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2018-2019 ODSA Emerging Leaders Institute

ODSA Emerging Leaders Institute

Objectives & Outcomes


PURPOSE: The purpose of the Emerging Leaders Institute is to identify, train and mentor ODSA members for leadership roles within the Association. The roles include committee service as members and/or committee chairs as well as preparation to hold office at the state, regional and national levels. ODSA ELI also strives to provide to its members leadership development on a professional and personal level.



  1. Participants who successfully complete the program will possess a greater understanding of ODSA and its objectives, organization structure, and procedures.
  2. Participants will become more motivated and committed to their profession, the Association, and the clientele who benefit from the Association.
  3. Participants will provide innovative ideas and objectives for the Association and serve as mentors for new members within the Association.


TRAINING TOPICS: Training topics include, but are not limited to: leadership styles and skills, presentation skills, group problem-solving, team building, time and project management, parliamentary procedure, ODSA constitution, TRIO history, and overview of the Walter O. Mason Foundation.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to graduate from the Emerging Leaders Institute, each participant is required to attend ALL training sessions and activities unless an emergency prevents attendance. In the event of an emergency, a written explanation of absence will be requested.



October 26, 2018 University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK

November 16, 2018 Southeastern Oklahoma State University Durant, OK

January 18, 2019 Northeastern State University Broken Arrow, OK

February 20, 2019 Trio Day Oklahoma City, OK

March 27, 2019 ODSA Annual Conference Tulsa, OK


REGISTRATION PROCESS: Please click on the link to fill out the online registration. You will receive confirmation e-mail upon receipt of your registration.


COST: ODSA ELI’s registration fee is $150.00 per participant. This fee includes meals and materials. Travel to and from training sites will not be covered by ODSA. You must be a member of ODSA to participate in ELI. If you are not already a member, membership dues are $35.00. Your membership fee cannot be paid from grant funds.


CONTACT INFORMATION: For questions or concerns please contact the appropriate persons as listed below:


All questions regarding invoicing contact:

Jessica Nelson, ODSA Treasurer ● jdnelson@rose.edu ● 405.733.7379


All other questions contact:

Sarah Stroud ● sarahs@cameron.edu ● 580.581.5581

Tomyra Britt ● tbritt@se.edu ● 903.415.2593



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