Southern California Chapter


 WESTOP SoCal Professional Development Seminar 2021
Call for Workshop Proposals

“The Path Ahead: Community Resilience & Perseverance”

November 17th - November 20, 2021

Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel


On behalf of the workshop and conference chairs, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the 2021 SoCal Professional Development Seminar taking place in sunny San Diego and virtually, November 17 - 20, 2021. We are accepting relevant and innovative proposals for a variety of workshop strands. Take a look at the workshop opportunities listed below and submit your proposals:

• Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 

• Professional and Personal Wellness during COVID 

• Hybrid Programming and Distance Learning: Supporting TRIO & Equity program participants during COVID 

• Effective Strategies for Program Objectives: Government Relations and Partnerships 

• Education and Career Advancement for TRIO & Equity Professionals: Best Practices for New Professionals 

You can submit a proposal at: 

 We are accepting proposals until Monday, October 25th. We are looking for in-person and virtual presenters. If you have any questions please reach out to Cecilia Carbajal at or Christina Aguirre at

Looking forward to all your proposals.

If you have any questions or would like to assist with PDS this year,

please feel free to contact the Conference TRI-CHAIRS

Lidia Alfaro:

Sergio Galvez:

Katie Peña: