EDUCATION
LEADERSHIP
CONFERENCE

aug. 25-28, 2022

Oklahoma City convention center

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Hotel information will be provided with your registration confirmation.

The 2022 Education Leadership Conference will feature a new legislation and legal hot topics pre-conference (separate session registration required), a special election year candidate forum, specialized learning tracks, legal roundtable discussions, special subject threads, student showcases in a variety of areas, exhibitors featuring valuable services and products, a variety of sessions providing important information on pressing issues and much more! 

The Education Leadership Conference specialized learning tracks are special one-day learning opportunities designed to enhance the work of district employees including minutes clerks, encumbrance clerks, treasurers and Human Resources professionals. Additional specialized track sessions at the Conference will focus on building community relationships through education foundations.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 2022 Education Leadership Conference!

The OSSBA/CCOSA Education Leadership Conference will feature speakers to inspire you, sessions to provide important information on pressing issues and exhibitors to showcase valuable products and services for your districts. The Education Leadership Conference is the PREMIER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY for Oklahoma school board members and provides excellent learning opportunities for district administrators and employees.

The Education Leadership Conference will unite education leaders from across Oklahoma and you will leave armed with new strategies and tools to be your best as you continue in the vital work of serving as leaders for your students and communities.

The conference will kick off on Thursday, Aug. 25 with the Dr. Bob Mooneyham Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament (registration coming soon!), the new legislation and legal hot topics pre-conference and an early check-in opportunity and welcome reception. We’ll continue Friday and Saturday with innovative, informative, instructional and inspirational sessions designed to enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities. Special subject threads in the areas of community schools, equity and communication will also be offered. The Education Leadership Conference will wrap up on Sunday with an opportunity to meet for roundtable discussions with similarly sized districts and the OSSBA and CCOSA legal teams. 

The Friday general session will include a forum featuring statewide office candidates. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from the people who wish to serve as our state’s upcoming leaders. On Saturday, hear from OSSBA Executive Director Dr. Shawn Hime and CCOSA Executive Director Dr. Pam Deering, who will share updates from their respective associations. 

join us Thursday!

new legislation and legal hot topics pre-conference

Join OSSBA Executive Director Dr. Shawn Hime, Associate Director Joe Siano and the OSSBA legal team for a breakdown of important laws that were passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2022. Separate pre-conference registration is required. 

The pre-conference will be held Thursday afternoon at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. Immediately following the pre-conference please join us in the exhibit hall for the Education Leadership Conference welcome reception. Food, drinks and giveaways will be provided!

SPECIALIZED LEARNING TRACKS

The Education Leadership Conference specialized learning tracks are special one-day learning opportunities designed to enhance the work of district employees including administrative professional and minutes clerks, encumbrance clerks, treasurers and human resources professionals. Additional specialized track sessions at the Conference will focus on building community relationships through education foundations. Specialized learning track registration will include one-day Conference attendance featuring the daily general session, exhibit hall entrance and four 50-minute focused breakout sessions. For superintendents and school board members, these special sessions are included with full Conference registration. 

Administrative professionals, minutes clerks, business officials, treasurers, encumbrance clerks and school foundation tracks will be held on Friday. The human resources track will be held on Saturday.

Sunday morning legal roundtable discussions

at the omni hotel

The OSSBA and CCOSA legal teams take your calls and answer your questions all year! Now, don’t miss the chance to meet with them face-to-face about the most pressing issues facing your district and learn what is happening in other similarly sized districts during the Legal Roundtables on Sunday morning. The roundtable discussions will be held at the Omni Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the Oklahoma City Convention Center.

An optional breakfast will be available for your convenience on Sunday morning before the legal roundtables begin. Tickets are available by pre-purchase only and will not be available on-site. 

board member credits

New board members and incumbents elected or appointed since Jan. 1, 2014, will have the opportunity to obtain ALL 12 NEW/6 INCUMBENT REQUIRED CREDITS by attending all days of the Education Leadership Conference. Opportunities to earn required finance, open meeting act, and ethics credits will be offered on both Friday and Saturday.

Online registration is available through the OSSBA member portal. For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton or Jennifer Carel by email with your name, district and email address or call 888.528.3571.

Hotel information will be provided in your conference registration confirmation email.

Education Leadership Conference registration is $400 for OSSBA members, $800 for non-members. Registrations are due on or before August 12. Registrations after August 12, including on-site, will be $500 for OSSBA members, $1000 for non-members. Thursday pre-conference and Sunday breakfast on-site registration is not available.

The $200 specialized learning track registration will include one-day Conference attendance featuring the daily general session exhibit hall entrance and four 50-minute focused breakout sessions. For superintendents and school board members, these special sessions are included with your full Conference registration. Track registrations are due on or before August 12. Registrations after August 12, including on-site, will be $250.

Notice of cancellation for each event session must be received in writing on or before August 12. Cancellations submitted July 16 through August 12 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee for Conference cancellations and a $50 cancellation fee for pre-conference or specialized learning track cancellations. No refunds or credits will be given after August 12, 2022.