Colorado State University Training Program for Federal TRIO Program Staff

The Colorado State University Training Program for Federal TRIO Program staff is committed to assisting TRIO personnel in gaining the skills and knowledge needed to serve and motivate students that are first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented in higher education.

Funding for this training is made possible by the U.S. Department of Education.


Our mission is to deliver the highest quality training that is relevant, timely, innovative, engaging, and considers effective ways to provide training resulting in

  • Improved reporting of student and project performance
  • Improved evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model project funded under the Federal TRIO Programs.

The Training Program seeks to facilitate access to training materials and content via on-site training, online training, video conferences, and other publication of manuals designed to improve the operations of Federal TRIO Program projects.

Our Training Addresses:

  • Record and reporting requirements of federally funded TRIO Programs
  • Strategies in preparing for and submitting a stress-free Annual Performance Report (APR)
  • Data Collection tools and methods for retrieving, analyzing, and reporting student and project outcomes
  • Policies and procedures for managing and maintaining audit-ready records and documentation
  • Formative & Summative Evaluations of program services and activities
  • Importance of measuring high-impact services and their relationship to successful student outcomes
  • Utilize program outcomes to advocate for TRIO programs at the university, college, community, or national level platforms
  • Strategies for operating a model TRIO Program

November 28-29, 2023

Austin, TX
Registration Closed

March 11-12, 2024
Waitlist Registration Open

Las Vegas, NV
April 8-9, 2024
Waitlist Registration Open

Portland, OR
May 23-24, 2024
Waitlist Registration Open