OEA Boot Camps 2.0

Fall 2022 OEA Bargaining Boot Camps
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OEA’s Bargaining Boot Camp 2.0 is an intensive, team-based training that involves learning about and incorporating essential organizing and bargaining concepts into your local association’s bargaining preparation. Participants will also be provided local-specific financial and health insurance analyses and a core contract language assessment. Bargaining teams will walk away from this weekend with dozens of tools they can immediately use to prepare for a successful contract campaign.

Check-in for each boot camp will begin at 9:00 a.m. on each Saturday and the program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Participants should plan on attending the entire day on Saturday as the program will not end until approximately 9:00 p.m. The boot camp will reconvene at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. All meals, materials, and single occupancy lodging on Saturday night will be provided for each participant by OEA, without cost to the local.

To ensure maximum participation each offering will be limited to a total of 48 participants, including each local’s OEA Labor Relations Consultant (LRC). Selection for acceptance into a boot camp will be based on two factors:

  • Willingness and availability of a local’s entire bargaining team to participate in the boot camp; and,
  • Expiration of the local’s collective bargaining agreement during the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration will be accomplished by the “team leader” registering their entire team. To complete the registration, the team leader will need confirmation from each participant that they are willing to attend and the following information:

  • Member’s Name
  • Home Email Address
  • Contact Phone number
  • Any known food allergies or dietary restrictions

Please do not complete the registration until you have confirmed each team member’s willingness to attend the event.

To apply, click on the date below that corresponds with the event you would like to attend:

October 15-16th Cherry Valley – Newark September 10
October 29-30th Salt Fork State Park (SE Ohio) September 24
November 5-6th Independence October 1 (applications closed)
November 12-13th Dayton October 15

Questions? Contact Eric Watson-Urban, Collective Bargaining, and Research Consultant at urbane@ohea.org or Kelli Shealy, Research Technician at shealyk@ohea.org.

This program is offered by the OEA Education Policy Research & Member Advocacy department.

Page Updated: September 1, 2022