aug. 26-29, 2021

at the brand new:

Oklahoma City convention center





Specialized learning tracks are available for school foundation members; district business officials, treasurers and encumbrance clerks; district minutes clerks and other administrative professionals; and employment services and human resources professionals. Special tracks include general session attendance and specific breakout sessions relevant to attendee groups. 

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 will unite education leaders from across Oklahoma and you will leave armed with new strategies and tools to be your best.

In addition to the Education Leadership Conference, you won’t want to miss the Thursday pre-conference sessions featuring new legislation and legal hot topics. Separate pre-conference registration is required.

Also on Thursday, you are invited to join OSSBA, CCOSA, our sponsors, partners and exhibitors for an early evening welcome reception and early check-in for the Education Leadership Conference – allowing you to skip the early morning Friday lines! Admission, light snacks and two drink tickets are included for each registered conference or pre-conference attendee with no separate RSVP required.


New this year – special learning opportunities designed to enhance the work of district employees including minutes clerks, encumbrance clerks, treasurers and human resources professionals. The $175 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. Special sessions offered will include:
District business officials, treasurers and encumbrance clerks (Friday, Aug. 27 attendance)
  • School Finance Law and Accounting
  • How Schools are Funded 101
  • Ethics and Audits
  • The Basics of Activity Funds and Booster Club Sanctioning
  • Continuing education credit will be awarded for treasurer and encumbrance clerk sessions
District minutes clerks and other administrative professionals (Friday, Aug. 27 attendance)
  • Executive Session Basics
  • Board Member Recordkeeping and Minutes Gone Wrong
  • The Basics of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act
  • How Can We Help You? A Guide to School Customer Service
Employment services and human resources professionals (Saturday, Aug. 28 attendance)
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward: How to Attract (and Keep!) the Best Employees
  • Documentation and Difficult Discussions: How to Deal with Tough Personnel Issues
  • Human Resources Q & A
  • Step by Step: A Supervisor’s Guide to FMLA

We are also pleased to announce specialized sessions at the Education Leadership Conference focusing on building community relationships through education foundations. Whether you have a long-standing foundation or are planning to establish one, the Education Leadership Conference will offer learning experiences meant to help you enrich and expand community investment in your district. Get more information on the education foundation specialized learning track here.

Thursday, Aug. 26

8 a.m.
Dr. Bob Mooneyham Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

3 – 6 p.m.
New Legislation and Legal Hot Topics Pre-Conference (separate registration, conference registration not required)

4 – 7 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Early Check-In (open to all pre-conference and conference registered attendees)

Friday, Aug. 27

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Check-In and Onsite Registration Open

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Visit Exhibit Hall

8 – 8:30 a.m.
New Board Member Orientation

8:45 – 10:45 a.m.
General Session I – Keynote Speaker David Horsager

10:45 – 11:05 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibit Hall

11:05 – 11:55 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

11:55 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibit Hall

1:25 – 2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

2:15 – 2:35 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibit Hall

2:35 – 3:25 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

3:25 – 3:45 p.m.
Break and Visit Exhibit Hall

3:45 – 4:35 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Saturday, Aug. 28

7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check-In and Onsite Registration Open

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Visit Exhibit Hall

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Legislative Review

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

9:20 – 10:10 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibit Hall

10:10 a.m.
OSSBA Delegate Assembly

10:10 – 11 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibit Hall

12:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closes

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

1:20 – 1:35 p.m.

1:35 – 2:25 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

2:25 – 2:40 p.m.

2:40 – 4:10 p.m.
General Session II – Association Updates

Sunday, Aug. 29

8 a.m.
Optional Breakfast Buffet (additional charge, ticket required)

9 – 11 a.m.
Legal Roundtable Discussions

Dr. Bob Mooneyham Memorial
Scholarship Golf Tournament

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 • Lake Hefner Golf Club, Oklahoma City
8 a.m. Shotgun Start • 7 a.m. Registration


David Horsager is the leading expert on trust and how it’s built into everything from individuals and organizations to global governments. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

David has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies like Verizon and FedEx to the New York Yankees and U.S. Congress. He helps leaders and organizations become most trusted in their industry through research, speaking, consulting and human capital development.

As bestselling author of The Trust Edge™ and The Daily Edge™ he has taken the platform across the United States and on 6 continents. He invented the Enterprise Trust Index™ and leads the charge in one of the nation’s foremost trust studies—The Trust Outlook™.

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 your required finance, open meeting act, and ethics credits will be offered on both Friday and Saturday.

We invite you to join us Aug. 26-29 for the Education Leadership Conference, to enhance your knowledge, skills and abilities as you continue in the vital work of serving as leaders for your students and communities.



Online registration is available through the OSSBA member portal. For information or questions about the member portal, please contact Lisa Deaton 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 $375 for OSSBA members, $750 for non-members. Registrations are due on or before August 13. Registrations after the deadline (including on-site) are $475, $950 for non-members.

Thursday pre-conference registration is $125 for OSSBA members, $250 for non-members. Optional Sunday breakfast tickets are $30 each for attendees and guests. Registrations are due on or before August 13. Pre-conference and breakfast on-site registration is not available.

Notice of cancellation for each event session must be received in writing by Aug. 13. Cancellations submitted July 17 through Aug. 13 are subject to a $75 cancellation fee for Conference cancellations and a $25 cancellation fee for pre-conference or specialized learning track cancellations. No refunds or credits will be given after Aug. 13, 2021.