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Executive Development Program



Dear Colleagues:

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On behalf of the Ohio Association of County Boards – Serving People with Developmental Disabilities – it is my pleasure to formally announce the Executive Development Program Class of 2016. This program has been developed for professionals seeking positions in middle or upper management 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 provides group-based study specifically designed to enhance the professional learning experience. As you will see in the brochure, the program has been divided into eight two-day units. As such, participants will not be away from their jobs or families for extended periods of time.

Classes will begin in January 2016 with one two-day unit taking place each month. No classes will be held in the months of May, June, or July to allow for professional conferences and summer vacations. The program will resume in August with units continuing through November.

The program has been approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for continuing professional development units. Participants completing the entire program will earn 112 credit hours from the Ohio Department of DD. 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)).

We are also very excited about our continuing affiliation with Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio. For an extra fee, participants will have the opportunity to earn college graduate-level credit for attending the program.

We have assembled a group of professionals who have years of experience in adult education and are extremely knowledgeable in the DD world. Some of our presenters have worked with Fortune 100 companies across the country while others have served provider agencies and county boards of developmental disabilities in Ohio.

Registration for this year’s program is available through MemberConnect, OACB’s member services portal, at Because there is limited space available for this exciting professional development opportunity, we encourage those who may be interested to act quickly and register on-line.

If you have any questions about the program prior to online registration, please feel free to contact Ann Neu at (614) 431-0616 for more information. 

We look forward to seeing you in January!

Bridget Gargan  
Executive Director
Ohio Association of County Boards
Serving People with Developmental Disabilities




Registration for the 2016 Executive Development Program will be processed through MemberConnect, OACB's member services portal. To register, follow these steps:

  1. Go to MemberConnect at
  2. Log in to your existing MemberConnect account or create an account if you do not have one. (NOTE: OACB membership is not required for a MemberConnect account)
  3. Once logged in, click on "Events" on the left-hand side of the screen.
  4. Locate the 2016 Executive Development Program, and click the green "Register" button.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your registration.



Program Information


Continuing professional development units (CPDUs)
Program worth 112 credits from Ohio Department of DD

This program is department-approved instruction of 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).

This program has also been approved for 112 units of Continuing Professional Development (14 units per two- day session) for the following categories: Adult Services/Day Habilitation, Service and Support Administration, Superintendent, and County Board Members.

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 the 14 units. No daily credit will be given for participants who leave the session early. 

Graduate college credit available
Notre Dame College offers graduate credit hours

The Executive Development Program is pleased to collaborate with Notre Dame College of Cleveland, Ohio, to offer graduate-level college credit for training participants. This unique, exclusive arrangement is available under an agreement between the Ohio Association of County Boards and Notre Dame College.

Participants in the Executive Development Program who wish to obtain graduate-level college credit for program coursework must complete a registration form from Notre Dame College and pay an additional fee per credit hour. This fee is in addition to the program registration costs paid by each student in the program. The Center for Professional Development at Notre Dame College will be providing the information at the conclusion of the program.  


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We look forward to another successful program this year!



Last updated: November 9, 2015

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