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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.

2020-2021 Dates

Creating a Personalized OLAC Professional Learning Pathway

May 7, 2021, 9–11 a.m.

Looking for personalized professional learning resources designed for your specific role or those you coach/train? Spend two hours with the OLAC team to learn how to develop a pathway to meet your learning needs. Those organizing group-based professional learning for central office, principals, teachers, and regional providers can also benefit from this session.

Summer School: Post Pandemic

May 14, 2021, 1-3 p.m.

While most school and district personnel understand that the pandemic has taken a toll on staff and student learning, we now need to focus on what actions districts can take to address the issues and concerns caused by the pandemic. This real-time presentation will feature a panel of Ohio superintendents from urban, suburban, and rural districts. Brian McNulty PhD will serve as the moderator with a focus on districts’ plans for summer learning.


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

Planning for the 2021-22 School Year: The Changing Role of the Central Office

June 16, 2021, 1-3 p.m.

The pandemic has dramatically impacted students and staff. Hosted by Brian McNulty PhD, this real-time presentation will review the current research on the critical role of the central office and district leadership team (DLT) in improving district outcomes—academic and social—especially as it relates to supporting principals. How do central office staff need to reconceptualize their roles and responsibilities to better support principals? Learn more about recommendations for what districts should consider now.


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Contact Jim Gay or Karel Oxley.