Education Advocate Leaders (EALs) are members! They strengthen their Local Associations legislative and political grassroots capacity year-round, by engaging fellow members around legislative and political campaigns.
Each local should try to have at least one Education Advocate Leader to represent primary, one for intermediate, one for secondary educators and one to represent the different classifications in a classified local, SCOPE or Higher Ed.
Central OEA/NEA will provide a $100 stipend to each local Education Advocate Leader who meets the Mandatory Criteria.
To become an Education Advocate Leader, apply online: www.centraloeanea.org/eal
A list of criteria for receiving the Education Advocate Leader stipend follows.
• Communicate with your local/colleagues on education issues
• Contribute to the OEA Fund
• Attend an Education Advocate Leader training session
• Join the OEA Outreach Circle
• Play an active role in local election activities
• Attend OEA phone banks or an OEA sponsored canvass
• Like and Share Central Social Media Content
Stipends are paid to Education Advocate Leaders who have completed all the mandatory requirements.
Education Advocate Leader training details: We will have a virtual training on October 5th, 2022 at 5:00 PM via Zoom.
Topics covered will include:
• Communication & Involvement (sign up colleagues to ACE’s list, disseminating info to your local)
• How to sign up for the OEA Outreach Circle
• How to sign up for and use the Hustle App
• Cyber lobbying, and engaging Central, OEA, NEA Social Media
• Understanding what the Fund is & is not
• Statehouse lobbying
• EAL Stipend Criteria
• Campaign 2022
To apply to become an Education Advocate Leader apply online: www.centraloeanea.org/eal
Central will be hosting a Back-to-School Happy hour at the Columbus Hofbräuhaus (800 Goodale Blvd, Columbus, OH 43212) on August 25th from 5:00PM until 7:00PM.
There will be a drawing for 10 $100 classroom/worksite grants for newer members (0-3 years) and 5 $25 gift cards for educators 4+ years.
Login to your Central account (or create one if you don't have one)
Scroll down to "Back to School Happy Hour" and click "Going"
Wait a moment for your selection to register. That's it.
If you are looking to get more involved in your local association but don’t know where to start, Central OEA/NEA offers interested members an Emerging Leaders program to get you on your way.
Come learn about...
• The many layers of the Association
• Learn what your Leadership Style is
• Issues you will encounter as an Association Leader
• Skills you will need as an Association Leader
• How you can become more involved in your Association
• How to become an OEA or NEA delegate to Rep Assembly and why
• What does OEA Headquarters look like.... Led by:
Erin Stevens, Pickerington EA and Kim Cooper, Reynoldsburg EA
If you Are Interested:
Upon completion of the program, participants will be awarded a certificate detailing the number of contact hours earned.
August 25 Back to School Happy Hour (Hofbrau Haus)
September 7 In-person
October 12 OEA Building Tour
November 16 Virtual 2023
January 11 In-person
February 15 Virtual
March 15 In-person
April 12 In-person
May 17 Virtual
June 14 Cadre final dinner Download the flyer to share with your colleagues