Training Opportunities

OTA Educational Workshops

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

Please be sure to frequent this page for dates of upcoming training. 

Full Upcoming Events Calendar

Upcoming Training Opportunities

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September Trainings

Trustees, September 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Updates to Robert's Rules of Order
Speaker: Brian Zets, Managing Partner, Isaac Wiles
Description: Let's explore the latest revisions and best practices for conducting efficient and effective meetings. This session will provide valuable insights to enhance your decision-making processes and ensure smooth proceedings in any organizational setting. 

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Zoning Inspectors Group, September 20, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Self-Help Remedies for Junk Vehicles & Trash
Speaker: Amy Gill, Prosecutor, Licking County
Description: This session is focused on the right to, and benefit of, self-help for township officials facing concerns about residents who maintain junk motor vehicles and garbage, trash, and debris on their property. The hope is to inform, engage, and empower township officials to use self-help to address their problems easier and faster than traditional methods, including the use of the court system. 

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General Township, September 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Anatomy of a Train Derailment
Speaker: Edward Bohn, Director, Paulding County EMA
Description: Join us as we delve deep into the intricate world of train derailments and explore the multifaceted aspects surrounding them. This session aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the complexities involved in train derailments and the response strategies required to handle such critical situations.

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Fiscal Officers, September 22, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Price: $20 member / $30 non-member
Topic: Debt Market Overview
Speaker: Gregory Van Wagnen, Advisor, Sudsina & Associates LLC
Description: What is changing in the debt market? What should you think about when making new borrowing decisions? This presentation will help you understand what market conditions have changed in the past few years and why that matters for a new debt issuance. We will give an overview and explanation of when it is best to use bonds, notes, or direct placements. Join us to learn about the decisions that will need to be made and the participants that are involved in the borrowing process.

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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

Webinar Archive

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Webinar Archive