Professional Development Institutes

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OCPA is committed to providing professional development opportunities for higher education professionals across Ohio. The Professional Development Institutes are a series of workshops sponsored by OCPA designed to provide free professional development opportunities throughout the year for members of OCPA.

OCPA PDI Book Club

OCPA will be kicking off the 2017-18 Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) with the OCPA PDI Book Club slated to begin in October. We will be reading: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown and meeting VIRTUALLY via Google Hangout to discuss the readings.

Cost to participate is $8 per person and OCPA will provide books for no additional charge for the First 25 Participants!

BULK REGISTATION DISCOUNT: If you register four (4) members of your institution, the fifth (5th) registration is FREE!

Registration is available until Friday, October 13th at 5pm.

Register Now!


Questions? Please contact Lacey Filkins, OCPA Professional Development Institutes Chair.

Careers in Student Affairs Conference

2017 Careers in Student Affairs Conference 

Careers in SA 2017


Sunday, October 22, 2017
The University of Akron
Grand Ballroom of the Student Union
303 Carroll St.
Akron, Ohio 44325
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Careers in Student Affairs conference is designed for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies and careers in Student Affairs.

The Careers in Student Affairs Conference Offers Opportunities to:

  • Participate in a Graduate School Fair where you will learn about program options and requirements
  • Network with Student Affairs practitioners
  • Get motivated to seek a career in Student Affairs
  • Meet peers interested in Student Affairs and begin to build relationships
  • Discover career tracks in Student Affairs

Schedule at a Glance

Location: The University of Akron Student Union Grand Ballroom

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast 
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Conference Opening
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Program Session I
10:40 AM - 11:25 AM  Program Session II
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM OCPA Board Meeting
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Graduate School Fair

Preparing for the Job Search

(Primary Audience: Graduate Students)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote Address

Presentation of Awards

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Program Session III
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM Program Session IV
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Program Session V


Conference Information & Forms

Registration for the OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference is $30 for all attendees.

Conference Registration for Current OCPA Members and those who wish to join OCPA:

If you are a current member of OCPA, please login to the Constituent Portal and register for the conference through your account.

If you are not a member of OCPA and would like to join, please visit our OCPA Member Registration Form to complete your membership and then register through the Constituent Portal.

Conference Registration for Non-OCPA Members who do not wish to Register with OCPA:

If you wish to attend the conference without becoming a member of OCPA, please complete the Non-Member Conference Registration

Call for Programs - Closed

The Call for Programs has closed. Thank you to all those who submitted programs for this years conference.

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Conference Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

For more information, contact the Conference Co-Chairs:

David Vale – david.vale112@gmail.com

Henrique Alvim – halvim@walsh.edu

Annual Conference

 

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Ohio's Conference for Student Affairs
Thursday, January 25 - Friday, January 26, 2018
Worthington, OH
Double Tree Hotel & Conference Center

Conference Quick Links

Conference Registration

Program Sessions

Silent Auction

Call for Volunteers

Conference Schedule

Contact Us

We look forward to seeing our members at the Annual Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington in January! Want to join the discussion and network with your colleagues during the conference? Use the hashtag #OCPAConnects!

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2018 OCPA Annual Conference has officially opened!

Current Members of OCPA should register for the conference by logging in to the OCPA Member Portal first. Members will find a link to the Member Registration Page on the landing of their Portal. *Please note: OCPA Member Prices are only available through the Member Registration Page.*

Non-Members can register by using the Public Registration Page. OCPA encourages all Non-Members to consider joining OCPA prior to the registering for the conference in order to access reduced registration costs.

Group Registrations are available through either portal, however, OCPA Member Ticket Prices are only available through the Member Registration Page inside the OCPA Member Portal.

For questions about Registration for the OCPA Annual Conference, please contact the OCPA Registration Co-Chair, Dennis LoConti.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration will open on Monday, October 23rd and will close on Sunday, November 5th.

Early Bird Registration Fees
OCPA Member (Professional)   $130.00
OCPA Member (Graduate Student)  $60.00
OCPA Member (Undergraduate Student)  $60.00
Non-Member (Professional)  $180.00
Non-Member (Graduate Student)  $75.00
Non-Member (Undergraduate Student)  $75.00

Standard Registration will open on Monday, November 6th and will close on Friday, December 15th.

