Annual Leadership Conference

Power Up: The Positive Way to Enhance Performance

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Conference Agenda

8:30 a.m. – Meet and Greet
Light refreshments available

9:00 a.m. – Welcome
Host Representative

9:05 a.m. – Opening Remarks
Irene Lyons, President OCPM Society

9:15 a.m. – Speakers

9:45 a.m. – Workshop I
Evaluating my Performance as a Leader
Dawnielle Pierce – Training Supervisor
Office of Fiscal and Monitoring Services
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Dawnielle is a dynamic people person with over 20 years of experience in leadership training and executive coaching. She is known for using humor and storytelling to educate people on leadership principles.

You may have seen Dawnielle’s work by attending a session in the State’s Lead Ohio program. The program was designed, developed and delivered by Dawnielle and was the first statewide leadership program to be required for all new supervisors and managers in the State of Ohio.

11:15 a.m. – Workshop II
Measuring Team Performance
Jay Johnson – Associate Director
Office of Academic Affairs Institutional Research and Planning
The Ohio State University

Jay Johnson is the Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning at OSU where he coordinates reviews of academic programs and facilitates the Board of Trustees scorecards. Jay was the project manager for the semester conversion from 2009 – 2012.

Prior to joining OSU, Jay was the Director of the Higher Education Information System (HEI) at the Ohio Board of Regents, where he led a team of programmers, analysts and auditors to collect, verify and analyze data about the collegiate enterprise.

Jay holds a B.A. in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. Jay is also a graduate of OCPM Cohort 16.

LUNCH PROVIDED – Please indicate dietary restrictions or concerns during registration or email the conference chair [below].

12:40 p.m. – Power Up! With Powerful Coaching
Keynote Speaker: M.J. Clark MA, APR, Fellow PRSA
Senior Leadership Consultant, Integrated Leadership Systems

How do you Power Up yourself or your team when you need a boost? Understanding how to motivate ourselves and others through coaching is one of the most important skills a manager can possess. How do we self-coach when we need to Power Up? How do we coach others to help them unleash their potential and allow us to focus on taking our department to the next level?

M.J. Clark, Senior Leadership Consultant at Integrated Leadership Systems, will uncover the secrets of effectively coaching ourselves and others to Power Up our work lives and home lives. You will leave this session with powerful tools to help coach and motivate your employees as well as tips for applying those skills to boost your own success.

1:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

2:00 p.m. – Society Update

2:30 p.m. – BREAK

2:45 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion

3:30 p.m. – Election

3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Melanie Drerup, President Elect, OCPM Society

Conference Location

The event will be held at the Dublin Integrated Education Center..

There will also be an after-hours event planned.

Employee Development Funds (EDF) may be used for this event. See details and the policy for use at the EDF site at

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For questions, please contact:

Conference Committee Chair
Darryl Graves
Reentry Administrator
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction