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OEA Minority Leadership Training Program
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OEA Minority Leadership Training Program

June 13-14, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel — Dublin, Ohio

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2014


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 2014 program will offer the following sessions:

Emerging Leaders: (designed for new participants) * Limited to 18 participants

  • Social Justice
    The principles of social justice are deeply rooted in the vision, mission and core values of NEA. 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.
  • 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.
  • Message Development
    This workshop will outline how the devices of modern advertising, namely message development, can alter public attitude toward public education. Participants will learn how to develop messages that can be used with print and electronic media for virtually any education issue with which they are grappling, or lobbying. They will also learn how to examine various education messages for content, validity, structure and effectiveness.
  • Organizing
    This session will help participants to better understand effective strategies for recruiting new members or bringing divergent groups and/or individuals together, on a long-term or short-term basis, to grapple with education issues.

Experienced Leaders: *Limited to 18 participants

  • Social Justice
    The principles of social justice are deeply rooted in the vision, mission and core values of NEA. 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. 
  • 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.
  • Parliamentary Procedures
    This session will examine the specific structure, process, and mechanism of presiding over and participating in large, orderly meetings, such as the NEA Representative Assembly, using Robert's Rules as a vehicle for making your voice heard and getting your motions passed.

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 the attached registration form to:

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

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2014

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