2023 Summer Leadership Academy

2023 OEA Summer Leadership Academy
Respect, Recharge, and Reconnect

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The 2023 OEA Summer Leadership Academy will offer OEA members an opportunity to dialogue and develop in the following key areas:

Leadership Development
The overall goal of the sessions in the Leadership Development strand is to assist emerging and advanced leaders in identifying their own areas of strength as well as areas they can improve. Each session provides members with tools and strategies to apply within their personal growth as leaders in order to engage their local associations in meaningful, relevant work.

Organizing and Member Engagement
Member organizing and engagement is the basis of union power and capacity. This strand will introduce members who are new to organizing to foundational practices, and help experienced organizers refresh and refine their skill sets. Presenters will also make space to problem solve participant’s ongoing organizing challenges and opportunities.

OEA Local Presidents’ Training
This strand, led by a diverse cadre of local presidents and OEA staff, will provide participants the opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a local president, the essential knowledge and skills needed to be successful, and create connections with others serving in similar roles in Ohio.

Student Supports and Success
Ensuring the success of students means that educators must offer a comprehensive network of academic, social, and personal supports. Sessions in this strand provide content and resources to support the social, emotional, and intellectual development of students while emphasizing professional excellence for educators that builds capacity for continual improvement.

Professional Issues
The Professional Issues Strand will provide attendees up-to-date information and discussion opportunities regarding the following topics: Reading, Teacher Evaluation, Student Graduation Requirements, and Censorship in Education.

Educator Voice
The Educator Voice Strand is designed to help OEA members advance the cause of public education. Participants will learn to use impactful communication strategies, influence legislative change, and engage in political action.

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Keynote speakers

Opening Keynote – To Be Announced

Closing Keynote – To Be Announced

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For questions about the OEA Summer Leadership Academy, please contact Demetrice Davis (davisdem@ohea.org) , or contact OEA at (800) 282-1500