San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Guardians of Your Galaxy
February 20-21, 2015
Waterford Marriott Hotel
NEA Vice President Becky Pringle and a special presentation of the OEA documentary, "Stand Up Against High Stakes Testing," on Friday evening, February 20.
Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director David Blatt, keynote speaker, on Saturday the 21st
Saturday Afternoon Breakouts
Guardian of Your Contract
You have achieved the right to bargain for and represent your local association. There can be challenges both legally and organizationally to maintaining those rights. As Guardians you must keep it viable! OEA Advocate Melissa Kaltenbaugh and OEA General Counsel Richard Wilkinson.
The Dynamics of Contract Enforcement
This session will explore how to better understand contract enforcement and utilization of local grievance procedures. FMCS Commissioners John Doern and Bobby J. Thompson.
An overview of the sources of revenue for school districts, how school districts construct their budgets and the processes involved, how the school-funding formula may impact what monies are allocated to school districts, and the impact on local revenues. Lori Smith, CFO, Edmond Public Schools.
Support Personnel Panel
A question and answer session with a panel of ESP leaders from around the state on bargaining issues and work-related concerns. Bring your local’s negotiated agreement and get answer to your specific language questions. OEA Advocates Sheri Childress, Mary Pratz and Cal Ware.
The Acronyms of Public Education; Have fun challenging your knowledge of the acronyms in the world of Education. Find the meaning of “ROOT.” OEA Advocates Susan Stowe and Martha Wissler.
Ask an Attorney
A open question-and-answer session on topic that affect you on the local level. OEA General Counsel Richard Wilkinson and OEA Associate General Counsel Heath Merchen.
Successful Resolutions Through Improved Communication
A discussion around how to build relationships in the workplace and improving communications to facilitate better bargaining. FMCS Commissioners John Doern and Bobby J. Thompson.
Participants need to make their own lodging reservations by calling the Waterford Marriot at 800.228.9290 or 405.484.4782. The OEA conference rate is $87 plus tax, single or double occupancy. Ask for the "OEA special rate" when reserving rooms for the conference. The rate is good only for reservations made by Friday, February 13, 2015.