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Professional Learning Series

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.

2021-2022 Dates

District Leadership Team (DLT) Assessment Training

September 17, 9–10 a.m.

Learn more about our newest assessment, the Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR). The SIPR is 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.

Learn more about how to administer the survey, how to use the results, the supporting discussion questions, and the suggested OLAC resources that can be used to build capacity in each of the four key areas listed above. The SIPR is a great tool for generating productive discussions and planning for what’s next in district efforts.

OLAC 101 for Principals/Educational Leaders

September 21, 1–2 p.m.

Join us for a one-hour virtual exploration of the OLAC website. Explore the site and free resources, including modules, webinars, videos, and more designed for principals that are aligned to the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP). These resources are all professionally developed for you and provide an outlined pathway to your success and success for all students. Learn more about the 10 most useful resources for principals.

What Have We Learned So Far About What To Do in the 2021-22 School Year?

October 1, 2021, 1–3 p.m.

Although districts have planned for and started the school year, what should leaders now be considering or doing? Explore these questions in a real-time presentation featuring a panel of Ohio superintendents and moderated by Dr. Brian McNulty. Learn more about what districts are doing now and what they have planned for the 2021-22 school year.


  • Eugene Blalock, North College Hill City Schools
  • Dr. Traci Hosteteler, ESC of Eastern Ohio
  • Dr. Elizabeth Lolli, Dayton Public Schools
  • Chris Neifer, East Palestine City Schools
  • Pete Pirone, Struthers City Schools

Become an OLAC Facilitator

October 8, 9–11:30 AM

From the beginning, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council’s goal has been to provide educators – no matter their role – with the structures and resources they need to develop shared and effective leadership at every level.

OLAC is proud to offer free resources to support your personal or team’s professional learning—in a safe online environment and at your convenience. By becoming a certified OLAC facilitator, you will be able to share these resources with others and demonstrate how to integrate them into their leadership and instructional practices. Become familiar with and gain working knowledge of:

  • The upgraded OLAC web platform, including new features and enhanced functionality
  • How to use module, webinar, podcast, and video content to enhance the effectiveness of district and building leadership teams and teacher-based teams (DLTs, BLTs, TBTs)
  • Updated Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES) Crosswalk—Lead superintendents/principals through the Principal Crosswalk, which aligns relevant OLAC modules, webinars, podcasts, and videos to the Ohio Principal Standards
  • Updated Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Crosswalk—Lead principals/teachers through the Teacher Crosswalk, which aligns relevant OLAC modules, webinars, podcasts, and videos to the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. Crosswalks are provided for OTES.
  • How to support superintendents, principals, and teachers in developing a professional growth plan
  • New Team Assessment—Become familiar with the new Systemic Improvement Practices Review (SIPR), nn online team assessment designed for DLTs.
  • New modules, podcast episodes, and videos on demand—Some of which feature Dr. Brian McNulty’s presentations.
  • Credit options—Become familiar with templates for workshop offerings using OLAC modules that can be presented to colleges and universities for consideration for college credit. Facilitators will also become familiar for LPDC credit options available through the OLAC website.

Increasing Collective Capacity Using OLAC’s Gifted Education Professional Development Series

October 27, 2021, 1–3 p.m.

OLAC’s Gifted Education Professional Development Series was developed in collaboration with the Gifted Advisory Council, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, and the Ohio Department of Education, with contributions from national experts with graduate preparation and licensure in gifted education. The courses address the purposes and objectives specified in the Ohio Department of Education, Gifted Education Professional Development Resource Guide (2017). Join Denise Hunt, Supervisor of Gifted & Talented Programs, Ashtabula ESC and OLAC leadership and become familiar with the two courses and hear how one practitioner uses the courses to enhance professional capital. Participants will be able to engage with presenters to share what works in their districts, as well as learning how OLAC’s modules can be used by teacher-based teams to improve outcomes for all learners.


Register Now!


Contact Jim Gay or Karel Oxley.