2020-2021 OASSA Conferences

2020-2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS:  20-21 calendar of events



Tuesday, September 22, 2020 • OASSA Virtual Student Discipline Conference

Conference Description: OASSA Staff and attorneys from Bricker & Eckler will discuss student behavior issues in today’s schools. Topics include discipline of special education students, due process law, alternative forms of discipline, Title IX investigations and implications, bullying/cyber bullying, social media, recent trends and research, code of conduct recommendations, and legal issues affecting student management.


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Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 • OASSA Virtual Fall Conference

Conference Description:  This year’s scheduled keynote speaker is Joe Sanfelippo. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI…home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-hosts the Hacking Leadership Podcast and co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019. Many valuable and informative sessions are also scheduled, along with legal and legislative updates.


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Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 2020 • OASSA Virtual School Safety in a Pandemic Conference

Conference Description:  The start of the 2020-2021 school year has presented Ohio’s school leaders with a set of unprecedented challenges associated with delivering safe and effective education during a pandemic. The disruption of last school year and the uncertainty of reopening schools in the midst of a health crisis has required educational leaders to rethink the way that school happens. The goal of this conference will be for educational leaders to reflect on the implementation of plans put in place for the start of the year, explore lessons learned, and refine approaches and safety procedures as the crisis evolves. A committee of building level leaders developed a list of topics addressing safety protocols in place during lunches, class changes, arrival and dismissal, and athletics. Attention will be paid to mental health issues and safety, as well as lessons learned from new uses of technology. Time will be afforded for leaders to share strategies, reflect on effectiveness, and network and problem solve with peers.


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FLYERS: Conference flyers with detailed information will be emailed to all OASSA members prior to each conference. Also, conference information is available to members in the OASSA monthly UPDATE, sent via email.

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION: Participants in all OASSA conferences and workshops will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

NOTICE: Registrants who cancel at least three (3) workdays before the date of the conference will not be charged or may request a full refund. Registrants who cancel fewer than three (3) workdays before will be charged for food costs. No shows and registrants who cancel the day of the conference will be charged the full registration amount.

COLLEGE CREDIT: College credit is offered through Ashland University for select conferences.  ashland credit.pdf

ATTENDANCE:  It is the policy of OASSA to permit attendance at OASSA professional development conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings by educators and/or school employees whose job duties relate to the content of the professional program. A request for attendance at any OASSA professional conference, seminar, workshop, and meeting by any other individual must be approved by OASSA personnel conducting the program. Each individual must pay the nonmember rate for the program.

QUESTIONS?:  If you have any questions regarding conferences, contact Heather Powell, OASSA Associate Executive Director by calling our office (614) 430-8311 or e-mail Heather at: