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The Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. (LEAF, Inc.) provides high quality professional learning to support superintendent development (pre-service and in-service) and the development of school district leadership team members. In partnership with The Council, LEAF’s programs are research-based, aligned to the needs of the field, responsive to changing expectations for school leaders, and cost effective.

Learn more about LEAF, Inc. and the impact it has on education.


September 15 - May 10 , 2024

Take Time To Take Care of Yourself

A Personal Wellness Program with NYSCOSS/LEAF & Equitable Advisors. The superintendent position requires you to juggle many different things all at once. Unfortunately, taking care of everyone else can come at a price, as many superintendents neglect their own personal well-being.
September 30

Dignity & Inclusive School Cultures

Join us for this Pre-Summit Workshop presented by LEAF, Inc. - Dignity & Inclusive School Cultures: Leadership at Every Level. Regardless of race or creed, people who identify as LGBTQ+ experience dignity violations at rates that are disproportionate to other marginalized groups. Many of these violations are rooted in bias, intolerance, or lack of understanding.
October 1 - 3, 2023

2023 Fall Leadership Summit

Join us in Saratoga Springs for the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit: "The Audacity to Lead for ALL" we where we want to live up to the promise of "All Means All." Join Opening Keynote speaker Dr. Manny Scott, speaker, author, servant-leader and one of the original Freedom Writers, as we focus on ways in which schools can incorporate ideas and new systems into their curriculum and culture and hear his session "The Power of One."
October 1 - 2, 2023

New Superintendents Institute Fall Session

During this half-day session on October 1st, prior to the opening of the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit, we will discuss the superintendent's role as instructional leader and working with your school board during challenging times. New superintendents are also encouraged to attend a breakfast meeting with Commissioner of Education Betty A. Rosa on the morning of Tuesday, October 3rd to discuss critical issues for new superintendents.
October 1

Early Career Superintendents' Institute

Join us for the Early Career Superintendents' Institute. This event takes place prior to the Fall Leadership Summit and registration does not include the Fall Leadership Summit. If you wish to attend both, please submit a registration for the Fall Leadership Summit where you can include a registration for the Early Career Institute at the same time.
October 1

Cabinet Institute

Leveraging Strengths of Effective Superintendent/Cabinet Teams
October 16 - 17, 2023

Collaborative Leadership Retreat

Join us for this Collaborative Leadership Retreat Experience for School Leaders and Teams.
November 30 - December 1 , 2023

New Superintendents Workshop

Join us for a two-day workshop for new superintendents discussing fiscal leadership, labor relations and negotiations; strategic planning for your district's future, ethics, wellness and balance, and hear from a panel of past NYSCOSS presidents on their career experiences.
February 2

Supporting Women in Educational Leadership


2023 Fall Leadership Summit 

The Audacity to Lead for ALL!

Saratoga Hilton & Saratoga Springs City Center 
Saratoga Springs, NY 

October 1-3, 2023

Education Session Call for Proposal portal is now closed.
Registration now open for the 2023 Fall Leadership Summit