Leadership Training Series

Last year, OCATO partnered with OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs to pilot a leadership training series for Ohio’s Community Action Network. Because we received such great feedback from participants, we are bringing it back for 2018! The series, which is suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced Community Action leaders, will be tentatively held once per month June through October in the Columbus area. Topics include Understanding Yourself and Others, Incorporating Change, Building Capacity, Leading Performance, and Tying it All Together.

“I thought it was a great opportunity with very useful content. The speaker was very engaging and I learned many things. Thank you for providing this opportunity.”

This series of workshops are different than your typical leadership training. Instead of focusing on the theory of leadership, the classes help the participants understand themselves and how to confront universal challenges in the workplace. The instructor, Brian Cole Miller, is knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining, and he reinforces concepts throughout the series. In addition to a lot of interaction with your peers, fun group activities keep the day moving along smoothly.

“The training helped me to better understand my personality style and how to be relate to/work with people who have different styles.”

The series is limited to 25 OACAA member participants with varying roles. Those interested should complete and submit our brief Leadership Training Application before May 18th, and because the workshops build on each other, participants should commit to attending all five of the full-day workshops. Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Click here for more information. 

We are looking forward to seeing our network continue this valuable series!

Josh has over a decade of experience in organizational development and planning. He is a Certified ROMA trainer, Technology of Participation (ToP) certified strategic planner and facilitates board training and poverty simulations. Josh has presented organizational sustainability at local, regional, and national conferences. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s School of Human Ecology where focused his studies on financial literacy and consumer education. As the Development Director, Josh is responsible for creating new partnerships with community organizations, other social services providers, government entities, corporation and potential funders. He is also responsible for funding research, grant writing, and program design and evaluation.