Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel

Southern California Chapter

​​Greetings Colleagues and Friends,

The SoCal Chapter Professional Development Seminar (PDS) will bring together new and seasoned professionals, such as: Directors, Assistant Directors, Academic Coordinators, and Academic Coaches to build skills through innovative workshops, while networking with other colleagues working towards a common goal. PDS will provide the opportunity to share and learn new techniques and ideas in assisting our program participants, and community. All TRIO and equity-focused programs are invited.

Occidental College - Johnson Hall

1600 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA 90041
​Early Bird : $175 (August 20 – September 13 )

Regular: $250 (September 14 - October 11)

Onsite: $300 (October 12 - 14)


WESTOP SoCal Refund/Cancellation Policy: All transactions are final. However, in the event of an unexpected circumstance, registrants must contact the event organizer or the WESTOP SoCal Chapter president  by email. Upon review, the registrant will  be notified  if the cancellation request is approved. Please note that if a payment has been made, the transaction cannot be cancelled.


Since this year our PDS is a one day conference, lodging accommodations were not contracted, however, there are two hotel venues in close proximity to Occidental College for which the links are provided below.

Comfort Inn Eagle Rock
Best Western Plus


 WESTOP SoCal Professional Development Seminar 2019

"People, Passion, and Purpose: Pathways to Success"

October 14, 2019