Build Your Team, Plan Your Year - It’s Your Time

When: June 11- 12
Where: Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N Cassady Ave

Members may choose to attend a Monday training session, or the Monday - Tuesday retreat, or both.

Register here, no later than June 5th:

Monday, 9am – Noon plus lunch, choose one track (Registration & Continental Breakfast at 8:30am)

• New(ish) 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.

Registration options:
• New Officers Training Only
• Treasurers Workshop Only
• Building Rep Training Only
• Retreat Only
• New Officers Training + Retreat
• Treasurers Workshop + Retreat
• Building Rep Training + Retreat

Members attending this retreat will be awarded the requisite number of professional development contact hours.

Monday June 11th
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 12th
8:00am – 9:00am Hot Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Team Time

This retreat is free for all members.

If you are staying for the retreat, make your hotel reservations by calling 1-800-491-5717 and referencing the Central OEA/NEA block, no later than May 21st. Only 1 member per room needs to call. For reimbursement, submit voucher and receipt. Reimbursement is for double occupancy.

On a three-year rotating basis, Central OEA/NEA will provide locals with a laptop (PC/Windows based) or iPad to assist with organizing and communicating with their members. To receive a laptop, a local officer must complete the Technology Award online registration by October 2 AND have a local officer present at the November All Area Meeting to pick it up. If a local officer cannot attend the All Area Meeting, the laptop will not be awarded.

You can apply here.

Please note: Computers will no longer be provided through Growth and Development Grants.

The Local Emergency Grant Program was created by a new business item at the Spring RA to assist local associations with projects of an immediate or emergency nature. Community initiatives like school district levy or bond campaigns are examples of activities that align with the intended target of these grants.

These grants should not focus on leadership development or other association building initiatives which should be addressed in a Growth and Development Grant proposal.

Grants will be awarded on an as needed basis. The grant will be a one-time award and the awarded grant will be for one year or less.

The grant will be paid on a reimbursement basis. All expenditures must be submitted on the Local Emergency Grant voucher form. The voucher will require a separate page for each proposed goal and include:
  • a brief narrative of the activities for the specific goal;
  • the date/s the activities were completed;
  • an itemization of the individual expenditures for goods or services for the specific goal;
  • the itemized cost/s of the purchased items or services;
  • and, an attached sheet bearing the original receipts verifying the delineated expenditures.
Per Central vendor policy, unionized firms or suppliers, if available, shall provide goods or services.

The information provided in this reimbursement report is vital to the continuing improvement of the Local Emergency Grant Program; it will enable Central to assist in providing other local associations with examples of grants that correctly align with this grant.

If a local has a special need to receive grant funds prior to completion of an activity, advancement of grant funds will be considered upon request. Priority will be given to first time applicants, but this does not prohibit locals applying yearly for new projects.

Click here to complete the online Local Emergency Grant application.

Click here to go to the Documents Library where you will find the Grants Folder containing the Local Emergency Grant Voucher forms.

In order to continue to expand Central’s professional development and leadership development programs throughout the entire Central region, Central offers incentives to any Central Local Association that hosts an off-site workshop in their area.

Central will arrange for a workshop presentation or presentations to hold on your chosen site. Further, Central will advertise the session and setup online registration for the participants.

Your local association will arrange for a room or rooms in a facility of your choosing. This may be a school building, a church, a community center or the like. On the day of the event you will need to setup a registration table to welcome the participants. Central will provide you with materials to handle registration at the event, including sign-in sheets and name badges. If a continental breakfast or box lunch is requested by Central, you will need to coordinate the ordering and pickup of the refreshments locally. Central will pay for the food expenses and other approved expenses.

For your association's services, Central will make monetary grants on the following basis directly to your association:

One session (equaling 60 to 90 minutes in duration)
  • $100.00 for a single workshop session;
  • $25 each, for up to two (2) additional concurrent workshops during the given session time frame;
  • Maximum = $150.00
Two sessions (equaling 120 to 180 minutes in duration)
  • $150.00 for 2 consecutive workshop sessions;
  • $25 each, for up to four (4) additional workshops during the (2) given session time frames;
  • Maximum = $250.00
Three sessions (equaling 181 to 270 minutes in duration)
  • $200.00 for 3 consecutive workshop sessions;
  • $25 each, for up to six (6) additional workshops during the (3) given session time frames;
  • Maximum = $350.00

Click here to complete the application form.

Completion of the application will place your association in a pool of available sites for this program expansion. At this time it is not known which workshop events Central will be scheduling nor on what dates the committee intends to schedule events.

Central is appreciative of your willingness to partner with us in developing, expanding and enhancing the professional and leadership development opportunities for all Central members.

For more specific information on these opportunities, contact one of these Central committees:

Leadership Development
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