District Leadership Development Opportunities

Regional Opportunities for District Leadership Development

In early 2022, clergy and leaders in the West Ohio Conference will have four opportunities to participate in regional leadership training. Four District Leadership Development events have been planned across the West Ohio Conference to serve all eight districts.

Each event will be a virtual event. Each training will include a keynote speaker, highlighting key annual conference initiatives for leadership training and development.

Registration is open!  Mark your calendar and plan to attend online with the leadership in your church:


Foothills (FTH) and Shawnee (SHV) Valley Districts:  **RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 26 - VIRTUAL ONLY**

Date: Saturday, February 26 (details & registration - click here)
Keynote: “Disciple-Making Reset: Offering HOPE in a Complex World”
Rev. Dr. Tim Bias, District Superintendent of Capitol Area North and South

Northwest Plains and Maumee Watershed Districts:  (details and registration - click here) **VIRTUAL ONLY**

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Keynote: “It Starts with One”
Rev. Ann Marie Carley, Director of Camps, Retreats, and Next Gen Engagement


Capitol Area Districts:  (details and registration - click here)

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 
Keynote: “Break Dividing Walls” from Ephesians 2:14 NRSV
Mr. Robert Caldwell, Executive Director, AnswerPoverty.Org & Program Director, Growing U.P.

Miami Valley and Ohio River Valley Districts:  (details and registration - click here)

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Keynote: “Permission Granted: Finding the Courage to Try New Things”
Mr. Brad Aycock, Director of the Office of Fresh Starts and New Beginnings

This year all registered participants will have access to selected recordings of the keynote presentations and selected leadership training videos on the NEW West Ohio Conferences online learning platform at a later date.

We look forward to "seeing" you at one or more of the 2022 District Leadership Development Days!