Pre-Conference Workshops – NAEOP Members


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Communication Skills for Action and Advocacy (In Person Only)

Sunday, October 17th: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: NAEOP Member – $75

We communicate every day, even if we don’t speak. Communication is a 24/7 skill yet when labeled “public speaking” the act becomes a fear worse than death. To demystify public speaking, actor and communication expert Dr. Monica Cortés Viharo frames verbal and non-verbal communication in terms the various roles we perform in our daily lives. This interactive workshop requires participants to identify and build upon their strengths so they can deploy them for even the most intimidating communication tasks such, as interviewing, teaching, networking and advocating for themselves and others.

Grant Writing Workshops (Virtual Only)

Sunday, October 17th: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: NAEOP Member – FREE; Non-Member – $100

VUB Presenter: Andrea Reeve – Retired EOC Director from Colorado State University

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Andrea Reeve

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 University of WY 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).

UB/UBMS Presenter: Amy Verlanic – Talent Search Director from Montana Tech

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Amy Verlanic

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.

Ronald E. McNair Co-Presenters: Jon Crider, Texas Tech University and Kim Rosfeld, Southern Nazarene University

Bio: Jon Crider is a native of Rockwall, Texas, earning his Bachelor’s at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, his Master’s at Texas Tech University, and his Ph.D. in History at Temple University in Philadelphia. His dissertation is titled, “Printing Politics: The Emergence of Political Parties in Florida, 1821-1861,” examining the influence of newspapers on party formation. Dr. Crider’s goal is to provide more opportunities for Scholars to excel in research, in graduate school admittance, and by result raise the profile of McNair Scholars and Explorers on campus and in the nation. In 2020, Jon was awarded the Susan Talkmitt Motivator Award for outstanding and positive impact on science education and elected as President of the McNair Association of Professionals (MAP).

Bio: Kim Rosfeld (Coming Soon)