Community Action Leadership Training

The Association has partnered with OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs to bring our members this training series suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders in the Community Action Network. This series includes five full-day workshops spread out over five months. Topics include how to understand yourself and others, incorporating changes, building capacity, and leading performance.

There are many personalities in our office situation as well as the customers we help. In order to be compassionate and understanding when helping people in crisis, staff need to understand their personalities first. Once I returned to my office after the training, I could almost pick who was who on the scale.

~Previous program participant

This training series is open and free to OACAA members only though participants are required to commit to attending all five workshops. To be considered for this series, interested participants should complete an application and submit it to Josh Summer, Development Director, before March 22, 2019.

Workshops will be held in the Columbus area beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. Workshops for this year are scheduled for:

  • April 16, 2019
  • July 9, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • October 1, 2019

The training have assisted me in helping other supervisors. I think about things I am saying to others and how I deal with others more. I have heard some of the strategies before but it certainly helps to refresh and there is always something to learn to help you in dealing with situations and people in a better way.

~Previous program participant

Trainer Bio

Brian Cole Miller

As author, teacher and team builder Brian brings people together in inclusive, direct and honest ways. His passion for helping people improve relationships is based in his belief of being truthful without being brutal.

Brian holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development, and has over 25 years’ experience working with the Public and Private sector and teaching at community colleges and universities.

He has worked with Nationwide Insurance; NAIS’s People of Color Conference; Agencies in the State of Ohio; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Communications Workers of America (CWA); US Air Force; American Red Cross

In 2007 VISA chose him to be their spokesperson for their small-business web campaign and Franklin Covey tapped him to write a book for them on balancing home and work life.

Brian’s insight, humor, and energy focus on results and he measures his own success by how he helps others to succeed.

Application Instructions:

  • Enter your first and last name
  • How many years have you been in the network?
  • Agency
  • Title/Position
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Leadership Level:
    • Aspiring
    • Emerging
    • Novice
    • Established
    • Mentor
  • Explain why you want to participate in the training series and what you hope to gain from your participation.
  • Explain what qualities you have that make you a good leader.

Community Action Leadership Training Application

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