OCPA Conferences

OCPA offers two highly engaging conferences each year with the goal of helping connect Higher Education professionals, graduate students and undergraduate students through the power of Professional Development. Below you will find some brief information about each conference as well as links to their individual pages.

The Professional Development Institutes

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

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The OCPA Careers in Student Affairs Conference

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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The OCPA Annual Conference

The OCPA Annual Conference is held every January in Columbus, OH 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.

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Important Information for Current or Returning Members

OCPA has recently switched to a brand new Membership Database System called NEON. All previous memberships held my individuals have been migrated into this new system automatically. If you are a returning member and would like to access your OCPA Membership Account or renew your membership, please start by requesting a Password Reset. If you are a returning member and you have already setup your account, please take a moment to visit our Constituent Login Portal.

Important Information for New Members

If you are new to OCPA and would like to register as a member, please visit the New Member Registration Page.

OCPA Membership Rates

Membership in OCPA is available at the following rates:

 2 Year Graduate Student Membership - $10.00 (Exclusive to current graduate students only)

1 Year Professional Membership - $25.00

5 Year Professional Membership - $100.00

Career Resource Room Reference Materials

Mock Interview Job Postings for Career Resource Room participants can be found here.

The following reference materials were provided by the Career Resource Room Committee for the 2015 OCPA/OASPA Annual Conference.

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