General Township Training

General township training covering broad topics and interests.

The OTA is committed to providing resources and training opportunities that cover topics of general importance and broad interest to Ohio townships. Beginning in March 2022, the OTA will be hosting monthly workshops to further educate township officials and employees on pertinent subjects.

Please be sure to frequent this page for dates for upcoming trainings. 

Full Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Workshops:

  • July 21
    • Topic: Trustee & Fiscal Officer Compensation - Budget, Payment, and Q&A
    • Speakers: Nadia Wenrick, Legal Division, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office; Cody Stanton, Legal Division, Ohio Auditor of State’s Office
    • Description: This free webinar will take a deeper dive into the topic of compensation for township officials. Get a clearer understanding of what defines a budget, the compensation chart, how elected officials are paid, and many more commonly asked questions on this matter.

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  • August 25
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • September 22
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • October 19
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • November 16
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

  • December 15
    Topic/Speaker: TBD

Past Workshops:
  • March 24
    • Topic: Tech Talks w/ iPanda Designs Part 1
    • Speaker: Ilona Seaman, Founder iPanda Designs
    • Description: Join iPanda to discuss contingency plans, technical debt, and tech topics Q&A.
  • April 21
    • Topic: Efficiencies in Park & Open Space Management
    • Speaker: Tim Moloney, Executive Director, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks
    • Description: Designed to emphasize the importance of parks and public open space as essential elements in community infrastructure, this workshop will highlight opportunities for land managers to improve maintenance, operational efficiencies, and sustainability efforts.
  • May 26
    • Topic: Get to Know JobsOhio
    • Speaker: JP Nauseef, President and Chief Executive Officer, JobsOhio
    • Description: Despite challenges caused by the pandemic, Ohio is emerging as a leader thanks to the competitive advantage of JobsOhio.  JP discusses the organization’s unique economic development model while reflecting on the success of its first 10 years, Intel, and more during this interactive session.
  • June 22
    • Topic: Communicating Township Financial Needs Without Going to Jail
    • Speakers: Rebecca Princehorn, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler; Sean Lehman, Attorney, Bricker & Eckler
    • DescriptionThis session will review the statutory rules and Auditor of State guidance regarding communicating township financial needs in a polarized environment, particularly at levy time. This session will provide practical guidance and best practices to keep township communication efforts informative, not promotional thus subject to legal challenges.

Dates are subject to change. Please check this page closer to the event for the most updated information. For any questions, please contact Michael Zaky at