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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.

Upcoming Professional Development Institutes

OCPA 4-Year Public Spring Virtual PDI
 Registration Deadline: Feb. 4th Location: Online via Zoom
 Cost : Free to Members

Join OCPA's 4-year Public At-Large Chair, Leah Schuh as she moderates a discussion about decreased federal funding and overall affordability of public institutions with Derrick Tillman-Kelly and Tiffany Polite of University Innovation Alliance at The Ohio State University. This PDI is primarily for individuals who currently work at or would like to work at a 4-year public institution, but anyone is welcome to join!  

Cost: Free for Current OCPA Members
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 5th at 5pm.
Wednesday, February 6th from 12pm to 1pm

Register now!

Questions can be emailed to Lacey Filkins at

Legal Issues & Student Affairs Drive-In Conference
When: Friday, February 15, 2019 from 10AM to 2PM Location: The Hotel at Overlin, 10 East College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
Cost: $35 (includes food and access to presenter materials)

The Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) in conjunction with Oberlin College and Bricker & Eckler LLP are hosting a drive-in conference regarding legal issues and student affairs. Presentations will include legal updates on emerging issues in Title IX litigation and due process cases, emotional support animals and related policy development, student protests and First Amendment issues, and other current legal challenges impacting student affairs professionals. Registration includes food and access to presenters’ materials. This Drive-In will take place Friday, February 15, 2019, The Hotel At Oberlin (10 East College Street Oberlin, OH 44074) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

To register or learn more visit this link or contact Lacey Filkins, Professional Development Chair (


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