OCPA Conferences & Professional Development

OCPA offers many opportunities engaging conferences and professional development each year with the goal of helping connect Higher Education professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students. Below you will find some brief information about each conference as well as links to their individual pages.


OCPA Annual Conference 

January 28 & 29, 2021 (Online)

Traditionally, the OCPA Annual Conference is held every January in Worthington, OH (2021 will be fully online) and is designed to help connect and reconnect higher education professionals and graduate students from all across Ohio through professional development. With highly engaging program sessions, engaging speakers and nightly socials, the Annual Conference is a great opportunity for professionals across the state to build a network of colleagues and enhance their own campus experience through professional development.

Annual Conference Sponsorship Opportunities


OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference 

October, 2021
Location TBA

The OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference takes place each fall and is geared towards providing undergraduate students an opportunity to explore a career in Student Affairs. OCPA invites students to participate in a one day drive-in conference at one of the premier institutions of higher education around the state to discover the possibilities of choosing a career in higher education.

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Professional Development Institutes

Professional Development Institutes are an ongoing series of one day drive-in professional development opportunities sponsored by OCPA. Each PDI is held at a sponsoring institution.