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This blog is written by members of the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC), a partnership between the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). Please note that the information provided in each blog post represents the individual author's point of view and does not necessarily reflect the position of the OLAC, BASA or ODE.



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Ideas for Summer Professional Learning

May 30, 2019

Looking for research-based professional learning resources for yourself or your team? Summer is the perfect time to invest in professional learning. And there's no better way to grow your leadership capacity than with free resources!

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3 Ways Leaders Can Build a Courageous Mindset

April 25, 2019

Guest blog by: Dr. Cathy Lassiter, Author/Consultant for Corwin Learning

In your work as a school leader, you have probably found yourself in situations that caused some anxiety or fear. You struggled to do the right thing according to your core values, but the fallout might bring some negative consequence for you or your school. All school leaders have faced these dilemmas, and all have heard the inner voices speaking to us about what decision to make, what direction to take, and what actions are best.

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A 10-Year Perspective on the Ohio Improvement Process and the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council

March 21, 2019

Guest blog by: Dr. Michael Tefs, Superintendent, Wooster City School District

In 2008, when Wooster first adopted the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP), we needed the process, protocols, and systems. It was a heavy, heavy lift for us. Today, our school district is still implementing the OIP and we are proud of the duration and sustainability of these systems.

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What You Missed at the 2018 Action Forum

January 22, 2019

On December 12, nearly 700 Ohio education leaders gathered for the 2018 OLAC Action Forum in Columbus to learn, network, and collaborate around the use and impact of the OLAC tools and resources to strengthen leadership practices.

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