The Central OEA/NEA Leadership Development Committee would like to encourage local association leaders, and their bargaining team members, to take this opportunity to build their leadership and bargaining teams for 2015-16.
In a relaxed setting, participants will engage in team-building activities with lots of time to develop their local association goals for the new school year.
When:July 28th - 29th, 2015 Where: Cherry Valley Lodge
2299 Cherry Valley Rd SE, Newark
To make hotel reservations call 740-788-1306. Only 1 member per room needs to call.
For reimbursement, submit voucher and receipt. Reimbursement for double occupancy: $120. For single: $60. Room rate: $109 + tax.
Each team member must register by July 10th on Central's website.AgendaTuesday July 28
11:00 am Registration
Noon – 1:30 Lunch with Central OEA Executive Board with legislative update
Option A includes a general session
1:30 – 3:00 How to Organize To Lead
3:00 – 5:30 Team Time
Option B for extended team time
1:30 – 5:30 Team Time
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 – 11:00 Hospitality
Wednesday July 29
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 Team Time and room check out
11:00 Closing session (local reports/sharing/what next)
12:00 Evaluations & Lunch
1:00 Additional Team time if wanted, or enjoy the resort.
Participants may want to bring the following items:
Local Association Contract
Local Association Constitution & ByLaws
Local Association Budget
Laptops, power cords/extension cords
Local Insurance information
Local 5 year Forecast
Central OEA/NEA will provide a $100 stipend (and an Education Advocate tee-shirt) to each local Education Advocate Leader.
This stipend is being provided as an incentive to help locals become more involved and effective in grass roots political action.
A list of criteria for receiving the Education Advocate Leader stipend follows.
Communicate with the Political Action Coordinator (PAC), local president, and members.
Needs be a contributor to the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education.
Needs to recruit 10 other members to participate in Central’s ACES program (www.centraloeanea.org/advocate), or provide proof of cyber lobbying a legislator.
Attend the Education Advocate Leader training, or approved Central OEA/NEA event. Examples: Central Winter Leadership Conference in early March, OEA Leadership Conference in the summer, or local training developed by the political action coordinators..
Attend an OEA Lobby Day.
Play an active role in local election activities.
Attend an area meeting.
Each local can have up to three Education Advocate Leaders (one to represent primary, immediate, and secondary educators or one to represent the different classifications in a classified local, SCOPE or Higher Ed.).
All earned stipends will be paid out in November, and based upon meeting all the mandatory criteria.
Training sessions for Education Advocate Leaders will be scheduled in April 2015 at each of the Central Area meetings, attendees will receive a $50 stipend.
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