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2020 Orientation & Evaluation Conference

We're going virtual!


2020 is a year unlike any other. To serve your needs and to keep everyone safe, we are moving this conference 100% online. Use this page as a resource to learn about the sessions we have planned, to register, and to find other resources from our presenters. We are excited for you to join us on October 1 and 2.

Registration is required for each day of the conference.

Our youth and families need us

More than ever.

COSA helps afterschool and other out-of-school time programs deliver high-quality programming to the youth and families they serve. This year, they need us more than ever. COSA is here to help you do your best work yet.

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Check out our


We have lined up a number of presentations, speakers, panelists, and keynotes designed to engage and help you and other Ohio's 21st Century programs. Check out our listing of events, and be sure to check back for additional updates as we get closer to the conference!

Visit the Conference Agenda for a complete listing of session.

Don't forget to


Sign up for each day of the conference. We'll send you everything you'll need to participate by email in advance.

Register for Day 1. 

Register for Day 2.

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We have some amazing workshops, speakers, and presentations lined up for you.

Check out this agenda for a preview.

Thursday, October 1

8:30-10:30AM: Opening Session

A: Using ODE Systems for Fiscal Management & Compliance Tool and Monitoring Updates*
B: Offering Learning Support at a Distance

A: Expectations for 1st Year Implementation & Introduction to COSA*
B: Fostering Resilience in Changing Times

* Mandatory for all first year grant program managers

Friday, October 2

Program Managers and Evaluators

8:00-8:45AM: Keynote

A: Levels of Accountability and Expectations
B: Data Collection and Reporting

A: NE Region APR/API
B: SW & SE Regions: The Local, State, and Federal Evaluation & Data Collection Process
C: NW & Central Regions: Ohio's 21st CCLC Logic Model

12:15 -1:15 PM
A: NW & Central Regions: 21 APR/API
B: NE Region: The Local, State, and Federal Evaluation & Data Collection Process
C: SW & SE Regions: Ohio's 21st CCLC Logic Model

1:30 -2:30 PM
A: SW & SE Regions: 21 APR/API
B: NW & Central Regions: The Local, State, and Federal Evaluation & Data Collection Process
C: NE Region: Ohio's 21st CCLC Logic Model


Friday, October 2

Site Coordinators and Staff

8:00-8:45AM: Keynote

Keynote Follow-Up

Programming Session 1: To be announced.

1:00 -2:30 PM: Programming Session 2: To be announced.



In partnership with


The Ohio Department of Education