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Professional Development

Trainings, Seminars, & Workshops

COSA hosts trainings, seminars, and workshops across Ohio to share best practices, provide updates on current trends, and to strengthen OST programs. These events cover everything from recruiting students to family engagement, and from youth voice to summer learning loss.

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Professional Development Offerings


COSA's team of regional mentors offer trainings in the areas of:


  • Hiring and Staff Retention
  • Program Planning
  • Grant Implementation
  • Evaluation Strategies
  • Program Quality
  • 21stCCLC Reporting

Staff Support

  • Team Building
  • Staff Development & Ongoing PD
  • Lesson Plan Development and Implementation
  • Positive Behavior Support

Program Elements

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Math & Literacy
  • STEM
  • Arts Integrations
  • Learning Loss Prevention
  • Principles of Positive Youth Development
  • Youth Voice and Choice


  • Building Community Support
  • Developing Partnerships
  • Family Engagement
  • SEL
  • Positive Youth Support
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Additional Topics

Please submit training inquiries using the form below. COSA is here to support you and your team. We are willing to develop new content to meet your needs.

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