3 Alliance principals of Growth Mindset and Design thinking, as well and introducing the T3 Alliance Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. This strand is for participants who are new to T3 alliance, or who would like to brush up. By the end of the course, you will be fully equipped to teach T3 Alliance curriculum and Raspberry Pis to students. (Course is limited to a total of 30 people, first come, first-served basis.).

Required Materials:

T3 Alliance Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
*NOTE: Some programs already have these kits. Please order ONLY if you need/want these. The materials are an additional cost.

To register for this pre-conference, DO NOT register through the NAEOP website. Instead, please go to the T3 Alliance Pre-Conference registration site.

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