Standard Registration Fees
OCPA Member (Professional)   $150.00
OCPA Member (Graduate Student)  $75.00
OCPA Member (Undergraduate Student)  $75.00
Non-Member (Professional)  $200.00
Non-Member (Graduate Student)  $90.00
Non-Member (Undergraduate Student)  $90.00
Vendor - No Donation to Silent Auction $150.00
Vendor - $50 Donation to Silent Auction $100.00


*Important note: OCPA Memberships are required for the discounted rate. Membership Renewal and New Member Registration are not available this year through the conference registration form. Membership links will be coming soon. As long as you have an active membership at the time of the conference, you are eligible for the discounted rate*

Late Fees:

A $25.00 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference after Friday, December 15, 2017.

**An additional $25.00 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference on site on either Thursday, January 25th or Friday, January 26th.**

Please note - no refunds are available for conference registrations. The only exception to this is in the event of a Level Three Snow Emergency that requires the cancellation of the annual conference.

Conference Hotel

We encourage you to stay with us at The Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center.

Room Reservations at the Doubletree Hotel can be made for $103 per night by reserving your room using the OCPA Hotel Registration Link

Program Sessions

The Call for Programs for the OCPA Annual Conference has closed. If you have questions about program proposals, please contact our Educational Sessions Committee Chair, Michael Griest.

Pre-Conference Institute Options

The Pre-Conference Institute Options traditionally offered on the Wednesday prior to the start of the Annual Conference will now be offered as part of the Annual Conference on Thursday and Friday at no additional cost to conference registrants. More information about the Emerging Professionals Institute, Equity and Inclusion Institute, and the Mid Level Managers Institute will be available soon. For questions, please contact:

Emerging Professionals Institutte: Michelle Daymon

Equity and Inclusion Institute: HerBrina Shepard

Mid-Level Managers: Julie Humbel-Courtney

Silent Auction Donations

This is your opportunity to give back. Any money raised by the silent auction will be awarded as scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in our field! If there are items that could showcase your campus or greater community such as tickets to an event, a piece of artwork, books, or a gift basket, please consider making a donation to the silent auction.

If you are able to make a gift, please contact Robin Gagnow for inquiries and next steps, or simply bring your item to the conference. Thank you in advance for helping award scholarships to undergtaduate and graduate students interested in the field. See you there!

Call for Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to the 2018 OCPA Annual Conference. Volunteers are needed to staff the registration table, career resource room, and the silent auction. If you are intersted and willing, be sure to indicate that you would like to volunteer on your conference registration. For more information about volunteering at the Annual Conference, contact Nicole Robison.

Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule coming soon.

Thursday, January 25th  
 7:30 AM  Registration Opens
 7:30 AM  Vendor Area and Silent Auction Open
 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM  Light Breakfast Available
 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM  Welcome & Opening Session
 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Headshots
 9:30 AM - 12:20 PM  Career Resource Room Open
 9:30 AM  - 12:00 PM  Inter-University Council SSAO Meeting
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Small Private College/University SSAO Meeting
 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Program Session One
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM  Program Session Two
 10:40 AM - 12:40 PM  Institution Option Midlevel Managers & Emerfing Professionals
 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM  Program Session Three
 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM  Lunch and Featured Speaker
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mock Interviews
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Career Resource Room Open
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Robert A. Dubick Case Study Competition
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Program Session Four
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM SSAO Roundtable
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Program Session Five
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cocktail Hour Social, Doubltree Hotel
5:30 PM Dinner On Your Own
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM OCPA Social, Winking Lizard Tavern
Friday, January 26th
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Zumba
7:30 AM Registration Opens
7:30 AM Vendor Area & Silent Auction Open
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Light Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM New Attendees Coffee Connections Social
9:00 AM Career Resource Room Open
9:00 AM Mock Interviews
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Program Session Six
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Program Session Seven
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Institute Option - Equity and Inclusion
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Program Session Eight
11:30 AM Silent Auction Closes
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Closing Lunch and Presentation of OCPA Awards
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM OCPA Executive Board Meeting

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to Jolene Broshious, Annual Conference Chair, or Mark Zeno, Assistant Annual Conference Chair.