WCommunity Action Leadership Training

The Community Action Leadership Training series is back again this year! The series is available free of charge to OACAA members in good standing and is suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders across Ohio. 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 online before July 23, 2021.

Workshops will be held virtually and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m. with short breaks throughout. Participants must commit to attending all five workshops and completing one hour of pre-work per workshop.

Workshops for this year are scheduled for:

  • August 5, 2021
  • August 10, 2021
  • August 12, 2021
  • August 17, 2021
  • August 19, 2021

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.


Registration for this event is now closed. Watch for notification of future training series.