Build Your Team, Plan Your Year - It’s Your Time
When: June 12- 13 Where: Embassy Suites, 2886 Airport Dr. Columbus
Members may choose to attend a Monday training session, or the Monday - Tuesday retreat, or both.
Monday, 9am – Noon plus lunch, choose one track (Registration & continental breakfast at 8:30am)
• New Officers Training – for Presidents and VPs with 3 years or less experience
• Treasurers Workshop – Our traditional annual offering of training for Local Treasurers
• Building Rep Training – Training for new and experienced building Reps
Retreat - Monday Noon - Tuesday Noon
(Registration at 11:30am)
Local teams are free to work on building their teams and planning for the year ahead.
• New Officers Training Only
• Treasurers Workshop Only
• Building Rep Training Only
• Retreat Only
• New Officers Training + Retreat
• Treasurers Workshop + Retreat
• Building Rep Training + Retreat
Register online no later than June 7th at www.centraloeanea.org/teams
Members attending this retreat will be awarded the requisite number of professional development contact hours.
Agenda Monday June 12th
8:30am – 9:00am Registration + Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am Training Sessions
11:30 – Noon Retreat Registration
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm Team Time + Check-in
6:00pm – Close Dinner and Social Time
Tuesday June 13th
8:00am – 9:00am Hot Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30 Team Time
11:30 – Noon Closing Session
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch
To make hotel reservations call 1-800-EMBASSY and reference the Central OEA/NEA block.
Only 1 member per room needs to call. For reimbursement, submit voucher and receipt. Reimbursement for double occupancy
Register online no later than June 7th www.centraloeanea.org/teams
This retreat is free for all members.
Make Your Voice Heard!
When: March 28th
Where: Join your colleagues at the OEA HQ Media Center, located at 225 E. Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio at 9:00 a.m. for an hour-long briefing before meeting with your legislators.
The Ohio General Assembly will be crafting the biennium budget. This is a critical time for OEA members to engage with legislators on issues ranging from funding, testing, and charter schools.
Register to attend lobby day and sign in at the briefing to be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement covering mileage, lunch and parking. Simply submit an expense form with receipts.
Locals can apply for a Lobby Day Substitute Grant to cover the cost of a substitute for a member who attends lobby day. Details and an application: www.centraloeanea.org/lobby-day-substitute-grantOEA Legislative Reception
Download the flyer here
Elected officials enact policies that affect our students, our schools and the daily lives of educators. Decisions regarding school funding, services, curriculum standards, licensure, class sizes and evaluations are all made by elected officials. As Ohio’s legislators consider policies that affect public education, it is critical that they hear from educators—the true experts on education issues. As teachers, faculty and education support professionals, OEA members have an obligation to get involved in these decisions and make their voices heard.
Being informed is half the battle.