2020 OIAAA SUMMER INSTITUTE – Registration is OPEN

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Registration Is Open! The OIAAA will again offer its Summer Professional Development Institute from June 16-18, 2020. All sessions of the highly successful Summer Institute will be held online through ZOOM.

There will be a total of eleven, 4-hour training sessions that can be taken as single or multiple-course opportunities. For those participants new (or within their first three years) to interscholastic athletic administration, there is a “New A.D. Tract” of courses which will provide a strong foundation to successful education-based athletic administration. These classes can be taken as either “stand-alone” courses or as a series of courses over the three days of the Summer Institute.

For athletic administrators seeking more in-depth and broader topics within interscholastic athletics, there will be multiple Leadership Training Courses (LTC) which will provide valuable data for participants. All LTC courses can be counted toward earning RAA, CAA, RMSAA and CMAA national certifications.

The following courses will be offered: 501,502,503,504,506,510,608,619,706,720,723

All courses offered during the Summer Institute will provide CEU credit to attendees. Additionally, participants can choose to receive 1 or 2 semester credits from Ashland University. The OHSAA will be presenting on Thursday afternoon. More info will follow.

Look for more information on the OIAAA website and through A.M.P. or Contact Glen Gillespie gleng@bex.net

Course Descriptions

Tuesday June 16

8:00am-Noon.  LTC 501 Guiding Foundations and Philosophies

The flagship course of Leadership Training serves as an overview for interscholastic athletic administration. This course introduces the philosophy of educational athletics then focuses on the roles of the NIAAA, the NFHS, the State Athletic/Activity Associations, and the State Athletic Administrator’s Associations. The course also previews the NIAAA Leadership Training and Certification Programs. It is a prerequisite for all four levels of certification and includes study materials for the CAA exam. Required for: LTI instructors and all certifications [REVISED 2016]


8:00am-Noon. LTC 608 Management Strategies and Organization Techniques

This course is designed to inform athletic administrators how to more effectively organize and manage their time, apply time management principles, be more productive and have balance to life. Instruction will focus on 12 key components and strategies, including proven techniques and tips to teach participants how to: set goals and priorities, plan for results, organize for success, process paperwork, delegate effectively, eliminate time wasters, enhance decision-making, make meetings productive, conquer procrastination, utilize technology, communicate effectively and reduce stress. [REVISED 2018]


1:00pm-5:00. LTC 502 Strategies for Organizational Management

This course takes a basic approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as chain of command, scheduling, contest management, and personnel management. The course also touches upon eligibility, critical incident planning, financial responsibilities, legal, law, liability, equipment and facilities. Required for: RAA, RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification [REVISED 2016]


 1:00pm-5:00.     LTC 706 Coaching Coaches to be Leadership and Educators

This course will examine the training, preparation and guiding of coaches to understand and inherent tasks related to education-based athletics is an ongoing role and responsibility of the athletic administrator. The athletic administrator will be better prepared

to integrate new learning opportunities for coaches, through the nurturing of suggested coaching knowledge, skills, behaviors,

and attitudes. Enrollees in this course will be better empowered as the athletic administrator, to deal with the constant turnover

and training of coaches that can demand much of the administrator’s time. [NEW 2019]


Wednesday, June 17


8:00am-Noon. LTC 504 Legal Issues I (Liability for Sports Injuries and Risk Management)

This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards governing liability for sports injuries, including the duties imposed by courts and legislatures on athletics administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, and other athletics personnel related to safeguarding the health and well-being of student-athletes and other persons in school sports environments, along with strategies for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective risk management program for interscholastic athletics. Required for: CAA, RMSAA and CMAA Certification [REVISED 2016]


8:00am-Noon. LTC 720 Community Centered Educational Athletics

A Character Based Approach to Identifying and Unifying the Whole Team

Character-based school athletics can truly succeed only when the entire community—School Board, Superintendent, Principal, Parents and Boosters—support the values and views lived out daily by students in the school setting. This course shares the strategies necessary to implement programs within the athletic community of athletes, coaches, athletic department personnel and school faculty. Teachable moments offered through athletics prepare students for the future, especially when everyone supports and reinforces those life lessons. This course will empower the athletic administrator to help motivate in order to be a key figure in helping the school community to understand and embrace important character expectations for the school program. [REVISED 2015]


1:00pm-5:00. LTC 506 Legal Issues II (Title IX and Sexual Harassment)

This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards regarding Title IX compliance and gender equity assurance for interscholastic athletics programs, including the methodology for a school to perform a Title IX self-audit in order to proactively identify problem areas and necessary corrective actions to satisfy all applicable Title IX legal mandates, along with extensive coverage of the legal standards governing sexual harassment and sexual violence in school sports programs and strategies for developing, implementing, and documenting an effective anti-sexual harassment policy. Required for: CAA and CMAA Certification [REVISED 2016]


1:00pm-5:00. LTC 723 Administration of Professional Growth Programs

for Interscholastic Athletic Personnel

Since enactment of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the number of high school sports programs has increased exponentially. This pattern of growth has created an ever-increasing demand for trained coaches at all levels of high school and middle school competition. While the term “trained” may be defined variously, legal definitions, court cases and professional standards of care have clearly identified various competencies and performance expectations for coaches. In courts, these standards have placed increased responsibilities on athletic directors. First, is an obligation to carefully screen candidates for coaching positions during the hiring process. Second, is the responsibility to provide in-service training opportunities to ensure that all coaches are prepared for their work with children of variable skill and maturity levels. [REVISED 2010]


Thursday June 18. 


8:00am-Noon. LTC 503 Enhancing Organization Management

This course is a companion course to Strategies for Organizational Management and outlines an approach to the fundamentals and methods of athletic administration and alerts and educates athletic administrators regarding potential problems and possible solutions in areas such as special events, public relations, awards, fundraising and Booster Clubs. The course also touches upon ways to increase or improve citizenship and sportsmanship through positive initiatives. Athletic Administrators will have a hands-on experience creating handbooks and a strategic plan for their school. Required for: RAA, RMSAA, CAA and CMAA Certification. [NEW 2016]


8:00-Noon. LTC 619 Athletic Administration: The Power of Curb Appeal

The “Power of Curb Appeal” is highlighted in this course. Visitors to a school often form an opinion of the school and community based on first impressions. Impressions built upon not only the visual appearances of the facility but the safety, security and overall feel of the experience. This course discusses the power of curb appeal and how communication can enhance curb appeal. Strategies and methods are provided for maintaining structures and facilities as well as a comprehensive and through study of “Best Operational Management Practices”. [REVISED 2016]

1:00pm-5:00. LTC 510 Legal Issues IV (Social Media, Transgender Participation,

Event Management & Security, Pregnant & Parenting Student-Athletes, & Intellectual Property)

This course provides in-depth coverage of the legal standards governing the authority of schools to sanction student-athletes and athletics personnel for misuse of electronic communications tools and inappropriate postings on social media, including strategies for developing and implementing effective social media policies, along with extensive coverage of the legal mandates imposed by courts and legislatures related to event management and security, legal issues regarding the participation by transgender students in school sports programs, the rights of pregnant and parenting student-athletes that must be respected by interscholastic athletics programs, and the intellectual property issues related to schools sports nicknames, logos, and mascots.

Required for CMAA Certification. [NEW 2016]


1:00pm-3:00 OHSAA Department Summaries and Q&A

Great opportunity to catch up on the latest communiques and ask questions of the OHSAA staff. 


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