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 professional development opportunities throughout the year for members of OCPA.




View our recent Graduate Student Virtual Roundtable. 

Held on June 4, 2020 this event was geared towards first and second year (graduating) master's students involving a panel of grad school program directors!  Topics included: 

View of Higher Education in the state of Ohio during COVID-19
Advice for graduating Master's students & Job Searching in the time of COVID-19
Changes to program requirements for 1st year graduate students
Communication & classroom instruction with students & faculty in their programs



The COVID Corner will provide monthly asynchronous opportunities to build your trauma stewardship crafted by Jivanto van Hemert and Leah Ward, members of the Housing & Residence Life team at the University of Dayton. They have both found great knowledge and space for reflection in Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s Trauma Stewardship (2009) which will be the foundation for their work, "COVID Corner", moving forward. Read more about the Corner as well as the June issue at this link.



Questions? Please contact Leah Schuh, OCPA Professional Development Chair

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