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Maine Educational Opportunity Association

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

Professional Development Events

Spring 2022 Professional Development Event

  • Theme: Be Our Guest: Creating a Magical Student Experience
  • Description: Higher Education in the United States is becoming more competitive as the number of traditional-age college students is declining. In order to be successful we need to not only expand our pool of potential applicants, we also need to implement programs and strategies that will increase retention. Developing opportunities to positively impact and shape TRIO Students' Experiences will help to ensure your success. Creating an experience that is unique, meaningful, and even Magical, will result in higher rates of student satisfaction and increase retention. Together we will explore the approaches and techniques used by industry leaders which will guide the creation of a service strategy that focuses on the student and their having an amazing experience every time they interact with you.
  • Event Date and Time: May 20, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch will be provided)
  • Event Location: Eastern Maine Community College, Maine Hall, Room 119 / 120
  • Event Cost: Free
  • Tentative Agenda
    • 10:00 AM: Arrivals/coffee
    • 10:15 AM: Welcome, overview of the day
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Creating a magical student experience
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch (provided)
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Where do we go from here? Using Liberating Structures to connect, reflect, and move forward
    • 2:30 PM: Closing activity
    • 3:00 PM: Departure
  • Registration: Registration is now closed.
  • Registration Deadline: May 18, 2022


Do you have questions, or would you like to volunteer to help? Contact Kelsey Bailey (