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Maine Educational Opportunity Association

An organization of professional, associate, and program members working together for equitable access to educational opportunities.

Maine Emerging Leaders Institute (MELI)

MEEOA is proud to introduce the Maine Emerging Leaders Institute (MELI)!

MELI is a free leadership development opportunity for MEEOA professionals, targeted at developing leadership skills both within a participant's programs, and at a state, regional, and national level.

2018 Maine Emerging Leaders workshop


Steve Visco & I, on behalf of MEEOA, will be facilitating the 2018 Maine Emerging Leaders 1-day workshop on March 16 from 9:30-3:30 at Bowdoin College. If you are interested in exploring topics in leadership, networking with other MEEOA professionals, and learning more about how to use your skills and talents in leadership opportunities, we hope you’ll join us!

This day is open to MEEOA members free of charge and all TRIO/GearUp professionals, regardless of years in service, are welcome! Morning and afternoon workshops with special guests will bookend a networking lunch.

More information & the application is attached. Our deadline for applications is Monday, February 20. Please email Ginny ( or Steve ( with questions. We hope you’ll consider joining us!


Ginny & Steve

Click here to download the MELI application - (Microsoft Word) (PDF)


Previous MELI Classes

MELI 2013-2014 (Co-Directors: Steve Visco and Shawn Graham)
Dan Barton
Jessie Darkis
Kelly Ilseman
Gail Minichiello
Mary Sinclair
Tony Staffiere

MELI 2012-2013 (Co-Directors: Sara Henry and Steve Visco)
Margaret Irving
Catherine Johnson
Marty Kelley
Christy Le
Velma Murphy Graham
Elyse Pratt Ronco
Aubrey Seppa-Hodgkins