2018 Action Forum

December 12, 2018
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University

Registration is Now Open

The Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) is pleased to host the 2018 Action Forum: Empowered to Lead, Inspired to Act. This event will feature Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others sharing their stories about the work of their district and building leadership teams, teacher-based teams, and the impact on all learners—students and adults.

This annual professional learning event is designed to create an environment to network, collaborate, and encourage shared leadership at every level of the school system.

Whether you’re a seasoned user of OLAC’s resources or someone who’s just learning about them, there will be something for everyone!

Dr. John Richard

Opening Remarks

Dr. John Richard, Deputy Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education

Dr. Brandon Doubek


Dr. Brandon Doubek, Founding Partner, Creative Leadership Solutions

Moving Teams Forward to Increase Student Learning

Collaborative teams often struggle with what data to use in various teams in pursuit of the ultimate goal of effective school collaboration—improved classroom instruction. While collaborative teams in the past have been proficient with analyzing quantitative data, these data have not always provided the most immediate feedback to increase student performance. The most effective use of data utilizes multiple forms of qualitative and quantitative evidence that requires redefining data for use in teams with more time spent on solving problems with actionable outcomes than identifying deficits in learning. In his keynote, Brandon will focus on moving teacher, building, and district teams forward to authentically increase student learning through differentiated instruction by focusing on intentionally-aligned data and effective, research-based practices.

Dr. Brian McNulty

Luncheon Remarks

Dr. Brian McNulty, Leadership Expert

How Do Schools Get Better?

There is a simple answer to this question, but it is not simple to do. This session will present what we have learned over the past 10 years from working with urban, suburban, and rural schools across Ohio. Using the new OPES (Ohio Standards for Principals) framework, explore how schools should address each student’s well-being and academic success, including the development of social-emotional learning in schools. Specific guidance will be provided to teacher-based teams and building-leadership teams in leading this improvement.

Registration Information

$109/registrant or $99/each for teams of 3 or more

Registration fees cover all forum materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.

Pay by check, credit card, or purchase order. See details on registration site.

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Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU
3031 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202

Event rate

Limited rooms are available. Please reference the “OLAC Action Forum” hotel block when making reservations.

2018 Outstanding District Leadership Award

Nominations for the 2018 Outstanding District Leadership Award, which will be presented at the Action Forum, are being accepted. If you know of an Ohio school district doing great work using OLAC tools, please consider nominating them for this award. Deadline to submit is October 5, 2018.

Download Nomination Form