Professional Learning

Professional Learning


CCOSA School Leadership Summer Conference
The CCOSA Summer Conference is the premier conference for Oklahoma school administrators at all levels. The CCOSA Conference encompasses all public school administrators from each association under the CCOSA organization (OASA, OAESP, OASSP, OMLEA and ODSS).

OASSP Fall Conference
Come join us at the OASSP Fall Conference to connect, learn, gain, and grow! This professional development event will provide education leaders with a power-packed day of valuable insights, inspiring ideas, and connections with peers and corporate partners from across the state of Oklahoma.

ODSS Best Practices Conference
Special education is a complex and difficult area, with frequent changes in information, materials and interpretation.

OASA Legislative Conference
Come join Oklahoma's education leaders as they promote the CCOSA Legislative Agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will participate in panel discussions covering education policy and funding.

OAESP Mid-Winter Conference
Become the leader, you know you can be by attending this OAESP premiere event. The annual one day conference supports building level principals, assistant principals, leadership teams and elementary education directors by providing pertinent information on current issues impacting elementary education.

OMLEA Conference
Traditionally held in February of each year, the OMLEA Conference is geared for all middle level educators and administrators. The goal of the conference is to improve the educational experiences of middle school students by providing vision, knowledge and resources to all who serve them.

Women in School Leadership Forum
How do you define who you are as a woman is school leadership? Have you really ever given it much thought? CCOSA's Women in School Leadership Conference will give you the chance to reflect on your own career and define your path for the future.


Advanced School Finance
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
The workshop will focus on advanced school finance formula projections, multi-year revenue and budgeting projections; School District Budget Act

Financial Boot Camps
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
Boot Camp 1 will focus on projecting state aid revenue, critical sections of the Estimate of Needs, changes coming to the EON document, and Ad Valorem taxes.
Boot Camp 2 will focus on fund balance management, monitoring state revenues, other funds (bond, sinking, child nutrition, and building).

Personnel Records for School Personnel with 0-3 Year's Experience
Presented by CCOSA & OSAC
This workshop will focus on maintaining personnel records, fair labor standards, unemployment, benefits, and retirement.

Encumbrance Clerk/Activity Fund Clerk with 0-3 Year's Experience
Presented by CCOSA & OSAC
This workshop will address laws, roles, procedures, coding and other responsibilities of Activity Clerks and Encumbrance Clerks.

Small Group School Finance Assistance
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
Districts can bring small groups of up to three individuals to sit down and work with Vernon Florence on their districts State Aid Allocations and budget needs.

State Revenue & the State Budgeting Process
Presented by CCOSA & Vernon Florence Consulting Company
Learn how the State Board of Equalization projects state budget income for FY18; understand state funds and how revenue shortfalls occur; what are appropriated funds versus non-appropriated funds (apportioned) and the legislative challenges around these differences.

Treasurers & Encumbrance Clerks
Presented by CCOSA & OSAC
Learn about the laws, roles, and responsibilities of the School Treasurer and Encumbrance Clerk, along with preparation for your October 1 reports and more.

Leadership Development

Aspiring Principals & Assistant Principals
This full day session is designed to help YOU - the aspiring principal - decide if you really want to become an administrator. Each full day session is offered in the fall and spring at an OKC or Broken Arrow location.

Education Leaders Book Study Webinars by Will Parker
Join OASSP/OMLEA Executive Director Will Parker as he hosts CCOSA bi-monthly webinars from his two books Principal Matters and Messaging Matters. These 30-40 minute conversations will be power-packed discussions of ideas and practical applications for your own education leadership.

Emerging Leaders Academy
Presented by CCOSA & OSSBA
The Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration and Oklahoma State School Boards Association are proud to offer the Emerging Leaders Academy! This year-long program will help prepare a select group of Oklahoma education leaders for the superintendency.

Lead Like Me - Student/Advisor Leadership Workshops
OAESP is proud to announce a new outreach program to support leadership organizations in elementary schools by providing a one-day training for elementary students in grades 4-6 and their advisors. This dynamic workshop will be led by retired principals and educators dedicated to the mission of teaching the art of leadership and teamwork.

New Principals Assistance Program
The New Principals Assistance Program format provides you with a “support group” in these early critical years of your career.  This is an outstanding program that provides solutions to the frustration and the conflicts that develop in the principalship effectively bridging the theoretical/practical gap.

ODSS First-Year Directors
Presented by CCOSA & the Oklahoma State Department of Education
New first-year special education directors are eligible to participate in the First-Year Special Education Directors Project, a joint effort of ODSS/CCOSA and the State Department of Education, Special Education Services section. The purpose of the Project is to help support first-year directors as they learn the requirements of their new job.

Women in School Leadership Forum
This exciting event is meant to engage, enlighten, and empower Oklahoma Women in School Leadership Roles!

School Law

School Law for Administrators
Spend a day with the CCOSA legal team learning about hot topics in school law, legal communications (elections, open meetings, board reports), suggestions for OCR compliance, and how to comply with the new FLSA and DOJ regulations.

OASA Legislative Conference
Come join Oklahoma's education leaders as they promote the CCOSA Legislative Agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Members of the Oklahoma Legislature will participate in panel discussions covering education policy and funding.

Teacher Leader Effectiveness

McREL New Administrator Training

Measure what matters most, this two-day training is being offered for new administrators. Upon completion of the training, attendees will be certified to evaluate administrators.

McREL Re-Certification
This NEW McRel Recertification has been designed to include SREB findings that school administrators can benefit from more in-depth support in the areas of time-management, calibration, and managing hard conversations in the Teacher Leader Evaluation process.

McREL Training for Districts
Certified McREL Trainers Dr. Ruth Ann Carr and Debbie Arato, are offering in-service training for districts.

Tulsa Model New Administrator Training
Presented by CCOSA & Barlow Education Management Services
This three-day training will cover both Process Training and Calibration Training. Upon completion of the training, and passing the test, participants will be certified in Tulsa Model Process and Calibration Training.

Tulsa Model Re-Certification
Presented by CCOSA & Barlow Education Management Services
Recent research in teacher evaluation has demonstrated that continued training is necessary in order to improve the reliability and validity of all evaluation systems. The requirements for Oklahoma TLE programs include recertification training for all administrators in their chosen model two years after their initial training.