Winter Institute and Lobby Day

The Council and LEAF, Inc. also supports its members by providing exceptional opportunities to expand and enrich their expertise and knowledge in the area of educational administration through statewide annual events.

The Winter Institute and Lobby Day offer keynote addresses by national experts in the fields of leadership, education and related areas; opportunities for members to share best practices with colleagues through smaller educational sessions; an interactive discussion with the Commissioner of Education about New York State issues and initiatives; and networking for support and collegiality among members through social interaction, group discussions, meetings and workshops. Each event focuses on a themed event over several days. It wraps up with our annual Lobby Day in downtown Albany where superintendents meet with their regional representatives.

LEAF, Inc. Presented
The Council's 2015 Winter Institute and Lobby Day

A Global Perspective on Education:
Many Voices, One Vision!

March 8-10, 2015
Hilton Albany
Albany, NY

Featured Opening Keynote speaker Michael J. Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

Members met with Chancellor of Education Dr. Merryl Tisch on Monday morning and Senator Flanagan John J. Flanagan on Tuesday.You can access PowerPoints and handouts for various sessions below or look on the sidebar for more information.

Share Your Knowledge and Your Experience - Call for Proposals!

Consider sharing your expertise through a Skill Building Session!

Deliver a one-hour education seminar that will enhance the skills of superintendents and provide them with take home tips to apply to their everyday work environment. These sessions require learning objectives as well as key takeaways for attendees. There are a limited number of sessions available.

If you would like to present a Skill Building Session at either the Fall Leadership Summit or Winter Institute, please contact Theresa A. Wutzer, Associate Director, at or (518) 694-4884 for a proposal form.

Proposals for the 2015 Fall Leadership Summit are due on Monday, June 1, 2015 and proposals for the 2016 Winter Institute are Tuesday, November 1, 2015. Strategic Partners may also participate but must select this option as part of contracted benefits.There are a limited number of Skill Building presentation opportunities available to Strategic Partners.