Meetings & Events

OCCA hosts a variety of meetings, events and trainings throughout the year for member institutions, their administrators, staff and boards.

OCCA Annual Conference

The OCCA Annual Conference brings together college board members and administrators to learn more about how to be empowered and become advocates on statewide community college issues. The conference provides a structure for learning more about current issues and exploring the roles and responsibilities board members can play in providing leadership that ensures Oregon’s community colleges remain vibrant institutions that provide equitable educational opportunities for all.

Save the date for 2021: November 3-5, 2021

2020 Virtual Conference

OCCA Legislative Summit

The OCCA Legislative Summit takes place during full-session years (odd years). The next Summit will take place on Friday, April 16, 2021, in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to register!

Executive Leadership Academy

The Oregon Executive Leadership Academy is a year-long cohort program to provide coaching and mentorship to current and upcoming senior level administrators in Oregon’s Community Colleges. The academies will be facilitated by Dr. Mary Spilde with national and state-level presenters brought in to share their expertise.  

2020-21 Academy TBD

All-Oregon Academic Team Luncheon

The All-Oregon Academic Team Luncheon honors Oregon community college students selected to the All-Oregon Academic Team. This honor recognizes high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Phi Theta Kappa honor society, community college presidents and community college state associations sponsor the All-State Community College Academic Team ceremonies in 38 participating states. Students from the 38 participating states nominated to the All-USA Community College Academic Team are automatically named to the All-State Community College Academic Teams. Students receive medallions and certificates at the state-level recognition ceremony (luncheon), along with scholarships. The purpose of the team is to promote statewide to legislators, and corporate, community and education leaders the quality instruction and outstanding students our community colleges produce.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 Luncheons to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 and 2021 All-Oregon Academic Teams were cancelled. Click here to view the 2021 Recognition Program. Click here to view videos from the 2021 AOAT Featured Student Scholars.

New Board Member Orientation

This training affords college board members the opportunity to learn about OCCA and the statewide higher education structure, board member responsibilities, public meeting law, president/board member relationship, advocacy and community college funding, and hear from a panel of your experienced peers regarding best practices.

The training is open to both new and current board members.

2021 Date TBD

Archived Meeting/Event Materials