Occupational Therapy Association of Californa

Professional Development & Leadership

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Committee Co-Chairs

Sherry Hite

Sherry Hite, MOT, OTR/L

Lisa Hiestand
Lisa Hiestand, OTD, OTR/L

Committee Purpose

They provide leadership, coordination, and support for continuing education of occupational therapy practitioners throughout the state.
Committee Goals
  • To provide every occupational therapy practitioner in California with opportunities for professional development.
  • To be the preferred provider for occupational therapy continuing education activities.
  • To endorse evidence-based practice in all continuing education activities supported by OTAC.
  • To incorporate occupation-based practice into continuing education activities.
  • To cultivate leaders in our profession.
Committee General Functions
  • To design, implement, and coordinate continuing education.
  • To assure the provision of refresher courses for those wishing to reenter the OT workforce.
  • To develop, design, implement, and monitor co-sponsored workshops/seminars.
  • To assess, identify, and respond to OTAC's members' needs for continuing education.
  • To provide resources and support to the OTAC regions.
  • To develop and maintain a network to sponsor workshops and locate speakers.
  • To maintain and disseminate master calendar of OTAC continuing education.
  • To participate in strategic planning process.
Committee Resources

Visit the Continuing Education Center.