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Emerging Leader Program


The Emerging Leader Program is an opportunity for OSCA to identify potential leaders who get an introduction to service on the board. OSCA emerging leaders attend board meetings, assist with committees and learn the ins and outs of the organization. Up to five (5) emerging leaders are selected each year.

Criteria: To serve as an emerging leader, one must

  • Be a member of both the Ohio School Counselor Association and the American School Counselor Association
  • Possess a valid school counselor license and be employed as a school counselor or counselor educator.
  • Not be (or have been) an appointed or elected officer of OSCA


Responsibilities: Emerging leaders must serve a term of two years with expectations of completing the following responsibilities:

First Year Responsibilities

  • Attend at least two of OSCA Board meetings
  • Assist at the All Ohio Counselors Conference
  • Provide assistance at other OSCA events
  • Communicate regularly with the Emerging Leader mentor

Second Year Responsibilities

  • Attend at least three OSCA Governing meetings
  • Assist at the All Ohio Counselors Conference
  • Provide assistance at other OSCA events
  • Serve as a mentor to a first–year emerging leader
  • Serve on an OSCA standing committee

Benefits: OSCA emerging leader(s) will receive the following benefits:

  • Free OSCA membership for each year of participation
  • Leadership training and mentoring
  • Access to a network of colleagues
  • Opportunity to earn professional development hours

Application Process: Individuals interested in becoming an Emerging Leader must complete an online application. A committee will review all applicants and select no more than five (5) Emerging Leaders each year.



osca@ohioschoolcounselor.org / (614) 401-4642 / PO Box 1445, Dublin, OH 43017


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