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Members Involved in Leadership and Engagement (MILE) Program

 Are you looking for professional development opportunities for yourself or a staff member?  Do you want to learn more about educational opportunity programs?  Consider WAEOPP’s MILE program!

Purpose: To create a network of engaged TRIO professionals in the WAEOPP chapter; increase knowledge of WAEOPP, EOA, and COE; understand the importance of state and federal advocacy; and think critically about enhancing the quality of the WAEOPP chapter.

Target Participants: 8 WAEOPP members who:

• Are interested in learning more about TRIO history and associations;
• Are newer professionals;
• Are seasoned professionals who want to be more involved;
• Have had minimal involvement in the chapter;
• Are interested in expanding their leadership skills, networking, and building community.

Program Highlights:

• February 2019 - In-person training (date and location TBD)
• April 8-10, 2019 – Tri-State Conference (Onalaska, WI)
• May 2019 – In-person training (date and location TBD)
• August 2019 – In conjunction with WAEOPP Board meeting (exact date TBD)
• September 2019 – online training (exact date TBD)
• October 2019 – In-person OR online training (exact date TBD)
• November 2019 (EOA Conference – Omaha, NE; recognition only)

Each MILE participant (or program/institution) pays $75 to offset portion of costs of training materials. Mileage and meals during trainings are covered with this fee.

MILE participant (or program/institution) covers meals during travel time.

Curriculum may include but not be limited to: TRIO history, mentoring, evaluation, leadership assessments/reflections, quality improvement tools, readings, WAEOPP committee member work, networking and final presentation to the WAEOPP board.

Deadline to apply:  Friday, January 4, 2019

2019 WAEOPP MILE Application

Please send completed paper applications to

Apply to MILE on line (google form)


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