OEA Summer Academy 2017

Columbus, Ohio
Monday, June 19, 2017

OEA Summer Academy 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hilton Downtown Columbus
(614) 384-8600
401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States

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The deadline for registration is June 5th, 2017

The Ohio Education Association (OEA) Summer Academy is an annual conference for educators. This year’s conference “2017 OEA Summer Academy: Leading the Way for Continuous Improvement of Public Education” offers participants the opportunity to explore leadership, professional issues, organizing, advocacy, and policy in collaboration with OEA staff and educator colleagues. For session descriptions please see the Agenda tab.

New for Summer Academy 2017 – New Officer Development Cohort, Monday, June 19, 2017 - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

All OEA Members, Local Leaders, and OEA Board of Director Members may choose to register for the seven New Officer Development Sessions. You will not choose any additional sessions. If you choose to register for the New Officer Development Cohort (all seven sessions) you must choose the OEA Member (New Officer Development) registration type at the beginning of the registration process.

The seven sessions offered through the New Officer Development Cohort will be self-contained. The information presented in each of the seven sessions builds upon the necessary knowledge developed in the previous session. All seven sessions are designed for newly-elected and aspiring association leaders for the local offices of secretary, treasurer, vice-president and president, and all participants will become part of a network of local leader colleagues. Local leaders and aspiring local leaders will learn the basic skills, fundamentals and strategies to build and maintain an effective local association. Participants who choose to attend the New Officer Development Cohort will work and learn in a self-contained, cohort setting during Summer Academy, and will not choose additional sessions.

Cohort Participants will learn:

• The basic structure of OEA and NEA
• How to organize and retain members
• Effective communication and public relations skills
• Practical tips for officers and leadership
• Political action
• The basics of an effective meeting
• Best practices for future leadership work

Summer Academy 2017 Breakout Sessions

The 2017 OEA Summer Academy will offer seven blocks of sessions for attendees; attendees will choose one session per block. Each session is categorized under one of six topic areas: Organizing; Building Strong Locals; Social Justice; Government Relations & Communications; Professional Issues 1; Professional Issues 2. These topics are noted in parentheses after the session title. You may elect to take all seven sessions in one topic area, or you may elect to choose sessions from a variety of topic areas.

The Topic Areas are:

• Organizing
• Building Strong Locals
• Social Justice
• Government Relations & Communications
• Professional Issues 1
• Professional Issues 2

Click here for the 2017 OEA Summer Academy schedule


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • A choice of online credit card payment or check payment is available during the online registration process.

    OEA Scholarship, Matching Grant Recipients, and OEA Board of Director members will have their $100 registration fee waived after verification.

    If you wish to pay by check, please print the invoice found at the end of this registration process. Then mail the check or money order made out to the Ohio Education Association, along with a printed copy of your registration email confirmation by May 22nd, to:

    Attn: Angela Thum
    225 E. Broad St.
    Box 2550
    Columbus, OH 43216

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