OTA Leadership Academy 2.0

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 registering, or registration will not be considered complete.
  • This program is on a first-come, first-served basis and has a limited class size.
  • This program is primarily online, with few in-person sessions, so a reliable internet connection is essential.
  • The deadline to register is Friday, September 15, 2023.
  • For a mail-in registration form, please click here.


This interactive, hybrid program will take place over 12 months and encompasses a combination of online and in-person training.

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

Class size will be limited 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).


Participants shall have:

  • 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. Cybersecurity

For detailed course descriptions, please click here.

2023/2024 Class Hub

If you are enrolled in the 2023/2024 OTALA 2.0 class, click below to access the class hub.

23/24 Class Hub