The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Department of Education. Their goal is to provide educators - no matter their role - with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level. OFT is an OLAC partner organization.
2021-2022 OLAC Professional Learning Sessions
Join the OLAC team for a series of free professional learning sessions designed to provide educators with the structures and resources necessary to develop and support effective leadership at every level. Explore OLAC’s latest online learning tools, including modules, webinars, videos, podcast episodes, and more to support educators as they work to embed essential leadership practices at every level of a school system. Remember, all resources are free and you can earn credit. Check out upcoming dates and topics.
2021 OLAC Outstanding District Award: Nominations Due October 15
The OLAC Outstanding District Award is presented annually to a district in Ohio that demonstrates effective leadership practices. These practices, inherent in the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), include shared leadership, the use of a collaborative-inquiry process that uses data in decision making, and a focus on success for all learners within the school system. If you know an Ohio school district doing great work with OLAC and OIP tools, consider nominating them for the 2021 OLAC Outstanding District Award. Nominations are due October 15. Learn more and nominate.
NEW OLAC Resource: System Improvement Practices Review (SIPR)
Learn more about OLAC’s newest assessment, the Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR)—a survey used with district-level team members to receive feedback on district practices in four key areas, including: promoting system-wide learning, prioritizing teaching and learning, building capacity through support and accountability, and sustaining an open and collaborative culture. Explore the SIPR.
New OLAC Module: Leadership for Early Childhood Care and Education
This module bridges this division in its treatment of early care and education leadership. In particular, it takes the view that elementary principals—who in Ohio need to have no experience or training in ECE or childcare—have something to learn from those outside the school system who care for children from birth to age 3 or 4. And, it also recognizes that school principals can help promote the position that society needs to direct much more attention and resources to the care of young children and their families. Explore the module.
Save the Date: December 9: 2021 OLAC/PBIS Showcase
OLAC and the Ohio PBIS Network will continue its partnership to host a joint event again this year. This one-day, virtual conference will combine the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase. This year's theme will focus on Responsive, Reimagined, and Resilient Leadership. Dr. Douglas Reeves and Anthony Coy-Gonzalez will keynote. Registration opens in late October. Learn more and watch for details.