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OEA Minority Leadership Training Program
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OEA Minority Leadership Training Program

June 12-13, 2015
Hilton Columbus/Polaris

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2015

The OEA Minority Leadership Training Program (MLTP) targets ethnic minority members who have an interest in Association activities and leadership roles.

The training fosters development of an understanding of organizational culture, an appreciation for cultural diversity & inclusiveness, and the identification & demonstration of skills required for effective leader-ship in a multicultural setting. The training also explores the importance of minority involvement at all levels of the Association.

The 2015 program will offer the following sessions:

Emerging Leaders: (designed for new participants)

  • Understanding the Association
    Participants will study the structure and workings of the National Education Association so that they can better understand the various leadership levels of the Association (local, state, and national) and identify where they can increase their involvement.  Participants will also examine the relationship between governance, staff and program structures and learn how to better use Association programs.
  • Decision-making
    Reaching a decision, coming to closure on an issue, is never easy. This workshop is designed to help participants experience the effect of individual differences on various group decision-making processes. After the workshop, participants will be able to identify effective decision-making processes that foster effective group decision-making.
  • Running for Office
    This workshop provides some practical information and outlines all the steps involved in putting a winning election campaign together--from resources and the best way to leverage them to key personnel and management styles that achieve the best results.
  • Social Justice
    This workshop will empower participants to apply the principles of social justice whenever confronted with injustice (social oppression) in their workplace, association or community at large. And the workshop will help participants appreciate how achieving social justice in schools is a key step in realizing academic success for all students.

Experienced Leaders: *Limited to 18 participants

  • Developing Community Partnerships
    How to work with communities and garner support for public education is the focus of this workshop. Participants will get tips on how to become an integral part of their community and develop partnerships and relationships that serve as a resource through which education challenges can be met and broad-based issues established.
  • Running for Office (Advanced)
    This workshop provides some practical information and outlines all the steps involved in putting a winning election campaign together--from resources and the best way to leverage them to key personnel and management styles that achieve the best results.
  • Social Justice
    This workshop will empower participants to apply the principles of social justice whenever confronted with injustice (social oppression) in their workplace, association or community at large. And the workshop will help participants appreciate how achieving social justice in schools is a key step in realizing academic success for all students.

The training will commence on Friday evening and conclude late Saturday afternoon. There is no cost for this training and it includes dinner, breakfast, and lunch. Hotel accommodation for Friday night is available if you do not live near the training location. The registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please complete and send this registration form to:

Ohio Education Association
Attn: Kelli Shealy
225 E. Broad St.
PO Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216

Registration Deadline: May 12, 2015

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