OASBO Leadership Conference 2022

Date: 09.22 - 23.2022

Location: Hilton Downtown Columbus, 401 N High St. Columbus, OH 43215

Educational Credits: 11.5 (Contact Hours)

Cost: $200 Member / $400 Non-member

Hotel block: $189 plus tax. Click here to reserve a room with the special rate. The deadline for the hotel block is Sept. 1.


Strong leadership skills are essential to the success of school business officials. Whether you are brand new to the profession or a 20-year veteran, continuing to build strong leadership skills is important.

Join us Sept. 22-23 for our annual Leadership Conference to learn how your leadership is uniquely shaped, and how to lead others better using these powerful tools. All OASBO Members are invited to register, but seats are limited so register today!

The conference includes sessions featuring Dr. Melissa Krum, Jones Loflin, Katlin Hall, and Eagle's Flight.

This conference is in-person, with no virtual option. 



Thursday, Sept. 22

9 a.m.
Registration and Coffee

9:30 a.m.
Critical Reflection with Peers
Dr. Melissa Crum
This workshop uses artworks to explore how we think about people who we see as different from us in order to come to terms with our perceptions and possible misconceptions. Participants learn that forgiveness is a key component of critical reflection with peers, are offered tools to explore the complexity of identity, and make connections to how people experience belonging in a system, institution, or community.

11:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
Say Hello To A Whole New Way To Communicate -- How To Talk Your Way To Better Results In Today’s World
Jones Loflin
Key Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

• Identify the impact biases have on their communication with others
• Understand the 3 levels of listening and their influence on relationships
• How to use “bridging language” to better connect with others in difficult conversations
• Create a consistent plan for communicating with team members that enhances trust
• Choosing the right technology solution when you want to be most effective in the delivery of your thoughts
• Use questions that illicit the most helpful responses from team members
• Follow a “positive accountability” model when addressing problems with team members

5 p.m.
Improvisation to Improve Leadership Skills and build a Yes, And mindset
Katlin Hall
Key Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

• Understand the importance of asking clarifying questions, checking in with others, and creating a space to do so
• How to effectively brainstorm and think creatively about problems
• Create a culture of continuous collaboration
• Foster a ‘Yes, And’ mindset and how to apply the principles of ‘Yes, And’ into everyday actions
• Looking to others for help, even as a leader builds trust in teams
6:30 p.m.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres

7:30 p.m.
Dinner on your own
Enjoy Downtown Columbus

Friday, Sept. 23
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
“Windjammer with Crew Expectations”
Eagle’s Flight

Key Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
• The ability to change tactics quickly allows you to make optimal use of available resources
• Understanding required roles and resources is crucial to success
• Success means delivering financial and relational results
• When faced with obstacles, take the opportunity to stop, refocus and move forward

12 p.m.


Katlin Hall


Katlin Hall: Champion of learning & development, improvisation, and behavioral science. Her positive energy has helped bring to life training for The Cleveland Cavaliers, The Brooklyn Nets, Howard Hanna, Paylocity, and Nike. 
After graduating from Miami University’s business school, she embarked upon Corporate America selling Challenger at CEB now Gartner. Katlin then joined the famous comedy theater, The Second City Chicago. Here she was a frontier in bringing the principles of improv to corporate America. 
Katlin’s currently the founder of improv2grow, a corporate training company which marries her background in Challenger, improvisation, and behavioral science. Her experimental, improvisation-based workshops have been delivered to over 200 audiences, in 7 states, leaving over 10,000 people with improvisation skills to improve communication, leadership, and employee engagement. 
People are tired of being informed. Let’s excite, amuse, and maybe even wow them! 

Jones Loflin


Jones Loflin has made it his life’s work to deliver powerful ideas and practical solutions to individuals around the world so they can achieve more of what is most important to them. His books are described as “illuminating” and his presentations as “unforgettable.” In his 28 years as a speaker and coach he has helped countless people regain confidence in their ability to achieve greater success in work and life.

Jones’ “3P Approach” of Powerful Ideas connected to Practical Solutions delivered with a Personal Approach has attracted the attention of organizations around the world. His client list includes Federal Express, Wal-Mart, Choice Hotels, Toyota, Bridgestone, and Tractor Supply as well as the United States military.

Looking for ways to expand the reach of his message, Jones chose to become an author. His book, Always Growing, is a fresh approach to leadership and offers powerfully practical strategies for individuals who have been leading for two days or two decades. Juggling Elephants is a witty and profound parable about one man’s search for solutions for the struggle of too much do. The book is available in the US and over 14 countries. He is also the author of Getting The Blue Ribbon, a unique story offering simple strategies to get better results in your work and life. Getting to It is considered a field guide to accomplishing what is most important.

Jones has also expanded his reach with Jones U, offering online courses and coaching plans for those who want their learning to be self-paced.

Prior to becoming an internationally-recognized speaker, Jones was an educator. His past work also includes serving as the "Trainer of Trainers" for the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? Jones holds a BS and M.Ed. from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the National Speaker’s Association as well as the Association for Talent Development.

Jones believes the key to success is being passionate about certain things in life, including family, spiritual beliefs, career and relationships. His favorite quote is by Zig Ziglar: “Go as far as you can see by faith, and when you get there you can see farther.”

When not working with some amazing individuals and organizations seeking better results, Jones resides in North Carolina with his wonderful wife Lisa and their two perfect daughters.

Dr. Melissa Crum

Equity and Diversity Practitioner

Dr. Melissa Crum is an artist, author, researcher, and founder of the consulting company, Mosaic Education Network, LLC. Mosaic infuses the arts, research, storytelling, and critical thinking into professional development, community building, and curriculum development.

Dr. Crum has facilitated training sessions across the U.S., creating a non-judgmental and refreshingly honest look at privileges and privately held beliefs. Her workshops focus on workplace culture development, equipping educators, leadership, staff, and board members with the skills to implement inclusive and equitable practices.

By creating a brave space, Dr. Crum’s workshops allow organizations to critically investigate policies, workplace and learning culture, and relationship dynamics. Together, she empowers teams to positively dismantle systemic patterns, build authentic communication, and instigate radical growth organization- wide. 


OASBO 2022 Leadership Conference - September
09/22/2022 at 11:30 AM (EDT)   |  1 day, 30 minutes
09/22/2022 at 11:30 AM (EDT)   |  1 day, 30 minutes
Contact Hours
11.50 Contact Hours credits  |  No certificate available
11.50 Contact Hours credits  |  No certificate available