Executive Development Program

The OACB Executive Development Program is for professionals seeking leadership positions in the developmental disability service delivery system as well as those seeking to enhance the delivery of services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The Executive Development Program takes place every other year in even-numbered years.

Classes for the next session of EDP will begin in January 2020 with one two-day unit taking place in Columbus each month from January to April and from August to November. No classes will be held in the months of May, June, or July to allow for attendance at other professional conferences as well as summer vacations.

The program meets criteria defined by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for continuing professional development units. Participants completing the entire program will earn 112 credit hours. Additionally, the program when completed in its entirety meets the requirements of the advanced curriculum for administrators in Ohio’s developmental disabilities service delivery system as outlined in the Superintendent Certification Standards rule (OAC 5123:2-5-03 (B)(2)).

The registration deadline for EDP 2020 has passed.


Program Details

Location: Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus, OH 43219 (map)

Dates: Jan. 6-7, Feb. 3-4, March 2-3, April 6-7, August 3-4, Sept. 14-15, Oct. 5-6, and Nov. 9-10. (All dates are Mondays and Tuesdays in 2020.)

Hotel Reservations: Reduced-rate rooms are $159 per night. Call (614) 475-7551 and mention OACB Executive
Development Program to book at the reduced rate. Reservations must be made at least 30 days in advance.

Registration: Register online through MemberConnect (www.members.oacbdd.org). Registration will close when the
program is full.

Cost: $2,250

(Late registrations will incur a $250 fee and are not guaranteed to be accepted. All fees must be paid to OACB within 30
days of billing. Cancellations made after cutoff dates will be subject to a $50 fee. Cancellations must be made online; no-shows will be
billed at 100%.)

About the Curriculum

In each session, OACB assembles a group of subject matter experts who have years of experience in adult education and are extremely knowledgeable in the DD world. If you have any questions about the program prior to registering, please feel free to contact Ann Neu at aneu@oacbdd.org or (614) 431-0616 for more information.

 Download the Program Overview and Curriculum Outline (PDF) 

Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs)

The Executive Development Program is being submitted for 112 hours in advanced curriculum for administrators in Ohio’s developmental disabilities service delivery system. Participants must attend the entire program to fulfill the requirements of the advanced curriculum as outlined in OAC 5123:2-5-03 (B)(2).

In order to receive CPDUs, attendees must complete a session attendance record for each unit. Participants must attend the entire two-day unit to receive credit. No daily credit will be given for participants who leave sessions early. 


Executive Development Program – Class of 2016 Graduation
Above: Executive Development Program Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony