Pre-Conference Workshops


NAEOP Conference registration is NOT included in the purchase of a pre-conference workshop. You will need to add Conference Registration to your cart.



NAEOP Peer Review Training

Sunday, October 9th: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: Free – Lunch Not Provided

Interested in becoming a NAEOP Peer Reviewer?  Sharilyn Brown & Christine Riehl, members of the NAEOP Peer Review Team, will lead a training designed to prepare future peer review professionals in our region.  In this training, the team will provide a Legs & Regs overview and the first step in the training process to become a certified NAEOP Peer Reviewer.  To become fully certified, attendees will need to have their own program reviewed and participate in a peer review process with the NAEOP team.

Expand your own expertise, improve your program, get exposure to other TRIO grants in our region, and serve as a leader in our region with this amazing opportunity.

How to make social media work for your TRIO program

Sunday, October 9th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $125 – Lunch not Provided

Target Audience: intermediate to advanced social media users

The workshop starts with a brief overview of the basic principles of social media platforms and identifying target audiences. Then, most of the workshop will focus on a 2-part content creation seminar and utilization of key social media platforms for reaching student populations. 

Part 1: Get ready to become a content creator using Canva in a unique session made for TRIO professionals. Whether the content you create is for boosting your program’s social media presence, redesigning your logo, or using email banners and physical flyers for promotion, we’ll cover it all so you can utilize this essential tool. You’ll learn how to navigate the templates, brand kit, and content planner. You’ll discover how easy it is to create a distinctive brand using your favorite colors, fonts, and elements. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to use analytics to identify a long-term content theme that will hold your audience’s attention. Presented by Jordan Jay.

Part 2: TRIO professionals will learn how to create, implement, and produce short-form video content for Tik Tok. Along with Tik Tok ideation, participants will be immersed in content creation strategies that help recruit prospective students and retain current TRIO students for the continued success of your TRIO program(s). Presented by Samantha Jimenez Castro.

Presenter Bio’s

Samantha Jimenez CastroSam is a first-generation Latina, TRIO Alum from Idaho. She has been part of the TRIO ETS program as a student and advisor and now works with the TRIO McNair program as a social media specialist. She began her social media strategist journey in an attempt to connect students with programs that provide access and opportunity in education like TRIO. She is currently an MBA student at Idaho State University with an emphasis in Marketing.

Jordan Jay: Jordan is a first-generation Black/African American with professional experience in graphic design, content creation, music, and business franchise operations. His primary focus at the Oregon TRIO Association is on developing sustainable social media and communication systems for the organization. Jordan plans to pursue a joint JD/MBA graduate program after finishing his final year at Portland State University, where he will earn a Business Marketing degree.

Discovering Resilience

Sunday, October 9th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $125 – Lunch not Provided


Join Ryan Kenny, cofounder of Pause, for a live interactive workshop to learn the Pause Method™ – a simple, evidence-based process for finding greater balance and ease, preventing burnout, and developing your inner resources for resilience. Through guided exercises, reflection, and authentic connection, you will feel empowered with tools you can integrate into your daily routine to help you show up as the best version of yourself and positively impact the students and communities you serve.


Ryan founded Pause in 2015 with his partner Rena with a simple vision – to help people slow down and make space for what matters most. Today, Pause is a trusted leader in the modern mindfulness sphere, helping leaders, teams, and organizations unlock their inner resources for resilience. Beyond his work with Pause, Ryan loves a good cup of coffee, body surfing in the ocean, and spending quality time with his friends and family. His favorite place to meditate, hands down, is in a hot tub.

Additional information


Free Event: $0, Paid Event $125

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