EVENTS

OEA Choice Trust is proud to host free events throughout the year. These events, tailored to the needs and interests of Oregon education employees, include in-person and virtual events. Recordings of past events can be found on the Webinars page.

2022 Journey to Wellness

Each year, OEA Choice Trust convenes an annual meeting for current grantees and those past grantees receiving Walker Tracker. The purpose of this meeting is to create an engaging environment where attendees can learn effective education employee well-being strategies, exchange ideas, brainstorm solutions to challenges, celebrate successes and build a network of colleagues for inspiration and support. 

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New Events in the Works!

Guided by partner recommendations offered at the 2022 Revisioning Educator Well-being Summit and the Trust’s Equity Stance, we have decided to explore how we may increase accessibility, responsiveness, and impact through a new model of regional convenings. We will focus on smaller gatherings tailored to the needs of specific communities, focusing on different regions over time. In the future, we also will focus on bringing together educational employees based on common identities and roles in specific affinity spaces, as well as cross-sectional spaces. 

Moving to tailored convenings allows us to continue providing quality professional development and networking while being flexible and responsive to the unique needs and gifts of specific communities.

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School Employee Wellness Conference

As the OEA Choice Trust Staff integrates feedback and reflections from our past events, current insights from partners, and the realities of limited capacity, we have come to the difficult decision not to hold the School Employee Wellness Conference in 2023. We are so grateful to have convened a statewide conference for 10 years alongside partners and committed educators. 

We did not undertake this decision lightly because we know how beloved this gathering is for all of you, and for those of us in the Trust.  

We are excited to use our limited capacity to work on new, innovative events and strategies that allow us to address the unique needs and strengths of specific communities interested in creating equity-centered employee well-being programs.

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