Sponsored by Central Retired Advisory Committee
When: March 14th. 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Central Office. 947 Goodale Blvd, Columbus.
The event features speakers from STRS and NEA Member Benefits.
The event is designed for retirees, as well as those contemplating retirement within the next few years.
Pizza and soft drinks will be served.
Online registration is required.
1. Create an account
2. Log in
3. Select "Spring Into An Informed Retirement" from the list of events
4. Select "I am Attending" from the drop down menu.
The deadline for applying is February 10th, 2016. Interested candidates can apply here.
This position is a part-time position, with varying after school and weekend hours, depending upon the need.
The Area 4 PAC covers the following counties: Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties
The initial term of employment would include the following months: Mar - Aug. 2016. Renewal of the employment term occurs each year upon satisfactory performance.
JOB DESCRIPTION AREA POLITICAL ACTION COORDINATOR
Stipend: $500 per active month, plus an annual $500 stipend.
Report To: Central Political Action Oversight Committee
Term of Employment: Mar - Aug. 2016. Renews at the beginning of each fiscal year (September 1)
Job Goal: To increase Central OEA/NEA member involvement in political action
Job Summary: The Area Political Action Coordinator works with local presidents and Education Advocate Leaders to increase local member political activity and is responsible for growing member engagement in political action.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Area Political Action Coordinator
• Identifies an Education Advocate Leader for each local in his/her assigned area(s)
• Works with the local Education Advocate Leaders and presidents on a regular basis to recruit members to volunteer for events and political activities (lobby days, phone banking, canvassing, etc.)
• Trains Education Advocate Leaders in effective political action.
• Trains member volunteers in effective political action.
• Assists with organizing political events, including in-district legislator visits, in his/her assigned area
• Submits reports, as prescribed by the Political Action Oversight Committee Provides communications to activists
• Supports other PACs with political activities within his/her assigned area
• Attends the annual Central Representative Assembly and Central Area meetings.
• Central Political Action Coordinators are responsible for scheduling appointments with legislators for Central members on OEA Lobby Days. Participating members shall be provided with lunch.
Interested applicants must apply online using this link, and be available to interview the evening of 02/18/2016 at the Central Office.
When: April 22-23, 2016
OEA Headquarters Building - Columbus, OH
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 leadership in a multicultural setting. The training also explores the importance of minority involvement at all levels of the Association.
The 2016 program will offer the following sessions:
Emerging Leaders (designed for new participants):
Understanding the Association — Explore the structure and workings of NEA—including the relationship among governance, staff and programs. Participants will gain a better understanding of various leadership levels (local, state and national), Association programs and identify where they can increase their involvement.
Decision-Making - Explore the effect of individual differences on group decision making and learn which decision-making processes foster effective group decisions.
Leadership — Learn to recognize and develop the six essential principles and skills needed to be an effective organizational leader.
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.
Organizing — Explore effective strategies for recruiting new members or bringing divergent groups and/or individuals together to grapple with education issues.
Message Development— Explore how modern advertising, namely message development, can alter public attitude toward public education; learn to develop print and electronic media messages that can be used for virtually any education issue; and learn how to examine various education messages for content, validity, structure and effectiveness.
Assertiveness for Experienced Leaders — Develop a better understanding of the dimensions of assertive behavior; assess your present level of assertiveness; and hone your skills for developing assertive attitudes, messages and personal styles. Learn how to identify passive, assertive and aggressive behavior in others and how to give and receive feedback, including how to handle “put-downs.”
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 registration form to:
Ohio Education Association
Attn: Kelli Shealy
225 E. Broad St.
PO Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
For questions and/or additional information contact:
The 2016 Central Winter Leadership Conference this year is Building for the Future.
When: March 5th, 2016
Where: Columbus Airport Marriott. 1375 N. Cassady Ave.
9:00 Registration opens
10:00 - 11:30 General Session
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch & Speaker
1:15 - 2:15 Breakout sessions
2:30 - 3:30 Breakout sessions
3:30 - 3:45 Closing & Evaluations
Members can register for one of 5 tracks. Each track will have 2 afternoon sessions. You need only register for one track to attend the conference. Movement between track sessions is permitted.
A - ESP
Session 1: Privatization and Right to Work
Session 2: Building through Technology
B - The Importance of Political Action for Local Leaders
Session 1: Influencing Local Politics
Session 2: Influencing Politics on the State and Federal Level
C - The Importance of Political Action for Members
Session 1: Education Advocate LEader Training
Session 2: ALEC, Who are they and What do they do?
D - Organizing for the Schools our Students Deserve
Session 1: A blueprint for one-on-one communication and an offensive membership campaign (part 1)
Session 2: A blueprint for one-on-one communication and an offensive membership campaign (part 2)
E - Technology
Session 1: QR Codes - What are they and how to create them
Session 2: Safe Social Networking
Membership Engagement – Laying a strong foundation to survive in a post-Friedrichs environment
Presented by Todd Jaeck, OEA Staff
Speaker for lunch:
Understanding Millennials and the Generational Divide
Presented by Sarah Drinkard, OEA LRC
To attend you must register on Central website no later than March 1st, 2015. No walk-ins.
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 on political issues
Contribute to the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education
Attend at least 1 OEA phone bank or canvass
Attend an Education Advocate Leader training session
Attend a Central event. Examples: Central Winter Leadership, Lobby Day, Legislative Dinner, etc
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
Mar. 5th 2016
Winter Leadership Conference,Airport Marriott
Apr. 19th 2016 @ 5:00pm
Area 1, Pickerington Library
Apr. 18th 2016 @ 5:30pm
Area 2, Berlin Twp Meeting Hall, 3271 Chesire Rd, Delaware
Apr. 18th 2016 @ 5:00pm
Area 3, Kenton Ridge HS, Springfield
Area 4, TBD
Mar. 16th 2016 @ 5:00pm
Area 5, Central Office
Sep. 10th 2016
Campaign 2016 Kick-off Training, Central HQ
Attendees will receive a $50 stipend.
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.