2016 OCA National Convention
Chapter Advancement Track
Forging Ahead: Legacy, Advocacy, Activism
Westin Jersey City Newport | Jersey City, New Jersey
July 21, 2016
Advancement Track (CAT) is an academy style capacity building program that
provides on-ground leaders within the OCA advocacy network training
opportunities in order to build and sustain our chapters across the country.
The CAT is based on three main components: Awareness, Skills Building, and
Action drawing from tried and true experience of our national network of
leaders. Under Awareness, participants will collectively reflect what it means
to exercise leadership as it relates to advocacy, community building, and
empowerment. As participants transition from personal reflection to chapter
assessment, leaders will focus on the connection between the individual
leadership and strategy planning to address Chapter development.
10:00 AM – 12:00
PM | Workshop 1 – Bringing it Home.
Speakers: Deborah Chen, Caroline Fan
Continental breakfast will be provided*
Sometimes the best strategies are those that have been
created by our own chapters! So why look any further than your fellow
colleagues from across the country. This workshop will focus on the development
of our chapters in the areas of fundraising, programs, membership, and event
planning. Our goal is to help chapters identify what is their strong suit and
what areas they may need assistance in. By the end of this workshop, we hope to
inspire our chapters to set new goals and to try and grow in new capacities.
12:00 – 1:30 PM |
Lunch on your own
1:30 - 4:00 PM | Workshop
2 – The Future is Now
Leadership is the key to success. This workshop will outline
the best practices for succession planning as well as how to identify and
cultivate leaders. By focusing on the core of your chapter, this session will
aim to educate chapters on how boards function as well as different leadership
styles and the importance of team work through team building exercises. Build comradere with your fellow chapters and
learn to grow from within!
*Chapters who attend the full day session will be entered to a Southwest voucher*