Executive Development Program

EDP 2022 Program SealThe 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 2022 with one two-day unit taking place in Columbus each month from January to April and from August to November.

New for 2022, an additional series of leadership development sessions will be offered via the Zoom platform in the months of May, June, and July. These sessions, which are not required to participate in EDP and are designed to support those participants who are interested in taking the next step in their career by obtaining their superintendent certificate, are offered in collaboration with the Ohio Superintendents of County Boards of DD.

The program meets criteria defined by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU). 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 5123-5-03).


Registration is now closed for the Executive Development Program Class of 2022.

Questions from current participants should be directed to aherman@oacbdd.org. Thank you!


Important Update: Effective December 21, 2021, COVID-19 Vaccination is now required for all program participants.

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Program Details

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

Dates: Jan. 10-11, Feb. 7-8, March 7-8, April 4-5, August 8-9, Sept. 12-13, Oct. 12-13, and Nov. 14-15.

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: Registration has closed for the Class of 2022.

Cost: $2,400

(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. A full description of the program and each session is included in the registration handbook linked below. If you have any questions about the program prior to registering, please feel free to contact Adam Herman (aherman@oacbdd.org).

Download EDP 2022 Overview
 Download the 2022 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.