Upcoming Virtual Options??: Look for our dates for our final virtual training of the year - PR6 only.  Coming soon!
Picture of San Diego skyline from the ocean Sunny San Diego!: September in San Diego?  What could be better?!  PR5 and PR6 being offered in San Diego.  Apply NOW!
Picture of Boston Common Hey Hey Boston!: On the road again!  Join us in Boston in August for PR5, PR6 or both!  PR5 is filling up fast - Apply now!
Priority 5 Training starting 4/20!: Registered for PR5 but can't log in?  Access the SOCIO platform for training content: https://app.socio.events/MTAxNjE%3D/overview  Or live help desk here: https://socio.zoom.us/j/94
PR5 Waitlist Re-Opened!!: HURRY!  The Priority 5 Virtual Training has re-opened for a short time.  Apply now - select the "wailist invitee only" option on the application.
Priority 6 Training - Virtual Webinar: Apply now for Priority 6 Virtual Training April 27th-30th!  This training is filling up fast!
Priority 5 Training - Virtual Webinars FULL: Our Priority 5 Webinars in February and April are FULL!  If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email me at shannon.smith@sonoma.edu.
Picture of generic calendar Training Calendar Posted!: Our training calendar for 2021 is posted!  Apply now!

Welcome TRIO Professionals! 

It is my pleasure and honor to be the new TRIO Training Director for Sonoma State University.  While I am new to TRIO Training, I have been blessed to be part of the TRIO family for 13 years.  I believe this community is stronger than ever before.  The passion we have for the work we do – helping those from less privileged circumstances break through barriers – is driving us more than ever.  The year of 2020 will never be forgotten.  This year, 2021, is bound be another momentous and trying year.  The students and families in our care need our support more than ever, and I am certain this community will keep fighting for equity and equality, like it has done for the last 57 years.

If you are new to the TRIO community or you have been doing this work for an entire career, last year brought new challenges and obstacles for all of us.  The TRIO Training program exists to meet the needs of TRIO professionals, new and seasoned.  Sonoma State University’s TRIO Training Team has an astonishing 330+ years of TRIO experience, and some of the most seasoned professional in the nation.  I am pleased to lead this team as we accept the challenges being presented by the new frontier – the virtual world.  Our team is known across the country for offering personal, engaging, and bountiful training sessions.  Our commitment is to translate our strengths into virtual training sessions in 2021  - the same way you have had to do with the students you serve.  And as things improve, we will be poised to reopen our in-person trainings so we can go back to hand shakes, hi fives and hugs! 

We will offer 8 training sessions this year – 4 for Priority 5 (Hard to Reach Populations) and 4 for Priority 6 (New Director’s Training) through Webinars and tentative in-person events.   There has never been a better time for TRIO Training – our community needs a place to refresh skills, ask questions, share stories, and feel supported.  Our team is here for you.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions about our upcoming training and we look forward to “seeing” you in 2021!

In TRIO love,

Shannon Smith
Director of TRIO Training
Sonoma State University