OTA Leadership Academy 2.0

The second program of the OTA's Leadership Academy.

New in 2022, OTALA 2.0 is an advanced program for graduates of OTALA 1.0. Built to grow your leadership and decision-making skills, this interactive and collaborative program will challenge you to become an even better leader in your township.

To register for OTALA 2.0, please click here

Quick Facts

  • You must be an OTALA graduate and a member of the OTA to enroll in this program
  • You must pay the $100 fee when you register or registration will not be considered complete
  • This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 12 participants per session
  • This program is mostly online, with a few in-person sessions, so a reliable internet connection is essential
  • The deadline to register is Friday, May 20, 2022
  • For a mail-in registration form, please click here.


This program consists of 34 hours of blended learning that includes online and in-person training over the course of 13 months (July to July):

  • Three in-person residential sessions
  • 11 webinars
  • 11 monthly assignments
  • A class project with presentations
  • Personal evaluations
Important Notes:

Class size will be limited to 12 participants per session, on a first-come, first-served basis

The three in-person sessions will be held at the OTA office (2) and the annual Winter Conference (1)

2 sessions offered concurrently each year, one during the day, one in the evening*

*subject to change


Participants shall have:

  • Successfully completed¬† OTALA 1.0
  • Submitted a registration form for this second level
    • Please click here for online registration (this is encouraged)
    • Please click here for a mail-in registration form
  • Paid the registration fee
  • The ability to complete all curriculum
  • The ability to complete a presentation of applied learned skills


Below are the nine courses being offered.

  1. Leadership v. Management
  2. Fiscal & Budget Management
  3. Analyzing Data to Make Decisions
  4. Innovative Technology in Government
  5. Land Use: Defining Your Township
  6. Creative Problem Solving
  7. Utilize Strategic Planning
  8. Leading Change & Leading in a Crisis
  9. Ethics & Leadership