Annual Leadership Conference

Leadership Wisdom – A Look Behind the Curtain!

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 5.08.36 PMThursday, October 20, 2016!

Keynote Speaker Chad Willett, author of Smash the Box, will challenge attendees to think outside the box… or Smash It!

Chad J. Willett (MA/BA/SAG/AFTRA) trained at the legendary Los Angeles improvisation company Groundlings. This is a training ground for the hit TV show “Saturday Night Live.”

Chad specializes in creativity and innovation in regard to transforming cultures, re-defining creative leadership practices, and working and living in the moment.

Also included in this full day of training are presentations by Senator Joe Uekcer, CPM (Cohort 2), Marcie Seidel, former chief of staff to Ohio’s First Lady Hope Taft, as well as a session with Mickey Ford, Assistant Deputy Director at Ohio Unemployment Insurance Operation. Updates on the OCPM Society and Planning for the Future will be part of the event, as well!

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Conference Registration Fees

Members of OCPM Society and COASPA – $70
Membership must be current before September 15 to receive this rate.
OCPM Membership is $30 and payable at
COASPA Membership info is found at

Non-Members – $130 — This rate is also for those that have completed an OCPM program that choose to join the OCPM Society after September 15, 2016.

State employees may submit application for reimbursement for Professional Development training as described in the Employee Development Funds policies. Please visit DAS for details.

Note: Society membership is NOT reimbursable through EDF.

Conference Location

The event will be held at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) facility in Pickerington.

There will also be an after-hours event planned.

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For questions, please contact:

Conference Committee Chair
Alphrena Prince
Unemployment Compensation Administrator
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Desk: (614) 466-6395