OEA Boot Camps 2.0

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. each Saturday and the program will begin at 9:30 a.m. The boot camp will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. All meals, materials, and overnight lodging 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 2021-2022 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 a date below that corresponds with the event you would like to attend:

October 16-17th Salt Fork State Park (SE Ohio) September 17
October 30-31st Dayton September 24
November 6-7th Findlay October 2
November 20-21st Deer Creek State Park (Central Ohio) October 15
December 11-12th Independence November 5

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: August 13, 2021